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  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Jackets for Those of Us with Big Upper Arms

    Dear Budget Fashionista: I have a question regarding shopping for jackets. I always have a hard time finding blazers/jackets that fit because my upper arms are disproportionately larger than the rest of my body.  Any suggestions on what type of jackets I should buy? Answer: Look for jackets with a Dolman Sleeve or Kimono sleeve. [...] Read More

    August 2, 2007 by TBF

  • Reviews

    Playtex Delightful Dots Strapless Underwire Bra, $29.00

    What: Angela tests Playtex’s latest take on the strapless bra, available in black, soft taupe, and white. The Lowdown: The name is a mouthful, but it does the job. Not only is it strapless, underwire and delightfully dotty, but it’s also convertible (halter, criss-cross, conventional) and comes in half-sizes. All of which makes me happy. [...] Read More

    August 1, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    What to Buy Fall 2007: Your Grandmother’s Quilt

    What: Texture by way of quilting, cropping up on items from head to toe for fall. What the fashion heads say: Laird Borrelli-Persson at Style.com: Minimalism may have roared back to life on certain runways (if minimalism can be said to roar), but more than a few designers remain resolutely committed to pattern play and [...] Read More

    August 1, 2007 by TBF

  • Trend Alert: Summer Fedoras

    What: New Yorkers have got it made in the shade, protecting delicate city skin from the sun’s blazing rays with – what else? – super cool summer fedoras. What the fashion heads say: From New York Times Fashion & Style page: The straw fedora, with its rakish snap brim, is the summer status symbol. The [...] Read More

    July 31, 2007 by TBF

  • Reviews

    St. Ives Mineral Therapy Advanced Body Moisturizer, about $4.99 for 13.5 oz.

    What: Sabina reviews St. Ives latest Swiss Formula, Mineral Therapy, which purports to “replenish nutrients” while formulated for “maximum moisture.” The Lowdown: There’s a whole bunch of holistic-sounding buzzwords on the bottle, which, I might add, I’m a sucker for. It claims it will “rejuvenate” my skin with “therapeutic” moisture, via the inclusion of potassium [...] Read More

    July 30, 2007 by TBF