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  • Fashion + Style

    What to Buy Fall 2007: The Return of the Shoulder Pad

    What: Fall fashion line-ups are punctuated with – dare I say it? – shoulder pads. Two words that inspire horror in those of us who remember the 80s all too well. What the fashion heads say: This from style.com: “ The bold shoulder barged its way onto the Fall runways, where both forties and eighties [...] Read More

    August 16, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Trend Alert: Black Summer?

    What: Style-setting New Yorkers have had enough of summer lightness it seems, reverting to a warm-weather take on basic black. What the fashion heads say: This from the New York Times Fashion and Style section: “New Yorkers have switched from light summer clothes to their annual black August .. …” What I say: As much [...] Read More

    August 15, 2007 by TBF

  • High Vs. Low: The Yellow Dress

    The Challenge: As summer winds down, there’s still ample need for bright, flirty frocks like the ones shown here. One is budget, at $49.99, while the other is a budget-buster at $330. So, you tell us—which is which? So which is which? The top dress is the budget choice, a Bisou Bisou printed halter for [...] Read More

    August 14, 2007 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Daily Deal: Up to 65% off at Bluefly

    The Deal: Semi-Annual Bluesale – Now up to 75% off. The Lowdown: If you can’t find something you like at Bluefly’s semi-annual sale, you aren’t looking hard enough. Find brands like Alice & Olivia, Tocca, and Delman Shoes at the best prices you will see at Bluefly this season. Tocca has some gorgeous skirts, and [...] Read More

    August 14, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Dear by Amanda Bynes – Celebrity Line Alert

    What: What’s that? A celebrity line? How original! This time, for the younger set, Amanda Bynes “Dear” for Steve and Barry’s, to hit stores Aug. 16. All items will retail for under 20 bucks each. What the fashion heads say: From Renata Espinosa at Fashion Wire Daily: “The collection … features predictable tween looks like [...] Read More

    August 14, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay:  Yellow, Hot Color for Fall 2007

    This fall’s hot new color is yellow, mainly muted yellows like mustard, with the color appearing in clothing, accessories, and even home furnishings. Not an easy color for most people to wear (it gives 99% of the women in the world a “washed” look), the key to pulling off the look is to layer it [...] Read More

    August 13, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Join Fashion Gab and Receive a Copy of How to Be a Budget Fashionista

    I started the Fashion Gab forum as an easier way for us to continue the discussions we have in the comment section of the blog. It’s also a great way to receive instant advice on a variety of fashion and beauty related issues. As a “Thanks” for joining the forum, the first 400 members with [...] Read More

    August 11, 2007 by TBF