Broke-Ass Tag: etsy


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.

To kick it off, we’re getting cozy with some super soft, snuggly ideas. I don’t know about y’all, but cooler months make me a hardcore homebody. All I want to do is curl up with a super soft blanket, drink something warm and delicious and chill with my husband, baby and kitties. So in the spirit of the coldness to come (or that’s already arrived, for some of you!), here are some gift ideas we found on Etsy to make this winter extra snuggly.

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

Top row, left to right:

Curl up under a massively chunky and soft merino wool blanket.
Customizable Chunky Knit Blanket, $232+ from LaurenAstonDesigns

Gone are the days when socks are boring stocking stuffers, especially if you’re gifting these beauties.
Cable Knit Over The Knee Socks, $22 from RubyandGemma

Your super chic friend will love this gorgeous candle holder.
Glass Geometric Tea Light Holder, $55 from Waen

Second row:

She’s a little classy and a lot sassy.
Soyphisticated Bitch Candle, $21 from BadAssCandles

There’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.
Handmade Faux Fur PomPom Beenie, $38 from CapsbyColoween

Third row:

We all have that friend who really is a magical unicorn.
Unicorn Mug, $19.95 from FourLetterWordCards

Give your blogger friend the gift of warm fingers, and she’ll love you forever.
Fingerless Gloves, $22 from RememberStella

Cold nights by the fireplace (or space heater) can conjure up some creativity.
The Creative Ramblings of a Restless Mind Journal, $12.95 from franticmeerkat

Bottom row:

A cute throw pillow says what we’re all thinking, amirite?
The Snuggle Is Real Throw Pillow, $20 from PCBHome

What’s a cozy evening without a mug of delicious hot chocolate?
Classic Hot Chocolate Mix, $15 from WhimsyandSpice

Happy shopping, Broke-Asses!

  • 11/10

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’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 “Luna” gown features lace accented shoulders and back, blouson top and a sheath silhouette. It is an unfussy wedding gown that flatters and — most importantly — looks pretty darn comfortable too! I searched for similarly styled gowns in crepe, satin, or jersey with just a bit of lace on top. Now is a great time to shop, as many retailers are clearing out merchandise, so many of the Get Over It gowns are on SALE! Whoop! Let’s go shopping!

    Can't Afford ItAmy Kuschel Luna Gown“Luna” by Amy Kuschel, ~$2,000

    Get Over ItJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back at David's BridalJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back (Style: SDWG0125), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

    Maeve Gown at BHLDN“Maeve” Gown By Theia Bridal (Style: 37038544), $700 at BHLDN

    Cowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back by ieie on EtsyCowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back (Style: Y121204 Naomi), $469.95 from Etsy seller ieie

    Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White at ModClothMagnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White, $275 at ModCloth

    'Tina' Tie Back Chiffon Gown CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST‘Tina’ Tie Back Chiffon Gown from CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST in “Going to the Chapel” (Style: 5118166), $285 at Nordstrom

    Badgley Mischka Collection Bow Back GownBadgley Mischka Collection Bow Back Gown (Style: BADGA30047), $575 at Shopbop

    Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress at David's BridalLace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress (Style: XS3450), $179.95 at David’s Bridal

    Livia Gown from BHLDN“Livia” Gown By Badgley Mischka (Style: 32546285), $800 at BHLDN

    Backless Wedding Dress from FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy“CHANDELIER” Backless Wedding Dress, $800+ from Etsy seller FrenchKnotCouture

    Simply Stunning Maxi Dress in White at ModClothSimply Stunning Maxi Dress in White, $250 at ModCloth

    Drape Back Crepe Gown KATIE MAYDrape Back Crepe Gown from KATIE MAY (Style: 5271216), $295 at Nordstrom

    Slim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back at David's BridalSlim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back (Style: AI10020480), $199.24 at David’s Bridal

    What do you think, Jane? Will any of the above gowns help your daughter get over the “Luna” gown? Let us know in the comments! It’s a great time to shop the sales.

    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.

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    Gabriela Gown from BHLDN

    Today's CAI/GOI post was super fun to put together! Reader Marta emailed us asking for something a little non-traditional. She wrote: "Help! I am not your conventional bride and am having such a hard time finding a dress. I love this one on BHLDN but of course this is their only dress at $2500: . Really like a low back but BHLDN's dress in particular…

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  • 7/6


    There is no question that bridesmaid dresses have come a long way. Hello, 1980s: you were cruel and unusual Even so, choosing the right dress for your girls can be daunting. Everyone has their own style, their own body type and their own budget. The more ladies in your wedding party, the more difficult it is to find something that works for every girl --…

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