Fashion Cupcake

Happy Monday!  Today I have the pleasure of featuring a brand spankin’ new, online boutique:  Fashion Cupcake!

My friend, Amanda officially launched Fashion Cupcake on Valentine’s Day of thiyear.  Check out this blurb from her that explains what they’re all about:

“We are a company that started based on the idea that fabulous fashion should always be affordable AND high in quality… Fashion Cupcake carries anything and everything from cute and feminine fashions to adorable affordable accessories and fun gift items!”

(The keywords I want you to pick up on are fabulous, fashion, and affordable…)

I looove boutiques, but more often than not, the prices are just not within my budget.  However, with Fashion Cupcake, you get the same unique designs and one-of-a-kind touches that you only see in boutique fashions, but for a far more affordable price.  Not to mention, Fashion Cupcake also has a sale section and an “Item of the Week,” both with great deals.  I like it.

Here are a few of my personal faves I found while browsing their selection (click on the image to redirect to the website):

Coral and gold earrings

Pleated orange dress

Gold and pearl ring with elastic band

Gold, orange, pleats, pearls… so many good things going on here :)

Go check out their website for even more loveliness:  And while you’re at it, you can check out their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter (or both) for updates on sales and new arrivals!

***The legal stuff:  I was not compensated for publishing this post, and all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

Check back tomorrow for another post in the Craigslist series!


“Welcome frugal friends and bargain hunting brethren!”

I am Courtney Foster-Donahue, the “Ginger Penny Pincher” and as the self-appointed title indicates, I am a thrift thrill seeker and redhead extraordinaire (the red hair having little to nothing to do with frugality, unless you think redheads are magically adept at finding good deals– in the way that leprechauns are magically adept at finding pots of gold — in which case I might agree with you . . .  more on that in a future blog, I’m sure).

I’m a Gulf Coast native, hailing from Atlanta, and having recently relocated to the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, New York City, NY.  When I’m not blogging, I work as an actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer on the stage and screen.

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Fueled by a frugal fashion-finding fervor, a deftly driven desire for deals, and an all-around excellent handle of alliteration — I mean did you read that sentence? — I started this blog as a way of providing info and tips for those hoping to save money, but not dramatically alter their lifestyle – champagne taste on a beer budget, realized!

In addition to saving money, I will also explore ways to save non-monetary resources through various outlets, including up-cycling, antiquing, re-purposing, and energy saving — Caring: Mandatory; Tree-Hugging: Optional.

Armed only with a starving artist’s wallet and an acumen for savings and style, I look forward to blogging about my penny-pinching adventures while living in one of the most expensive cities in the nation in the midst of a recession!

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Upcoming categories:

  • Frugal Fashion
  • A Cheap Date
  • Tightwad Travel
  • Thrifty Thoughts
  • The Re-Purpose Driven Life
  • Courtney’s Kitchen: The Recession Edition
  • Doggie Deals
  • Champagne Taste, Beer Budget – featuring articles on wedding planning, home décor, and more—on the cheap!

. . . And more!

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