Dear Budget Fashionista, I need help! I live in south Florida and I will be attending a wedding in October In NYC. I have no clue about fashion, can you please give me some ideas as to what I should wear? Answer: When in doubt, wear black… it’s what us New Yorkers do when we’re […]
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 is absolutely no reason why plus size sistas can’t be fabulous at the beach. It’s taken decades for swimwear designers to catch on to the fact that, hey, full-figured women like to swim, sunbathe, and worship the sun just like their thinner counterparts. Whether you’re pear shaped, apple shaped, big bosomed, sporting a lot […]
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 […]
When I’m looking for fantastic deals that don’t cut corners on quality, “Zappos” is one of the first words I type in my computer. I remember my neighbor was always getting boxes delivered to her house, and she’d go on and on about how great ordering from them was. That was years ago. To this day, […]
I love plants. I mean, I once rescued a “dying” hanging ivy my ex-boss tossed in the trash and now, three years later, I have four new plants from it. However, I’m guilty of keeping plants in the flower pots they came with (often beige and plastic) or worse, my own glassware. Seriously, a coffee mug filled with […]
Sure, clocks are reminders that Monday morning *sigh* has arrived or that it’s time to meet up with friends. Even though things like keeping track of how long the lasagna’s been in the oven isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, our clocks can be. Who says they have to all be doctor’s office basic? Cool clocks […]
Perhaps the beautiful cathedral that will host your “I DOs” has an unspoken dresses-must-be-below-the-knees rule, or perhaps you’re just tired of short dresses in silk taffeta. Whatever the reason, we’ve long been getting comments asking us to feature longer bridesmaids dresses. Here are 8 beautiful gowns that are budget-friendly. Your bridesmaids will thank you.