Monday, October 11, 2010

selling stuff I never want to see again

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I paid so much for my books this semester! I hate seeing my money going away for these necessities that ultimately become pillows when I fall asleep on them- and they are way too hard. The worst thing that happened though is that I brought all my text books back to school to sell them to incoming freshman and now the professors are requiring new editions so no one would buy them! Thanks a lot! I put them on eCampus and apparently some other schools are still behind the times because they sold- for less than I paid, but whatever.. now I can look at my new sweater instead of my calculus book.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cubicle fever

So I have been working for a month and a half now and I am starting to get the hang of it. Sadly, as this is an internship, once you get the hang of it, you know it's almost time to leave. I have made some pals out of the coworkers and some contacts out of the bossmen. Plus, I saw how much drinking and golfing I can look forward to if I become a lawyer... and a man I guess.
Some tips I have gathered from this experience:
1. Dress impeccably the first day, but then start to blend with what everyone else is wearing. You want to look like you are eager to do the work, but not like you still have the energy to spend too much time on hair and makeup. Plus, you can't tip the balance of the office with your out of norm dress code.
2. Make friends with the receptionist. She/he knows everyone and everything and is generally the most amiable personality. Plus, if you are on good terms, then you can get all the best tips.
3. Know how to make good coffee before you even set foot in the office. Just trust me on this one.
4. Dont eat to many of the office snacks. This one is just for the benefit of your waste line, but also, the more you are seen snacking, the less it looks like you are working
5. If you don't know how to do something, ask and clarify. Its always better than doing something wrong. On the other hand, if its something that doesn't matter if you get it slightly wrong, go for it on your own rather than bothering the boss with trivialities. Furthermore, you should ask different people every time you need to be shown how to do something unless you can zone in on someone who really loves to help and knows what s/he's doing because that way you are spreading the annoyance around thinly.
6 Answering phones sucks. try to learn everyone's names and give a sparkly "good morning" unless of course it's the afternoon.

oop. it's 10:55, time to clock out and say it's 11.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Work to support that Beach Habit

Beach Cities on Sale! Fly Round-Trip From $126+ from American Airlines! Offer ends 6/23!

I am a working girl right now and quite exhausted. Can't wait for the trip my lovely friends and I are planning for August before we head back to school. Some of the money I am earning right now is going to pay for travel expenses (I was hoping the pina coladas would pay for themselves, but with these deals, maybe I could swing a funfund) Can't wait!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


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When you're picking your poison, you always need a place to pour it... I think this website is great for gifts and especially college students who like to buy cheap and throw things out at the end of the year (if it hasn't been shattered by then) The glassware on this website is so very cheap.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

World Cup Tickets

I finally got a job, which was something that I really wanted. Sadly, that means I can't go to the World Cup (Soccer or football for those of you who don't know, but I guess if you know it as football you must know) anyway... I thought it was impossible to get tickets, but my parents ended up going without me last time because while they were in Germany they just asked their bellboy jokingly if he had any tickets... and then it turned out that he "knew a guy". go figure. So, I guess if you want to be better prepared...
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<3 Goooooalllll

Plan C

So... summer goal is to learn chinese. I decided this just now because I am starting to get freaked out about our economy. I am reading this book called The Wealth and Poverty of Nations and it summarizes a lot of the risings and fallings of different great kingdoms, empires, nations etc. It seems way too easy and too fickle. So yeah... Chinese= backup plan. And hey, if the world continues to go on as it is now... then atleast I can barter better when I travel through China and I can make sure I get the honest opinion of waiters at Chinese restaurants.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

CoutureCandy without a toothache

Just more designer things on sale. These happen to be half off and I thought they were quite pretty. From CoutureCandy.

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<3 Half Off Ruffles

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shopbop free RETURN shipping

Shopbop has a lot of designer labels and some pretty steep prices, but there are affordable things in the mix. The reason I am fairly excited about it right now is that they have free shipping and free return shipping. What does this mean? That you can order whatever you want, test it out and keep only what looks awesome on you. You even get to test everything out in front of your own mirror instead of those tricky store mirrors that are, frankly, a little misleading.
Plus, Shopbop has a collection of Lookbooks that you can browse and then click on to find the clothes that make that outfit. This makes creating style quite easy because when you are shopping in the store, you don't always get that vision.

