Plus Size Fashion at Target: Fall 2008

Finding plus size fashion that’s actually, well, fashionable, is always a challenge—but fortunately for us, a handful of budget-friendly retailers are starting to get the picture. Target, of course, is one, and this fall they’ve got plenty of trendy/stylish pieces to pick from, in sizes 16W-30W. Some tips for wearing the pieces to their best […]

The Man Who Resuscitated the Electric Car

For those of you who wept openly during Who Killed the Electric Car? , you might find your salvation from an unlikely source. Shai Agassi and his new company, Better Place, are looking to completely reinvent the way the car industry works. You may not know that during the late 1800s and very early 1900s, […]

Michelle Obama in H&M Dress

Credit: Bestfan While we try to be as politically neutral as possible here on TBF, we have to admit one of our favorite new blogs is Mrs. O, a blog that follows the stylish dressing of Michelle Obama. Not that we think Cindy McCain (we’ve featured her several times) is a slumpy dresser, we just […]

Selecting Bed Sheets: Entertaining on a Budget

You want your guests to be comfortable in your guest room, but are stymied by all the different types of bed sheets available today. Pima, cotton, bamboo, hemp … and then there are the thread counts, which are supposed to be an indicator of quality, but are actually a voluntary standard for the textiles industry, […]

Free Shipping on Handbags at Endless.com

The Deal: Handbags ship for free overnight from Endless.com The Lowdown: A fab new handbag is just what the fashion doctor ordered for the season, and Endless.com is one of our fave sources—and free overnight shipping? Hello—that’s what we’re talkin’ about. Need a clutch suitable for going out? We looove this Jessica Simpson Sapphire Clutch […]

Home Decor on Sale at Walmart: Daily Deal

The Deal: Big savings on home decor at Walmart.com The Lowdown: You probably already buy groceries, office supplies, kids’ stuff, electronics and all kinds of other stuff at Walmart — but don’t overlook the opportunities to pick up home decor for less. There are lots of categories to look over, but right now, after the […]

Look for Less: Room Dividers

In a world of bachelor apartments, mini-mized condos and cramped homes, it’s often hard to create unique, defined spaces. And while we’re fans of the open concept look, sometimes all we really want is a little definition. That’s why we’ve come up with some cheap architectural ideas that will not only divide an airy room, […]

Fall Blooming Annuals: Budget Gardening Tip

As cooler fall temperatures begin to set in in many parts of the country, summer-blooming annuals and perennials may begin to lose their luster — and even their blossoms. While it is the time to catch up on many gardening tasks before winter comes (including planting spring-blooming bulbs, it’s also a good time to fill […]

Go Green with Shea Terra Organics

When eco-friendly gals pamper themselves, they consider the products they use just as carefully as they peruse the day’s green news. That’s why we’re raving about Shea Terra Organics, a company that offers all natural face and bath products. The Budget Fashionista is giving away FIVE Shea Terra Organics gift sets. They include the Bourbon […]

What to Buy Fall 2008: Wet Seal

Wet Seal—can’t we do something about that name? Okay, at least it tells us one thing—we don’t need to take the fashion we find here too seriously. It’s trendy, yes, but that’s the fun of it—pick up trend-of-the-minute pieces (this season, that means sweater dresses, shiny tops, and plaid and houndstooth) on the cheap, meaning […]