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Dealbreaker: He Made Me Mail My Half Of The Bill

Is Chivalry Sexist?
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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. Keep reading »

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 that cost $70 and under. And for those of you who think this sounds like sarcasm, I can assure you that it’s not — just look at the nine things I picked out and just try and tell me I — and you — don’t need them, like, immediately. Keep reading »

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 and stylish clothing. This store is able to translate trends and classic items so the clothes look current, but not too adult — the kids still look like kids. Although The Children’s Place’s prices are really reasonable, the sale prices are even more remarkable. Check out some of my favorite items for newborns, baby boys and girls, and big boys and girls, after the jump. Keep reading »

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 — and right now, everything on sale is an extra 40 percent off when you use the code “MUSTHAVE.” Check out some of our favorites after the jump. (The approximate price of the item after taking 40 percent off is in parentheses.) Keep reading »

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 and fall items on sale, but the Gap was also offering a 40 percent discount on top of the sale price in stores. I didn’t go crazy in there because sizes in the store were quite limited. There is, however, a large selection of sizes, colors, and styles on sale online. Check out some of my favorites. Keep reading »

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 similar to J.Crew. Lands’ End Canvas is affordable enough so that you don’t need a trust fund to get more than one piece. Check out some of our favorites after the jump. Keep reading »

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 correctly. I sampled the fall collection yesterday, and can also tell you that the quality of PNKElephant jewelry is very high, unlike some of their competitors. The fall collection features military-inspired pieces done in matte silver and gold, but the PNKElephant team assured me that there will be more glitzy jewelry items for holiday. Take a look at this affordable and chic jewelry after the jump. Keep reading »

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 the heels amp up the wow factor. We love the bell-bottom jeans, and Audrina’s fit her bottom perfectly. Get her denim look by finding a pair with a slight bit of stretch to them. We’re also coveting her woven leather belt and the killer shoes. These peep-toe booties by XOXO with hidden platform and mesh panels are sexy and cool and can be worn all winter long with socks or stockings — and you wont believe the price!

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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 fantastic take on the style. Compaired with a starting price point of $650 for a skirt by Isabel Marant, $47 is a steal. Cheap Monday, Asos, $47 Keep reading »

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. Call us practical. So instead, we found other leopard-print shoes, boots, and bags that won’t break the budget because none cost more than $200. See what we found after the jump. Keep reading »

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