GreenDimes: Do Good

We can safely say that about 75% of the mail we receive each day is unwanted junk mail.  We recycle every bit of it, some of it we can even compost.  But you know what chaps our hide? The fact that we have to do this at all. Why is it our responsibility to ensure […]

Pendant Lampshade $30 off at WestElm.com:  Daily Deal

The Deal:  Printed Pendant Lampshade now only $29.99, reduced from $59.99 at WestElm.com The Lowdown: Add a romantic touch to the dining room or lounge with this whimsical printed lamp. It’s made with a near-transparent white fabric decorated with printed flowers.  This lampshade is a light touch for any dark corner, and a 60W bulb […]

Sweater Storage: Fashion Advice

Dear Budget Fashionista, I had a question about storing sweaters – what’s the best solution?  I don’t have enough drawer space as my sweaters are pretty bulky and quickly take up space.  I tried stacking them on the wire shelves in my closet but they unfold pretty easily and start looking sloppy.  And hanging them […]

The Look for Less: Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Morning is every bargain hunter’s best friend, with brands like Wedgwood, Samsonite, Madame Alexander, and Limoges at closeout prices. If you’re looking for anything from luggage, paper plates, towels and bedspreads, visit your local Tuesday Morning first. They even have fancy olive oil (you know, the ones in the great bottles), and fabulous pots […]

Comfortable Shoes on an Extreme Budget

Black Suede Wedge

Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a question! I’m a college senior about to embark on interviews, then hopefully a job – even a career if I’m lucky. 😉 I live in tennis shoes with arch supports in them because I have really bad feet, and so far I have barely found any nice, adult-looking shoes […]

Beehives: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Blame it on Amy Winehouse and Hairspray’s Tracy Turnblatt. The beehive hairdo is a buzzin’, once again. What the experts say: In a recent issue of Star magazine, this blast from the past is reported to be popping up all over red carpets, but with a new twist: “The modern way to wear the […]

Decorative Doors: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home:  ~ Doors can add a lot to the look of your home from maintaining the style to giving it curb appeal. Fine Living gives us some great tips on customizing your doors to make a lasting impression on visitors […]

Vote For The Budget Fashionista

Okay, TBF peeps—we need your love now more than ever. The Budget Fashionista has been nominated for a Bloggie Award in the Best Fashion Blog category. While it’s a thrill just to be nominated, we’d loooove to actually win; it’s a tough field, but you know that we’re the TRUE agents of change—change in your […]

How to Pack for a Honeymoon

Packing for a honeymoon is not all that different than packing for any trip—except that expectations are at an all-time high for the perfect getaway. Here’s some tips on how to pack for your honeymoon: ~ Be Basic. Packing solid-colored tops and bottoms you can mix and match doesn’t have to be boring, if you […]