Constance Marie, The George Lopez Show Chats about her Constance Marie Collection at Mervyns

Today I chat with Constance Marie, actress and former David Bowie break dancer, who you guys know best as the hardworking and devoted wife of George Lopez on The George Lopez show. What you may not know is that Constance has a new clothing line, the Constance Marie collection, exclusive to Mervyns Stores. I’m not […]

Street Fashion 101: Festive Dressing

The Budget Fashionista and continue our mission to bring you fashion notes from style-savvy women on the street. The Look: In NYC, a mix of designer and vintage—red dress by Diane VonFurstenberg, Chanel bag, YSL purple peep toes, vintage fur trimmed coat. For the Style File: This is the time of year that dressing […]

Really, Really Cheap Holiday Gifts: The Cosmopolitan Lunch Tote

What: Cosmopolitan Lunch Totes from, just $9.95 each. Pick from three chic black and white patterns, all with a pretty pale blue handle. Bags are thermo lined to keep food cool or warm ‘til lunchtime. Who to Give it To: Co-worker, roommate, sister, anyone who’s saving dough by brown-bagging it to work every day. […]

Daily Deal: Monif C. Annual Insane Sale

What: The annual Insane Sale at Monif C., with this week’s featured item, the convertible dress for curvy fashionistas. The Lowdown: There’s nothing more budget-friendly than a dress that can be worn multiple ways, and that you can pick up on sale—it’s a deal-finder’s coup. The Marilyn convertible dress is regularly $195 but is marked […]

Canvas Shopping Bags—The New Black: Do Good

Canvas bags are popping up everywhere! People are finally getting into the groove of bringing their bags to the grocery store (if you’re having trouble remembering to bring your bags with you, check out these great tips from the Life Less Plastic blog. Stores are beginning to give incentives. At my local Trader Joe’s, customers […]

Try This: Inspiration Boards

Lori Pickert runs a blog dedicated to Inspiration Boards for your home office, sewing room, kitchen, workspace, or any place you call your own.The board above is by Meg Rooks and displays her love of children’s books and illustrations. So ask yourself—what inspires you? The boards are beautiful and easy to make, so they’re perfect […]

Really, Really Cheap Holiday Gifts: Sassy Luggage Tags

What: A set of six “Sweet and Sassy” luggage tags, for $10, with bright colors and emblazoned with phrases that will hopefully keep everyone else’s paws off the luggage. Who to Give it To: your favorite tired travelista, or anyone collecting ridiculous amounts of frequent flier miles Buy it: @ Uncommon Goods