One very stylish friend of mine mentioned she is looking to purchase a vanity. On a student's budget, a new set isn't exactly realistic. While shopping Craigslist (aka my favorite source for budget decorating), I found a few items that combine to create a very current and on-trend vignette. Here's what I came up with, all for under $100.
The mirror is $35, the vanity table is $15 (a complete steal!), and the vintage bench is only $15 as well. You can have a cover made for the cushion at your local dry cleaners (they have tailors) for around $20. They can add the white piping too! Accessories glam the space up a bit without taking the theme too far over the top. Perfect proof that with a little creativity and lots of Craigslist love, you can decorate any space on any budget!
***UPDATE: Sometime between writing this post last night and this morning, the white vanity table sold. Lesson about Craigslist: if you really like something, contact the seller IMMEDIATELY!! Especially when it's such a great deal! UPDATE***