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.” […]

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’ve recently developed slight bags under my eyes along with dark circles. I attributed it to my age ( I’m 45) but I still don’t want to have these bags. Any advice? How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes Answer: Here’s some tips for reducing the puff and dark […]

How to Save Money on Eyeglasses

Is there a logical reason why new eyeglasses cost $300-$500? Could I find a better deal online? These are the questions that have been swirling around in my mind as Tobias and I both search for a pair of new glasses before the end of the year (and the end of our 2006 flexible spending […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fashion Advice: Taking Care of Cork Heels

Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a pair of Oh Deer! Garbo (the spittin’ image of the Christian Louboutin Bruges down to the red sole) that I got for a steal on QVC.  Anyway, how do i care for the cork? Do i seal it and make it water-resistant with a spray? Or since cork is […]