Posh department stores and malls lie alongside thriving, one-of-a-kind independent stores in fabulous, one-of-a-kind Boston. And here’s a nice perk for your wallet: Massachusetts charges no sales tax on clothing purchases up to $175. The effects of the Tea Party continue to this day. Boston Shopping Tips Head to Newbury Street – If [...] Read More
I just learned these very interesting facts regarding Louis Vuitton: 1. The iconic “LV” logo was created in the late 1800s to prevent counterfeiting. 2. 99% of all Louis Vuitton branded products in the world are fake. So, now I get why their panties are in a bunch over the whole fake issue. On a [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista Last summer I stocked up on cute peasant skirts. They’re cute and flattering, but not as in style this season. Are there any ways I can accessorize or change my skirts to make them more on trend for this year? A: Try pairing the skirt with a monochromatic top, one of the [...] Read More
I love the internet because it’s creating a community of women who are truly doing their own thing. Like the two women behind the web boutique PeakUniques.com. The store carries a variety of cute accessories for working women. My favorite piece is the white bag (price $249.95) shown above that is actually, believe it or [...] Read More
My friend Barb is brilliant, beautiful, and beyond practical. I mean, she develops SQL databases for fun. She’s even cheaper than me, refusing to pay more than $10 for any piece of clothing (I called her the budget-budget fashionista). At a size 4, she can actually do this without looking like a K-Mart Paris Hilton. [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista: Hi! I’ve just started getting into “fashion” hose and tights in order to liven up my boring lawyer wardrobe. However, I have a few problems. First, I am plus size. Second, I live in a pretty un-trendy town, and I was wondering if you could suggest some online retailers for this type [...] Read More
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