Fashion Trend: Big Shoulders?

Perhaps we should blame the designers —even our beloved Marc Jacobs showed big shoulders on the runway for Fall 08. Maybe we can blame Sex and The City’s Samanatha for all those big-shouldered power suits she donned in the SATC movie this summer. Or possibly we should just blame the 80s which are, let’s face […]

Best Luggage on a Budget: Reader Advice

Summer travel is pricey enough without having to figure out how to replace that tired carry-on on a budget. Still, even if we can only afford to check one bag (or are reduced to abandoning our fabulous new wedges so we can cram it all into one measly carry-on), we’d like that bag to be, […]

Summer Fashion: Jewelry-Bedecked Shoes

Sandals with a little bling have been on the radar for the last couple of summers, but we’re not tired of them yet—not by a long shot. We recently did a look for less on embellished flip-flops, and our budget-conscious point of view, we think some bejeweling on our feet is just the thing to […]

Iman on Global Chic and Fashion for All: A TBF Interview

Iman has long been a style icon for those of us here at The Budget Fashionista, not only because she exudes elegant sophistication, but also because she’s consistently demonstrated a commitment to beauty and fashion for women of all colors and all ages. The icing on the cake? She’s all about making it available to […]

Fashion Trend: The Romper

“SOME PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” The Trend: Apparently, at ShopBop (which we still love, by the way) they are craving rompers. What We Say: Rompers. We mean, seriously? Make no mistake — we are sooooooo not craving them. At all. It’s a garment that reminds us of being 8 years old and riding […]

Fashion Trend: Wood Heels

The Trend: Gladiator sandals are great, but the other big footwear trend this summer is the wood heel. Our Take: Shoe trends are cycling so fast right now it’s making our heads spin but we have to say, the wood heels that are becoming the hot new shoe are both substantial (meaning you are not […]

Summer Fashion: The Sunhat

Any sensible fashionista knows that overexposure to the sun is soooooo not pretty. Sunscreen is a necessity, but if you are lounging on the beach or poolside (should you be so lucky) you might want to consider a sunhat as well. You say you are not a hat person? Well, perhaps not at the grocery […]

Summer Fashion Trend: Fluid Silouettes

Oh, it seems the summer fashion gods have smiled upon us, fellow stylistas, granting us a summer silouette that we can actually pull off. All of us. After a few months of body-conscious fashion, we are soooo ready for letting loose a little—and we do mean our Spanx. ‘Cause this season the fluid silouette is […]