Category: Fashion

The Basics of Natural Beauty Products

You want the basics – no preservatives or unpronounceable ingredients. That’s why you stick with chemical-free cleaners for your home and all-natural detergent for the wash. But, have you boarded the natural beauty bandwagon yet? Get glowing with beauty essentials that are safer for you, and the environment. Here are some ways to make sure you’re choosing the best products: Let your inner beauty shine: Outer beauty starts with inner health. Give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs from fresh, whole foods, and fill in nutritional gaps with supplements that support your skin, hair and…

Slashed Beauty

Summer fun includes buying cute things in bright colors, trying out new make up, and having fun in the sun. The Frugal Diva does none of these things, so I turned to my friend’s daughter for advice. Miranda Moss knows deals and has taped videos showing how to find clothing splurges at great prices, makeup options at drugstores, and working the Sephora site for the most free samples. Living on a college student’s budget, Miranda needs to stretch her dollars however this doesn’t mean giving up on fashion.  Miranda finds her own style within…

PJs LA

The word diva practically screams out for fabulous pjs, robes, and slippers to wear for lounging and even for sleeping. Bed Head Pajamas answers the call with unique prints and lux fabrics. They are manufactured right here in Los Angeles. If you need to do holiday shopping early, live in pjs (you know who you are), going to be in a dorm this fall, or just love the idea of a fashionable night time wardrobe, wait for their August warehouse sale at 5200 Venice Blvd. at Cochran when prices go way down. For those not in Los Angeles, take a…

Chicos – My Love Grows

All my friends had become ardent supporters of Chicos, yet I held out. Convinced that my love of basics and solid colors, my desire to choose any two pieces from my closet and have them match, would never be fulfilled by Chicos. It was a riot of color while I was an orderly march of solids. They scared me. Well, they kept sending me catalogs and coupons. And the coupons were pretty good. Twenty five dollars off any purchase of $100 even if the items were on sale. They wore me down. I started by going into the store just…

Target For Underwear

We used to call them foundation garments because you built your wardrobe over them. Now it’s a much more complex relationship. Underwear has become outerwear at times. Underwear has become your ally when you do sports. Underwear comes in more colors and styles that could ever be imagined. Now I still think of it as a foundation because let’s face it – when your underwear doesn’t fit properly nothing else will go well. Riding up, straps slipping, this is not a way to go through life. Fitted but not binding, minimal pantie lines, comfortable…

KMart For Cashmere

Really you ask, is this where a diva goes shopping?  It is when they have beautiful cashmere sweaters online for $35.99. That means one for you and one for gift giving. And the colors are fabulous, rich purple, hot pink, deep red and the basics – black, grey, and  dark brown.  The styles are classics with a V neck and a cute cardigan with matching buttons.  Imagine a pink cardigan with a beautiful pair of black or textured pants and you are dressed up for the holidays. Maybe a purple turtleneck with jeans for a fun week end look…

Shopaholic Sample Sales Store

Say that a few times quickly. The ladies who run the sales have opened up a boutique at 8032 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (not far from the Beverly Center).  Their wares run more towards sample sizes which tend to be small however they do have some selection in the medium and large range. Try them out for jewelry, fun tops, and that maxi dress you will probably only wear once. The Frugal Diva still has not found the perfect occasion for that garment. Too relaxed for work, too long for running around town, maybe just right for…