Fashion Advice: Sample Sales vs. Warehouse Sales

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Dear Budget Fashionista, I am just starting to frequent sample sales, however the merchandise at many of the sample sales are not of high quality. What is the definition of a sample sales? How do they differ from sale events at stores like Barneys or Bendel? How does one know that they will be admitted […]

The Best Beauty Advice

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We get a lot of request for beauty advice here at TBF.  So put together our BEST beauty tips and advice into one quick post . From the best way to cover a zit to the fastest way to whiten your teeth, we’ve got solutions for your most pressing beauty problems that won’t break your […]

How to Combine Hair Products to Get Hairstyle You Want

Sometime the trick to getting the hairstyle you want on a budget is being a bit creative with your hair products. Our friend Melissa, who is a professional cosmetologist who recently gave us these fabulous tips for getting the hair style you want by combining products, including those found in your cupboards. Combining Hair Products […]

The History of Budget Fashion: Forever 21

The History of Budget Fashion is a series of articles written by The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn Finney, that explores the evolution of fashion on a budget. Forever21 has now become a mainstay in every budget stylista’s shopping arsenal, yet few know the beginnings of one of the most popular stores in America. In this […]

Using Accessories to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Webster’s dictionary defines the word “accessory”, in its fashion sense, as “an object or a device not essential in itself but adding to the beauty, convenience, or effectiveness of something else.” I define accessories as a surefire way to expand upon an existing wardrobe. So many Budget Fashionistas make the mistake of purchasing a new […]

How to Budget Your Shopping Dollars

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m working on losing weight and I’m currently saving up money for a new wardrobe once I reach my goal weight, because I’m going to need everything from under garments to shoes to earrings. Is there a certain percentage to spend on each type of clothing? Answer: Every person is different and […]

101 Summer Dresses Under $100

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I admit that I’m not much of a summer person. Sure, I love the warm weather, cute sandals and the fresh fruits and veggies that summer brings, but I’m much more of a cold-weather season kind of girl (fall is MY moment), especially when it comes to fashion. However, there’s one thing I do love […]