The Latest

  • Fashion + Style

    The History of Budget Fashion: Forever 21

    The History of Budget Fashion is a series of articles written by The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn Finney, that explores the evolution of fashion on a budget. Forever21 has now become a mainstay in every budget stylista’s shopping arsenal, yet few know the beginnings of one of the most popular stores in America. In this [...] Read More

    July 9, 2014 by Kathryn

  • Advice

    Using Accessories to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

    Webster’s dictionary defines the word “accessory”, in its fashion sense, as “an object or a device not essential in itself but adding to the beauty, convenience, or effectiveness of something else.” I define accessories as a surefire way to expand upon an existing wardrobe. So many Budget Fashionistas make the mistake of purchasing a new [...] Read More

    July 8, 2014 by TBF

  • Shopping Guides

    How to Budget Your Shopping Dollars

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m working on losing weight and I’m currently saving up money for a new wardrobe once I reach my goal weight, because I’m going to need everything from under garments to shoes to earrings. Is there a certain percentage to spend on each type of clothing? Answer: Every person is different and [...] Read More

    July 7, 2014 by Kathryn

  • Fashion + Style

    Shopping 101: Pop-Up Shops Explained

    Back in the day (like 10 years ago), the only places you could get your shopping on were a) the mall or b) a local boutique/stand-alone store.  However, around 2004, a fairly new retail concept started to arrive, mostly in large cities like New York, London and Los Angeles, called pop-up shops.  These shops, which [...] Read More

    July 6, 2014 by LyzL

  • Advice / Beauty

    How To Pack Travel Makeup Bag

    Your boss just informed you that she’s sending you on a business trip next week to Japan. Or you just looked at your calendar and realized that your family reunion in Nebraska is this weekend! Don’t get us wrong; we know vacations and business trips are exciting and something to look forward to. However, they [...] Read More

    July 5, 2014 by Catherine A.