Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Summer's End


Missoni tank top ($6, Target)
Maxi Skirt (I made it)
belt ($2, Goodwill)
necklace ($0.50, Yard Sale)
 Silver Hoop earrings ($3, Dollar General)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Nail Chronicles: A Day at the Beach

Wet N Wild Megalast nail color, I need a Refresh-Mint ($2, Walgreens) 
Custom nail color, Perfect Peach 

Freakin' Fushia!


Express dress ($5, Goodwill)
Department of Youth denim jacket ($2, Yard Sale)
Faded Glory sandals ($12, Walmart)
Silver Hoop earrings ($3, Dollar General)
 Ruby Kisses nail color, Pink Flamingo ($1, Beauty Supply)
Custom Mix toe nail color 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beating the Heat

Skirts are a great way to beat the summer heat in the Mid-South. Especially the long ones, cause the catch the best breezes!


refashioned maxi dress ($7.99, Salvation Army)
 graphic tee ($7, Old Navy)
earrings ($4, Charlotte Russe)
Faded Glory sandals ($12, Walmart)
shades ($4, CATO)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Maxi Dress refashioned into a Maxi Skirt

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refashioned She's Cool maxi dress ($3.99, Salvation Army)
 tank top ($3, Rainbow)
belt ($2, Salvation Army)
handbag ($30, Holliday's Fashions) 


I like maxi dresses but I love maxi skirts. Most dresses have thin spaghetti straps which never cover my bra straps and I have to have some support. So my solution is cutting the top off and wearing it as a skirt! 



This requires no sewing just a sharp pair of scissors and a nice thick belt. I cut right under the chest area on the dress so I can fold down the top when I wear it as a skirt. Plus wearing the cut dress as a skirt also allows you to truly have floor length, which I love!!! I often find most maxi dresses are never long enough for me.


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Friday, May 11, 2012

LOVE Wall Art Tutorial

I saw this beautiful framed wall art at frugallifeproject.com and became inspired to do my own version.

easy love wall art DIY
                http://www.frugallifeproject.com/2011/02/diy-easy-love-wall-art.html                  

My version is of course a lot more economical. I saved a lot of money by using canvases and acrylic paint instead of paying for oversize prints and frames. I got all my supplies at Michaels because I of course had coupons! You could shop at Hobby Lobby as well for the supplies.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Hint of Mint

Spring is finally here!!! I love to mix clothing from different seasons!


Penguin by Musingwear vest ($2.50, Goodwill)
Arizona 3/4 Shirt ($6, JCPenny)
Ann Taylor Loft jeans ($5, Goodwill)
American Eagle ballet flats ($7, Payless)
 Gold Earrings ($3, Gordmans) 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Nail Chronicles: Glow up Shrek!


OPI nail color, Glow Up Already & OPI nail color, Who the Shrek Are You? 


Normally I do my own manicures, but my cousin invited me out so I decided to enjoy being catered to! We had a blast at The Safety Nail Spa in Lakeland, TN. The staff was super courteous and quick!!! I really love OPI's Glow Up Aready! It's a full coverage glitter, which is really hard to find. I may have to make an investment in that shade!!! My $13 manicure is a pretty good deal!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Nail Chronicles: Teal with a Touch of Sparkle!





L.A. Colors nail color, Sparkling Diamonds ($1, Dollar Tree) 
NYX Girls nail color, Perfect Gray ($1, Beauty Supply) 
Ruby Kisses nail color, Teal Envy ($1, Beauty Supply) 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hott Pink on a Cold Night


It's hard to be cute when its chilly outside. Everything is covered up by a large jacket! Thats why I love layering thin pieces to for warmth and for style!



Haberdashery Leslie Pay blazer ($5, Goodwill)
CAFEBRAND Limited Edition sweater ($10, ? some store at Opry Mills Mall)
Charter Club Petite blouse ($3, Salvation Army)
Oh La La jeans ($1, WalMart)
City Streets ankle boots ($30, JCPenny)
 scarf ($10, Charming Charlie)
Love & Beauty nail color, Ivory ($2.80, Forever 21) 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Savvy Deal Steal: Chic Cheap Glasses

Every so often I will post pics & links of incredible deals I've found online. Here's the first!

Tortoise Print Glasses $9.95

Made for life zip hoodie ($3, JCPenny)
PURE ICE nail color, French Kiss & Strapless ($1.97ea, WalMart)




Click the link below to grab this deal!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Low Cost, Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza



1/2 of thin crust pizza ($1, Big Lots)
1/4 cup of pizza sauce ($1, Big Lots)
2 1/2 oz Mozzerella Cheese ($1.79, Aldi)
9 pieces turkey pepperoni ($2, Aldi)
8 white mushrooms, sliced ($1, Aldi)
Tsp of olive oil
1/2 cup of chopped onion
1/8 cup of chopped bell pepper
Cornmeal for dusting


Set a pizza stone in the oven while it preheats.  Sauté sliced mushrooms, chopped onions and chopped bell pepper until caramelized. Season to taste. Meanwhile rub olive oil on top of crust, then spread on the pizza sauce. Once vegetables are done spread them evenly over sauce. Top with 3/4 mozzarella cheese, then pepperoni then the remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza stone, before adding the pizza and bake at 400 degrees for 14 minutes.

Roughly 650 calories, serves 1.



The other half in the background is my husband's white chicken pizza.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome to Savvy Lou


After some thought and encouragement, I've decided to blog about my savvy lifestyle. I have so much going on. I'm a new, working mother with natural hair, who crafts, sews, counts calories, and bargain shops at department stores & thrift shops. I am super budget-conscious, so all of this is done for little to no cost. So my blog will contain a vast array of topics and pictures.

Merona sweater ($5, Goodwill)
xhilaration dress ($7.50, Target)
Pearls (wedding gift)
City Streets pumps ($30, JCPenny)
Love & Beauty nail color, Ivory ($2.80, Forever 21)