From Reader Lauren O: Do you have any ideas for formal short hairstyles? I read (& loved) your How-To Dress for a Formal Event, but you didn’t say anything about how to do short hair. I have a chin-length bob, parted on the right side, which I usually straighten with a flat iron. I bought […]
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Winter attire is not an easy circumstance for a gal who loves shorts and lives in sandals. Layering takes a lot of thought and attention, and when left to my own devices, ends up being an odd mix of mismatched sweaters and sweatshirts. But winter is too long to spend it marshmallow-shaped and bundled to […]
There’s one party every year where business is guaranteed to mix with pleasure: Your holiday work party. As fun as it is to finally let your hair down with your fellow co-workers, the savvy Budget Fashionista remembers that staying classy is just as important as dressing for the job. Keep these five tips in mind […]
Black Friday brings out the best in me. That is, no matter what time of day (okay, morning), no matter how many lines, bags, and crazy people I have to navigate, I let nothing phase me.
On a recent trip to Ireland, my flight had what was supposed to be a two-hour layover in Frankfort, Germany. Just enough time for bier! And giant pretzels! And spaetzel! before hopping the plan and heading to the land of emerald pastures and thick, dark Guinness.
I admit that I’m a compulsive returner.
Growing up, I had a best friend whose mother wore an apron that read “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”. Her joie de vivre, scrolled sweetly across her chest in hot pink script, gracefully carried her around the kitchen from fridge to stove to table. Thinking back to my bestie’s mom and […]
Dressing for a cocktail party can be a bit of a challenge. Back in the day, there were clear rules- ladies wore knee length skirts with gloves- however as society has become more causal, so has the cocktail party. Regardless, there’s still a few basic rules that will help you not only look your best, […]