pretty + cheap

I’m baaaack!

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It’s been eons since I last blogged, but there’s only so much shopping an unemployed girl can do–bargain hunting included.  A couple months into my new job, and with all my credit cards paid off, it looks like it’s time to start blogging again.  One of my first purchases was a pair of leopard print flats from Aerosoles. They’re the ultimate day to night shoe, plus, with a thick rubber sole, I don’t have to worry about slipping and breaking an ankle during a torrential fall downpour.  The shoes retail for $69, but Aerosoles frequently runs promotions, so I scored my pair for $55.

Filed under: Flats, Shoes

trend spotter: wedge sandals


We’ve had gorgeous weather here in Portland this week, so I was finally able to test drive my new gladiator-style, wedge sandals that I found on clearance months ago for only six dollars at Sloan. Such a steal– I can’t wait ’til summer when I can wear them with shorts and floral-print dresses. What summery clothing and accessories have you been saving to wear for next season?

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what’s a girl to do?


Problem: I’ve had my eyes on these babies since they first debuted in last fall’s Urban Outfitters catalog. Regularly priced at 148 dollars they were way out of my league, and now they’ll on sale, but still a whopping $99.99. Shall I wait it out? Or take the plunge?

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comfy pumps


Aerosoles is the last place I thought I would find a sexy pair of heels for Valentine’s Day, but as usual, I’ve been proven wrong. And the best part: these shoes retail for 80 dollars, but I got them on “winter clearance” for 20! And the ultra cushy sole is heavenly. Who knew cute heels could be so comfortable (and cheap). Guess I might be able to wear heels out dancing now without having to slurp down several vodka sodas to mask the pain.

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Ramblings about having fun and looking fabulous on a budget.

Katie loves: Libraries, writing creative nonfiction, vegetarian cooking, interior design, getting crafty, and of course... bargain hunting!