How to Tell If An Online Site is Fake: Fashion Advice

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’ve come across a lot of online shops that use pictures that look like they came straight off of style.com. Should I be careful with these sites? Answer: As a rule of thumb you should be very leery of a site that uses runway photos (which can be easily “borrowed from a […]

Petite Sphere Crystal Lamp $33.99 at Overstock.com:  Daily Deal

The Deal:  Petite Sphere Crystal Lamp only $33.99, compare at $159.99 at Overstock.com The Lowdown: Dress up a side table or empty bookshelf with this miniature lamp with a sphere glass base and modern design.  The lamp shade comes in a bold red color that will easily brighten up any brown, black, and wood accents […]

Prom Shoes on a Budget: Five Pairs for Less Than $30

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” We’ve found five awesome, prom-worthy shoes for less than $30 a pair. Up the glam factor with these Hollywould Glitter Lace Pumps, in pink or silver, at Target for $14.99. A sophisticated sandal with sparkle, on sale now for $9.99 at Payless.com (regular price $24.99) Classic patent pumps […]

Contests and Giveaways: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home:  ~ Kimberly Clark and “The Viewâ€? are going to award sixteen lucky winners with $25,000 to makeover a room of their home during their Room-A-Day Giveaway (enter contest here) ~ Does a brand new kitchen seem out of your […]

Best Bling on a Budget: Reader Advice

A cool piece of jewelry can truly make the outfit, especially for us budget fashionistas who depend on it to make our mix-and-match basics into stand-out ensembles. But if you’re spending a fortune on the bling, you’re missing the point. We’re partial to Forever21 and Target for keeping us in jewelry pieces that are both […]

Tunes for Trees: Budget Gardening Tip

If you’re looking to buy some music online, here’s a great deal. Use Tunes for Treesâ„¢ to search for your favorite songs or albums on iTunes. For every 10 tracks you purchase, they’ll plant a tree. And even better – every track counts. Even if you only purchase one, it’ll count toward planting a tree.

Loose Undone Buns: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Buns aren’t just for librarians anymore. An unstructured approach to the conservative bun is winding its way into long hair everywhere. What the experts say: According to the January 2008 issue of Harpers Bazaar, loose twisted buns were donned by models in a recent Dolce & Gabbana runway show: “To ensure that the hair […]

Win This: Win $15,000 for Loving Your Swiffer

What: Swiffer and Warner Music are hosting a contest called the “Swiffer Break-up Music Video Contest.”  The Grand Prize for the contest is $15,000. How to Win: Participants can submit a short video to YouTube that demonstrates how they “broke up” with their old cleaning products and now use Swiffer for all their cleaning needs. […]

Around the Way: Win a Trip to Milan, Stylish Paper Plates, Fashion Week Goes Green, and More

The Budget Fashionista links you to the things you need to know from our family of budget blogs: From See Jack Shop: ~ Subscribe to Details magazine, get entered for a trip to the DSquared runway in Milan. That’s easy. (view post here) ~ See if Crabtree & Evelyn Goatmilk Hand Recover Cream is worth […]