Famous Maker Brands on a Budget

Dear Budget Fashionista, I was perusing on Smartbargains and noticed that all of the “Famous Maker” and “Famous Designer” brand dresses are not only the same styles as Nicole Miller’s, but the same fabrics and original retail prices. Is “Famous Maker/Designer” code for Nicole Miller, or is this just a coincidence? Answer: Stores like Smartbargains […]

Harajuku Lovers Fragrances: Product Review

What: Angela gives Gwen Stefani’s five—count ‘em, five—new Harajuku Lovers fragrances a spritz. The Lowdown: Oh, dear dear Gwen—while there are many many many other celebs that I would just consider over-the-top for releasing five separate fragrances—in bottles topped by plastic, anime-inspired “dolls” no less—your particular brand of over-the-topness just somehow makes sense. So five […]

Five Fashion Brands you Should NEVER EVER Pay Full Price For!

We prefer not to pay full price if at all possible, but there are some brands that you should never ever pay full price for—because you don’t have to. Here are five: 1. Jones New York. JNY tends to go on sale faster than other mid-range women’s career wear. I suspect, although it’s not confirmed, […]

L’Oreal Studio Line Shine Seeker Glass Shine Shine Spray

What: Robin looks to get her hair out its shine slump with L’Oreal Studio Line Shine Seeker Glass Shine Shine Spray, $3.74. The Lowdown: First of all, does this product have too many words in its name or what? That being said, I was eager to try anything since my hair is lacking vibrance and […]