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 […]

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 […]

How to Create an Emergency Fund

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. You probably know all about saving money.  What self-respecting budget fashionista doesn’t pride herself in knowing how to find the best deals everywhere? […]

Tips for Getting a Second Job

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 allure of a second job can be pretty strong, especially if you’re trying to pay down some credit card debt or annihilate […]

How To Wear: A Cardigan

How to Wear a Cardigan

Okay, let’s be clear about one thing here — by holiday cardigan we are not referring to those Christmas-tree emblazoned chunky knit sweaters (you know, the one with the snowman buttons) that your Great Aunt Hazel breaks out of the mothballs about this time each year. What we’re talking about is the cute, embellished little […]

10 Great Retro Fashion Pieces on a Budget

Trends come and go but there’s always place for vintage in our hearts at TBF. Why? Vintage is classic without being boring, quirky without being, well, Lady Gaga. Of course, true vintage can get a little pricey, so we’re all about retro and vintage-inspired. Don’t want to reinvent your entire wardrobe? No problem — leave […]

Five Plus Size New Year’s Dresses Under $50

It may be almost 2011, but the problem we face is age-old — finding a plus size New Year’s Eve dress that is fun, sexy AND doesn’t cost six times as much as non-plus-size versions. It wasn’t easy, but we discovered there are at least five hot New Year’s dresses out there under $50 — […]

High Vs. Low: Holiday Glitter Clutch

A standout clutch can add soooo much to your holiday ensemble — and seriously, a little glitter makes us ridiculously happy. True, glitter can look cheap if it’s not done well — but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done well inexpensively. Don’t believe it? Well, actually, neither did we but seriously, look at the […]

How to Wear Sequins

All that glitters isn’t gold — and we’re totally fine with that; tis’ the season to sparkle, and we’re not just talking about those festive lights. Sequins is a trend that transcends the holidays but this time of year? Even the most conservative among us can’t resist. But it’s awfully easy to cross the line […]