The Broke Girl’s Guide to Cute Storage

Just like spring is the time to clean, fall is the time to organize! I may not be packing up all my things to cram into a dorm room this fall, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get the urge to purge and organize this time of year! The best cute storage always comes out around back to school so it’s time to take advantage!!

I have personally been ooohing and awwwing over Target’s home decor lately. I love the rustic twist they put on all the necessities. I’ve always been an over organizer. I love when everything has it’s place, it makes life so much easier! Whether it’s my closet, my kitchen or my bathroom, I try to buy cute organizers that can function both as storage and decor! I pulled together some of my favorite rustic, useful pieces to help you whip your home into cute organization shape this fall, on any budget!

cute storage

shop my cute storage picks:

Bulletin Board ($30) / Tiered Baskets ($42) / Labeled Jars ($7-$10) / Labeled Pails- 4 count ($6) / Metal Mail Holder ($15) / Foldable Wire Basket ($20) / Decorative Round Basket ($9) / Accent Cabinet ($120) / Antique Metal Basket ($15) / Labeled Wooden Crates ($20-$25) / 3 Tier Metal Cart ($40)

Are you Ready? Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


Guess what girls, it’s that time of year again!… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The deals are out there to be had, so get shopping!

Some of the best deals I found are in shoes. I love these Sam Edelman leopard pumps ($90) and have had my eye on these Enzo Angiolini Ankle Strap Sandals ($64).  Or you could be more practical and go for the Hunter Rain Boots ($170) or the Nike Frees ($82).

In the market for a new handbag or wallet? I am obsessed with this kate spade crossbody ($99) and this everyday bucket bag ($32). Maybe you need to stay organized? Choose this multi-compartment kate spade tote ($220) and pair it with this adorable kate spade bow wallet ($85).

Ready for some jewelry? I have been obsessed with this kate spade watch ($117) forever! Because I mean happy hour is the most important hour right? And this Kendra Scott cuff ($33) is versatile and goes with everything! Lastly, if you need some sparkle in your life (and who doesn’t?) check out these kate spade glitter studs ($25).

I pulled together all the items listed above, plus a few more from the sale in the slideshow below. With brands like kate spade, gorjana, sam edelmand, michael kors and more, it’s hard sale to pass up! Check them out and enjoy shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

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Valentino Rockstud | Look for Less

There’s one pair of heels that will always be on my wishlist, that’s the Valentino Rockstud Pumps! There’s two reasons for that… 1- these pumps are amazing and will always be in style and 2- they will stay on my wishlist because they are WAY out of my price range!

Valentino makes several variations of the Rockstud- kitten heels, T-strap, flats and many more! Each is amazing in it’s own way, but they run almost $1,000 each! Since I’m not going to be able to afford these anytime soon, I’ve been scouring the internet for a Rockstud look for less. Luckily I’ve found a few great alternatives!

The options below range from $18 to the REAL Valentino’s at $995. Can you spot the real Valentino Rockstuds? If not, each style (and price) is listed right below the collage. I’m personally partial to LuLu’s $34 version. Share your favorite in the comments below!

Valentino Rockstud Look for Less

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DSW BCBGeneration Darron Pump ($70) / Ci Ci Hot Black Heels ($36) / Akira Hot Pink Studded Heels ($35) / Jessica Buurman CARA Studded Heels ($129) / THE Valentino Rockstud Pump ($995) / SheInside White Studded Flats ($77) / THE Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump ($995) / Light in the Box Nude Studded Heels ($18) / LuLu’s Red Studded Heels ($34) / GoJane Black Studded Sparkle Heels ($24) / John Lewis Leopard Dune Daveney Heels ($85)

SALE ALERT! | J.Crew 40% Off Sale

Get your wallets out girls! Today is the last day for J.Crew’s extra 40% off all sale items!

I LOVE a good J.Crew sale and an extra 40% off is almost unheard of. That’s why I had to share this amazing deal with all of you today! I compiled some of my favorites below (and calculated the 40% off for you!), but they have a ton of other great deals on their site today too! This sale only lasts until midnight tonight, so get shopping and share your favorites in the comments below! (promo code SALENEWS)

JCrew Extra 40% Off Sale

Pixie Pants ($54) / Lace Trim Tee ($33) / Cambridge Cable Turtleneck ($59) / Stripe Silk Tank ($53) / Chunky Ribbed Scarf ($39) / Blue Turner Pant ($59) / Embellished Cable Sweater ($59) / Broken-In Boyfriend Jean ($100) / Striped Tissue Turtleneck Tee ($27) / Floppy Hat ($39) / Mohair Stripe Sweater ($59) / Ribbed Beanie ($24) / Downing Tote ($100)

Fall Layering Piece: The Quilted Vest

I’ve been looking for a budget friendly vest for awhile now and finally stumbled upon this quilted one from Old Navy. Although it’s thin, this vest is the perfect fall layering piece. I love the olive color, but you have to be careful how you style it so you don’t start looking like a lumberjack!

Olive Quilted Vest

That’s why I chose to pair this vest with some über-feminine pieces. By styling olive with soft blush, it immediately softens the look up. I also layered it with a delicate sweater, my scallop clutch and some gold accessories which immediately brings up the sophistication level. What’s your favorite fall layering piece? Share in the comments below!

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Forever 21 Blush Textured Sweater ($20) / Old Navy Quilted Vest (On Sale for $25!) / Levi High Rise Skinnies ($88) / Chase & Chloe Booties ($30) / ASOS Scallop Clutch ($23) / Guess Statement Necklace ($45) / Michael Kors Tortoise Runway Twist Watch ($225) / kate spade bangles

Glam Up for Under $50

One of the best ways to showcase your personality is how you style your home. Making a house feel like a home can be time consuming and costly, but I’m here to help! I’ve moved several times in the past few years and have learned quite a few budget saving decorating tricks. The most important one of all is to keep the big purchases, like furniture, classic and neutral and to use accent pieces to bring in color and trends.

As much as I love bright printed couches and white dining room tables, I know these are trendy pieces and aren’t worth the investment. Instead, I would spend my money on a nice neutral couch and a natural wood dining room table. Now you can dress it up with throw pillows, centerpieces, or anything you can get your hands on. As a bonus, it’s easy to find decorating accents to fit any budget- they are easy to replace when you get sick of the trend or want to try something new.

Below I gathered 10 of my favorite gold pieces to glam up your home. All are fabulous, fun and under $50!

gold accents for the home- all under $50

Wayfair Pineapple ($49.34) / Stay and Co. Polka Dot Pillow ($29) / CB2 Pig Bookends ($29.95) / Zhush Feather Tray ($48) / Dwell Elephant ($49) / West Elm Hurricanes ($19.99 each) / West Elm Gallery Frames ($24-$54) / Hautelook Chevron Pillow ($19) / Crate and Barrel Glass Boxes ($29.95-39.95) / West Elm Serving Tray ($34)