Muffy Don’t Play: The Lily Pulitzer Warehouse Sale Summer 2006

It’s back and it’s about to get nasty . . . Lily Pulitzer is having its semi-annual warehouse sale June 14-17th in Valley Forge, PA. Find heavily discounted merchandise from previous and current season in a wide range of sizes. One year I’m positive I saw a small bottle of vaseline* nestled in someone’s Vera […]

Nicole Miller at JC Penney: The Debate Continues

Man, you guys have raked me over the coals about my distaste for the Nicole Miller line at JC Penneys. I stick to my original statement—that the Nicole Miller line at JC Penney is subpar. For all of you who don’t agree with me, head to your nearest JC Penney or visit the collection online […]

Shopping Guide to Boston

Posh department stores and malls lie alongside thriving, one-of-a-kind independent stores in fabulous, one-of-a-kind Boston. And here’s a nice perk for your wallet: Massachusetts charges no sales tax on clothing purchases up to $175. The effects of the Tea Party continue to this day. Boston Shopping Tips     Head to Newbury Street – If […]

Two Very Interesting Facts About Louis Vuitton

I just learned these very interesting facts regarding Louis Vuitton: 1. The iconic “LV” logo was created in the late 1800s to prevent counterfeiting. 2. 99% of all Louis Vuitton branded products in the world are fake. So, now I get why their panties are in a bunch over the whole fake issue. On a […]

Fashion Advice: What to Do with a Peasant Skirt

Dear Budget Fashionista Last summer I stocked up on cute peasant skirts.  They’re cute and flattering, but not as in style this season.  Are there any ways I can accessorize or change my skirts to make them more on trend for this year? A: Try pairing the skirt with a monochromatic top,  one of the […]

Site I Like:

I love the internet because it’s creating a community of women who are truly doing their own thing. Like the two women behind the web boutique The store carries a variety of cute accessories for working women.  My favorite piece is the white bag (price $249.95) shown above that is actually, believe it or […]

Stores I Like: Pier 1 Imports Clearance Stores

My friend Barb is brilliant, beautiful, and beyond practical. I mean, she develops SQL databases for fun. She’s even cheaper than me, refusing to pay more than $10 for any piece of clothing (I called her the budget-budget fashionista). At a size 4, she can actually do this without looking like a K-Mart Paris Hilton. […]