Fashion Week Daily: Celebrity New Year Fashion Resolutions

Jane Krakowski (former Allie McBeal cast member): “My constant fashion faux pas is borrowing and wearing dresses I should never wear, but going out with them on anyway. My resolution is to tailor everything. It’s the only way things look really right on you. I don’t think anyone can look fabulous right off the rack.” […]

Gift Advice: Swap it with SwapThing

Several years ago, my dear grandma Nana gave me a kelly green fleece sweatshirt/cardigan top with sunflower appliques that was made by her 83 year old church bingo partner, Miss Callie Mae. Now, I could deal with the sunflowers, but the sweatshirt also had a white/yellow gingham checkered ribbon at the neck and, in a […]

Fashion Advice: Fluffing Your Velvet and Velour

Dear Budget Fashionista, Do you have any tips for fluffing/fixing velour? I find that my juicy sweats tend to “lay down” after I have had them for a few months. Answer: You regain some of the fluffiness of your velvets/velour by brushing the fabric with what is called a fluffing brush (around $7.00 at most […]

Warm Weather Affects The Sale of Winter Apparel

Wait a week or two and you’ll be able to find an assortment of cold weather gear like coats, jackets, gloves, and boots for major savings. Why? Well, the warm weather (50 degree weather for most of Dec.. wacky.) has really hurt the sale of winter apparel worldwide. If you can hold off until the […]

Does Size Impact Your Finances?

In our discussion on the lack of plus size fashions, a reader named Robin made a very interesting observation. She stated that the lack of options has actually saved her money because she can’t find anything to buy. Her poignant comment made me think—is there a difference in the financial health of special size women […]