How to Make Cloth Napkins

Cloth napkins not just for those fancy-pants restaurants; they can be used at home to add or change the mood of any table, and quite inexpensively as well. They’re also much more environmentally friendly than paper napkins or paper towels – just think of how many uses you can get out of them! They can […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 09: Rubin Singer

source You can feel the buzz, even if you’re nowhere near Bryant Park, or New York City for that matter—the NYC Fashion Week Spring 09 has begun. Fortunately, we’re in the trenches, covering it as only The Budget Fashionista can. What: Rubin Singer Runway Show, The Promenade at Bryant Park The Lowdown: Power to the […]

Your Old CDs: Recycle This

The CDs we accumulated all through the 90s are now gathering dust in the basement. We loved reading the lyrics while listening on our bulky old Walkmans, but with the advent of the MP3 player, the era of the CD has passed. Bands like Spice Girls and New Kids on the Block have returned (much […]

Fashion Trend Alert: Tie-Neck Blouses

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” In the past, only certain types of women have been able to truly pull off menswear , Katharine Hepburn among them. Right now though, aspects of menswear are appearing all over, giving everyone the opportunity to be a little androgynous. But don’t think of the 1980’s working woman […]

Top Five Favorite Kathryn Quotes, Part Deux: The Budget Fashionista’s Fifth Anniversary

A week or so ago, we rounded up five of our favorite quotes from The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn — but five really just wasn’t enough. Hence, another list — a second run at Kathryn’s top five takes on all things fashion: 5. “I hate vests. Vests scare me. No, seriously, vest really do scare […]

Magazine Racks: Look for Less

There’s nothing quite like curling up with the latest copy of your favorite magazine. The soft pillows on your couch, the light streaming through your windows, the cup of tea or coffee in your hand. It’s practically perfect. Until of course, you’re done with the mag and have nowhere to put it (outside of the […]

Top Five Fashion Week Posts: The Budget Fashionista’s 5th Anniversary

The Budget Fashionista has been covering New York Fashion Week for years, and there’s nothing quite like Kathryn’s no-holds-barred take on the experience (this is the stuff you won’t find in Vogue, but you would expect to hear from your best girlfriend). We’ve rounded up our five faves from Fashion Weeks past, for your reading […]

Fashion Trend Alert: Checkers

Checkers and gingham have been updated with bright colors and modern cuts—meaning they’re no longer relegated to the farm. The trends been spotted on Reese Witherspoon, Ashlee Simpson and Lauren Conrad, and we have to say, they all look pretty cute and comfortable in their loose, button-down shirts and jeans. The bright color trend of […]

Late Payments: Personal Finance Advice

If you’re like most people you probably have a few different payments you send out every month. Between utilities, loan payments, and credit cards it can be easy to miss a payment once in a while. So what do you do when you realize that you forgot to send a payment to someone and it’s […]