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<3 Hippity Bippity Shopitty Bop

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cabin Eager

So my mom has a birthday in 5 days and I really owed her one because I totally forgot about mother's ay while I was studying for finals. So, I was really happy when I came up for this great idea for her present. I bought her this be set for her bed in our cabin in Tahoe. Its something that is both a necessity and an extravagance. Besides the fact that the other bed set came with the house (ick!), I think this decor will really bring the coziness of our cabin to a new level. I also got this bed spread at a discount because they were overstocked and I used this coupon to get free shipping. I know she won't fully appreciate this bed spread till winter, but its so cute!
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<3 Thrifty Cub

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wall flowers

Allright, most people dodn't usually compliment my dorm room being that I am so messy and don't really spend that much time decorating. I bought a Surrealist Painting a couple months ago to look kinda mod, but what with the Salvador Dali obsession, that was actually pretty silly. Then my aunt got me some wall flowers to stick on my wall.... and now everyone walks in and says how much they love it. Weird. I like them thinking I have taste though. I couldn't find the flowers I have, but I got you guys a different link:

Growing Flowers Wall Decals

<3 Wallflower

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Haute Dresses

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HauteGeneration has some dresses that could be featured in Jersey Shore, but a lot of the dresses are quite stunning. There is quite a huge price range, but I know a couple people who got their Debutante (yes, some people still do this...) dresses from this website and also some who got their fave party dresses.
I think in particular the longer dresses are quite elegant. Just make sure you take advantages of the deals because we are in a recession after all.
<3 Haute Lover

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jean Jeannie

Jeans from Heaven- I love my jeans from every where- particularly H&M, BlueBee and Uniqlo. They are the comfiest :) Now those stores are quite a spread in terms of prices. I am going to add more to that list to make things even more complicated....
The thing is that you do always have to have jeans of varying prices and varying materials. There are some that are for every day fun. They get stretched & they get beat up. There are also occasions where you want to look really nice, but you don't want to look like you tried to hard. Expensive jeans are just the thing. They fit in all the right places and they just have that obvious quality that others don't.
I am not going to argue in terms of comfort that price makes that big a difference, but as much as I love my H&M jeans, I break out by Genetic Denim when I know I am going to be seen by that cute guy in my Spanish class.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Sugar Dilemma

Today's post isn't as jolly as usual because I was just talking to my mom about my uncle's diabetes. Its a tough and expensive condition that way to many people suffer from. Anyway, this is for all of you out there who are glucose challenged:
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Along the same line, I want to recommend making carrot muffins with flax and cinnamon. I make them all the time and you don't even need to add more than a table spoon or so of brown sugar. I make the recipe up as I go and I don't think I have gotten the ratio down yet (when I do, I will post it) It requires: flour, ground flax seed, carrots, eggs, cinnamon, salt, slight sugar, walnuts. They are nutritious and delicious!
<3 HealthNut

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Summer Bummer?

I have to start planning for the summer once more. I got an email back about one of the internships I applied to requesting phone interview, but then sadly they emailed me the day of the scheduled interview to say that they had already filled the position. The worst part is that I still have no job experience so I probably won't even be able to get a job busting tables. Woe is me. Atleast I will have the freedom to travel, I suppose. There is the teensy issue of money always, but what's a couple hundred in the face of my super gigantic college tuition? anway, I have finals to stress me out, the summer is supposed to be for fun and sun.... right?
Hope to hear some summer plans!

Best Flight Deals to New York/JFK
Definitely going to be in New York for part of the summer although I heard that the summer is a sweltering.
Seriously, wish me luck.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Discount Designers

Keeping up with fashion isn't always affordble, but if you are like me and you want to have nice things, then you should really check out the following:
1. Ideeli- you have to be invited so use this link:
2. Hautelook- Up to 80% off on Designer Brands at Editors’ Closet Private Sales Events
3. GiltGroup- big designers (a little more of the expensive stuff)

These are for women who think like you do- about Marc Jacobs and Gucci glasses and sample sales. More importantly, the deals usually are amazing. I love my Michael Kors Sequin dress that I ordered as well as my new shoes from Burberry that were over 50% off. So exciting and so thrifty.
In a recession, its stylish to save.
<3 Frugal Fendi Girl

