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Dealbreaker: He Made Me Mail My Half Of The Bill

I met Donny* for a drink at 6 p.m. on a Sunday. When I walked into the deserted restaurant, soaked from the downpour outside, I didn’t know he was destined to become the pettiest, stingiest and most pitiable man I’ve ever gone out with. … More »


Cheapskate: J. Crew’s Extra 30 Percent Off Sale!

Oh, hey there, J.Crew email in my inbox telling me there’s an extra 30 percent off sale items online. That’s the only excuse I need to blow my wad on preppy-cool basics I can wear this spring because lord knows I do not have nearly enough preppy-cool basics from J.Crew in my wardrobe, especially ones… More »


Cheapskate: The Children’s Place Sale

I don’t have any children, but I have a few cousins with at least three children each, who don’t want for anything. So when it comes to birthdays, I prefer to get my cousins’ children, whom I consider my niece and nephews, clothing rather than toys. I often look to The Children’s Place for affordable… More »


Cheapskate: J.Crew Semi-Annual Sale

I’m sure you can guess who alerted me to J.Crew’s semi-annual sale this morning. [Who?!?! — Editor] And if you can’t, then I’ll tell you it was Amelia, of course. [Oh yeah. — Editor] We both are big fans of J.Crew, especially the semi-annual sale because a ton of current season clothes are reduced –… More »


Cheapskate: Gap End-Of-Season Sale

I have a really hard time walking past a Gap store without going in. But I have an even more difficult time paying the ridiculous prices of some Gap basics. Fortunately, this weekend I didn’t have the latter problem because the Gap is having a mega end-of-season sale. Not only were many of the winter… More »


Cheapskate: Lands’ End Canvas Does The Preppy Look For Less

You know we’re big fans of J.Crew, over here. But we’re not fans of the Crew’s oftentimes ridiculous prices. We still haven’t figured out why most of the shoes are upwards of $200! But instead of complaining (some more), we decided to check out Lands’ End Canvas, which has preppy yet slightly urban wardrobe staples… More »


Cheapskate: PNKElephant Has Jewelry You’ll Want And Can Afford

If you’re a lover of costume jewelry, like we are, then you’re going to want to bookmark PNKElephant.com. Not only does this accessories site have of-the-moment rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, but it also has really affordable prices. Everything is $30 or less, with many pieces priced between $7 and $10. Yes, you read that… More »


Cheapskate: Get Audrina Patridge’s Classic Look For Less

Sure, the term “classic” doesn’t usually apply to “Hills” star Audrina Patridge. But this jeans and sweater ensemble has the “Dancing with the Stars’” star looking like a downright respectable lady. Audrina makes it interesting by adding some well-placed accessories that add pops of color and texture. Her no-fuss hair keeps the look relaxed, and… More »


Cheapskate: Isabel Marant’s Mesh Layer Skirt

Isabel Marant’s Spring Summer 2011 had one piece that i absolutely loved – a mesh overlay skirt. This is actually something that could be infinitely DIY’d with about a yard of mesh fabric and a body con skirt; however, if you have no interest in making your own, Cheap Monday has come out with a… More »


Cheapskate: Leopard-Print Shoes, Boots, And Bags For Less

The above objects of desire — Christian Louboutin’s Big Lips Booty boots, Valentino’s Leopard Hair Calf Bow Tote, and Lanvin’s Leopard-Print Knee Boot — all cost way more than $1,000! And while leopard print continues to be a big trend, we can’t justify spending a month’s rent and food allowance on boots or a bag. More »


Cheapskate: Capes & Ponchos For $100 Or Less

Capes and ponchos are not only very in this fall, but are also quite practical, which — let’s face it — fashion often isn’t. Capes and ponchos allow room for layering and can keep you dry on a rainy day. But since this is quite possibly a fleeting trend, here are some capes and ponchos… More »


Cheapskate: Cargo Pants For Fall

Amelia and I have been lusting after the J Brand skinny cargo pants all the celebs have been wearing. But those pants cost more than $200, and we can’t justify spending that much on a garment we can’t wear every single day or at least for really special occasions. To satisfy our cargo desires while… More »


Cheapskate: Cozy Fall Sweaters

Today, NYC received its first taste of fall weather, so we have cozy sweaters on the brain. While most retailers haven’t brought out the heavy cold-weather knits, a few have cardigans and pullovers that will take you through October, either alone or with a little layering. Keep clicking for 10 moderately priced, cozy fall sweaters. More »


Cheapskate: Workout Wear From $6

When it comes to working out, you’ll usually find me in a large random T-shirt and a pair of leggings that aren’t nice enough to really wear as an outfit. But now, as the summer is coming to an end, I’ve promised myself to keep up with my exercise. It’s funny how being excited about… More »


Cheapskate: American Eagle Outfitters & Aerie Fall

We’re not too grown to admit that we look to American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie for trendy and classic pieces. With a little adult tweak here and there, AE clothes can totally fit in with our more adult clothes. What’s even better is that Aerie and AE are marketed to teens and college students, so… More »


Cheapskate: Go Sweet, Sexy, Or Demure With Lace

As fashion steps away from the ’80s this fall and returns to ladylike dressing, lace has become a major trend for the season. But this fabric — which can be sweet, sexy, and demure — is best served up in small doses, meaning one key item per outfit. We’ve found a ton of lace clothes… More »


Cheapskate: Miss Selfridge

Gone are the days when shopping from an overseas website seemed absurd. Many, like the U.K.’s Miss Selfridge, offer flat-rate shipping, about $12 in this case, to the U.S. You no longer have to save your pennies for a shopping excursion to get the London look because these moderately priced, even with the exchange rate,… More »


Cheapskate: Hayden-Harnett’s Summer Sale

Amelia turned me on to Hayden-Harnett last year, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This super cool Brooklyn brand has tough leather and nylon bags, retro-style swimsuits, and edgy fashions. And while we’d love to go on a Hayden-Harnett shopping spree once a month, our inner financial planner warns us not to. Instead, we just… More »


Cheapskate: Ruche

Ruche is a site we stumbled upon and instantly fell in love with. All the clothes look like items you’d find in an old trunk in your fashionable grandmother’s attic, but with a modern twist. The jewelry looks even more precious and Old World. What’s even better is that Ruche is a very affordable site. More »


Cheapskate: Fall’s Shoe And Bag Trends For Less Than $120

As hard as it is to comprehend, it’s time to start looking forward to fall. Contrary to what you might believe, a lot of online shopping sites have fall trends at really affordable prices right now. Let’s take a look at the fall shoes and bags available, so you can get a head start. … More »


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