Dear Budget Fashionista: Hi! I’ve just started getting into “fashion” hose and tights in order to liven up my boring lawyer wardrobe. However, I have a few problems. First, I am plus size. Second, I live in a pretty un-trendy town, and I was wondering if you could suggest some online retailers for this type […]
Today’s guest post is by Charisse Conanan of Smarteys.com. I know — “money-saving tips” and “looking F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S” are terms that might appear to be at odds with each other. But, keep reading and you’ll realize that these terms go hand-in-hand, especially for those looking to impress their colleagues.
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a wedding to attend in late June and I found a black dress with small white polka dots that I love. Can I wear black to a wedding? Answer: While you want to avoid wearing black to a daytime wedding, it’s fine to wear the dress to an evening wedding […]
A little muffin top shouldn’t spoil your fun in the sun. After all, you should be able to have your cake (or ice cream, or funnel cake, or sno-cone…) and eat it too. If you’ve got a little extra in the mid-section, don’t let it get to you.
Yes, we love lying out at the beach and playing in the pool, but even the most enthusiastic shoppers dread the thought of searching for a swimsuit, and we don’t blame them. Never is it more important to find the garment that flatters you best, and it must look perfect when you buy it– swimwear […]
Are cotton swimsuits okay to buy? Is it acceptable to put your swimsuits in the washer? Should you ever shop for a swimsuit online? We’ve got some surprising answers to these burning question. Answers to Common Swimsuit Questions Question 1: Spandex or Cotton? Cotton, along with other lightweight materials, is comfy and soft, and many […]
In the spirit of April 1st, we are sharing an interesting infographic about the top beauty myths that may have fooled some of us once or twice (okay, more than twice in my case). From commonplace nuggets like “Find harshest possible lighting to apply foundation” to head-scratchers such as “For every gray hair plucked, two […]
What: In case you haven’t heard this week, Vera Wang has opened a Shanghai bridal boutique in January to house her globally-revered bridal couture creations. Which typically wouldn’t be such a huge point of interest for normal folks who aren’t celebrity brides, except that the shop was charging 3,000 yuan ($480) for customers to have […]
Q: I am a plus-size bride in dire searching for beautiful cheap plus size wedding dresses. I live in the New York area and everything seems to be in a size two. A: There are many options out there for brides on a budget, including plus-size brides. The key is to NOT look for wedding dresses […]
My grandma Doonie has been a seamstress for over 70 years. Every time I go home to Minneapolis, she drops little pearls of fashion/garment/shopping related wisdom. On a recent trip home, Doonie gave me these simple instructions on finding your natural waist. Most people think they’re natural waist is the mid point of their torso, […]