#frugalfashionista: Starbucks style

I drink Starbucks at home, at the office, and on the go. Now my phone has it too!

Much love -MA

  

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#frugalfashionista: cute containers for your coffee

I had originally gone out today for a suitcase for my upcoming trip however I ended up with these travel mugs instead. I just couldn’t resist. My boyfriend’s favorite city and mine. Not your usual cheesy touristy looking destination mugs either. Swooped these baby’s up at Marshall’s for $4.99 each! 

Much love -MA

  

#frugalfashionista : souvenir savings 

As promised in an earlier post, im sharing my little souvenir finds! 

You know, those same old cheesy souvenirs of shot glasses, mugs, hats, keychains, tshirts, monument replicas…..and on and on. But you can’t help but fall for them because you want something to keep for memory. They might be cheesy, but if you pick the right ones they can still be meaningful and quite nostalgic, instead of the annoying dust collectors that you eventually shove away in a box. 

1.Loved him! For one I love cats, two I love and drink coffee religiously and three “chat noir” is quite iconic for Paris. Who doesn’t want a vintage Cabernet slapped on their morning coffee?



2. Remember when baby spice made the British flag dress such a hot statement in the 90s? Well baby spice, I’m going to make this hat the next one! Ok so maybe I don’t have that much convincing power but I still couldn’t get over this hat for myself. I liked the neutral colors with the red pop and most of all I liked the iconic British flag.

 

3.Everything is cuter in mini size! Vespas are all over Europe! Picked one up for my sister and a friend. They were just so adorable and very reminiscent of the culture in Rome.



This is the kind of gift for someone who appreciates tradition and something a little more artsy- crafty. I thought the hand painted tile was beautiful and the illustration a good representation of a Spanish tradition.



Don’t be afraid to be the cliche tourist every once in a while. Pick wisely, things that are an emotional purchase for you and you’ll have souvenirs that could bring on a smile of memories for a lifetime! 

Much love – MA

#frugalfashionista : toaster coaster

This is what happens when you’re told to wait 20 mins for your photo to develop and you need to kill time. You usually end up buying things just to buy them. Pointless to go home and come back, so go ahead and kill time. I peered around the old holiday leftover products and noticed this “beverage warmer” in the stocking stuffers section of walgreens pharmacy. I picked up the package and turned it over in my hands as I debated it’s utility.

My boyfriend and I are avid coffee drinkers. We are constantly popping in k cups at home and for the office. However, if you are a coffee drinker you know that every so often your cup sits for a while and when you finally go back to drink it, it’s suddenly cold, especially when you’re almost done with it. What a perfect solution this could be, and why not, a cute goofy extra to give to my boyfriend since he’s constantly walking to the microwave to reheat his cup.

When the cashier rang me out what I thought would be $5 actually came out to $1.50, after Christmas sale! So I went back and bought myself one for the office.

Guess the kill time was worth it after all. Should save my boyfriend and I several trips to the microwave! An electric coaster that keeps drinks toastier.

Stay toasty!
Much love – MA

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