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 […]

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 […]

Simply Vera Vera Wang Bridal Jewelry Collection

Simply Vera Vera Wang

You’ve been dropping carefully orchestrated, subtle hints to your man for months (5 months, 22 days, and 5 hours, but who’s counting?), and you always make sure to “pass by” a certain jewelry store that rhymes with “Biffany” whenever you’re at the mall. Here’s another way to hint to your beau that you’re lusting for […]

True Confessions: I Was a Group Sales Addict

I Was a Group Sales Addict

True Confession: I’m a former group coupon addict who trolled various group buying sites to find great deals. For an embarrassingly long period of time, every mani-pedi, date-night dinner, walking tour and fitness class I participated in was paid for using a group coupon. This worked out well. My nails never looked better, until I […]