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, […]

Fall Fashion 2008: Wide Leg Trousers

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” Wide leg pants remained a force on the runway for Fall 2008, and the good news is there are plenty of styles on sale now—pick some up and stash them until September . . .   INC Petite Wide Leg Pants,  on sale for $56.25, Macy’s Sele Wide […]

Tribal Style: Runway to Real Life

Global thinking translates to fashion this spring, with an emphasis on loose fabrics and tribal patterns, peppered with animal prints and an occasional dose of beads for good measure. How can you translate this look so that it makes sense in your closet? Some tips (roll over slideshow below for details):        Unlike […]

The Gladiator Sandal: High Vs. Low

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” With the urban tribal theme everywhere this spring, gladiator sandals are hot once again, and they do go incredibly well with the global prints and safari-influenced styling we’re seeing. So, can you get cute glad sandals without breaking the bank? Of course. Here’s a test first: we’ve picked […]

The Anorak: Spring Trend 2008

   What: The anorak as the new spring transition coat of choice. According to style maven Hilary Alexander of The Daily Telegraph, “This spring, however, the anorak has been grasped by its collar and rejigged as a new, lightweight, trans-seasonal cover-up.

Best Handbags on a Budget: Reader Advice

Even the most commited of budget fashionistas knows that if you’re going to splurge on anything, a classic, quality handbag is the thing to buy (we like to call it an investment). However, we also know that when it comes to having fun with trends, inexpensive handbags can be just as great. Our handbag go-to […]