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A college student's access to the hottest trends without breaking the bank!

It’s Bathing Suit Time! April 29, 2010

Filed under: College Trends,Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 10:04 am

I hate bathing suits. It reminds me of skin and parts of my body which I just don’t care to show. I love the concept of summer, pools, beaches, and tans however and therefore face the humiliation of finding a bathing suit which I feel “comfortable” in.  My body is completely disproportional and therefore my options of where to find a bathing suit are limited because I need a different size top than bottom and not all stores allow you to mix and match.

Luckily there is Target. I have bought a bathing suit from Target for as long as I can remember. The bathing suits offered range from cute to sexy, tiny to large, and come in many different colorful and/or patterned options. The best part is that they are affordable! Prices range from $14.00 to $18.00 per piece (top and bottom) and the majority of the time you can find them on clearance!

So get to a local Target before they run out or order online here: Target Bathing Suits

Hurry before they are gone!

Chic Spending out there,



Cardigans April 26, 2010

Filed under: College Trends,Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 2:36 pm

It’s raining today and therefore the weather is a little cooler. It’s days like this where it can be difficult figuring out what to wear. It’s too cool for a cute tee and too warm for a sweater but there is a solution: cardigans!

Cardigans are great because they come in a variety of styles. They can be light weight, short at the bottom or long enough to go past your rear. They can be any color, have polka dots, cute pockets, big buttons, little buttons, sequins, jewels, beads…the list goes on and on! The best part is that if you have a few solid colored cardigans, they can be matched with almost anything. A cardigan can keep you warm over a spaghetti strapped sun dress or over a long-sleeved shirt-the options are endless!

And they are not just for the ladies-men wear cardigans all the time! In fact, if you Google cardigan and look at the images, more men’s pictures show up then women’s.

Any men out there wear cardigans? If so, when do you wear them?

Women- How do you wear your cardigans? Casual or dressy? Where do you get them?

Here are some stores which sale cardigans at great prices for women: Old Navy, H&M (you can’t shop online, but you can at least find a location near you) Forever 21, and New York & Company.

Men, check  out: Gap.

Chic Spending out there,



ROMper Oooo la la-a April 25, 2010

Filed under: College Trends,Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 2:30 pm

This is a shout out post to my sister who has been nagging me to inform the world about the latest and greatest outfit for women, the romper. My response to her, “What the heck is a romper?”

These are rompers!

As you can see a romper is a connection of shorts and a shirt and celebrities adore them! It sounds weird and it may take some time to get use to but they are definitely in style this season! They can be worn dressy or casual and come in all different styles, colors, and patterns. Plus many have pockets which make any outfit wonderful. : )

Anyone wear rompers? If not, would you be willing to wear rompers now? Or do you find them weird?

Check out these stores for good deals on rompers: Kohls, Target, Forever 21.

Chic Spending out there,



Save Money April 8, 2010

Filed under: Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 4:27 pm

Old Navy has been around for less than 15 years but they have made a large name for themselves in the world of affordable and trendy fashion. They offer fairly good deals on nicely made clothing. But did you know that Old Navy offers weekly coupons online for free?

If you go to their website: they will direct you to a number of options to “search” for coupons. Most of them are offered through social networks, but you don’t have to have an account to get the coupons. When you have “found” the coupon, you simply fill out the requested information and the coupon will be emailed to you.  It’s so easy it almost seems dumb to shop there without one! Some coupons I have seen include: 10% off entire purchase, 20% off entire purchase, $10 off $50 or more, and $50 off $100 or more (this one is limited).  

I bet these models used Old Navy Weekly Coupons! : P

Chic Spending out there,



The DL on Leggings March 29, 2010

Filed under: Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 4:48 pm

With the weather becoming warmer each day, leggings are making their Spring comeback. The hottest trends for leggings are leggings in bright colors, textured leggings, liquid leggings (almost a pleather), jeggings (jean leggings) and a panty hose textured legging. I’m not a fan of jeggings or liquid leggings. These leggings are the latest fads that were made by celebrities for celebrities and should not be reaching retail stores. Whatever you are looking for however, check out Target for a variety of leggings at affordable prices:

My main concern about leggings: THEY ARE NOT PANTS! If you are going to wear leggings cover up those tooshies!

Guys: Very few, if any of you, wear leggings, but do you enjoy seeing them on women? Are they attractive or weird?

Ladies: Do you wear leggings with your tooshies covered or do you leave them hanging out? Do you disagree Are leggings pants?

Here are pictures of celebrities who wear leggings right:

Look how nicely their tooshies are covered!

Check back soon for pictures of those who missed this important information on leggings and feel free to post your own pictures of people around campus if they hit the trend or missed it!

Chic Spending out there,



Which Hollywood celebrity can you dress like? March 28, 2010

Filed under: Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 9:04 pm

This website will help make your color analysis a little easier through a brief quiz. It will also tell you which celebrities  wear the same color as you. Don’t forget to check out the hot deals posted in my last blog to find the right colors you should wear for cheap!

Spring is in the air this week! Take advantage by wearing color in your wardrobe!

Chic Spending out there,



Add some color! March 27, 2010

Filed under: Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 11:45 am

Have you ever worn a shirt, scarf, or sweater and someone said to you, “Wow-your eyes are beautiful!” or “I love that color on you!”

Colors are wonderful and can make an outfit however, not everyone looks good in every color. Each person fits in a category known as “seasons.”  Within each of the four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer, are a number of colors which a person will look best in according to their skin tone, eye color, and hair color.

Use this link to figure out what season you are:

Now that you have a better understanding of what colors look great on you why not add some of them to your wardrobe. Forever 21 offers wonderful prices on regular fitted t-shirts for women. Most in store sales include fitted tees for only $2.50. Here’s the website to take a look at a few examples.

For men check out Old Navy. They offer many sales as well with T-shirts usually in the price range of $5 to $8.

Chic Spending out there,