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 […]

The Classic Trench: High Vs. Low

The anorak may be the “it” coat this spring (yeah, we’re still trying to figure that one out), but you can never go wrong with a classic khaki trench for both form and function. We found a couple that we love—both look sleek, chic, and luxe, but only one is budget enough for us to […]

What to Buy Fall 2008: The Color Purple

Purple is the “must-have” color for Fall pick up these clearance and sale items now so that you’re ahead of the game when the leaves start to turn . . . Jewel trim trapeze tank, on clearance $19.99, Macy’s Women’s Plus Smocked Knit Dress, on sale $19.99, Old Navy Ribbed Sweater, on sale for $24.99, […]

Best Sleepwear on a Budget: Reader Advice

What constitutes sleepwear varies greatly—we know—but we’re talking cute, cozy, comfy pajamas. Actual pajamas. The first place that comes to mind for us? Victoria’s Secret has great, quality sets—sometimes they’re just a tad bit outside our discretionary budget, but that’s what they made clearance for! So the question is—where do you find cute sleepwear for […]

The Bright Colored Dress: High Vs. Low

By now, you’re all aware that vibrant color is on the way for spring, in a big big way. Orange just might be the most eye-popping of choices, but quite frankly we’re all for it, especially in a great daytime dress. Here, two choices to test your budget fashionista savvy—one we could pick up with […]

What to Buy Fall 2008: Feathers, Fringe and Fur

Feathers, fringe and fur will still have a place in your wardrobe in the form of accessory and embellishment come fall 2008. Some pieces that are priced right to pick up now, and save for later . . . Plumage Feather Necklace, $29, Urban Outfitters Feathered Drop-Waisted Tunic, $39, Twelve by Twelve Knitted Multi-Fur Vest, […]