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  • Fashion + Style

    Great Natural Conditioner for Dry Hair

    Okay there is no need to spend a trillion dollars on hair conditioner. Head to your kitchen for the perfect hair conditioner for dry hair. Here’s the how-to: DIY Conditioner for Dry Hair Combine 1/4 mayonnaise (the real stuff not Miracle Whip), with three tablespoons of olive oil and 1 egg. Mix together and evenly [...] Read More

    March 16, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Who is The Budget Fashionista?

    Why does it seem that your wit seems to fail you when you need it the most? While waiting in line to register for a high-brow, ladies who lunch, fashion event in midtown Manhattan, I overheard someone say “Who is this Budget Fashionista chick?” Apparently the person had been hearing quite a bit about yours [...] Read More

    March 15, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    My Other Life: Fashion Stylist

    Besides writing books and dishing snarky fashion advice in this blog, I also do a bit of freelance fashion styling. Check out my latest work in the March issue of Ego Miami Magazine. A BIG shout out to Karen Evans, the amazing photographer who shot this spread. [...] Read More

    March 14, 2005 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    More Budget Fashion Tips

    Everyone knows I dish budget tips and fashion advice for those of us without trust funds (or those with trust funds they can’t access yet).  However, my life as stylist, fashion editor, and general feel-good Fashionista has taught more than how to score the latest trends for cheap. I’ve learned tasty bits of wisdom like [...] Read More

    March 11, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Shopping with a Friend: Kathy and Lloyd Shops Chelsea

    Yesterday, I went shopping with my fabulously snarky, gay-male best friend Lloyd. Every Fashionista needs a Lloyd in the their lives, someone whose heightened sense of style and witty off-the-wall comments makes a horrible, icy New York City blizzard seem a bit more bearable. Reminiscing about our Midwestern roots, Lloyd and I headed to the [...] Read More

    March 9, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    When Bad Sweaters Happen to Good Guys

    Bill Cosby wore them. Michael J. Fox had a whole closet full of them. Arsenio probably got canceled because of them. Yep, we’re talking about ugly sweaters. Every guy has these sweaters somewhere in their closet. Maybe they were given to them by their senile Aunt Martha, who thought burgundy, gold, and green were really [...] Read More

    March 7, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    A Concerned Reader Speaks out about Ugg Boots

    An angry email from a dedicated reader….. Dear Budget Fashionista, Your article “Five Things To Throw Out Of Your Closet Right Now” failed to mention the appropriately named “Ugg boot”. The low rise jeans (even though you look like a plumber when you bend over) and the little jelly shoes (at least that is what [...] Read More

    March 4, 2005 by TBF