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  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Reduce Your Car’s Gas Mileage: Green Tips

    Can you lessen your fuel consumption without upgrading to a new hybrid car?  There are many ways to decreased the amount of gasoline you use even if your car gets 10 miles per gallon. 1. Make sure your tires are properly inflated.  Under inflated tires make you engine work harder and end up using more [...] Read More

    January 2, 2008 by Catherine

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    How to Make Your Own Wall Art

    Adding sass to your walls doesn’t have to be expensive or hard. I’ve been fretting over what to do with a wall in my dining room that will bring in colors and patterns I love, without going over the top. Then, after finding some beautiful fabric I love at a quilt store with my mom, [...] Read More

    January 2, 2008 by LyzL

  • Fashion + Style

    New Year, New You

    It goes without saying that the New Year is all about new beginnings, and here at The Budget Fashionista, we’re thinking about what we can do to start things off on the right (very fashionable) foot. If you’re in the same frame of mind, read on— Take care of business. Meaning financial business—if your best [...] Read More

    January 2, 2008 by Angela

  • Designer Directory

    Acra, Reem

    Acra, Reem Pronunciation: Ree-m Ak-ra After studying in fashion school Esmod Ecole de Mode in Paris and at FIT in New York, Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra started her eponymous label in 1997. An embroidery artist, Acra’s signature intricate bead works, embroidery and use of luxe fabrics has become a big hit in the bridal [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by Catherine

  • Designer Directory


    Akris Pronunciation: Ah-kree This Swiss, family-run, company has come a long way from designing polka-dotted aprons in 1922. Considered as Switzerland’s largest clothing company, Akris showcases elegant and perfectly tailored suits for no-nonsense professional women who want classic and timeless pieces with a touch of modern flair. Although it’s a relatively unknown label, Akris has [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by Catherine