About The Budget Fashionista

The Budget Fashionista was founded by Kathryn Finney in 2003, from a love of fashion, but a lack of cash. The Budget Fashionista has been featured in more than 600 media outlets, including TODAY Show, Good Morning America, CNN, E!/Style, Fox News and has been profiled in The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, and InStyle.

To learn more about our contributors, please visit our contributor page. To learn more about Kathryn Finney, please visit digitalundivided and learn about her work to get more black women in tech or follow Kathryn on twitter.

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Budget Fashionista

Q: How Did The Budget Fashionista Get Started?

In 2003, our founder, Kathryn Finney, was faced with mountains of credit card debit and student loans (damn you, Yale University), created as a result of overspending and underplanning. She knew there had to be a way to look fabulous AND pay her bills. This blog is filled with the tips, tricks, and advice she learned on the way to becoming fashionably frugal.

Q: I’m new to the site, where should I start?

New to the Site? Start with These Posts!

Q: I am a member of the press. How do I contact a Budget Fashionista team for an interview?
All press inquires should be directed to blogs-at-simplygoodmedia.com. You may also reach us at 347.422.7283.

Q: What is Your RSS Feeds?
Our RSS feed is:
The Budget Fashionista: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheBudgetFashionista

Q: How I can contact you?
Have something fabulous our readers simply must know about? Please send releases to press @ simplygoodmedia.com or

244 Madison Ave #140
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 347-422-7283

We’re delighted to consider your release, but we can’t guarantee posted reviews or other coverage.

Q: Do you accept Guest Posts?

Q: How do I search for a specific topic on the site?

For quick searches, just type in your term in the handy search box located in the upper right hand corner of the site. If you have a little more time, go ahead and browse through our archive section.

Q: Do you accept advertisement?

We do accept advertisement from select advertisers who provide products and services our readers would enjoy. For more information on advertising on The Budget Fashionista and other Simply Good Media sites, please visit our advertise page or send an email to advertise AT simplygoodmedia.com

Q: I’m a publicist/marketer, how can I get my product reviewed on The Budget Fashionista?

Before sending a product to review, it’s best to first send us a note describing the product, the price range, etc. and we will contact you if we’re interested in considering the product for a review. Please note submission of a product doesn’t guarantee a review.

Q: Where Can I Buy The Budget Fashionista Book?

My first book, How to Be a Budget Fashionista (Ballantine Books/Random House) may be purchased at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

Q: I want to start a fashion blog, can you help me?

Please read my post on how to become a professional blogger. The best advice I can give you is to read popular fashion blogs like The Budget Fashionista, and to read great blogging advice sites like Chrisg.com and Daily Blog Tips. Make sure you have something original to say (celeb fashion, for example, has been done to death) and update your blog every day.