Memorial Day Fashion Tip: Wear White… Worry-Free!

Memorial Day White Dress

Memorial Day is on our radar, which means it’s time to rummage through our closet for our best white pieces. If you’re planning to wear the trend, we suggest pairing bright bold colors with the wonderful neutrality of white. Think white silk shirt with bright-colored jeans, or a neon top with white denim. White adds […]

20 Great Nail Polish Colors for Summer 2012

20 Great Nail Polish Colors for Summer 2012

There’s nothing I love better than a fresh summer mani-pedi. While I’m in love with the nail art trend, and totally encourage everyone to give it a try (start with these great nail “stickers” /Polish Strips from Sally Hansen), there may be a few of you who insist on sticking with good ol’ basic nails. […]

READ THIS Before Getting Your Next Pedicure

It’s that time of year, when our feet emerge from the safe, comfortable, full coverage confines of our winter boots in need of some serious beautification.  Even with a pair of sandals with straps that strategically cover our “problem” toe(s) (we all have one), your previously hidden-in-(insert snow boot brand here) crusty heels will need […]

How to Shop Target

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This post originally appeared on Dec 17, 2008. Ah, you say—you already know how to shop Target. In fact, you’ve spent so much time there that you should be eligible for some kind of lifetime achievement award. Okay, we’ll give you that—but are you shopping it in the smartest way possible? Perhaps not. And to […]

The Outnet: Site Review

The Outnet

The Outnet is the high-fashion-focused Net-a-Porter’s outlet site—which pleases us because, while we love perusing Net-a-Porter’s designer offerings, we just can’t justify (or afford) the prices. And, in this economy, it only stands to reason that high-end retailers will diversify to tap into the budget shopping market (theOutnet.com calls it “chic discount shopping”, a phrase […]

Five Quick Shopping Tips for Busy People

A few months ago, we received a comment from a faithful TBF reader who said, and I quote, “I’m too busy to budget shop”. While our first reaction was, “who doesn’t have time to bargain shop?”, the more we thought about it, the more we understood where the reader was coming from. Budget shopping can […]