Wrapping Presents 101

I know this may have been a better post to have before Christmas, but of course my procrastinator self didn’t wrap my presents until Christmas Eve, a few hours before our family dinner party. Although wrapping presents yourself is much more difficult, it saves you money and is a good skill to learn for the rest of your life. After seeing some tweets and pictures of people struggling I decided to help a sista out and share how I have learned to wrap presents, with a special appearance from my favorite boys of One Direction.

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Shopping Style Steals: Tanger Outlet

So if you’re like me, you have been spending the last two weeks working on final projects, papers, and studying for finals. I HATE FINALS WEEK! Ugh, it’s the most stressful time of the school semester but don’t worry, you’re almost done! Anyway, yesterday I needed a little study break and what did I choose to do? Shopping, of course!

Instead of going to the mall close to my school in Iowa City, I drove about 20 minutes to a town called Williamsburg, IA where there is a Tanger Outlet Center. If you have never been to an outlet center before, it’s basically a little plaza with discount outlets for brand name stores. While the plan was to get some Christmas shopping done for my family, I may or may not have bought a few items for myself. I can never say no to a good sale…sigh.


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Shopping Style Steals: H&M

I went to Illinois this weekend and of course while I was there I had to do some shopping. A store that Iowa doesn’t have that I wish we did is H&M. They have clothes that look expensive at much lower costs.  My favorite trend right now is neutral fall attire paired with a neon colored sneaker or beanie. So while I shopped at H&M I managed to get a tailored black jacket with leather flaps on sale for $24.95 (originally $59.95) and a neon pink beanie for $5.95.

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Online Sales: Tobi.com

Tobi.com is one of my favorite online clothing sites. Not only is their stuff so cute for girls, but they have great promotions all the time. They get new arrivals everyday of the week except for Sundays, but the new arrivals are 30% for an entire week. I think that is already a great deal but on top of that, they offer 50% off their entire site every once in a while and for most holidays. I’m part of their mailing list so I always get an email when this happens, and I just wanted to let you ladies know, it’s 50% off their entire site until 11:59 pm tonight! Don’t miss out, check out their site because they have a huge selection of clothes and accessories. I’ve told so many friends about this site and they love it, and you will too.

But FYI, if you do miss out on their 50% off promotion today, as a new customer you get 50% off your first order, so get shopping!