Target Reusable Bags: The Budget Ecoist

From our friends at The Budget Ecoist We couldn’t help but notice Target’s new, reusable red shopping bags on our latest trip to one of our fav stores. The non-woven polypropylene fabric bag comes in Target’s standard red color with an adorable bird and tree graphic on it (a refreshing change from a company’s logo). […]

The Hat: Adventures in Home Shopping

It’s that weird time of year where we’re totally ready to get decked out for spring, but the air is still cool enough on most days to require some less-than-fun winter gear. Enter this cute colored wool felt hat from Hot in Hollywood on the Home Shopping Network. Bright color, fun grosgrain ribbon, top-stitching detail—helps […]

The Bold Colored Handbag: High Vs. Low

For those of us who are sick to death of alternating those dragged-out black and brown handbags in our closet, the brightly hued handbags of spring are a gift from the fashion gods. Yellow is super hot, but we’re kind of partial to the green (so refreshing!), and we’ve picked two versions for your consideration. […]

The White Wrap Blouse: High Vs. Low

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” Crazy color is great, but sometimes nothing looks more fresh than a crisp white blouse. There are lots of options at the moment (we looove having choices) and one of the most flattering is the wrap—either simple, or with all the bells and whistles. We’ve found three versions—a […]

Spring Fashion 2008: Petite Fashion

For petite fashionistas following the hot trends of the season can be a challenge without having to resort to promising the tailor your firstborn. Here are some spring-ready options—including hard-to-fit dresses and jackets—cut just for you (roll over slideshow for details):      Sweater Knit Ruffled Dress, $59.99, Chadwick’s The Christie Fit Flare Pant in […]

Take TBF’s Annual Shopping Survey

Photo credit: Shutterstock Here at The Budget Fashionista, we pride ourselves on having our collective fingers on the pulse of budget shoppers everywhere, hence our annual, highly scientific Shopping Survey. This is your chance to tell us how you REALLY shop and all surveys are anonymous, so you can spill your deepest, darkest budget fashion […]

Housing Works Thrift Shops Spring Previews

What: Spring previews at Housing Works Thrift Shops in NYC, meaning seven stores have been restocked with clothes, accessories and home furnishings that have been saved up through the long cold winter. The Lowdown: This translates to seven blow-out sales, where for a nominal fee you get first crack at the good stuff. What good […]