Dear Budget Fashionista, As a 52-year-old woman, with varicose veins, do I need to wear pantyhose in the winter and can I wear long shirts that goes almost to my ankles? What do I wear? Thank you Answer: The Bad News: Pantyhose (aka nylons) are pretty dated. The Good (actually, great) News: Tights are not. […]
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 […]
Credit: Shutterstock Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a very embarassing problem—I sweat. Like REALLY sweat, and I often ruin shirts because of this issue. Is there anything I can do to protect my shirts?
Dear Budget Fashionista: I have hear a lot about fashion neutrals. My question is what are the colors considered the neutrals in fashion!
What: TBF tests the bargain-finding superabilities of Beatmyprice.com
Dear Budget Fashionista: I received a cardigan cashmere sweater in size large and I wear a small. Is there a way to permanently shrink it? Answer: You can shrink a cashmere sweater by handwashing it in very warm water and then sticking it in the dryer with the setting on high. HOWEVER, this will damage […]
> We have a feeling that even if it’s been awhile, this year that Little Black Dress in the back of your closet is going to return to the holiday dress-up rotation, since for many of us, a new dress just isn’t in the financial cards. The trick then, is updating your tried-and-true with something […]
We’re guessing that right now, for most of us, the dream trip to Paris boutiques for a whole new designer wardrobe is out of the question. Even a trip to Macy’s for a couple of new suits might be out of the question, no matter how badly you need them. So while you know at […]
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 […]
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, […]