#frugalfashionista: cleaning out my closet – polkadot fit and flare dress

perfect for that sweet date out, a saturday stroll in the city, the daytime get together luncheon, or whatever

-size 0/2 small

-sans souci

-fit and flare in knit material

-polkadot print

-lightly worn

check it out on my ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/fit-and-flare-pleated-polka-dot-dress-/322055573160?hash=item4afc020ea8:g:BFsAAOSwQjNW-f~q

dot dress

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#frugalfashionista: journal junkie

Selling some of my frugal finds so that you can enjoy them too!

“do what you love & love what you do”

-$6 on my ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-fashion-striped-journal-notebook-/322055519198?hash=item4afc013bde:g:P68AAOSwoudW-eVZ

pretty little journal for your next meeting, your next book, that grocery list, history notes from today’s lecture, or whatever it is your fabulous life has you doing

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#frugalfashionista : fashionably freshening up on foreign lingo

I like to toot my horn a little when it comes to lingo. I love languages and traveling and have thus become a multi lingual being. 
I learned my first two languages when I was really young, Tagalog and English as they were both spoken in the household. When I hit high school through college I took on 6 years of French and 2 years of Spanish. After college I was inspired by my boyfriend’s love for the Italian culture and our frequent trips to Italy. I took a class a year ago and here I am brushing up….had to get a stylish little notebook to kick it off too! 

$3 Marshalls 

Much love -MA

  

 

#frugalfashionista: Filipina food finds 

A Philippines getaway vacation with the boyfriend coming up and a little bit of longing for home I was in search of a Filipino restaurant. I had done the Google search and came upon one single find in the area. The search landed me with JnJ Turo Turo in Quincy, MA. So Friday after work I threw the suggestion to Todd who joined me in this mini quest. 

As we approached the restaurant our faces slowly began to take on disappointment. The place was dark with the white and red sign in the window glaring at is with their “closed” status. I couldn’t believe it, it was only 7:45pm and wasn’t due to close for at least another 15 minutes. But we parked anyway, adjusting our quest to check out the Filipino grocery store we thought we saw next door. 

The shelves of this grocery store were filled with childhood nostalgia. There were treats my parents had made, treats relatives would bring back from trips to the “homeland.” I reached for my favorites and a cheesy Tagalog drama. Though we were bummed about missing the restaurant we made do with the grocery trip. In fact I was quite pleased with the grocery discovery. 

It was worth while mini adventure that ended in pleasant discovery. 

Follow more of my adventures on Instagram : @holdinghandsexploringlands

And

@maryqueenofnewengland

   
 

#frugalfashionista: frugal fashion for fenway

Tis the season to show some love to your fav baseball teams! 

Now I will always be a tribe girl. But I can’t say I don’t like the Red Sox. In fact when I moved to Boston I was pretty excited to really be able to sport the fan gear. But I’ll tell ya the $20+ I spent on my Cleveland hat…..double what I spent on my Red Sox hat. 

Found the hat at the infamous Walmart then paired it up with some other sox things I owned ❤ 

I’d say I hit a Home run with the deal 😉 heh

Much love – MA

  

#frugalfashionista: favorite fictions

Added yet another “new-old” book to my classics collection. She’s a 1928 edition of “Works of Leo Tolstoy.” I’m a sucker for classics, a true literary nerd.

Brattle book shop in downtown Boston made for a sweet nolstagic adventure and a cute little date for my boyfriend and I. Back in Ohio we had “half price books” visits as one of our favorite past times to do together. Moving to Boston I found a new quaint book shop to continue our past time tradition. They had an adventurous collection and an inviting set-up with two floors of books inside and a slew of deeply discounted books outside.

My find – $5

much love – MA

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