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About Michelle Moross

Michelle Moross

Michelle Moross

Michelle lives in Los Angeles with too many cats.

Posts By Michelle Moross

Reception-Ready Looks You Can Repurpose

May 11, 2011 | 2

Sure, we all liked looking at the rather eccentric fashion stylings of the guests at the recent Royal Wedding, but true bargain hunters probably found themselves thinking two things; "I bet those outfits were expensive," and "where will they ever wear that again?!"

This quick guide assures that you won't ever end up with an impractical fur stole and a wacky hat that will never see the light of day again; here are four fashionable ensembles that clock in at under $100 for the whole look, and feature products you can return to again.

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Making Film Photography a Cheap(er) Hobby

May 6, 2011 |

By now, most people have traded in their film cameras and upgraded to digital. For point and shoot photography, digital can't be beat. You can take as many pictures as you want without any real investment in how they turn out.

But if you're interested in photography for artistic purposes or as a hobby, you've probably found that a DSLR is your best choice for high resolution photos with manual settings you can have full control over. A DSLR is a big investment though, especially if you're not sure if photography is a hobby you want to stick with. Instead, reconsider film photography, which is not as archaic or money-draining as you might expect.

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How to Create High End Wall Art on a Shoestring Budget

April 28, 2011 | 2

Stores like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters have lots of fun and fashionable ideas for hip, modern decor. The problem is, these looks are often out of reach for budget shoppers. Take the Collected Memories Mirror from Anthropologie, pictured right. At $698, not even the most awesome  coupon ever is going to get that down to a price you want to pay.

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Don't Gamble Your Budget: Sure-Fire Ways to Spend Less in Vegas

April 27, 2011 | 1

Las Vegas isn't the first place you think of when you think of budget travel. Spendy hotels, celebrity chef restaurants, and a couple of hours of gambling can set you over your budget quickly. Here are a handful of ways to make your money last while still living it up.

This article assumes you’ve already found a cheap way to get to Las Vegas. If not, check out name your own price sites like Priceline (and you can even compound your savings with additional Priceline Coupons), or if you’re driving, consider getting a group of friends together to save on gas.

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Modern Home Decorating on a Budget: The Best of Ikea

April 26, 2011 | 4

Too often, IKEA gets a bum wrap. I've heard people say it's cheesy, it's poorly made, no reasonable adult should still have anything from there. But I, and many others, will have to disagree. Ikea has a great aesthetic. It's clean and sleek without being pretentious - for example, you wouldn't walk into somebody's home and feel like you shouldn't take a seat on a tufted KARLSTAD (left), but you wouldn't turn your nose up either. And let's face it, if you're in search of a contemporary look for your home, modern designs tend to be a little pricey. As for quality, sure, it has the capacity to get a little dinged up, but what doesn't? My Ikea bookshelves survived four years of college and a couple of California earthquakes, and will likely get repurposed at my next domicile. Most things will last if you treat them right, but this is true for most things, isn't it?

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How to Find Wedding Dresses for under $500

April 25, 2011 | 4

Do wedding dress prices make you flinch? Is it hard to imagine paying big bucks for a dress you'll wear for mere hours? Chances are, if you're a bride-to-be interested in a blog about coupons, you're also interested in having a wedding that's fabulous but frugal.

Some brides these days are checking out gently used dresses, but if you want to shop new, here's a few suggestions to cut down on the cost of your dress.

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10 Retro Throwback Prom Dresses Under $100

April 18, 2011 | 3

Prom is drawing near! If you’ve waited this long to pick out a dress, chances are you’re not very motivated by today’s popular styles. Instead of running with the crowd, take a cue from the fashions of decades past to make a unique statement and stand out in a crowd of floor-length satin dresses. Here's ten interpretations of party dresses past.

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