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  • Fashion + Style

    West Elm: Affordable Fashions for Home

    I’ve been on a quest to find well constructed, expertly designed furniture that doesn’t cost more than my home. For a long time, the only option seemed to be Ikea, whose furniture is of questionable quality, but incredibly affordable, or Design Within Reach, whose furniture is of high quality and expertly designed (Eames inspired dining [...] Read More

    May 9, 2005 by TBF

  • The Best Coupons + Deals

    New Outlet: Seattle Premium Outlets

    Budget Fashionistas in the upper Pacific Northwest no longer have to travel to neighboring cities like Portland or Vancouver to find deals on designer fashions. Chelsea Premium Outlets, the folks behind the fame Woodbury Outlets, have opened a new outlet mall just outside of Seattle. The new outlet mall, cleverly named Seattle Premium Outlets, boasts [...] Read More

    May 6, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Ethnic Look Part Deux: Cotton Skirts

    I refuse to pay over $30 bucks for trendy items, especially ones that are inherently cheap in their nature. Like the whole cotton broomstick/prairie skirt/just back from Bali trend. I love the skirts; they are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and provide just the right amount of coverage for my ever expanding backside. However, $200 bucks for [...] Read More

    May 4, 2005 by TBF

  • The Best Coupons + Deals

    La Redoute: Affordable French Designs

    La Redoute is the French equivalent of H&M, featuring the latest styles and exclusive bridgelines from designers like Jean Paul Gaultier (of Madonna cone breast fame) and Vanessa Bruno at prices that normal people can actually afford. The Jean Paul Gaultier corset dress is so hot, that people will swear you picked it up on [...] Read More

    April 29, 2005 by TBF

  • Beauty

    How to Get Free Fragrance Samples

    If you’re someone who wears perfume infrequently, then head to the nearest fragrance counter and request a free sample, instead of purchasing a full bottle. Most major fragrance companies, from Burberry to Givenchy have samples of their products. Collect enough samples and you will never have to purchase a bottle of perfume again. Here are [...] Read More

    April 27, 2005 by TBF