Posts in category "budget"

style week on AAB: my affordable spa favorite

style week on AAB: my affordable spa favorite
This week on AAB is all about style and beauty. Up today? An incredible spa that’s as relaxing to your paycheck as it is to your body. When it comes to pampering myself, spas were a luxury I would indulge in on bachelorette parties upon receiving a gift from a friend who could see I... Read more »

white chicago is closing--huge bridal consignment sale

white chicago is closing--huge bridal consignment sale
White Chicago, a bridal consignment destination for brides-t0-be for the last five years, is closing up shop and offering gorgeous gowns at largely discounted prices. Book your appointment now between August 31, when the shop closes up for good. Find out more here. p.s. The shop is also looking to get rid of its furnishings,... Read more »

vintage-inspired jewelry shop on etsy

If you’re looking for pieces that you could find after a good long search at your local thrift or consignment shop, but don’t have the time for a good long search at your local thrift or consignment shop, check out this well-edited etsy seller. Not only does she offer dreamy peeks into a romantic history,... Read more »
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WIN a FREE pass to the Chicago Makeup Show!

    Beauty and makeup fanatics, take note! This Sunday and Monday, Chicago welcomes the Makeup Show to Venue One (located at 1044 W. Randolph St), showcasing the beauty industry elite to share the latest tips and trends, as well as hands-on tutorials, question/answer sessions, and product launches. Brands such as Make Up For Ever, Stila, and... Read more »

get almost all your wedding planning done with one click

  When it comes to getting married, there’s the engagement, there’s the big day, and then there’s all of that time–sometimes loads of it, sometimes not enough–in between, in which what seems like a lifetime of things can happen. While some brides relish the hours spent confirming every little detail–from the color and type of flowers on... Read more »

use your bridesmaid dress for charity...and a new dress!

  Remember when your friend had you wear that bridesmaid dress that was neon yellow/an orange floral pattern/a super awkward length/really ill-fitting/something you felt okay about but would never ever wear again? Well, my dear readers, it is now your time to thank her, because finally, finally, there is a light at the end of the closet... Read more »
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Exclusive discount to Ciao Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event

  Happy Thursday, readers! I am excited to tell you about a fantastic event happening this Sunday from noon to four for brides-to-be (and the people who love and support them!). Cial Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event, co-sponsored by Taylor Made Invites and recent Refinery 29 obsession, bridal stylist Libby Salerno, will feature a fashion show with looks by Belle Vie Bridal... Read more »

inspired by unique bridal shower themes

inspired by unique bridal shower themes
On Monday, we talked about how to save money when planning a shower (or seven) during wedding season, but what about the actual shower details? While going with the traditional and straightforward route of brunch or a late lunch followed by gifts is always a tried and true choice, today’s world of blogging, facebook and... Read more »

attention fashionistas: intersection of style event

  One of my favorite ways to completely deny Chicago’s betrayal of the Spring weather is to go shopping for clothing I would have no business wearing in the daily conditions this city keeps spewing out. As in, shorts, mini dresses, and sandals. And although I am currently on a shopping hiatus, I am attending the... Read more »
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bridal showers on a budget

Happy Monday! This week on Always a Bridesmaid, we”ll be talking about all things shower–bridal and baby!–now that wedding season is officially upon us. Today’s focus is all about saving money. When your friends start marching down the aisle, the first showers seem exciting and novel, so the tendency to spend more is high, as... Read more »