We’re the girls who everyone always is asking “What are you wearing? Where did you get that?” I tell people I don’t know it’s from Saks or Bendel’s. Where did we really get it? That’s a secret we’ll never tell…you know you love us, xoxo…
…just kidding. We’re going to do just that for you, here! Where to spend your money and where to pretend you did. Get the same great looks for less!
If you’re like us the bargain is half the thrill…what good’s the kill without the hunt! Anyone can look great when they spend $400 on a shirt. We show you how to get the same look for much less! So you can look great everyday—not just the one night you can afford to go out after you ran up that $750 bill on 2 blouses! Look like an heiress but live on the recession-ista budget!
We started this for girls who are in the “fashionable in-crowd” but these days just are barely able to scrape by after they’ve paid their exorbitant rent! We know who you are! The girls who cut your labels out of your shirts from Forever 21 and hide your bag from H&M immediately in your over-sized Chloe Bag. We’re not condoning this but we’re not denying we’ve never done it. We’ll just make it easier for you by cutting down on your search time. Spend less time in those stores you pretend you never go to.
And we’re not going to stop there! Not just clothes, ladies! Find yourself trying the trendy new restaurants only to be disappointed by a pretentious menu filled with foie-gras and cash-depleting cocktails? We’re going to let you in on the best recipes and restaurants that won’t break the bank—and the ones that are worth it for your special champagne-toasting occasions!
Did that $50 shampoo that promised to detangle, defrizz, and detox your hair leave you disenchanted, dissatisfied and with a bad hair day? We are going to review the latest products and give you the dirt on what products you should cave for and when you should save your money!
And we won’t even stop there! We’ll give you tips on frugal decorating, thrifty recipes, economic hostessing, love and relationship advice (hey we’re cheaper than doctors), and even some tips on how to keep healthy on the cheap! (and the occasional celeb gossip bit)
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