How to Wear Colored Tights and…. Stop…It’s Hammer time!

This video of D&G’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection is the perfect visual primer on how to wear brightly colored tights…. Also for those of you who miss the days when MC Hammer and “Hammer Time” ruled the hip-pop scene, the typewriter pants (aka “dookie pants”) are now back for the Spring. Rejoice in their return.

Love it: Mossimo Peace T-Strap Heels, $24.99 at Target

“THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” A reader recently accused me of writing too much about Target and being paid by Target to post things about them. I probably do write too much about Target (and no they don’t pay me- the blog is editorial). It’s just that Target really gets it when it […]

Fashion Advice: More on the Great Fake Debate

Dear Budget Fashionista, On eBay, I notice several sellers (particularly in the designer handbags section I am shopping) who have multiple “new: with tags” items. They have serial numbers and authenticity cards.  Should I celebrate a great find or still be wary of these sellers? Still be wary.. very wary…. Actually having tags/serial numbers means […]

How to Stretch Leather Boots

Dear Budget Fashionista, I recently purchased my one splurge item, a pair of Michael Kors Jolene boots.  These boots are knee high and gorgeous!!!  Unfortunately, they do not fit around my calves (the one muscular part of my body… go figure!)  Is there anyway to stretch leather boots so they will fit around my calves, […]

Roland Mouret to Design Collection for GAP

In his first collaboration with the folks who brought you “American Idol”, Roland Mouret, the french designer who creates great red carpet looks for everyone from Drew Barrymore to Uma Thurman, will be designing a 10 dress collection for the Gap (yes, that Gap), that will premier in stores on November 7th. I’m a HUGE […]

Kate Moss to Design a Line for TopShop

Fashion webzine, Fashion Watch, recently reported that supermodel Kate Moss has signed on to design a line for British low end store, TopShop (think H&M, but British). From Fashion Watch: Kate Moss, who for years aspired to be a fashion designer, will finally make her debut but at the low end of the business. Last […]

Quickie: Don’t Throw Away Broken Stuff- Send it Back (

Credit: Shutterstock My husband, Mr. Frugal himself, sent this link to a very interesting post on the popular blog Life Hacker.  In the post, the blogger gives tips on how to return broken items, even if you were at fault. It’s amazing the amount of replacement product, free coupons, etc you can get by being […]

What to Buy Fall 2006: Isaac Mizrahi at Target

Last week I had the pleasure of viewing Isaac Mizrahi’s Fall and Holiday 2006 collections at the offices of their NY publicists.  The collections represent a new maturity in mass market market fashions- better fabrics, solid construction, and affordable prices. The Holiday collection was particularly impressive, with long flowing empire waist evening gowns in chiffon […]