Fall Accessories: Bold Gold

What: Seasonal styles aren’t just about the clothes – outdated accessories can bring your “wow” factor down to “ho-hum,” fast.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 […]

Fall Trend Alert: The Pleated Skirt

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 […]

Colorful Cashmere from UNIQLO and Pantone

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 […]

Fashion Advice: Riding Boots? Yea or Nay

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 […]

Tips for Hanging Family Photos

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: […]