How to Shop Nordstrom Rack

When it comes to swoon-worthy fashion, nobody does it better than Nordstrom. However, if your champagne taste requires a beer budget, then it’s time to hit Nordstrom Rack. The department store’s off-price outlets offer similar brands at 30 to 70 percent off. If you aren’t near one of 95 stores, you might be in luck […]

History of Budget Fashion: What Ever Happened to Forth & Towne

The History of Budget Fashion is a series of articles written by The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn Finney, that explores the evolution of fashion on a budget. Forth and Towne was a concept store developed by Gap, Inc in the early 2000s to be a direct competitor to Ann Taylor. The concept of the store […]

How to Shop Old Navy

Old Navy is the go to spot for true bargain shopping ($1 flip-flops???). The least expensive chain in the Gap’s empire (Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piperlime) always offers relatively fashion-forward clothing and accessories, for prices you can actually afford. Since we’re frequent Old Navy shoppers, we put together some tips to help you get […]

How to Make Plastic Bracelets

The following is a guest post from our friends at I Spy DIY. The amazing Jenni got together with a few friends during the hurricane that hit the east coast and made old school bracelets. She gives us the 411 on how to make these bracelets for yourself (without a major storm). Supplies: Gimp, or […]

Repost: Recession Proofing Your Closet This Fall

The Budget Fashionista’s Annual “Being Broke Ain’t Cute” Series features tips and advice to help you improve your personal financial health. For more personal finance information, please visit our Financial Health Series. 1. Develop a Signature Piece. This is the piece you’re going to be known for—sort of like your calling card. It could be […]

Not Sure If Tailoring an Item is Worth the Cost? Use the Tailor Ratio

Every “fashion expert” tells you that you should alter items to improve their fit (as well as salvage old clothes). However, how do you know when it’s more cost effective to donate an item versus send an item to tailor? to help my fellow fashionistas out, I developed the Tailor Ratio ©, which is a […]