Splurge of the {Weak}

I'm cheap.

You probably know this about me by now.

It's one of those traits that I'm proud of
when I get something awesome at a low price,
but also hate when my friends roll my eyes
as I gawk about the price of something.

For example,
I love that I get to birth two children
here in the UK for absolutely nothing
through the NHS program.

It warms my heart in way that's hard to explain.

I can't help it.

My mother is cheap.
My husband is cheap.

The financial perimeters 
I've always worked in 
have been set tight.

Cheap people like myself
typically find our thrills
through sales and discounted merchandise
{Hello, Gilt Groupe & Luxury Link!}

But when I find full-price merchandise
that is amazing and at a good price...

...well, I kind of lose my mind.

So this week, I have two great finds for you.

They aren't discounted or on sale...
not that I have any problem with those two qualifiers.

These items are both full price...
and they are really awesome values.



Most homes need several cool mirrors splashed throughout it.

In our 800 sq ft flat,
we have five hanging up.

The only problem is-
most mirrors are really expensive...
or they are the same ones all your friends have 
from Z Gallerie or Target.

I love how unique this is
and that you could totally steal the attention 
of a hallway or powder room
for just $165.

When you sign up for their mailing list,
you get 10% off your first order, 
so the price is even better.


A dress for $33?

I don't even feel like you can get a dress
 at Target for that price these days.

To me, this dress feels like something 
Anna from Rifle Paper 
would whip up if she was on Project Runway.

Plus, 5% of your purchase goes to a charity of your choosing,
so that makes it even more awesome.


So happy shopping, friends.

I already have that cute dress coming my way
with plans to wear it over my post-baby body
at a certain friend's Greek Isle wedding this summer.

Now it's your turn to share in the online shopping shame.

Have a great weekend!


  1. In our new place in Bath, the house came with mirrors in almost every room. I've never had that luxury before and its awesome how they make the rooms look bigger and more eye catching. I am definitely adding that mirror to my wish list, plus the name is ace.

    Bonnie Rose
    The Compass Rose

  2. Love both! Jurgen's mom is so talented with making glass mosaics, so every mirror in our house has come from her :)


  3. I love your blog, definitely following now! Stay in touch xx


  4. ugh, the mirror is staring at me to buy it....

    xo the egg out west.

  5. As soon as I saw that dress, I immediately thought of Rifle Paper Co. And that mirror? Get outta town! It's perfect. Well done, m'lady!

  6. I really like that dress!!!
    It's so springy!!!
    I'm cheap too (even if boyfriend sometimes doesn't think this..)!
    Buona domenica!

  7. Love this dress!! What size are you getting? Am 13 weeks at the moment (haven't announced on the blog yet!) and wondering if I'll still get into it at 20ish weeks?!

  8. That dress is absolutely adorable!! I love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

    The NHS in the UK really is an awesome service. The only thing is that it doesn't include the visits at the dentist (At least when I was living there). Over here (Germany) you have to have a statutory health insurance, which is usually covered by your employer through the brutto salary and it covers most dental care as well, which I find great (well, I have good teeth but one day or the other I might need the dentist, and then I'll be grateful).

    Have a lovely Sunday!


  9. great finds!
    nothing beats a good bargain.

  10. my family is awesomely cheap. I am not sure I have seen my dad buy anything full price...ever. My friends in college never understood how I afforded all my clothes but really they were always marked down, its my little secret. Secret because I don't want anyone near my sales racks!

  11. I'm feeling pretty confident that that mirror can work miracles. Even sweatpants might look fashionable in that reflection...

  12. That dress is gorgeous and I thought of Anna too the moment I saw it. Still can't beleive it's only $33, that is amazing!

  13. Such great finds! I'm such a bargain hunter, it's a bit ridiculous for my sanity... :)

  14. Birthing for absolutely nothing. Really ? I would think a whole lot of taxes have been paid by the Brits in order for you to receive those services free. Otherwise, nothing better than a good bargain. Since you're making your money go further, think "frugal" instead of cheap. :-)

    1. I'm one of those taxpayers too! :) After doing both, I have to say- this sure beats monthly payments & deductibles!

  15. Pretty sure I need that dress in my life...

  16. You totally called it- I think Anna would definitely whip that up. Funny thing is, I'm watching Project Runway on my computer right now! What an awesome mirror, too. Inexpensive finds are THE best.

  17. Such a cute dress and what an incredible price!


  18. LOVE that mirror! I am such a bargain shopper. Sometimes I think it's out of control. I'll walk in a store and find a ton of things that I like but tell myself "oh, I'll just wait a week or so until it's on sale." I never buy things full price anymore. But of course my mother refuses to call it being "cheap" and instead chooses to say "thrifty." ha!


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