Spring Fashion 2008: Ruffles

Ruffles aren’t just for little girls at the moment—this spring they’re busting out on big girl blouses, knit tops and dresses all over (accessories, too). Some picks to help you get ruffled on a budget:      Ruffled Tie Front Top, $34, Twelve by Twelve Two Pocket Ruffle Trim Dress, $24.50, Wet Seal BCX Ruffled […]

Spring Fashion 2008: Green

Whether it’s part of a bold pattern, an all-over solid, or accessorizing, deep kelly green is cropping up all over. We’re ready for a little greening up, already, so here are our picks for less:     Sele Striped Flutter Sleeve Sweater, on sale $36.75, Macy’s Sailcloth Belted Jacket, $59, Ann Taylor LOFT Xhilaration Envelope Clutch, […]

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. […]

Spring Fashion 2008: The Bright Shoe

Um, have we mentioned that bold color is big for spring? Right—but it’s so glorious we just don’t get tired of saying it. And bold color in a shoe? A little slice of fashion heaven. Here’s proof—check out these vivid picks (roll over slideshow and click for details):    Polka Dot Peep Toe Wedge, $99, […]

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 […]