Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m working on losing weight and I’m currently saving up money for a new wardrobe once I reach my goal weight, because I’m going to need everything from under garments to shoes to earrings. Is there a certain percentage to spend on each type of clothing? Answer: Every person is different and […]
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The notorious bridesmaid dress has been immortalized in all its silk taffeta awesome awfulness. Yup, we’re talking about Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses and the slew of bridezilla movies featuring the horrid bridesmaid’s dress. Yet, for those of us who have been there, done that, most bridesmaids dresses are somewhere between horrible/terrible/no good and the […]
Of the many things forced upon women as we get older, is this belief that once you reach a certain again, you must start wearing swimsuits that look like waterproof muumuus or the worst creation since the “slanket”, the swimdress. I find this to be absurd. No one’s stopping the legions of old dudes wearing […]
Tell us if this scenario sounds familiar – summer comes, and whether you like it or not, you head to your favorite department store to pick out a new swimsuit. You find a few you like and head to the fitting room. Fast forward thirty minutes. You’ve returned each and every one back to the […]
As spurts of warm weather tantalize us with promises of summer fun in the sun, right about now is when we start daydreaming of Caribbean vacations, strawberry daiquiri’s (or shall we say several daiquiri’s?) on the beach, and checking out the hot eye candy on the beach. Conspicuously absent from our little jaunts to la-la […]
What’s more terrifying than trying on swimsuits surrounded by mirrors in fluorescent lights? Paying a small fortune for a piece of body-baring Spandex. But don’t worry, we got your back (seriously, we do) and have put together this list of the best budget-friendly swimsuit brands that help you look good and save a few bucks. […]
Almost as important as the swimsuit (and generally eminently more wearable) is the cover-up. We love them because they make the long walk from the beach chair to the bathhouse soooooooo much less cringe-inducing.
If your undergarments are stretched, stained, damaged or otherwise abused, throw them in the garbage . . . Now. There is nothing more valuable to your appearance than wearing proper undergarments. Undergarments have the power to completely alter an outfit. I mean, what’s the sense of wearing a fabulous Nicole Miller dress you got for $35 […]
There’s something soothing about the sound of a wind chime. What can drive us crazy, though, are 1) people who decorate their entire yard with so many chimes that we need earplugs in the slightest breeze and 2) chimes that are too cutesy. After all, we want subtle sounds that create a feeling of zen, without looking like […]
Let’s be real. We select our summer bathing suits based on these two reasons: 1. Do I look and feel totally amazing in this bathing suit? And, if you’re the type of person who tans… 2. What will the tan lines look like? Here’s our picks The One-Piece. Many people I know shy away from […]