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 […]

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 […]