Introducing the New TBF Community!!

TBF Community

Ask us anything. Literally. The Budget Fashionista, friends, is going communal! Sure, we try our best to address all your burning fashion questions through our articles, but there are times when you just need answers, thoughts, opinions ASAP. This is why we’re unveiling our newly-established forum section. Or the “Ask” tab on the navigation bar. […]

Best Way to Spend Your $5 Today: Labor Day Deals at H&M

H&M Labor Day Deals

Last we’ve checked, there is no shortage of Labor Day deals from both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Savvy budget fashionistas, however, know better than to splurge on the first sale they spot. (Remember what our grade school teachers would always tell us? Quality over quantity.) But $5 for H&M stuff? This doesn’t need zen-like contemplation […]

Save the Date: Fashion’s Night Out 2012

Fashion's Night Out

Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy Mark your calendars, fashionistas! On September 6th, more than 500 cities nationwide will party away on a one-night-only affair that brings together the best and the finest in the world of fashion, celebrity, music, and glamor. Now on its fourth year, Fashion’s Night Out continues to celebrate and support the […]

What Do You Think About Vera Bradley Bags?

Vera Bradley Bags

Vera Bradley Little Mandy, $50.99 from Zappos Head to your local suburban mall on any given day and there are a few things you’re guaranteed to see: 1) A sea of minivans 2) Kiosks selling cheap jewelry 3) Tons of Vera Bradley totes. For those of you not acquainted with the Vera Bradley tote bags, […]

The Chicago Shopping Guide

The Chicago Shopping Guide

Chicago is one of my FAVORITE shopping cities (read about my shopping adventures in the Chicago Tribune).  Located on the shores of the mighty Lake Michigan, Chicago is definitely our kind of town.  Part college town, part business town and part ethnic enclave, Chicago is full of amazing deals.  Chicago fashionistas have long loved the […]

BlogHer Fashion Show 2012: Real Women Rock the Runway


Leading the BlogHer Fashion Show made me believe again in the power of style to transform and empower women. Let me Explain…. For the past year or so, I’ve been very disenchanted with the fashion/beauty industry and even more disenchanted at the whole style blogging community. It’s like the very worst parts of the community- […]