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  • Fashion + Style

    Make Bread . . . Save the Environment? Do Good

    Shutterstock The Lowdown: You might have a bread maker.  You’ve probably never used it. If you don’t have one, here’s a little known secret: there are certain items that always find their way into garage sales, still unused, still boxed up. Most of these items are kitchen accessories (vegetable steamers and bread makers top the [...] Read More

    November 6, 2007 by Catherine

  • Yea or Nay: K-Mart

    This week’s Yea or Nay is all about K-Mart, which still manages to hang on despite being surrounded by cheaper (Wal-Mart) and more stylish (Target) stores. Here’s some facts (well at least as I see it) about K-Mart…. 1. K-Mart was one of the first major discount department stores to do a celebrity fashion line [...] Read More

    November 5, 2007 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    Hot Maternity Clothes

    “THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” A few months ago, I wrote a very well received post on where to find stylish maternity clothing and featured the site Destination Maternity, home to maternity stores like the expensive A Pea in the Pod, the more sedate Mimi Maternity, and the budget (and plus size) friendly [...] Read More

    November 1, 2007 by Catherine

  • Fashion Advice: Plus Size Evening Dress

    “THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” Dear Budget Fashionista- I am a plus-sized woman and was just invited to a black-tie optional event in early December.  I’m 28 and don’t want to look 58.  On top of that, I’d like to cover my arms (or at least the tops- I hate them!) and disguise [...] Read More

    November 1, 2007 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay: Dove Commericals

    Recently,  Dove released a new ad as a part of its Real Beauty Campaign. Even though, I was one of the first bloggers to give Dove props for it’s well-meaning-but-overly- simplistic Evolution ad, the current onslaught of ads (called onslaught, pun intended), make me cringed. Am I the only one who feels a bit manipulated [...] Read More

    October 29, 2007 by Catherine