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Tweet Save Spend Splurge alerted us to this gem on Twitter: a 4-figure (you read that right) headband, albeit with hand-painted silk flowers, that has already sold out on a luxury retail site. I don’t know WHAT I find more surprising: the fact that this headband by Dolce & Gabbana really do cost over $1,280 or […]

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Tweet As the temperatures hover around the triple digits in many parts of the U.S., I imagine all the ice cream shops are doing brisk business. Did you know that Americans eat more than a billion gallons of ice cream and frozen desserts every year? I am quite contribute that I more than my fair share […]

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Tweet It might be cliche to admit this, but I adore shoes. In fact, I first started Well Heeled Blog as a lifestyle and fashion blog devoted mainly to, you guessed, shoes. If you are a shoe-lover like I am, or if you just wonder HOW can people have so many pairs, check out this documentary, “God […]

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Tweet It has been 9 months since CB and I officially tied the knot. Our wedding pictures are still sitting in the CD the photographer sent us. I’ve uploaded some to Facebook and my computer, and occasionally I’ll look at a few, but we still haven’t gone to Costco to make physical prints of our […]

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Tweet I guest posted on Daisy’s blog on something that’s been sucking up a lot of my money lately: clothing alterations. But now that I see how properly tailored clothes fit and flatter, I am committed to making alterations a permanent part of my clothing budget. Let me know what you think!

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Tweet There’s a $200 dress that I want, and I blame it all on Kate Middleton! There are magazines and blogs devoted to Kate Middleton’s outfits, and I count myself among fans of her style. It’s so refreshing to see someone famous wearing stylish, work-appropriate clothes. I admire great evening wear, but I rarely tune […]

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Tweet I have officially decided to forgo the $260 hair piece that MOST of you advised me against buying. ;) Instead, I looked for something a little bit more understated, a little bit more budget friendly, but still has that vintage flare I love. Etsy presents a myriad of chioces of headbands, fascinators, combs and brooches, and I fell in […]

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Tweet I guess with today’s confession, if you meet me at the Financial Blogger Conference, you’ll know the band of sparkle on my finger is not the real deal. How sentimental are you about your wedding bands? Is it OK to get cheap rings now and upgrade them later? You’ll see from our $7,000 wedding budget that […]

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Tweet If there is something that the personal finance blogosphere loves, it’s vacations/travel. If there is something that the personal finance blogsophere hates, it’s debt. When you combine the two, what do you get? My dilemma. Should I go on vacation while I am in debt. Or put another way, should I use money that […]

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Tweet I am a big magazine subscription fan. Right now, I have subscriptions to Real Simple, Scientific American, Marie Claire, and I pick up copies of InStyle and Martha Stewart once in a while. What I’ve noticed is that many of the clothing, accessories, and shoes featured in fashion magazines have gone from merely expensive to completely ridiculous […]

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Tweet My future sister-in-law threw me the most beautiful bridal shower & tea party this weekend. Instead of going to a tea room, she MADE this incredible spread (including my favorites: home-baked cranberry and orange scones and chocolate-covered strawberries!) and a few friends, myself, and her spent almost 5 hours eating, laughing, and talking. See […]

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Tweet I’m heading to Las Vegas this month for a mini-weekend getaway (pulling kind of a #8). Las Vegas has so much to offer tourists - whatever you like, you can probably get it in Sin City. But if your budget is not unlimited, you’ll have to choose what’s on the top of your priority list. So what […]

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Tweet What do you do when you realized that you picked a really popular area to get married during the start of the tourist high season? I find myself in that position, as I scour the interwebs for a hotel for our wedding night / mini-moon. It turns out that Santa Barbara - one of my favorite cities in […]

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Tweet I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukah / wonderful holiday celebration! I didn’t step one foot into a store this weekend, but unfortunately (or fortunately), the easy access of online shopping meant that I’ve made a few holiday splurges. I’ve said it before.. there is something about the holidays that make […]

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