Fab Frugal Finds: Pretty in stripes

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Dress: Old Navy

Ring: Payless

Bangles: Macy’s

Shoes: Estate Sale

Marc by Marc Jacobs Shades: Neiman Marcus

Necklace/Earrings: Vintage Festival/ NY &Co

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse: Consignment Boutique

When a belle shops we shop. By now y’all that have been reading for a while know that we shop everywhere from Ross to Saks for fab frugal finds. To look good it takes a little bit of time & patience, which is a must when shopping with us! Check out some of the recent triple f’s the sis found.

Let’s get started with the breakdown of all her fab finds & prices. Shall we?

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The locket necklace was handmade by a local artist here in Atlanta. Inside it says: She may be little, but she be fierce! Also, it has a photo on the left side in it. This is a classic example of having fun with a casual comfy look. Just because you want to be comfy doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable. I think we all can drink to that. Maybe not now, but a lil later, huh? *sigh* I tried–it’s 5 p.m. somewhere (still taking meds for pneumonia & can’t drink)!!! Drink a glass of wine for me.

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The sis wanted a splash of color by adding a blue belt & colorful bangles. Might I add that she didn’t’ want to buy them until I forced her. Cuteness, right? *pats self on back* Sweet sis I am!

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Dress: $20

Ring: $4

Bangles: $10

Shoes: $5

Shades: $0 Gift!!

Necklace/Earrings: $15, $10

Purse: $30

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You can’t beat the price for these cuties. They were barely worn and are in EXCELLENT condition.

The key to take away is to shop around & don’t be loyal to one brand, store, etc. Hit yard sales, thrift stores, boutiques, & MORE. Save money so that you can splurge on more expensive items such as designer bags/shoes/makeup if that’s your fancy. We LOVE many designer items & this is what we spend our savings on when we shop around. Stick with us & you’ll be a frugal fashionista in no time, no? These belles know so!!!

Follow us… We don’t bite, we shop! *In Mama Dee’s Voice* and in THAT order!





Made in the South Trunk Show


Y’all know that a belle loves the south, local goods, and fantastic finds. If these things suit your fancy and you’re around the Birmingham area, check out this awesome trunk show. Tamika and I went last year and had a ball! We picked up a few goodies and shopped in style.

Southern Designer Collections is hosting a truck show and YOU are invited. Expect to find everything from homemade jams, stylish hats, purses, jewelry and more by southern designers. If you appreciate buying unique items from local artists, then you will love this trunk show.
The event is FREE and on Tuesday, May 14th from 10:30-6:30 p.m. at the beautiful Aldrige Gardens in the Hoover area. Expect to find great deals and be certain you enter the giveaways! Tell em a belle sent you!

2nd Blogiversary: We Look Pretty Good for Two, Right!?

PhotoGrid_1367978104278 (1) Well friends, it seems like a belle has been gone forever & a day, huh? We took a much needed break from blogging & the moment we were starting to kick things back into high gear I got ill with pneumonia & the sis got ill from trying to care for me. I am starting to feel better and can’t wait to dive back into things! As Sweet Brown (if you don’t know who she is I suggest you head to YouTube ) would say “Oh Lawd, Jesus it’s a firrre!” that is finally dying down. PhotoGrid_1367979095304 The sis & I can’t believe that our blog turned 2 on the 1st of this month. Thank each & everyone of you so very, very much for reading, emailing, tweeting, instagraming, facebooking, etc. We appreciate each & every soul that supports us, encourages us and prays (good prayers, honey) for us. Thank you, kindly. Shermika & I have been doing a lot this past year and I must say time does fly. We’ve tasted fab eats, met/interviewed some really fascinating and interesting peeps such as the the talent behind the gorge Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show, Stacy London, the COO of Belk, Inc., Bobby Dean, & visited enchanting places such as beautiful Savannah, & our fave new arts center #1 & #2 too many times to count & MUCH, much more. PhotoGrid_1367979715298 We hope that you’ll continue to spread the word, watch us LIVE on Fox 6 (or online), & always think about your two fave ArtBelles. Blogging is hard work, but we have fun while doing it–sometimes even with masks. Have a quick gander at a little of what we’ve been dabblin’ in over the past year why don’t you. Help us celebrate by sharing our facebook page with a friend or three. Thank you again from the bottom of our little hearts!!! Tweet a belle!

Too many fab shows in one year!


Fun with friends, lights, dancing, shopping bus tours, & more is always on a belle’s agenda!


Frugal fashion, traveling, & a bangin’ party are ALWAYS on our to-do list!


We are blessed & will never complain because life is too short for foolishness! We LOVE ya!!!