Planting Fall Bulbs: Budget Gardening Tip

While it’s hard to think spring as we’re anticipating all that raking, just after the first hard frost is the ideal time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. A little planning in the fall will produce glorious bursts of color in the spring, so here’s the lowdown on how to create a show-stopping spring scene: […]

How to Make Cloth Napkins

Cloth napkins not just for those fancy-pants restaurants; they can be used at home to add or change the mood of any table, and quite inexpensively as well. They’re also much more environmentally friendly than paper napkins or paper towels – just think of how many uses you can get out of them! They can […]

Fall Shoe Sale at Nordstrom: Daily Deal

The Deal: Shop the Nordstrom shoe clearance sale and save 40% or more. The Lowdown: Designer and namebrand shoes for 40% off—or more—at Nordstrom is the only excuse we need to pick up a fab pair of shoes for fall. We’re sure we need something more practical, but we just can’t help ourselves with this […]

First Look: Jonathan Saunders for Target

What: Jonathan Saunders for Target, due to hit stores Oct. 5. What We Say: Afraid fall/winter means dreary fashion? Not so, if you’re cruising the Jonathan Saunders offerings at Target, which include splashy prints and bold color—put together in an edgy, fashion forward, er, Jonathan Saunders kind of way. Prices will range from $14.99 to […]

T-Shirt Pillow: DIY

Everyone has a t-shirt or two that has shrunk in the wash or that they just don’t wear anymore — give them a new purpose (other than collecting dust or taking up space in a landfill) by making them into decorative pillows. They’re easy to make and will make a statement in your décor. You […]

Magazine Racks: Look for Less

There’s nothing quite like curling up with the latest copy of your favorite magazine. The soft pillows on your couch, the light streaming through your windows, the cup of tea or coffee in your hand. It’s practically perfect. Until of course, you’re done with the mag and have nowhere to put it (outside of the […]

Mattresses All Half Off at Daily Deal

The Deal: All mattresses half off at the Sears Labor Day Sale The Lowdown: Enjoy big Labor Day savings at through Sept. 6. The deal that caught our eye? 50% off mattresses, plus an extra 10% off of certain brand names like Sealy, Serta and Spring Air. We’re thinking after a long busy summer, […]

Top Five Fashion Week Posts: The Budget Fashionista’s 5th Anniversary

The Budget Fashionista has been covering New York Fashion Week for years, and there’s nothing quite like Kathryn’s no-holds-barred take on the experience (this is the stuff you won’t find in Vogue, but you would expect to hear from your best girlfriend). We’ve rounded up our five faves from Fashion Weeks past, for your reading […]