Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailIn the past, getting the wavy, super-textured ‘do meant a morning romp at the beach or a more involved approach (re: hairspray, fingers through hair, a comb, etc). But, these days, it’s much easier – you can now buy all the prep (or the beach) you need in a bottle. Here’s a […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 61The 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 […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailWebster’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 […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailDear 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 […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 12Back 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 […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailYour 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 […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 105Taylor Swift has been through quite a lot in a short time. She is already an accomplished guitar player and singer-songwriter, she has won multitudes of awards and has many mettled albums (gold, platinum, etc…), and she graced the cover of Vogue (a.k.a. the fashion bible) looking undeniably gorgeous. A […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 39The notorious bridesmaid dress has been immortalized in all its silk taffeta awesome awfulness. Yup, we’re talking about Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses and the slew of bridezilla movies featuring the horrid bridesmaid’s dress. Yet, for those of us who have been there, done that, most bridesmaids dresses are somewhere […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailMaking a statement in summer 2014 style goes well beyond wearing white denim with a breezy blouse. These days, it’s all about the add-ons—the pieces that accessorize your look to reach all kinds of chic.
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 38Thrifting, much like shaving, war or manliness, is a delicate art form, and we’ve got it down to an imprecise science. Sure, we’ve written about thrifting extensively before, but a seasoned thrifter knows to constantly update her tactical manual; being in the thrifting trenches is a learning process. We’re constantly […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 135We love fab plus size fashionistas, but we hate plus size swimsuits. Most are hideous (tropical floral printed lycra MUST die). Most are overpriced ($125 for something you will literally wear twice a year? NOT). So we found a gaggle, over 24 to be precise, of super stylish plus size […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailShares 76This repost originally appeared on the site in November, 2004 Smitten . . . Along with chocolate and spanx, I hereby declare my love for the Salvation Army. Sally, as I affectionately call my love, is perhaps the best store to ever exist. Saks, my former love, has nothing on […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailBeach hair: the wave, texture, and bounce you get from spending an entire day at the beach. Perhaps it’s the salt from the water, maybe it’s the dust from the sand, or it could be that your mane is finally free from all the product and fuss that it just lets […]
Share Tweet +1 Pin EmailThe jumpsuit is back, and this season it’s a summer staple showing up allover. While some may feel apprehensive about the all-in-one nature of this look (too juvenile), others have tapped into the effortlessness it offers with one simple zip.