The Look: Here, a pair of models exiting the Marc Jacobs show in NYC sporting very different, but equally interesting, styles. On the left, all designer: dress by Alice Ritter, Miu Miu bag. On the right: an American Apparel tee, Old Navy skirt, and Converse sneaks, with belt, scarf and tights, all from H&M.
What: In keeping with a trend we reported on in July, a new website, BlingYourself.com, is offering rental baubles for the want-to-have set.
What: Angela tests Diesel’s much-hyped new perfume, Fuel for Life, $49.50 for 50 ml.
What: Seasonal styles aren’t just about the clothes – outdated accessories can bring your “wow” factor down to “ho-hum,” fast. What the fashion heads say: This, from Vogue’s fall Accessory File, on the latest way to wear gold: “Gold links get an update with irregular shapes and mixed materials.” What I say: With fall’s emphasis […]
What: The trickiest skirt silouette for fall? Pleats, pleats, pleats. What the fashion heads say: This, from Net-A-Porter.com: Calling the look “classic and conservative,” they add, “Keep it polished not preppy with an above-the-knee coat or a high-neck bateau top.” What I say: Polished-not-preppy is key, but I have to say I’m hard pressed to […]
What: UNIQLO and Pantone team up for color-rich cashmere The Lowdown: We couldn’t be happier about the affordable cashmere trend, and now the Japan-based UNIQLO is teaming with Pantone to bring more color to our cashmere world. The Pantone Color Collection debuts this fall, retailing for $129.50 apiece and featuring a crewneck and cardigan for […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m thinking about investing in a pair of knee-high brown boots, hopefully for less than $200. I’m in love with the current riding boot style, but I’m worried about their fashion staying power. How long do you think the low-heeled riding boots will be in? Are they a safe investment? Answer: The […]
What: Sunset magazine recently posted an article with strategies for hanging family photos. The Lowdown: We’ve all had times when we just couldn’t figure out what to do with those family photos. This post gives you five, budget friendly, tips- like varying mat size and painting the wooden frames a unifying color. Read the article: […]
So I’ve received about a billion emails about this topic. On one hand, I think a limited amount of toe cleavage can be sexy (especially if your guy/girl has a foot fetish). However, too much toe cleavage can be a little out of place in certain more conservative environments like church or work. Then there […]
We talk a lot about pieces and cut, but the unsung hero of every style season is color. Once you’ve read about the season’s most desirable hues here at The Budget Fashionista, head over to Yahoo! Shopping and try out their new “Shop by Color” feature. It’s simple, really: you know that one of the […]