Valentines Days Gifts: Five Great Gifts for Under $25

It’s time to start thinking of ways to wow your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, so here’s some picks for great Valentine’s gifts under $25 apiece: Valentine themed boxers, $11.99 at A candy hearts martini glass, $24.95, at Valentine fortune cookie takeout pail, $19.99, at Handsome Devil mug, $12.95, at Love journal, […]

Alice+Olivia for Payless, Fashion Week Street Chic, and More: Web Round-Up

The Budget Fashionista links you to the top trends, tips, and topics from around the web: ~ Fashion Week in a shaky economy? What it all means . . .  (via Reuters on Yahoo! News) ~ Speaking of fashion week, it’s all about the runway—but what about outside the tents? A look at fashion week […]

Floral Hair Arrangements: Beauty Trend 2008

What: The latest way to spruce up your coif? Adorn locks with some pretty flowers. What the experts say: According to the February 2008 issue of Allure magazine, floral hair accessories are in, uh, full bloom. Hair stylist Bob Recine says depending on how you style, the flowers in your hair will make you in […]

Embellished Black Dress: High Vs. Low

According to, bedazzled black dresses—embellished with metal studs, beading, and other shiny stuff—are all the rage. We like ‘em—but we also know they’ll look dated ten times quicker than your average LBD. So, here we’ve got one that’s worth the cash for a short-lived style statement, while the other is a little more than […]

National Wear Red Day, Help Share the Heart Truth

Every woman should wear red once in awhile, and there’s no better time than now—Feb. 1 is National Wear Red Day, kicking off American Heart Month. The Heart Truth Campaign, with it’s Red Dress symbol, is spreading the word—namely, that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Want to know what you can do? […]

Forcing Paperwhites: Budget Gardening Tip

Paperwhites, or Narcissus, are a very fragrant and easy to grow spring-blooming bulb. With a little advanced planning, the bulbs can be planted and bloom in the winter by “forcing.â€? Forcing means taking spring-blooming bulbs and tricking them into thinking they have slept though the winter, and that it’s now spring and time to bloom. […]

Glitter: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Glitter is—once again—the trendiest way to dress up your face. What the experts say: This from the February 2008 issue of Allure magazine: “This glitter doesn’t feel as gaudy as it did in the ‘80s, because we’re applying it so deliberately,” says makeup artist Gucci Westman, “which makes it a little more rebellious. Makeup […]

Slingbacks: Adventures in Home Shopping

We happen to looove a great slingback, and from a great brand name? Even better. Just a click away? Now you’re talking. Home shopping giant QVC is currently offering these styles, any of which we’d love to slip into: Bandolino pink patent leather slingback, $34.50, product number: S3599 Bandolino black leather slingback, $34.50, product number: […]

The Look for Less: Fabulous Fabric

Jessica Jones, who blogs over at one of our favorite sites How About Orange, just came out with a line of fresh-faced fabrics called Modern Flora, for sale at J. Caroline Creative. The fabulous retro, spring-chic look of Modern Flora reminds us of the power of fabric to revitalize a room. You can use fabric […]