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The holidays are a time to be generous with our hard-earned dollars as we find the perfect gifts for loved ones - and give ourselves a little kick-back, too. Of course, it can also be a stressful time for finances, so it's important to have a holiday shopping strategy that makes sense for you and your wallet. Here are some of my tips to help you stay budget-savvy this holiday season: Continue reading "Savvy Holiday Shopping Tips ... »
While browsing Forever 21's Cyber Monday deals (which, surprise, surprise, are still going on today), I noticed a bunch of Southwest-inspired pieces that looked a lot like a certain budget-designer collab that H&M put out not too long ago, namely the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection. A quick Google search confirmed that I was not alone in my suspicions (and actually quite late to the party - back on November 22, SheFinds.com reported that Forever 21 had "ripped off" the Isabel Marant for H&M line, even going so far as to launch a Bohemian-themed collection on the same day). This isn't the first time a budget-friendly collab has been knocked off, and it certainly won't be the last. I can't say I wasn't excited by my Forever 21 finds seeing as how I thought the H&M collection was way too expensive and didn't end up purchasing anything from the line.
In case you forgot, here's what the Isabel Marant for H&M collection looked like:
Yesterday on the morning news I caught a segment with the author of LoveThemMadly.com who shared 5 great gifts that give back - with each of these socially conscious gifts, when you buy one for yourself, another similar item (or cash) is donated to someone in need. It's a beautiful gesture for a holiday that's grown overly commercial, even if it seems gimmicky at first. In honor of Giving Tuesday, I thought I'd share these 5 companies that make it easy to extend a little holiday cheer to those in need. Continue reading "Get One, Give One: 5 Holiday ... »
Everyone knows about Oprah's Favorite Things, right? The list that sends women everywhere into a shopping frenzy? Well this holiday, inspired by O's famous list and The Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection, I've put together my own "Favorite Things" list - and since we're Budget Babes (not Oprah, sadly!), each item is affordably priced under $15. Cheers!