Girlshop Moves Offline

It seems that everyone is trying to follow’s recent foray into the offline shopping territory. The ever popular online shopping store, Girlshop, has just opened a store in the meatpacking district. I’ve yet to check it out, but I imagine it is filled with goodies from Amy Chan and Lotta—perfect for the “subversive socialite” […]

Club Monaco Tests Home Collection

Apparently the folks at Club Monaco are trying to get into the home fashions business.  According to Trend Central, the store is testing a home collection in six of its New York City Stores. The line includes pillows, textiles, and electronics. Club Monaco reminds me of clothing that a hip German school teacher would wear—efficient […]

More Beauty Tips from Your Kitchen

Here are some more beauty tips from your kitchen. If you’ve got food allergies to any of the ingredients, don’t try the recipe. Skin. Honey + Oatmeal Scrub. Mix 1/2 cup of plain uncooked oats with 3 tablespoons of honey. Place on face and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse. Cornmeal + Milk Scrub. Mix […]

Fashion Advice: What is The Perfect Ten

Recently, a reader sent me an email asking me to define the term “perfect ten”. Yes, a perfect ten can refer to someone who has superior physical beauty (remember that old Dudley Moore movie “10”), but it also refers to a body that has a 10-1-10 ratio between the bust, waist, and hips. In this […]

Great Natural Conditioner for Dry Hair

Okay there is no need to spend a trillion dollars on hair conditioner. Head to your kitchen for the perfect hair conditioner for dry hair. Here’s the how-to: DIY Conditioner for Dry Hair Combine 1/4 mayonnaise (the real stuff not Miracle Whip), with three tablespoons of olive oil and 1 egg. Mix together and evenly […]

Who is The Budget Fashionista?

Why does it seem that your wit seems to fail you when you need it the most? While waiting in line to register for a high-brow, ladies who lunch, fashion event in midtown Manhattan, I overheard someone say “Who is this Budget Fashionista chick?” Apparently the person had been hearing quite a bit about yours […]

My Other Life: Fashion Stylist

Besides writing books and dishing snarky fashion advice in this blog, I also do a bit of freelance fashion styling. Check out my latest work in the March issue of Ego Miami Magazine. A BIG shout out to Karen Evans, the amazing photographer who shot this spread.

More Budget Fashion Tips

Everyone knows I dish budget tips and fashion advice for those of us without trust funds (or those with trust funds they can’t access yet).  However, my life as stylist, fashion editor, and general feel-good Fashionista has taught more than how to score the latest trends for cheap. I’ve learned tasty bits of wisdom like […]

Shopping with a Friend: Kathy and Lloyd Shops Chelsea

Yesterday, I went shopping with my fabulously snarky, gay-male best friend Lloyd. Every Fashionista needs a Lloyd in the their lives, someone whose heightened sense of style and witty off-the-wall comments makes a horrible, icy New York City blizzard seem a bit more bearable. Reminiscing about our Midwestern roots, Lloyd and I headed to the […]

When Bad Sweaters Happen to Good Guys

Bill Cosby wore them. Michael J. Fox had a whole closet full of them. Arsenio probably got canceled because of them. Yep, we’re talking about ugly sweaters. Every guy has these sweaters somewhere in their closet. Maybe they were given to them by their senile Aunt Martha, who thought burgundy, gold, and green were really […]