The Costco Wedding Dress: Could You Do It?

The Costco Wedding Dress

Let me preface this by setting the record straight: I love Costco. As a petite frugalista with grandparents who lived through war and poverty and parents who rewash Ziploc bags, Costco was my foray into American consumerism and budget shopping. Much of my childhood was spent meandering through the welcoming aisles of the warehouse, generously […]

11 Great Wedding Veils and Hair Pieces on a Budget

Great Wedding Veils and Hair Pieces on a Budget

Tasha Flower Fascinator Headband, $48 from Nordstrom Fashion History: The wedding veil was invented in the 19th century as a way to convey the bride’s modesty and virginity. Let’s take a moment to absorb that… A lot has changed in the past 200 years. We’re all friends here, so we can be honest with each […]

Target’s Next Big Designer Partnership: Neiman Marcus

Target and Neiman Marcus

  Didn’t see this one coming — Target’s latest designer partnership is with … a luxury department store giant? This morning Target announced it’s teaming up with the high-end retailer Neiman Marcus for a winter holiday collection featuring Neiman’s stable of clothing and goods designers. According to the Washington Post, the line will feature “more […]

Crib Needs an Update? Check Out These Great Places to Find Home Décor on a Budget

Home Decor on a Budget

Out with the old, in with the new! If you’re feeling the urge to spruce up your living space with some new home décor but have been scared off by unpronounceable, multi-syllabic designer or store names (whose price tag renders you just as speechless), have we got some ideas for you. Read on to discover […]

11 Reasons Why We Love Amazon

Reasons Why We Love Amazon

Credit: NY Times As its name implies, Amazon is a winding, veritable jungle chock-full of fabulous finds and steep discounts. Seriously. From hard-to-find makeup must-haves to designer duds, home necessities or the perfect gift for mom, dad, sister or lover, Amazon is practically sacred ground for shopaholics. In no particular order, here are 11 reasons […]

Ditch the White Dress: Unconventional, Non-White Wedding Dresses Inspired by Cynthia Nixon

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True story, but on a balmy summer night, post-bachelorette debauchery led my entourage of ladies to a grimy bar in the East Village in New York City. We were taking our “we-lost-count-five-margaritas-ago” celebratory shot, when an equally-intoxicated lad pulled up a chair and probably recited one of the lamest pickup lines ever. “So, are you […]

Bridal Rescue: What to Wear to All Your Wedding Activities

Outfits For Your Weekend Wedding

For most brides, wedding planning focuses on the one item little-girl wedding dreams are made of: the wedding gown. But most weddings involve a whole bunch of other wedding-weekend events for which you’ll need to look and feel your bridal best, with as little fuss (and expense) as possible. If you’re the bride, however, you’re […]

10 Eco Friendly Ways to Use & Reuse Toothpaste & ToothBrushes

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It’s amazing how many uses you can find for everyday products you already have lying around the house.  Today’s post covers toothpaste – it’s not just for sparkly whites anymore! We’ve collected the following uses for toothpaste based on research, testing them ourselves, and forcing our friends to test them. We take the fact that […]

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in… Uggs?!

Wedding Ugg Boots

What: UggAustralia offers a “cozier” alternative to heels: The UGG I Do Wedding Shoe Colection, priced from $80 to $225. What They Say: From UGG Australia Add some sparkle to your day. Say “I Do” with cozy UGG® wedding shoes What We Say: There are certain situations in life that we can neither say ‘yes’ […]