I continue to be obsessed with yellow. I am not sure why but I want everything yellow. In an attempt to cure my yellow obsession I bought some yellow crochet thread and went to work on a pair of earrings. Here is what I came up with.
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As much as I love fashion I love traveling even more. Although most of my posts have been about fashion this blog was intended to also be a place where I could share my travel adventures. I try to travel every opportunity I get but traveling can be overwhelming and costly. Not only are plane tickets and hotel rooms expensive but once you get there you always go over budget on food, entertainment and shopping. Here is where being creative is important. I definitely love to indulge but I also know the value of money and am always looking for ways to cut corners and save money so that I can enjoy a luxurious life or buy more shoes. Here are some tips to keep in mind when traveling.
We all have a list of places we want to visit in our lifetime but the key to saving money when traveling is to be flexible on where and when you want to travel. Usually if I am dead set about visiting a specific location I will try to find the best time to find deals on airfare and lodging. If I am dead set about a specific time period I will look to see what kind of deals are available for that time period. Not only am I slowly making my way down my list but I am also saving up enough money to put towards the next adventure.
(2) Coupon Sites
When used properly sites like Groupon and Living Social are your friend. Once my tickets are booked I will usually subscribe to coupon sites to score deals for my trip. I have done everything from swimming with the Manatees to a sunset wine tour all for half the price of what it would normally cost. Not only do I save money but I also get an opportunity to experience something that may have otherwise been out of my budget. Just be realistic when buying deals. Make sure that the expiration date is within your travel window. Also make sure it is something that you will actually do. Signing up for zip lining because it was 70% off is not going to work if you are afraid of heights.
(3) Be creative and do your research
Just because you are in Orlando doesn't mean you have to go to the amusement parks. Amusement parks can be expensive so it i helps to be creative. Find out what else there is to do. Chances are you will find some amazing gems off the beaten path that will most likely be kinder to your wallet. Also if you are looking to do a tour read reviews. Not only will you get great feedback from actual people but sometimes they will point you towards unadvertised deals and offers.
(4) Set a budget and stick to it
Before I go anywhere I usually do a little research to get an idea as to how much things will cost. From there I will set a budget and start planning what I am going to do. I will usually set my budget by day. Some days you will spend more than others so I try to keep that in mind when planning. A day at the beach may not be as expensive as a night out on the town so be sure to plan accordingly so that you do not find yourself counting pennies at the end of your vacation. Also don't forget to treat yourself to that fancy dinner or spa treatment. Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean that you don't get to indulge.
(5) Plan ahead but do not over plan
Planning ahead helps you to stay on budget but this does not mean that you need to schedule every minute of your vacation. Vacations are meant to be fun and relaxing and nothing is worse then packing so much in that you feel more exhausted than when you left. I will usually plan a day of R & R for every day of activity. So for example if I am spending the day sightseeing the next day may be a good day to lounge by the pool or book a spa appointment. Pulling the shades down and sleeping until noon is also permitted and is always a very budget friendly option.
These are only a few tips to keep in mind when traveling. Stay tuned for more posts regarding my travel adventures and how I indulge and save all at the same time.
One of the items on my wish list in April and still on my list wish this month is a pair of nude summer heels. I already have a pair of nude heels that I love but I really want something strappy and summery to wear during the warmer months. Here are my picks so far. Can't decide between a clean and conservative peep toe or a sexy strappy sandal. Decisions?!
So in April my goal was to shop for a red jacket, nude heels and a classic chanel bag. Well lets just say I succeeded in getting everything but the nude heels and classic chanel. I did manage to score a red jacket and a silver cuff which are both awesome as well as a bunch of other stuff that I did not need but really really wanted. Even though I was unsuccessful in getting nude heels or my dream Chanel bag they will be on my mind for the month of May. Believe it or not I've been too busy to shop but I have managed to put together a list of wants for this month. I am looking forward to having some free time at the end of the month when I head down to Florida. Here is what I am looking for this month.
(1) Orange Dress
(2) Fun colorful necklaces (I will have to dig through my closet to see what I actually have)