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Makeup Minerals

So, of course as I am on my way to through the teen year exit, my skin still retains its acne prone obsession. The good news is that I am at that age where a ton of makeup isn't necessarily out of the norm, but it certainly can be tedious to apply and expensive. I started with the whole "minerals" craze after I used a friends makeup before a dance in high school. To be honest, I have never looked back because liquid foundation always felt like it was suffocating my face. Also, because its a new idea, every minerals company seems to give out free samples and these samples actually last a long time. I say, "milk it!" You can simultaneously find the brand that is right for you and stock up on some free cover-up. I recommend starting with the Colour Correcting Foundation Primer in Green from pur minerals. This one specifically gets rid of red skin from acne as well as less common conditions such as rosacea. If you don't need that much help, just go for one of the simple lines.
I break out less using the mineral line than I do with my earlier liquid stuff, but sometimes it does make my face itchy or make me sneeze.
I seem to be allergic to one of the minerals that happens to be in the Bare Minerals collection so that's why I started branching out to begin with. Its always a good idea to check out all your options.

<3 Covered Girl

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Springy and Strappy

It's officially Spring and my tan lines are very aware of this fact. After a good week of sun, I have the mst awesome tan lines from my flats. Obviously, I need to break out the sandals, but alas... I left all my non winter wardrobe at home. Luckily, this means that a new pair of strappy sandals is totally justified- and there is no shoe better to avoid obvious tan tines than a good pair of Gladiators. Personally, I think the criss-cross pattern it makes on my foot is kinda cool.
For some reason sandals are always totally overpriced, but this pair of
Libia Gladiator Sandals in Sahara
at Shopgoldyn is totally worth it... Can't wait!
Libia Gladiator Sandals in Sahara

<3 Gladiator Girl

Thursday, March 18, 2010

For those who have everything...

No one ever talks about food from New Zealand- or New Zealand for that matter. This website shows you what you are missing and the prices really aren't that bad. Because there aren't really that many foods from New Zealand here, if you are looking for an exotic present, this website could be the perfect place to find one... Delivery is about $8 so try to buy things in bulk to make it worth it.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Ritz for Cheap

So, I am a woman of expensive tastes- well usually. I mean I love In-N-Out burger and hand-me-downs, but these are things that are inexpensive, not "cheap". I realized when I went to college, that my love of gourmet things and new leather smell would go unsatisfied for a while. There just isn't enough money to pay tuition and go on shopping sprees. I have recently come across some ways to help my self walk the fine line. These are my faves- hope you enjoy...

1 --- Sign up for their emails and they will send you secret codes nearly every day that let you get $25 gift cards for as little as $2. Make sure you always read the fine print and check the menu prices and reviews. I have used 4 of these recently. One had horrible food! The rest had amazing food for prices that would have been unaffordable. With the coupon, I paid less than I would have in my dining hall. If you are ever in New York, get the coupon for Seven's Turkish food on 72nd street.

2. Groupon- A lot of the things they sell on groupon are overindulgent such as $5o tins of gourmet popcorn. The only way I can afford that is if its 90% off. However, there are some interesting deals as well. This year I bought a haircut, groceries from an organic store and 3 restaurant deals all for 50% off or slightly more. Since they send you a deal every day, its easy to stay informed and wait for a deal that actually speaks to you. Always think, " Is this something I have been looking for, but the money was holding me back?"

3. -- In my opinion this is definitely geared toward people with more money, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a ton of stuff on it that I can enjoy. It is a great way to hear about things going on in the city. I just recently went to an art show on their advice. Sipping free wine amongst intellectuals, portraits and landscapes isn't so bad. Also a good way to find out about sample sales!

4. Inside New York- ---- A review book gone .com, this website gives current reviews on everything from huge museum exhibits to the best and cheapest curry restaurant. The best thing is that all the contributors are starving students themselves so everything that is on there is totally affordable. I just recently went to a restaurant called By the Ounce on their recommendation and had the best fondue of my life!

That's all for now. Sorry for the absence and hope you start living the high life on the low dollar.

<3 stretching pennies