Broke-Ass Tag: etsy

12/16

Affiliate Disclaimer NewIt’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list. This week Ryan’s bringing you a little something for the guys.

‘Tis the season for list-making and gift-giving. We’re dashing through our lists with some of our top favorites of the year. Stumped on what to add to your list? Check out this Ultimate Gentleman’s Gift Guide for some serious inspirations.

The Broke-Ass Bride's 2016 Gift Guide The Ultimate Gentleman

Top row, left to right:

Drink up, in a delightfully macabre way.
Skull Decanter, $33.08 from Etsy seller JayEngrave

Pineapples are still having a moment.
Pineapple Jam Pocket Square, $15 from The Tie Bar

Art + Science = Perfect home decor.
Atmosphere Print by We Are Brainstorm, $45 from Upstate MN

Middle row, l to r:

It’s a knife! It’s a corkscrew! It’s a lifesaver for all situations!
No. 10 Knife and Corkscrew by Opinel, $32 from Upstate MN

There’s no better way to start your day with a classy AF cup of French Press coffee.
White Ceramic French Press, $75 from J. Crew

Bottom row, l to r:

A burgundy tie for each holiday party!
Basic Burgundy Gift Set, $39 from The Tie Bar

For the artiste, the doodling game just leveled up with a 3D doodler.
3D Doodler, $69.99 from Michaels

For the music lover and collector of vinyl who has a knack for tech.
EP-33 Bluetooth Turntable with Speakers, $169 from Urban Outfitters

Anything you think we need to our lists this year? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @thebrokeassbride.

  • 12/15

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewHey BABs! This week, we have a request from reader Katelynn who commented on this post saying:

    Nice Work! I love BAB!! I’ve got my own CAI/GOI conundrum: I’ve fallen in love with the Ashley bridal gown by Nicole Miller (http://www.nicolemiller.com/as… but it’s more than I wanted to spend at $1800. Ideally, I’d love a dress between $500-$800. I love the lace, low back, and halter neckline (which was a surprise). I also love sweetheart neckline and sheath/mermaid shape, but not an extreme trumpet bottom. I definitely want lace and one of the things I loved about this dress is that I feel mature and sexy in it, not just the typical beautiful bride. I’m looking for a white/ivory lace dress for my outdoor barn wedding in the mountains of western Montan a. Thanks so much! 🙂

    All right, Katelynn. I hunted down some halter gowns, some with lace and some without and all within your price range. There are a couple options from BHLDN that I think come SUPER close, but it’s all up to you!

    Can't Afford ItNicole Miller Ashley Gown

    Ashley Gown, $1800 from Nicole MillerGet Over ItLulu's Live Forever Ivory Lace Dress

    Live Forever Dress, $127 from Lulu’s

    Modcloth Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress

    Magnificent Mrs. Dress, $275 from Modcloth
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    Julianne Gown, $600 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.44.20 PM

    Jessalyn Dress, $200 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.39.33 PM

    Twobirds Lace Ballgown, $440 from Shopbop

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    Alana Dress, $100 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.44.54 PM

    Meghan Dress, $400 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.45.13 PM

    Montana Gown, $300 from BHLDNLulus Everlasting Enchantment Ivory Maxi Dress

    Everlasting Enchantment Dress, $84 from Lulu’sScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.45.28 PM

    Noelle Dress, $160 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.45.44 PM

    Chandler Dress, $80 from BHLDN
    Lulu's Piece of Heaven Ivory Lace Dress

    Piece of Heaven Dress, $82 from Lulu’sScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.46.19 PM

    Gwyneth Gown, $550 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.46.34 PM

    Devin Gown, $700 from BHLDN

    etsy mimetik lace wedding dress

    Lace Wedding Halter Dress, $349 from Etsy seller mimetik

    And this top is perfect, if you can find the right skirt!Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.46.03 PM

    Ashlyn Top, $280 from BHLDN

    What do you think, Katelynn? Any of these strike your fancy? I think that Devin gown from BHLDN would be just perf for your Montana wedding!

    Any of you BABs out there think you can do better? We’re looking for a couple of frugal fashionistas to take on the task of helping our readers #GetOverIt! If you’re interested, send an email to info@brokeassbride.com with subject #CAIGOI and a link to a Pinterest board of a designer dress and your broke-ass worthy alternative finds!

    Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

    *As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
    christen
  • 12/2

    The Broke-Ass Bride's 2016 Gift Guide: A Snuggly Winter

    It's that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we'll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you're shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you're going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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    11/10

    Amy Kuschel Luna Gown

    Today's request comes from reader Jane, who is looking to help her daughter get over a charming crepe gown from San Francisco designer Amy Kuschel. Jane writes: "My daughter is in love with the Amy Kuschel 'Luna' gown, but it is wayyyyyy out of our budget. Can you do one of your great cheaper-versions of this dress??  Looking to spend about $800. Thank you!!" The…

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    10/27

    Galia Lahav Loretta back

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a seriously gorgeous Galia Lahav gown. Reader Jasmine commented on this post asking for some help finding a "Loretta" lookalike. She writes: "Hi! I too am in love with a Galia Lahav "Loretta" dress. Would like to keep my budget around $3000 (and lower if possible :D) but there might be some wiggle room if truly necessary ;). I am…

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  • 9/29

    Ashi Studio S_S 2015

    Man, oh man, today's CAI/GOI post may be the most challenging request we've had yet! Reader Teneasha commented on this post with: "I need help. I've never seen a bridal gown that felt like the gown for me. I'm starting to lower my expectations to a gown that is slimming because there's no way that I can afford my dream gown that's rumored to be…

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    9/21

    Danielle Invites 2

    As a DIY, oh-so-poor bride, I have always planned on making my own invitations. I have been fussing with designs, envelopes, and patterns for about two years solid. I even went through a phase where I planned on having an Etsy shop to give brides invitations on the cheap. Then I realized I have no artistic ability. Sadly, that’s kind of a prerequisite for being a…

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    8/4

    Galia Lahav Antonia

    Reader Tempest has a CAI/GOI request for a hot, hot Galia Lahav-inspired number. She commented on this post with: "I am in love with the Galia Lahav La Dolce Vita collection; in particular the Antonia. I could also go for the Galia Lahav Empress Collection -- the Juno -- but with a satin fabric, lace is not really my thing. My ideal budget is to…

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  • 7/28

    Berta Bridal 14-20

    Sometimes a gown calls to you like a low-backed, cap-sleeved, plunging neckline, lace siren, as the Berta 14-20 did for reader Jessica, who commented on this post: I'm obsessed with these posts and have a dilemma myself... I fell in love with the Berta 14-20 when a model at a bridal show walked past me. The $8,000 price tag is out of my budget, though. Do…

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