Monday, January 31, 2011


I've been waiting for this day to arrive for I don't know how many years.  But it has finally arrived!  H&M has announced that they plan to make online shopping available in the US in 2011/2012.  It's about freakin time!  I love H&M, but I've always been left wanting because they didn't have their items available for purchase online, but now they will!  #supersiced

To read the official article from, click on the "Will You Shop H&M Online?" link at the beginning of this post.

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Express Yourself" (End of Season Sale - 70% OFF)

Express is having their END OF SEASON SALE - get up to 70% off sale items for both MEN and WOMEN; take an additional 20% off clearance items.
Click here to view sales:

Young, Thrifty, & Thriving (partnered with BChique) takes on Alessandra Ambrosio...

Back at it again!  With the help of my friend BChique's fashion styling expertise, I was able to dupe the beautiful Alessandra Ambrosio's (Victoria's Secret model) grunge look for under $200 (see add'l photos for the under $150 look).
If you are looking for a fashion stylist, please contact BChique at: or visit the blog:
Alessandra's Look:

Young, Thrifty, and Thriving's version (under $200):

Motorcycle Jacket (faux-leather) from Up Against the Wall - $90 (previously owned)
Gray Scarf from Target - $12
Olive Cargo Pants from Express - $45 (Black Friday sale - no longer available on site)
Black Sunglasses from Target - $10
Black Combat Boots from Wanted - $40 (Black Friday sale) -
Young, Thrifty, and Thriving's version (under $150):

Faux-Leather Bomber Jacket from XOXO - $40
Optional Items (not included in $200 and $150 totals):
Black Cross-Body Messenger Bag from Aldo - $17 - -
Gold Hoops from Forever21 - $1.50
Gold Hummingbird Ring from Aldo Accessories - approx. $15-$20
Black & White Tank from H&M - approx $10 (previously owned)

It's a Jungle Out There! (originally posted in December 2010)

I had to pay homage to one of my favorite trends right now:  LEOPARD PRINT!  If something is in leopard print, you can bet your sweet a** I have thought about buying or in some cases, did buy it.
Here's a collage of Leopard Print items for under $100.  Feel free to photo reply any of your favorite leaopard print items (especially if it's under $100).
It's a Jungle Out There!

Leopard Print Sweater Wrap
$55 -

Leopard Burnout Top
$24 -

Asymmetrical Leopard Top
$13 -

Too Faced Leopard Love
$30 -

Bright Leopard Zip Pocket Vest
$60 -

Leopard Print Boyshort
$3.80 -

UrbanOutfitters Sheer Leopard Tight
$14 -

VICTORIA P - New Arrivals - Bakers Footwear
$80 -

Steve Madden 'Caryssa' Pump
$45 -

Jessica Simpson 'Gano' Sandal
$44 -

Leopard Vanity Case
45 GBP -

Leather Leopard Print Luggage Tag
10 GBP -

AK Anne Klein Leopard Dial Bracelet Watch
$55 -

Rhinestone Leopard Print Compact
$4.80 -

Forever21 - Diamond Feline Necklace
$9.80 -

Forever 21 Sunglasses
$5.80 -

Lightweight Leopard Scarf
$8.80 -

Leopard Mould Bow Skinny
$36 -

Juicy Couture 'Leopard' iPhone Case |
$28 -

Snuggie™ Wild Side™ Leopard Super Soft Fleece Blanket
$9.99 -

Lulu's - Goldenrod Yellow Jacket - Tailored Jacket
$77 -

Nail Fraud Nail Paper
$12 -

Target - Women's Metallic Fuzzy Leopard Rainboot Gold
$20 -

RANDA WP Leopard - Wild Pair - Bakers Footwear
$70 -

Forever 21 Purple Leopard Scarf
$8.80 -