Winterize: Go Green

If you have not yet been kicked in the butt by Old Man Winter; you will be soon. To keep your hard earned money from going out the window with our dwindling natural resources, it’s time to winterize your abode! Clear your calendar for an afternoon and plan a trip to your local hardware shop […]

Famous Maker Brands on a Budget

Dear Budget Fashionista, I was perusing on Smartbargains and noticed that all of the “Famous Maker” and “Famous Designer” brand dresses are not only the same styles as Nicole Miller’s, but the same fabrics and original retail prices. Is “Famous Maker/Designer” code for Nicole Miller, or is this just a coincidence? Answer: Stores like Smartbargains […]

Thakoon for Target: Up Next For Go International

> Thakoon Panichgul is the next designer on tap for Target’s Go International Collection. Known for his feminine take on eastern style, Thakoon’s collection for Target will be priced from $16.99-$44.99 and feature a variety of seasonal staples including flutter sleeve tees, ruffled tanks and belted shirtdresses. Stand-out pieces include a floral print canvas coat, […]

Sweaters: Recycle This

This holiday season inspires us to become rampant consumerists, even though we try to be minimalists in every way. Argh! Dang that adorable Santa! This year it’s easy enough to be on the lookout for green and affordable gifts just by cruising Etsy on a regular basis. But here’s a tip for green and for […]

Go Fug Yourself: Go Fugly Girls on Today’s Shoptalk Lifestyle Podcast

Today I chat with two of my blogging heroes, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan of GoFugYourself.com. The blogging heir apparents to Mr. Blackwell, the Go Fug Yourself Girls dish about their humble beginnings, red carpet fashion offenders, and the current rash of self-appointed “stylists”. And of course, their new book, Go Fug Yourself Presents The […]

Junk Fashion: Recycle This

Oh, Portland we can’t stop thinking about you for long. You bring us so many beautiful green things and now we’ve found another one that is so awesome we once again fantasize about relocating to the great northwest. While browsing the Mr. T approved site on sustainability, 1 Thing Portland, we discovered an event that […]