Best Shoes on a Budget: Reader Advice

So we know shoes is a veeery broad topic. But getting decent shoes—meaning that they look great and won’t cause you to get a bunion just by glancing in their general direction—on a budget isn’t easy. Sure, we love us some Payless, and Target is a sure bet, but we’d all like a little variety […]

Spring Color: Adventures in Home Shopping

If you’re like us you’re stuck somewhere right now where looking out the window—and into your closet—turns up nothing much but varying shades of gray. We can hardly wait for some fashionable spring color (and this year there’ll be lots), so we decided to click around QVC for inspiration. Here are some early picks that […]

Spring Fashion 2008: Editor’s Picks

Banish winter dreariness with some of TBF’s favorite picks for spring fashion this week (roll over pics for details):       ~ Isaac Mizrahi Dress, $34.99, Target”>Isaac Mizrahi Dress, $34.99, Target ~ Peep Toe Wedges, $24.99, Metrostyle ~ Satin Tie Neck Top, $17.50 Wet Seal ~ Cotton Cargo Jacket, $29.80, Forever21 ~ Plus Size Kimono […]

The Cork Slingback: High Vs. Low

We’re a little puzzled by this trend, but it seems for spring you just might find your feet decked out in, well, cork. Hmmm. This’ll last about 17 minutes by our calculations, so if you like it (and it is kind of cute) don’t pay too much. Here, we’ve got two versions—one pricey, one pleasantly […]

Budget Hair Products: Reader Advice

Great hair can be our best accessory, but unfortunately many of us spend waaay too much time battling bad hair days (or giving up altogether). We could spend a fortune on fancy salon products, but you know our budget leanings just won’t let us, so finding great hair products on a budget is our mission. […]

Gradient Tights, Global Shoppers, Valentine’s Gift and More: Web Round-Up

The Budget Fashionista brings you the best topics, tips and trends from around the web: ~ Yearning for some runway-worthy gradient tights (like the Lacroix look, above)? Here’s a budget DIY (via ~ Even post-holiday, retailers still are courting global shoppers (via International Herald Tribune) ~ Looking for a different kind of heart-warming Valentine’s […]

Spring Coats: Adventures in Home Shopping

We’re still schlepping around in our winter coats, but that doesn’t stop us from planning ahead. We’re thinking of spring—coats, specifically, in anything but wool, and anything but black. A visit to QVC turned up some great inspiration for fun styles to transition into the season, and they’re even budget enough that they’re still worth […]