Fab Jewelry Under $10

Cocktail rings, charm necklaces, and chandelier earrings—all jewelry we used to buy when, and only when, we actually had money to spare…right? While we can’t afford any frivolous purchases right now, we can still afford to accent our outfits with trendy jewelry and adorable baubles—by searching a little harder for extremely low prices and style. […]

The Under $75 Event Outfit

Most of us can get away with a pretty basic wardrobe most of the time (our red carpet event invitations keep getting lost in the mail, evidently). However, and especially this time of year, the occasional “occasion” presents itself, and we find ourselves scrambling to find something a little more special to slip into. With […]

Sarah Palin Wardrobe Challenge

mistydawnphoto / Shutterstock.com “SOME PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” After news broke yesterday about Governor Sarah Palin’s rather large clothing expenditures, a friend sent me an email, challenging me to build a complete, Vice Presidential candidate worthy, wardrobe for Governor Sarah Palin for less than $2,500.  Now $2500 is more than I spend on […]


Green is good. Greening your home is great. After all, you spend a good amount of time tucked between the sheets and surrounded by the paint on the walls, so you want to make sure you and your family are taking your environ seriously by removing toxins and breathing easy. But what happens when you […]

The Under $60 Outfit

On the weekends, this time of year, we want to be warm, comfortable, and most of all, stylish, as we’re running errands and hanging out with friends. It’s a tall order, but you can do it for less, and here, we’ve pulled together an easy and totally versatile ensemble for less than $60—we could have […]

Tips for Consignment Store Shopping

Every budget fashionista is familiar with a fundamental fact associated with finding fierce clothes for as little money as possible: Consignment and secondhand stores can yield some great finds at great prices—you never really know what you’re going to find! One woman’s castoff is another woman’s couture, and if you’re really lucky you can find […]

Comfortable Shoes on a Budget

Dear Budget Fashionista: I’m a college student/public radio intern in beautiful San Francisco, and I’m on a very fixed budget. It’s getting colder in the bay area, and I need a pair of shoes that are suitable to wear at school and as an intern. Seen anything good this season? Thanks BF. Answer:  I’m all […]

Grandma’s China: Recycle This

The next time you break a beautiful piece of china, instead of bemoaning the loss of a sentimental and potentially expensive family heirloom, contact the people at The Broken Plate Pendant Company! They’ll take your prized possession, wipe away your tears, and turn it into a lovely piece of jewelry you will be proud to […]

Political Fashion Comes to Rain Boots, $19.99 at Target

We all agree that Mrs. O has amazing budget-friendly style and, well, Govenor Palin rocks awesome shoes. Now Target, who knows a moneymaker when they see it, are selling donkey (for Democrats) and elephant (for Republicans) patterned rainboots for $19.99. This is the perfect accessory (and a good price for rain boots) for those who […]

Best Beauty Finds for $3 or Less

Looking to replace some items in your make-up bag or just try something new without spending a bundle? Not a problem. We’ve compiled a list of beauty products that—at $3 or less—won’t bust your budget (no matter how tight!) or force you to sacrifice the quality you’d expect from a higher priced product. ~ Achieve […]