The Cost Per Wear Ratio: TBF’s Guide to NOT Going Broke This Fall

Cost Per Wear

Not all bargains are created equal—some are really spending traps in disguise. Calculating the cost per wear of an item before purchasing the piece will easily uncover the true value of an item. The cost per wear formula: Cost Per Wear Ratio Total cost of the item/ estimated number of days you’ll wear it = […]

Need Extra Junk in Your Trunk? Try the Booty Pop Panty

Looking to increase your backside ala J.Lo? Then look no further than the Boot Pop Panty (yes, that’s the name..).  The undergarment, which looks like a pair of Spanx with two, strategically placed, uhh.. extra cushions in the back, sells for $19.95. The strange thing, besides the name, is that the Booty Pop undergarments work […]

Cheap Ski Outfits

You don’t have to be a bazillionaire to look awesome on the slopes. For example, did you know that Wal-Mart has a limited, but inexpensive, collection of ski and winter outdoor garments, including ski pants and jackets for less than $35? Or that you can score an awesome down jacket from L.L.Bean for less than […]

The New Site Review

The Lowdown: Finding what you’re looking for while shopping online has always been something of a challenge. After all, thumbing through racks of clothes and trying on some of your finds is pretty much impossible with online shopping. understands the issue, which is why they have recently re-launched their popular retail website that is […]

Assets by Sarah Blakely Tights: Product Review

What: Angela smooths things over with Assets Tights The Lowdown: Okay, every celeb and fashionista out there sings the endless praises of Spanx, but at prices ranging from $28-$40 for tights, not all of us have the budget to justify owning a pair. Enter Assets, a budget version of the sin-forgiving body-shapers, from our favorite […] Site Review

The Lowdown: These days, it seems a new day means at least a dozen new social networking sites … which means we have less and less time or interest (or hope) of finding something interesting among them. The name “” implies just more of the same … but this is a site that, somewhat incongruously, […]

Premier Comfort Plus Cushion Insoles: Product Review

What: Marilyn reviews Premier (brand) Comfort Plus Cushion Insoles $3(also available in double thickness for $5-6). You can find them online for as low as $.98. The Lowdown: Maybe it is the onslaught of Fall and hard shoes after a summer of bare feet, sandals, and sneakers, but I am addicted to these. I like […]

Fashion Advice: Should You Get a Stylist?

Juanita asks:  What do you think about stylists? Kathryn Answers: I think stylists are a great option, especially if you’re caught in a style rut or hate to shop. To find a great stylist, head to the Association of Image Consultants International (believe the web address is Members are working consultants who have completed […]