Repost: Cyber Monday Shopping Tips For Those Who Hate Black Friday

Cyber Monday shopping

The Budget Fashionista’s  Holiday Shopping Guide Series shares shopping tips and advice to help you save money this holiday season. For more posts in the series, visit our Holiday Shopping Guide Page. At TBF we’re not really Black Friday girls (we like our beauty sleep) but Cyber Monday? Totally our speed (and not just because […]

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

With the rise of “Say Yes To The Dress,” wedding dress shopping has been elevated to a national pastime – seriously, before that show, did you know the difference between a mermaid and a trumpet fit? Between silky satin and charmeuse? And while expectations for the bridal experience are now exceedingly high, not every girl […]

Why Wedding Dress Sizes Run So Small

So you’ve invested your 401(K) in every bridal magazine that ever existed, Pinterested yourself within an inch of your life and spent the last three months on a strict diet of raw veggies and, well, raw veggies. Now you’re at the bridal salon, focused only on reaching that “Say Yes To The Dress” moment every […]

Web Site Review: AccessoryFoundry.com

Accessory Foundry Site Review

What: Angela shops “artisan, indie and retro fab finds” on AccessoryFoundry.com. The Lowdown: There’s nothing we love more than a great accessory–which means something that elevates our generally-basic pieces while spending, well, as little as humanly possible. So we’re always on the lookout for new accessory sources (you can only do so much with a […]

The Springtime Blues: Spring 2013 Pantone Color Report

Pantone Spring 2013 Forecast

According to the fashion color gods at Pantone (still our dream job), Spring 2013 is all about feminine softness – fresh cool hues with pops of clear crisp brightness. Can you say refreshing? We know, fall hasn’t even started yet, but the fashion industry is all about what’s coming NEXT – so here’s your cheat […]

Web Site Review: HaulerDeals.com

Hauler Deals Site Review

What: HaulerDeals.com announces big changes–so Angela does some shopping Web site recon. The Lowdown: HaulerDeals defines “haulers” as “those who hunt for amazing fashion, gather their favorites and share them with the world.” Okay, we’re on board with that. Upon our first visit, we’re asked to sign up of course, so we do, with the […]

Mix This: Tons of Texture Trends for Fall 2012

Texture Trends for Fall 2012

Summer dressing is all about simplicity, but as the days get shorter (and our affinity for flirty summer florals turns to *meh*), get ready for some serious changes for fall 2012. This year, texture is BIG – and mixing textures is even bigger. Think brocade with tweed, lace with faux fur, patent leather with embossed […]