Five Cost-Effective Hacks to Elevate Your Style

I am certainly no Anna Wintour or Kim Kardashian. I’d rather spend my money on books and collectible Marvel superhero figures rather than expensive clothes and makeup.

Seriously. I even have a life-sized Baby Groot. It’s not as scary as it sounds, trust me.

But this isn’t a post about my unhealthy obsession with Marvel: It’s about how to take whatever money you have left over after you buy the necessities in life, and spend that money in thrifty ways to make it look like you actually didn’t choose between buying that new pair of shoes over a near-expired jar of peanut butter.

It’s no secret that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look like straight fire, but I do know the struggle of wasting money on cheap products that don’t end up working out. You keep buying $2 eyeliners hoping they’ll work out, but you still end up looking like Rocket Raccoon at the end of the day.

That’s right, two Marvel references in a row. Anyhow…

In my 19 years, I’ve gone through a whole lot of trial and error to figure out what’s the most cost-effective way to look like you spent a million bucks, without wasting a million bucks in the process. Here are my top five hacks for elevating your style in a budget-friendly way:

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Room Decor Transformation

You type in “room decor” into your search engine and once you’ve scrolled down it directs you through pages of Pinterest ideas and YouTube videos. It’s always the cute and trendy images and videos that pop up, with the aesthetically pleasing frames for your posters that cost hundreds of dollars or the Polaroid photos that require a polaroid camera. When it comes to decorating for a room, you want to be able to incorporate these trends and styles – but the price of it is just too much – especially for a college student. Well, there are some creative and cheap ways to make your room look like it was straight out of a Pinterest post, so read on.

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Sleeping Beauty: How to Cut Your Morning Routine in Half

8 a.m.s…you never want to wake up for them and you always want to wear your pajamas to class. But sometimes you have those days where you actually do need to look presentable. Maybe you have a presentation or a meeting, or just one of those days you can’t wear leggings. Here are a few tips to cut your morning routine in half. Pick your … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty: How to Cut Your Morning Routine in Half

Kylie Cosmetics: Hit or Miss?

90 million Instagram followers.

20 million Twitter followings.

#1 viewed account on Snapchat.

A total net-worth of $18 billion in 2016.

Welcome to the world of the youngest Kardashian-Jenner: Kylie Jenner.

And in case you were unsure of who Kylie is, she is the daughter of Kris and Caitlyn Jenner. She has gained fame through her family’s reality television show called Keeping Up With the Kardashians and since then has built herself a enormous social media following. However, Kylie is known for her famous, lip-filler pout and famously perfecting how to line her lips as shown through her Instagram posts:

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via Instagram @kyliejenner

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Navigating Professional Dress

I spent 3 weeks in professional clothing.

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3 sad, long weeks without leggings, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sneakers, moccasins – basically all of my most loved pieces in my wardrobe.

And the reason why I spent 3 weeks in professional clothing was primarily due to the fact that I was pledging Emerson College’s only local, professional sorority, Kappa Gamma Chi! Now that those 3 weeks are over and I crossed into Kappa, I learned a lot about professionalism and what it means to dress professionally; especially figuring out how to balance professionalism with comfort.

For the most part, I had two constant questions running through my mind when I was pledging: Is professional dress limited to a select handful of clothing options? Are we all going to be stuck wearing dress pants, blouses, and heels for the rest of our lives?

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Is Glossier Leading the Newest Revolution in Beauty?

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Ms. Emily Weiss – C.E.O. & Founder

Ever wonder what it would be like to turn your blog into an up-and-coming, award winning skincare and makeup line? Well, Emily Weiss, the C.E.O. and Founder of Glossier, might just have all of the answers for us. Before starting her blog Into The Gloss, she was a favored fashion assistant at W and Vogue making her all of the connections that would create a cult blog following once she left the magazines.

And her blog grew to its height of popularity through her column titled “The Top Shelf” where Weiss interviewed famous editors, models, muses, industry professionals, even rising celebrities about their skincare regimens. Funnily enough, Weiss had a brief stint on The Hills as the uptight, mean intern making her role on the reality television show memorable.

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Celebrity Clothing Lines

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I love clothes.

Yeah, I know that is a generic way of starting but I can honestly say a good article of clothing warms my heart. Although I am not a ~fashionista~ or anything of the sort, I know a good piece of clothing when I see it and I get so so excited whenever a celebrity releases their own range of clothing whether it be all types of clothes or just one form – it is all exciting to me.

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

  I’ve always prided myself on my organizational skills- my elementary school agenda book had all four of my homework assignments conscientiously highlighted upon completion and since than not much has changed, but being prepared when it comes to holidays? Forget it! St. Patrick’s day arrives and I leave the house without sporting a spot of green, and Halloween comes up and takes me by surprise every single year. The stress of deciding what to dress up as (crossing your fingers you don’t have to coordinate and get stuck with everybody’s least favorite character) and actually getting the costume without doling out some major dough is more than my fragile fall feelings can take. For those of you, like me, who will inevitably wake up on October 31st (it’s a monday this year, mark your calendars now) scrambling to put together something that works here are ten fast, fresh costume ideas that you likely already have in your closets at home.

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The History of Curly Hair

Nowadays, luscious locks that spring from your scalp are sought after. But they weren’t always and even now, they’re not always appreciated. Let’s take a step back in time for a moment, to the 1500s. Just eight years earlier, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and Henry VII was ruling over England and Wales with his wife Elizabeth of York, bringing peace to the two … Continue reading The History of Curly Hair