The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Recent Posts

Dorothy Dandridge

Something old, but new: 5 Websites to Find Great Vintage

Wearing vintage is nothing for me. I spent a great portion of my life at thrift stores or garage sales. Every Wednesday, my grandmother and I would go to the community thrift store near her house and see what we could find. When I got older and had a couple more dollars, I started going […]

Alicia Keys

5 Headwrap Tutorials To Style Your Hair

We’ve all been there: our hair is on day 4 or 5 and not properly cooperating. You look at yourself in the mirror and wonder “What the hell am I going to do with this hair today?!” After looking like the Mr. Crab meme for a couple minutes, the lightbulb goes off: put a headwrap […]

Ramon Hernandez and Vincent Jackson

Callaloo, Pipo’s Cafe open inside St. Petersburg’s Manhattan Casino

Earlier this week, I drove across the Howard Frankland to the reopened Manhattan Casino to interview former Bucs player turned restauranteur Vincent Jackson and Ramon Hernandez of famed eatery Pipo’s Cafe about their new venture, Callaloo. The Manhattan Casino is located in the historically Black neighborhood called The Deuces and is where Black artists could […]

Marina Williams

ARTpool Gallery brings vintage to modern St. Petersburg

I’ve been writing for St. Pete Life Magazine for a few months now. My first story was about the Foeder for Thought event during Tampa Bay Beer Week. My latest is a feature on Marina Williams, owner of ARTpool Gallery. She’s such a fun spirit and her mom is just as awesome. An excerpt from […]

Tracee Ellis Ross

Hair Inspiration: 13 Black Women Who Slay the Hair Game

One of the things I love about being a Black woman is my hair. It’s become my trademark over the years. I remember in high school, my friends would make weekly requests on what style I should do for the following week. Once I graduated from college, I began experimenting more with my hair and […]