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 […]

Fashion Trend: Open Front Cardigans

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” What: Drapey, open front cardigans as an alternative to the jacket or traditional cardigan What We Say: Because it’s feminine and interesting, we like it—however, we have some reservations. 1. Too much draping could add a whole lot of bulk where you don’t want it. 2. All that […]

Make a Welcoming Guest Room: Entertaining on a Budget

Making guest feel welcome is every host’s goal, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your guest room or suite. Follow these tips — which focue on all five senses — to make your guests feel like they really are on vacation. Sight Obviously, your guest room or suite should be tidy […]

The Look for Less: Clocks for under $30

If it wasn’t for your alarm clock going off this morning, where would you be? Snug-as-a-bug in your bed (clinging to your homemade sweater pillow, no doubt). But you’d also be late for meetings, your trainer, a date, lunch, dinner, your family (you get the picture). These days it’s virtually impossible to get away from […]

Nursery Shopping: Budget Gardening Tip

Shopping at a nursery can be intimidating for the uninitiated. With seemingly miles of plants, including species of annuals and perennials you’ve must likely never even heard of, much less laid eyes on, it can be overwhelming. With fall around the corner, now is the best time to get good deals on plants, shrubs and […]

Entertaining on a Budget: Summer in Paris


Parisians have the right idea: take the entire month of August off and indulge in the sights, sounds and flavors of France. While it might not be possible for all of us to do the same (quality time in this chic country doesn’t come cheap), you can still indulge in a bit of French fabulousness […]