Michelle Obama Shops at Target (Literally)

The first lady, yes, the first lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama, was caught recently shopping at Target. Assuming that they have enough toilet paper at the White House, we can only imagine what Mrs. Obama was shopping for (Missoni for Target?). May be she was picking up some Boots beauty wipes […]

Cheap Fall Boots

In the interest of economic survival, we believe that if you’re going to spend your money on fashion updates this season it’s especially important to pick and choose things that will give you the most for your money. Boots are a fall and winter classic, and while the bootie is certainly hot right now, a […]

Fall Fashion Trend 2011: Hemlines Are Dropping

If you were looking for proof that the hemlines drop as the economy tanks, then fall 2011 has given you the answer. This year, hemlines has gone south- beyond the above-the-knee and ankle grazing looks of last year to dramatic mid-calf and floor sweeping looks. This length of dress is perfect for fall because it […]

How to Wear Yellow: Fall Fashion Trend 2011

Yellow, whether it’s mustard or marigold, is one of this fall’s hottest color trends. Along with its partner orange (which is seriously EVERYWHERE this fall), the bright hue is adding a bit of optimism to wardrobes that are otherwise dominated by lots of gray and even more black…. and….. We like it! Just because our […]

Repost: Yea or Nay: Buy American

In our Repost Series, we re-publish classic posts from our archives. In light of our current economic turmoil, we thought this post, first published in Dec. 2007, was an interesting topic to bring back for discussion. “The personal is political and personal style is no exception.” – The Budget Fashionista The recent recalls of products […]

How to Shop Walmart

Save Money. Live Better. Dress better? Surprise, surprise: Walmart fashion isn’t an oxymoron. After dabbling with Target-esque designer collaborations, the biggest company in the world has, for the most part, gone back to its roots of bringing low-cost goods to middle America. Following that mission, there are still some chic finds (but you do have […]

Live from London Spring 2012 Fashion Week: Japanese Style is BIG for Spring

The following is a guest post from our friends at Lucky. The Scene: It will forever more be known as the ultimate runway: the Tate Modern’s expansive five storey high and seemingly endless Turbine Hall served as Matthew’s show space. Exciting because he’s the first fashion designer to ever show there. The Look: All things […]

The End of Fashion Night Out? Does Anyone Care?

This might be the last year for Fashion’s Night Out, the global shopping event created by the very philanthropic folks at Vogue as a way to help out retailers during the Great Retail Crash of 2008. Apparently, the event doesn’t generate much income for stores as people mostly come to stores during FNO to score […]

Repost: How to Avoid The Designer Handbag Trap

Most of us purchase designer handbags more because of the status carrying one conveys and less because of the quality. You can get a great, quality handbag at your local JC Penney’s for less than $50, but carrying that handbag doesn’t convey the same status as, say, carrying the same Yves Saint Laurent handbag carried […]