A Day in the Life: A David’s Bridal Wedding Consultant

David's Bridal

When we found out our own Michelle Y. was getting hitched (woo-hoo!), the topic around here was the dress, the dress, the dress. All this talk got me thinking: What’s a day in the life of a sales associate at a wedding gown store like? We already know the bride-to-be is filled with tons of […]

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

With the rise of “Say Yes To The Dress,” wedding dress shopping has been elevated to a national pastime – seriously, before that show, did you know the difference between a mermaid and a trumpet fit? Between silky satin and charmeuse? And while expectations for the bridal experience are now exceedingly high, not every girl […]

Why Wedding Dress Sizes Run So Small

So you’ve invested your 401(K) in every bridal magazine that ever existed, Pinterested yourself within an inch of your life and spent the last three months on a strict diet of raw veggies and, well, raw veggies. Now you’re at the bridal salon, focused only on reaching that “Say Yes To The Dress” moment every […]

11 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home this Fall

Spruce Up Your Home this Fall

Every time the fall season rolls around, I feel like I need a change, as if I’m preparing to go back to school, even though it’s been–gasp–ages since I have. But even though I don’t have to beg my mom for the mega-pack of Crayola crayons and a hot new outfit for that first day […]

Because Free Doesn’t Always Mean Cheap: Kiplinger’s Awesome Fabulous Freebies 2012 List Is Now Available

Free

As Jessie J asserts about twenty thousand times in her impossibly addictive song, it’s really not about the money (took us one heck of an effort not to burst out singing that line!). Not everything fab has to come with a price tag, and this is proven by Kiplinger‘s uber-nifty Fabulous Freebies list, which came […]

Wedding Registries Gone Original: Introducing Etsy’s Registry

Etsy Wedding Registry

Congrats! You’re engaged, and more importantly, you’ve crossed off a slew of Important Wedding To-Do’s (Yes, capitalization-worthy tasks) off your planning list. Wedding dress. Check. Bridesmaids dresses that won’t leave your besties seething behind your back. Check. Dream venue that’s financially doable. Check. And now comes the registry. Ah, the ingenious little invention that gently […]

Best Way to Spend Your $5 Today: Labor Day Deals at H&M

H&M Labor Day Deals

Last we’ve checked, there is no shortage of Labor Day deals from both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Savvy budget fashionistas, however, know better than to splurge on the first sale they spot. (Remember what our grade school teachers would always tell us? Quality over quantity.) But $5 for H&M stuff? This doesn’t need zen-like contemplation […]

Your Guide to Cheap Couches

cheapcouch

Tired of scouring Craigslist for a reliable deal on a couch free of stains and shady salespersons? Not impressed with the quadruple digit price tags at all your local furniture galleries? I’ve been there and done that, too. Instead of wasting precious hours on a piece of furniture that I’m either unimpressed with or that […]

Get Ziggy Wit It: Chevron- The MUST HAVE Print For Fall 2012

The MUST HAVE Print For Fall 2012

Just when we think every print possible has been recycled through the seasonal trend machine, along comes something semi-fresh — the chevron print. So, er, just what is a chevron (you ask in your head, and not out loud, so as to not to call attention to yourself)? The lowdown: A chevron print is a […]