Petite Fashion: Short Jeans on a Budget by Angela

As a petite woman attempting to be fabulous while watching the bottom line, I have a complaint, which, for the moment, I will direct at Target. Target, I am a loyal customer. I purchase skirts, tops, sweaters, jackets, shoes, year in and year out. But where, oh where, are my jeans? Yes, I know you […]

When to Toss Makeup/Cosmetics

According to a March 9, 2000, FDA report (revised October 15, 2002), “Consumers should be aware that make up expiration dates are simply ‘rules of thumb,’ and that a product’s safety may expire long before the expiration date if the product has not been properly stored. Cosmetics that have been improperly stored – for example, […]

Hi Vs. Low: The Cashmere Cardigan

The Challenge: Everyone’s lusting after cashmere this fall, and who can argue with that? Contrary to popular belief, however, you don’t have to spend a bundle to bundle up, fashionably. One of these sweaters is a fine example of as close-to-budget as decent cashmere typically gets (barring a great sale)—the other is a crime against […]

Twelve By Twelve: Forever 21 Launches Higher-End Line that’s Actually Good

This past June, I wrote about the launch of Forever 21’s “higher-end” collection called Twelve by Twelve. Well the line is now up and running at and it’s not bad… not bad at all. In fact, I like it. While the selection is as limited as the sizing, you can tell that there was […]

Goodwill and Nick Graham Team up to Repurpose (Whatever that Means)

What: Goodwill and Nick Graham (of Joe Boxer fame) have teamed up to create “William Good,” a brand of “repurposed” clothing and accessories. For those of you without your dictionary handy, “repurposed” means used, fixed up, and sold again.  It’s part of the general trend of Goodwill moving away from thrift and more into the […]

Cheap People Don’t Harm Retailer’s Profits

What: The long held belief in the retail industry that coupon loving folks (called devils by the retail industry- SERIOUSLY), had a negative impact on a grocery store’s bottom line appears to be not true, according to the folks at the Yale School of Management, who must have used coupons to help establish the University’s […]