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  • Fashion + Style

    Beauty Advice: Teen Make Up Tips

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m a fourteen year old girl and I don’t normally wear makeup, but I want to start. I’m wondering what I should buy and what I don’t really need, as well as where I should get them and how much I should spend. Answer: The rule of thumb when it comes to [...] Read More

    May 17, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Dresses for Those Big on Top and Small on Bottom

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I need advice!  I love dresses and my look is feminine classic (I’m an attorney, so have to be a tad conservative), with – i like to think – a touch of fashionista.  My shoulders are broader than my narrow hips, i have a pretty large bust and not much of a [...] Read More

    May 16, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Simply Vera by Vera Wang to Debut at Kohls this September

    It’s finally official. According to WWD, The Simply Vera by Vera Wang collection will debut this fall at a Kohl’s Department Store nearest you. Simply Vera by Vera Wang Kohls The collection will feature apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and even eyeglasses in the $20-$200 price range and sizes 2-16. Expect liberal usage of jersey, tulle, [...] Read More

    May 15, 2007 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale – June 6-9th 2007 at the Valley Forge Convention Center

    One of the most frequently asked questions on the site is regarding the bi-annual Lily Pulitzer Warehouse Sale held outside of Philadelphia at the Valley Forge Convention Center.  So I post this with much love for my peeps who love the Lily. Enjoy! [...] Read More

    May 14, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay: Target’s Go International Patrick Robinson

    Credit: Richard Gary/photos.essence.com The Patrick Robinson for Target collection hit the stores this past week and I’m a fan!  Robinson, former darling of the design world and former head of Perry Ellis captures a bohemian chic vibe with this collection, with just the right dose of wit, color and lightness for summer. Ranging in price [...] Read More

    May 14, 2007 by TBF

  • Beauty

    Beauty Advice: Where to Find Insulated Cosmetic Bags

    Dear Budget Fashionista, HOT weather is almost here. Are there any insulated cosmetic bags out there to keep make up from melting? Answer: Avon has a cosmetic bag with an insulated inside for $15.00 ($3.99 when you select 2 color purchases). You can also try a company called IcyBag, which sells an insulated cosmetic bags [...] Read More

    May 13, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Am I too Old for My Style?

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m having a hard time nailing down my personal style.  I’m 26, have a 10-month-old, and am not sure if my style needs some updating.  I’m attracted to the whole urban style – jeans, T-shirts, junior-style clothing.  But should I try to be more sensible than that since I’m getting older? Answer: [...] Read More

    May 12, 2007 by TBF