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 […]

How The Budget Fashionista Got Out of Debt

The Budget Fashionista’s Annual “Being Broke Ain’t Cute” Series features tips and advice to help you improve your personal financial health. For more personal finance information, please visit our Financial Health Series. The #1 question I get asked the most is how I was able to get my financial house in order and get out […]

Beauty Advice: Teen MakeUp Tips

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Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m a fourteen year old girl and I don’t normally wear makeup, but I want to start. I’m wondering what I should buy and what I don’t really need, as well as where I should get them and how much I should spend. Answer: The rule of thumb when it comes to […]

Meet the Mother of a Fashionista: Kathryn Shops with Mom

Before there was The Budget Fashionista, there was a little girl named Kathryn from Minnesota. In a town where nearly all people looked the same, Kathryn’s mother, Karen, had always encouraged the girl to express herself, especially her personal style. Fast forward to the present, Kathryn is taking her mom out shopping for shoes that […]

What Would You Do to Lose Weight Before Your Wedding?

Like most brides, the months before my wedding was filled with twice day spinning classes, personal trainers, and a diet consisting primarily of a strange lemonade mixture (Master Cleanse) and Chocolate Pretzel Snack Bars (Weight Watchers). I wasn’t a total Bridezilla, but I can see how a bride could go there (imagine being hungry for […]