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  • City Shopping Guides

    Shopping Guide to Atlanta

    Atlanta is the Southern version of New York City, mixing cultural diversity with southern-city charm. As the capitol of the South, the city also leads the pack when it comes to style. With great shops in it’s Buckhead section and top outlet malls through out the metro area, you’re guaranteed to find plenty of reasons [...] Read More

    October 4, 2005 by admin

  • Fashion + Style

    TBF’s 2005 Shopping Survey Results and Anaylsis

    During the summer of 2005, I conducted a somewhat scientific shopping survey of the over 15,000 active members of The Budget Fashionista newsletter in a effort to find out what is “normal” in regards to shopping, budgets, and purchases. Close to 800 Fashionistas shared their insights on shopping, budgets, and general consumerism. The main conclusion [...] Read More

    October 3, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Even TV Shows Get Fashion Lines: Necessary Objects for The O.C

    The Fox TV show The O.C. recently joined forces with the line Necessary Objects and Amazon.com’s Apparel & Accessories Store to bring you the Necessary Objects for The O.C. The line looks like it was designed by a disgruntled former employee of the mall based store Bebe. Furthermore, Necessary Objects’ clothing aren’t very well made. [...] Read More

    September 30, 2005 by TBF

  • Beauty

    Beauty Advice: Oatmeal Facial Scrub

    Looking to bring some of the glow back into your fall? Then try this great smelling facial scrub, made from oatmeal and honey, that gently exfoliates and moisturizes any skin tone using all-natural products found in your very own kitchen. Recipe: 1 cup plain uncooked oats 2 tablespoons of honey Mix the honey and the [...] Read More

    September 26, 2005 by Kathryn

  • Fashion + Style

    Miss Anna (Wintour) Don’t Like Fat People

    Credit: Bryan Boy Andre Leon Talley is my imaginary VBF (very best friend). In my Pucci printed daydreams, the Vogue editor-at-Large and I stroll, arm in arm, through the Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ, Andre giving me advice on what shoes to buy during Nordstroms Half Yearly Sale and divulging that Anna Wintour secretly [...] Read More

    September 26, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Wal-Mart: Love it or Hate it?

    I recently received an email from a loyal reader, expressing anger over my sometime promotion of discount giant Wal-Mart. Although I don’t believe that Wal-Mart is a corporate saint, I also don’t think they are the devil hiding behind a yellow smiley face. Their Faded Glory jeans, retail $14.95, are some of the best jeans [...] Read More

    September 23, 2005 by Kathryn

  • Clothing Care Guide

    How to Clean Thrift Store Clothing

    There’s nothing I like more than a shopping spree at my local Salvation Army. I never really paid much attention to disinfecting the garments, until I learned that a fashion editor friend of mine received a nasty infection from not cleaning her thrift store purchases properly. This post gives you tips on cleaning and disinfecting [...] Read More

    September 21, 2005 by TBF