Top 12 Popular Budget Fashion, Beauty, and Shopping Stories on TBF this Year

Top 12 TBF Stories for 2012

It has been an awesome 366 days (yep, 2012 is a leap year, whaddya know?) of budget fashion, beauty and shopping here in TBF. As Kathryn and the rest of the TBF gang gear up for its tenth (yep, a decade, which is about as long as Friends ran, but it’ll be nice if we […]

Sponsored Post: 6 Holiday Gifts That They’ll Actually Wear

Winter Boots for Women

Just how many times have we heard the phrase, “it’s the thought that counts”, when December comes around? The closer that the holiday gift-giving season gets, the more likely you’ll hear it from rueful last-minute shoppers who never got around to doing it. (Sorry, Mom, I’ll do my shopping as early as June next year.) […]

Still Gift-less? Here’s 20 of the Top Gift Cards of 2012

Top Gift Cards

So the world didn’t end on December 21st. You know what that means: you’ll have to face your own personal apocalypse for not finishing your holiday shopping on time because you were soooo heavily invested on the holiday not happening. Well, it’s TBF and GiftCard Rescue to the, er, rescue! The good folks over at […]

11th Hour Shopping? Here are 6 Tips to Make Sure Your Last Minute Holiday Gifts Make It On Time

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Vlad Nardin, a spokesperson for consumer advocacy group, shares 6 tips to remember when purchasing your last minute holiday gifts. After all, nothing’s more awkward than telling your special someone, “Hey, Happy Holidays to you! I do have something for you, but you’ll have to wait till January mid-week to get it.”

Good to Know on Free Shipping Day: Zappos is King of Top Shippers, JCPenney Trails the Top 25

Free Shipping

During the busiest shopping and shipping time of the year, it’s nice to know which retailer you can count on to literally deliver the goods on time. STELLAService, an independent retail industry researcher that makes use of a nationwide network of mystery shoppers, just released its handy reference for the most reliable on-time retail shipper […]

RePost: I All Want for Christmas is an iPod Red Nano: Tobias Speaks

This post originally appeared on TBF on December 13, 2006. My name is Tobias and I’m trying to give better gifts. For a guy, the first step in better gift giving is to find out where that special person in your life falls on the gift giving bell curve. At one end of the curve […]

Never Too Early to Dream of Spring: Check out the Sears Lookbook for Spring 2013, Featuring the Kardashian Kollection, Canyon River Blues, and More!


We’ve gotten hold of the Sears lookbook for the upcoming Spring 2013 season, ranging from clothes to footwear, and handbags and other accessories. As expected, most of the prices in the Sears lookbook are well within every budget fashionista’s price range. Brands featured include Kardashian Kollection (my spellchecker seems to grimace ever-so-tightly whenever I type […]