Prom Goers Get a Boost from Operation Fairy Dust

What: Operation Fairy Dust provides fashionable help for prom-goers in need. The Lowdown: Prom season is just around the corner, which for girls means one of two things—either the most exciting social event thus far, or another thing to stress over. For lots of girls, the expense of prom means they either pass it up, […]

A.P.C Opens Discount Store in Brooklyn

NOW CLOSED: A.P.C., sort a like a French version of Zara with even higher prices, recently opened an “outlet” store called A.P.C Surplus. The store sells previous season’s merchandise for up to 60% off their retail price, which makes their clothing somewhat affordable. I like Zara better. See for Yourself:  A.P.C. Surplus 33 Grand Street […]

Shoptalk: Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian Opera Diva

I love Maesha Brueggergosman (pronounced: Mee-sha Brew-ger-gaus-man). Seriously, I have a MAJOR “girl-crush”  on the Canadian Opera diva. Maybe it’s her cool hair (her hair tips are amazing and budget friendly).  Or that her new album, “Surprise”,  which was just released this fall on Deutsche Grammophon, gave me a new appreciation for classical music.  Or […]

Design on a Budget: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home: ~ Think you can’t afford to redo a room? The people over at Better Homes and Gardens disagree. Their philosophy is it’s not how much you spend, but rather how you spend it, and they’ve put together their favorite […]

Gradient Tights, Global Shoppers, Valentine’s Gift and More: Web Round-Up

The Budget Fashionista brings you the best topics, tips and trends from around the web: ~ Yearning for some runway-worthy gradient tights (like the Lacroix look, above)? Here’s a budget DIY (via ~ Even post-holiday, retailers still are courting global shoppers (via International Herald Tribune) ~ Looking for a different kind of heart-warming Valentine’s […]