5 Steals and a Splurge

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was in NYC visiting my dear friend who is finishing up a grad program at NYU.  We did a million and a half things...from hip restaurants to epic shopping trips to museum hopping, it was an amazing and unforgettable trip.  To see more updates on what we did and what I saw, check my twitter (@kristencarole)!  Now, without further ado, Kim from {blending beautiful} (you may remember I have done a few guest posts myself on Kim's blog: here and here and here) is going to share her 5 steals and a splurge!
Happy Monday, Thrifty readers!  I'm so excited to share my 5 steals and a splurge with you!  I have a major love for scoring good deals, and I had such a hard time choosing which items to feature because I love so many of them!  But I've narrowed it down... here are a few things I can't live without:

One: Print-at-home cupcake sleeves, from SweatPeaBaby!  Doesn't this make you want to throw a party?! ($4.00 for 4 patterns)

Two: My favorite hair product of ALL TIME— Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss—smells amazing, lasts forever, and gives your hair a perfect shine without any buildup. ($11.90)

Three: I love simple frames, and Ikea is a great place to stock up and save.  My fiance and I hung some cooking utensils in this big frame and put it in our kitchen!  It's one of my favorite pieces in our home. ($24.99)

Four: Great news!  The perfect red lipstick only costs $4.49!

Five: Forever 21 is my go-to place for trendy jewelry.  I get tons of compliments on the jewelry I purchase there.  This adorable bow tie necklace is officially on my shopping list. ($2.80)

Splurge: Every girl should have at least one pair of awesome fitting jeans.  And when it comes to denim, you get what you pay for.  My current favorite pair is by Joe's Jeans and I live in them on the weekends!  (The pair you see here cost $158, but if that's not in your budget, browse second-hand stores for the same brands!  My Joe's Jeans actually came from Goodwill and cost a whopping $12!)

Thanks so much to KC for inviting me to share with you all today!!  And please come visit me at my own blog, {blending beautiful}!


  1. those cupcake wrappers are beyond cute! love the color :) fab guest post!


  2. Oh I love that simple black frame with the white matte ;)


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