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Arley Hoskin

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On the Cheap: Stuff stockings without unstuffing your wallet

With Christmas fast-approaching, your stockings are likely already hung by the chimney with care. Here are some tips to help stuff those stockings on any budget.

On the Cheap: Creative holiday gifts for less

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes lots and lots of shopping. When you buy a gift at a downtown retailer you are likely to find something more unique so your gift will stand out among the others, a factor that in itself is priceless. Here are some tips I use to save money on unique holiday gifts.

On the Cheap: Bargains on bed sets

My recent search for new bedding made me feel like I might need a small business loan to accomplish the task. It is hard to find bedding “on the cheap,” even for an experienced bargain shopper like myself. Here are some tips I learned to help you revamp a bed set for less than $100.

On the Cheap: Deals on denim

Most women I know love to wear jeans, but hate to shop for them. And looking at the price tag of name brand jeans only adds insult to injury. Some pairs cost more than $100. I recently went jeans shopping and have some tips to make the experience more affordable.

On the Cheap: Cost-saving fall centerpieces

If you don’t have the time or energy to deck your entire home out in fall decor, a seasonal centerpiece can do the trick. And for less than $25, you can put together a look worthy of the cover of Real Simple or Martha Stewart Living.

On the Cheap: Cut-rate costumes

October has arrived, and Halloween season has arrived with it. I’m not a fan of haunted houses and scary movies, but it’s hard to not love a holiday based around costumes and candy. Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be pricey, but fear not — I have some tips to help you do Halloween costume shopping on the cheap.

On the Cheap: Bagging a bargain

Without the right bag, it can feel like you have the weight of the world on your on your shoulders. I recently set out for a new bag to carry to work and discovered a few tricks to find a good deal on what I wanted.

On the Cheap: Dollar for dollar deals

Every dollar counts when you are on a budget, and the local dollar stores can help you make the most of them.

On the cheap: Save on back-to-school supplies

It seems like school just let out, and already it is time to think about back-to-school sales. How is this possible?

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: A fashion love story

Taylor Swift continues to make waves in the fashion world with her fun, fresh look. It's one that can be replicated with a trip to Envy, 911 Massachusetts St., in downtown Lawrence for under $40.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: A fashion friendly look

Ever since she debuted “the Rachel” on “Friends,” women have aspired to look like Jennifer Aniston.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Looking like Lupita

Girls who want a red carpet look like Lupita Nyong’o this prom season need look no further than Weaver’s, 901 Massachusetts St.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Relaxed outfit inspired by Jessica Alba

Some recent warmer weather might inspire some people to start spring wardrobe shopping, and you can look to Jessica Alba for inspiration.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Catching attention — Jennifer Lawrence’s little black dress both edgy and classy

If you want to be hot enough to catch on fire this New Year’s Eve, all you need to do is follow Jennifer Lawrence’s lead.

Salon-quality products available in unlikely places at unlikely prices

Most moms wouldn’t think to buy Christmas gifts for their daughters at a barber shop, but that’s not the case for moms like LeAnn Towner.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: An outfit like Kerry Washington’s can be yours - without any controversy

There is nothing scandalous about Kerry Washington’s classic sense of style.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: How to be an Olivia Wilde child

When Olivia Wilde isn’t sporting KU gear at Allen Field House with her fiance Jason Sudeikis, she exudes a casual glam that appears effortless.

Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Outfit inspired by Christina Hendricks

Many women envy Christina Hendricks’ classic, curvy look, and with a trip downtown, they can get that look at prices that won’t drive them mad.