How to Shop New York & Company

Being a professional woman, especially these days, does NOT mean you have an income — or budget — befitting your hard work OR your position. Unfortunately, no one you work with cares how broke you are (darn it!) and expects you to show up looking, well, professional. And then there’s also the old adage, ‘dress […]

How to Shop Etsy

We’ve all heard about a friend (or a friend’s ex-boyfriend’s third cousin) selling goods on Etsy.com — and you know at TBF we’re BIG fans of the unique/fun/quirky/vintage fashion items you can find there. But, as a novice Etsy shopper, the whole world of Etsy-ness can be more than a wee bit overwhelming. Just because […]

9 Pairs of Bridal Shoes You’ll Love on a Budget

Nina Emmylou Platform Pump

They don’t call it “Say Yes To The Shoes”, and there’s a reason for that – because, namely, all eyes are on the dress, and since most wedding dresses are floor length no one will even SEE the shoes. That being said, we’re girls—pretty wedding shoes make us happy, and nearly every one of us […]

Valentine’s Day Decorating: DIY

Whether you’re planning a romantic night for you and your significant other, or a girls night party for you and your single friends who deserve to celebrate love too, we know you don’t want to spend too much on the decorations (cause you’re saving your cash for the truffles and champagne of course!). Some pretty […]

The Financial Diet: Personal Finance

The Budget Fashionista’s Annual “Being Broke Ain’t Cute” Series features tips and advice to help you improve your personal financial health. For more personal finance information, please visit our Financial Health Series. Dedicating yourself to getting your finances in order can be a lot like going on a strict diet—they can both be really hard […]

Where to Find Grocery Coupons Online

With the advent of GroupOn and similar sites — and a bad economy — the age of the coupon is once again upon us. While many of us have abandoned clipping coupons from the Sunday paper (in part because most of us read the Sunday paper online), we find we need to stretch our dollar […]

How to Keep Your Checking Account from Shrinking

The Budget Fashionista’s Annual “Being Broke Ain’t Cute” Series features tips and advice to help you improve your personal financial health. For more personal finance information, please visit our Financial Health Series. The problem: Your checking account seems to shrink before your eyes every month no matter what you do. The solution: You probably already […]