Fashion Advice: Color Scheme

Dear Budget Fashionista This morning when I got dressed, I thought I looked rather spiffy.  But when I got to work the 2 girls I work with said I missed the boat.  Tell me if this sounds like it goes together: Plum corduroy nicely fitted blazer, white cami underneath, khaki slacks, and teal suede slingbacks.  […]

Fashion 2.0: Coutorture Launch

Looking for an easy way to keep up with your fashion news? Well, look no further than Coutorture. Coutorture is a gathering of posts from THE top fashion blogs on the net, linking readers like yourself to the best posts from top fashion blogs like Almost Girl and The Budget Fashionista. Think Newsgator for fashion. […]

Why I Love Target…

(IMAGES NO LONGER AVAILABLE) I was out shopping yesterday with one of my star clients at Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall. We were in a very high end, but fabulous, outlet store (think the letter P) and I saw the a pair of shoes marked down to $300 from $600, which looked so much like a […]

Fashion Advice: Nylon Dilemma

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m a 48 year old hairstylist, who wants to look trendy but not like I’m 20. I wear mostly slacks to work but want to wear skirts. I love the vintage look and have purchased a couple of dresses but I’m told that nylons are a fashion no-no for summer. The problem […]

How to Clean Espadrilles

A reader just emailed regarding tips on cleaning the rope of old espadrilles and since espadrilles are very “in” this spring/summer, I thought some of you might be able to use this tip. Q: Does anyone know how to clean the rope of “old” espadrilles? A: Mix a little laundry detergent in a small cup […]

Newsletter: Hot Spring picks

Check out today’s newsletter featuring five of my favorite items for the spring/summer 2006. Target.com                         Isaac Mizrahi Tote – Linen White. $26.99 at Target.com. Perfect to carry around your summer essentials Linea Paolo ´Lourdes´ Pump, $89.95 at Nordstrom.com. The thick heel makes walking […]

Fall 2006 Fashion Preview: Knit Picking

I was reading in the March issue (yes, I’m waaay behind on my mags) of W magazine about high-end European knit designers contracting out the actual knitting of their garments to grandmas in East Europe. These grandmas are old school knitters from a time when people had to knit their garments to make hats, scarves, […]

Review: Spanx at Target

Spanx just launched a budget friendly version of their popular shape wear brand, called Assets, at Target. For those of you blessed with cellulite free thighs, Spanx is a sort of like a cross between pantyhose and a girdle and are very popular with the Hollywood set (Jennifer Garner, Gywneth and Oprah). The light-weight shaper, […]

DSW Shoe Warehouse Explained

Dear Budget Fashionista I have been a big fan of your site since its inception.  You often mention the great deals you find at DSW Shoe Warehouse. What is DSW Shoe Warehouse and how can I find the store nearest to me? A:DSW Shoe Warehouse is the Home Depot of shoes. The store carries shoes […]