10 Cozy Sweatshirts We Are Here For This Winter

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By De and Kate

We’ll admit, there’s something appropriately festive about the colder weather that accompanies the holidays. It makes us all sorts of giddy to whip up homemade hot chocolate – one mug of milk, three tbsp. sugar, one tbsp. cocoa powder, a splash of vanilla, whipped cream on top please & thank you – and curl up on the couch to watch Lacey Chabert’s latest Hallmark movie with twinkling lights gleaming on our tree.

That being said, the frigid temps can also evoke a feeling of wanting to scream expletives while walking outside each morning. In order to tend towards the cozy and handle mother nature like a boss, we’ve scouted out 10 of the best graphic sweatshirts to stay warm this winter. Continue reading

6 Ways to Embrace the Marble Trend

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By De & Kate

Marble is everywhere lately. It’s on phone cases, laptop cases, notebooks, makeup compacts, and even nails (yes, nails). Gone are the days when you’d just see marble on someone’s floors or countertops; now, it’s a fashion statement. And honestly, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Even if you’re a little skeptical, we bet you can be turned into a marble fan in no time at all. Here are some ways you can rock this trend in your everyday lives (and be a walking Instagram post waiting to happen).  Continue reading

Cleaning Out My Closet: What I Learned In My Quest Towards Less

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By Kate Kole

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my 2017 goal to minimalize – not just my things – but my thoughts. The same day that post was published, I went out shopping to use a couple gift cards I’d received for Christmas. It was the first time I’d been to the mall in almost half a year. And you guys, let me tell you, I wanted it all. I wanted pants in patterns I didn’t even know existed and I wanted one of everything from Pottery Barn’s window display. In my mindset of craving more, I was fairly convinced that fancy tea and new snow boots were my ticket to becoming content. Continue reading

15 Gifts For Your Friend Who Is Obsessed With the ’90s

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By De and Kate

If you’re anything like us, you’re perpetually stuck in a Throwback Thursday. And that’s totally okay. Hopefully your friends are too. And when it comes to shopping for those ’90s-obsessed folks, you may feel like you might want a time machine in order to just bring them back to the decade they so desperately worship. But luckily, there’s the Internet. And there’s lots of gifts out there for ’90s babes. Warning: You’re going to be obsessed with these gems and probably want them for yourself.  Continue reading

My One And Only Black Friday Experience

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By Kenon Lamont Thompson

November is upon us and we all know what that means. Kids will soon be on their Thanksgiving break and college students will be traveling back home to visit their families. Even those who don’t celebrate the holiday still have something to look forward to: Searching for deals on items that they have eyed for quite a while in hopes of saving a bit of money. The special occasion we know as Black Friday! Continue reading

8 Things We’ll Never Feel Bad About Spending Money On

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By De and Kate

Remember when we were in middle school, and we’d go to the mall, and our parents would give us some money to buy whatever we wanted? And we’d make sure that our $20 (or whatever amount) would last as long as we needed it. We’d stretch that bill as far as we could; we’d nickle-and-dime every last tattoo choker necklace from Claire’s or jawbreaker from the candy store.

Unfortunately, adult life is a lot different.  Continue reading

5 Ways You Can Save Money At The Grocery Store

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By Fadila Henry

Budgeting, while not everyone’s favorite word, is crucial in helping us manage our finances efficiently, so we’re able to get a lot more out of our money without selling ourselves short in the long run. Unlike make-up and handbags, we need food to live, so even when we’re suspicious of the large amounts we spend on groceries, we tend to overlook it because it’s food, it’s for our survival! Luckily, this is an area where a few small changes can make a difference to our cash flow and can instill some healthy shopping habits in our lives. So here’s a few tips to get you started.

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Treat Yo Self (On A Budget)

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Here at Thirty On Tap, we’re big proponents of finding joy in the little things in life. Because as much as we love the occasional indulgence of an afternoon spent at the salon or a day spent shop-til-you-drop style, our wallets don’t necessarily afford or advise those to be on the reg occurrences. Not to mention, part of what makes that plush shampoo massage so glorious is knowing that it’s a semi-annual treat. Continue reading