March to the beat of your own drum…

The famous french designer Yves Saint Laurent once said “Fashions fade, but style is eternal.”

Now isn’t that the truth? Who said we all had to fall in to the “Trendy” mode when expressing ourselves?

Has your daughter ever told you that you stayed in the 80’s? But did she end up being the same daughter who dug through a box of your old clothes and strutted your leggings with one of your neon saturated colored belts? Could you not help but sing the lyrics, “Right round like a record, baby”? 

Fashions come and go, and then come back again. So go on and play with fashion but don’t fall slave to it. You have a beat, so march to it!

Remember, consignment stores will carry your trendy “now” items but also those essential items you want to flaunt your personal style. Visit frequently to carry on being you. 🙂

Aaah..Frugality…A Beautiful Thing

Who knew frugality could cause such a decrease in stress?  I invite you to meditate on such wise words with an open mind – especially with today’s economy.

“With greater emphasis on working to live, not living to work, we are creating awareness for simpler solutions, a more creative existence with healthier, happier longevity, for those brave enough to accept the challenge.” —Tracey Smith

“He who does not economize will have to agonize”–Confusius


“By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.” —Agesilaus

“Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.” —Samuel Johnson

“I went to the bank and reviewed my savings, I found out I have all the money I’ll ever need. If I die tomorrow.” —Henry Youngman

“Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

“Happiness is making the most of what you have.” —Rosamunde Pilcher

We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.” —Gloria Steinem

“Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back.” —Earl Wilson (SO TRUE)

“Frugality without creativity is deprivation.” —Amy Dacyczyn 

So get creative with your new found frugal-ness! One easy and fun way is to consign and shop consignment. Can you think of some others?

Fashionista Crisis in the Hill Country

I know your frustration. You’re a fashionista living in the Hill Country, at a comfortable distance from the big city fuss, comfortable, that is, UNTIL you’re getting ready for this wonderful night out and you burned a hole through your blouse while ironing, got an insane, how-is-that-even-possible amount of deodorant on your dry-clean only dress, and you ended up on the sorry end of your usual monthly woman 5 pound loss/gain and you really don’t want to feel like an encased sausage tonight (not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything) . After realizing you don’t have time to run over to Austin to shop and you’re done daydreaming about owning a personal jet to be able to do so, you ask yourself.. “Should I head down to Bealls and risk five other people wearing the exact same thing as me?”…”OR should I go to one of those downtown boutiques and pay a small fortune for a pair of jeans or an overly bedazzled t-shirt?”  None seem like viable options to a fashionista like yourself but alas! You receive a hero of a text message, letting you know about the huge sale at Vintage Vogue. It’s in town and sells name brand consignment clothing that lets you express your style and be unique, while not have having to spend a full day’s salary on one outfit. So you got this killer outfit and succesfully evaded a crisis thanks to your local consignment store…WHEW! Close one…