About Celeste's Styles 4 Less —
"Hello and thank you for visiting! I'm Celeste and I love styling my life for less. Living a life styled for less entails living creatively. I pride myself on being a creative not just in styling my wardrobe but also in styling our home and in doing life in general from dining to traveling.
Celeste happens to be my middle name and is perfect because it rhymes with one of my favorite pastimes, and that dear friends is finding great deals for LESS! I do not like spending alot of $$$ unnecessarily so I love looking for items and deals that cost less than what you would ordinarily expect to pay for them.
Within this blog, I will share my great finds, tips and hacks, motivations, and whatever else I think may be helpful as well as enjoyable.
In addition to affordable shopping, I enjoy DIYs, anything craft related, writing, dancing, singing, staying motivated, and spending time with my husband of 15 years and our two tweenage daughters, ages 11 and 12.
A few fun facts about me: I am a 44 year old native Georgian/military B.R.A.T. I have lived in Georgia, Hawaii, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas. When my dad was stationed in Germany, my parents left me in Tennessee to attend college there. I attended both undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Tennessee: Chattanooga. I have a B.S. in General Management and one in Human Resources, and an M.B.A. in General Management. Even as a young child, I wanted a career in fashion and I desired to go to school for Fashion Design but....... business prevailed; but my love for fashion still remains. Presently, I am in Education because I love, love, love children so much so that at church I lead children's ministry. We recently moved from Atlanta to San Antonio for my husband's job. I am homesick most days but Texas is home for now so I am delighted to make our Texas house a home. I love God and all of His creations, my favorite color is hot pink, I could eat salads every day for every meal, I really enjoy our family taco Tuesdays and family movie nights, party/event planning/decorating is my jam, I live for motivational books/speeches, music is my jam, and I am a true logophile; I love words.
Thank you again for stopping by and browsing. I love being inspired and sharing so I hope that you enjoy the content and that you are also inspired to style your life for less!"
May 11, 2020 —
"Bow adorned sandals have returned this season, and I have found a cute affordable pair!
Styled for Less Look!
I just scored this cute little pair of Nautical, blue and white striped sandals for only $12.00 from Big Lots! YES! Big Lots! I know that they are not known for their shoe and apparel selection; but don't sleep on them, they may just surprise you. As far as comfort and quality are concerned, I have a few pair of sandals that I've previously purchased from there and continue to wear without any issues. I cannot wait to style these with some of my closet finds.
Styled for More look!
These Ancient Greek brand sandals are on sale for $124.99 marked down from $220.00! Granted they are leather; I just can't get over how similar they look to the Big Lots version that I am wearing above!! With the styled for less look you save $112.99.
I love bright fresh flowers, but .......
Z Gallerie Inspired: $27.00 vs. $323.87 Wall Painting
$27.00 Ross wall painting
When decorating our guest bath, I knew that I wanted a large wall painting to hang over the commode. I was searching for one that would pull out the greys in the floor, cabinets, and the bathroom tile, as well as compliment the wall color. It had to be large enough, bright, and elegant.
During my search, I decided to check out one of our favs, Z Gallerie. While I love shopping at Z Gallerie for some things, I know that you can definitely pare down on spending when it comes to a few of their store offerings, case in point, this lovely painting.
Z Gallerie Fleur Radieuse 2 on sale for $323.87 marked down from $499.95!
On Z Gallerie's website, I happened upon their Fleur Radieuse 2 (pictured above). I loved it but not the price, lol😜. I soldiered on and then stumbled upon the Ross beauty for a mere $27.00! That is a savings of $472.95 from the initial Z Gallerie price and a savings of $296.87 from the sale price!
Yes the Z Gallerie painting is nice, but I must confess that I really love and prefer the look of the Ross painting. Although they are not the exact painting, the concept and colors are similar to what I wanted. Prior to making a sizable purchase, I am extremely methodical so I like to research prior to pulling the trigger and I am glad that I did!
H&M Jewelry Haul
.50¢ to $3.00 earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and ring
Anyone who knows me well knows that I love me some accessories. Accessories can change the look of any outfit for a fraction of what a brand new outfit would cost. My love for accessories coupled with a good sale makes for a really good time! H&M never disappoints with their markdowns. I ALWAYS find the best priced clothing and accessories during their sales. I scored this little haul a few months ago; 15 pieces for $22.50. The $2.00 ring and $2.00 double necklaces are my favorites! And yes, I have already worn most of it. How can you beat earrings for .50¢?!! You just can't! The quality is good and the styles are on trend. So when outside reopens 😊 and you want to spruce up your accessories, definitely hit up H&M for their markdowns.
DIY SERVING PLATTER
Not only did I make sushi, but I also made this serving platter!
In this post I share a little hack about how to make a serving platter and a countertop tray with one simple household item that you may already have laying around the house!
My oldest girl and I made sushi last night!
I love the art of food plating and presentation so I wanted a nice serving platter similar to the ones at sushi houses.
I searched online for ideas and platters and I found this porcelain flat plate for $37.25 a case online at Webstaraunt!
After seeing Webstaraunt's platters online, my creative juices started flowing! The builders of our home had left us extra boxes of tile just in case....
I really loved the beveled look and length of this excess tile that we had from the kids restroom so I flipped one over and painted the back and sides with acrylic paint, washed it up real good....
And voila, I had my very own serving platter to plate our sushi...but my creative juices did not stop there! We also had extra kitchen tile.....
I was inspired by West Elm; so I glued together 3 pieces of our kitchen backsplash tile to simulate......
West Elm's Foundation Tray in small for $30.00
Ta-da! I made a FREE countertop tray for my salt and pepper mills and olive oil!
Hope you enjoyed this little hack!