How To Shrink a Cashmere Sweater

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 […]

Cocktail Rings: Holiday Style Booster on a Budget

> 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 […]

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 […]

Product Review: Totally Slimming Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.

What: Angela slips into the new Totally Slimming Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, which will be available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide starting this August, for under $20 a pair. The Lowdown: Here’s the deal — the traditional five-pocket style Totally Slimming Jeans were designed to address women’s typical problem areas — stomach, […]

Packing for a Summer Getaway: Expert Advice from’s Laird Borrelli

July and August are prime times for taking that much-needed summer getaway, but our least favorite part? Er, packing. Figuring out what to bring is hard enough (especially for any self-respecting fashionista), but with all those extra per-bag charges airlines are imposing these days, we have to watch the bottom line as well. Fortunately, […]