Fashionable Frugalista Resources: Sites I Love


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Surfing for Fashionable Frugalistas

The Internet is a vast sea to explore with a wealth of information just a click away. But sorting through all the clutter can be tricky, so to make it easier for you my fashionable dolls, here is a list of some of my favorite sites to explore and what you can find on each. Bookmark your own favorites and sign up for online coupons and newsletters about your favorite products and designers. Happy shopping!

Fashion and Beauty

This video is a great overview of four of the most popular fashion sites out there, and it offers a good representation of some budget-friendly sites.
From dresses to jeans to accessories, everything on this site is $15!
Avelle (formerly offers designer handbags, jewelry, sunglasses and watches for rent. A membership gets you 20 percent of all rentals.
Explore for all kinds of deals on vintage finds, last year's designer duds and pretty much anything else that stikes your fancy.
Glamour's Web site that is broken up into sections, including fashion and beauty, with great advice, product tests and instructions for recreating celebrity looks from great daily bloggers.

Home Decor
The design a room tool lets you see how different colors, materials and flooring options will look together.
DIY crafts and before-and-after room makeovers guaranteed to inspire!
A sample sale site where designer products go on sale every day for up to 70 percent off. Registration is required.

Kathryn Finney is constantly looking for new resources to look chic on a frugalista's budget.
Cool site covers trends, celebrities, fashion events and more.
Shows you fun and innovative DIY projects using the affordable Swedish furniture.
Gives user reviews of makeup, fragrances, skin products and most beauty products under the sun.