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  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Getting Rid of Scratchy Tags

    Dear Budget Fashionista- I have a HUGE problem..I’m an extreme budget shopper and purchase most of my clothing from thrift stores and bulk discount stores like Big Lots. While I find great deals at these places, I almost always have to deal with itchy, scratchy labels and tags. Is there any way to control these [...] Read More

    January 23, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay: Proenza Schouler Palm Leave Wooden Handle Bag, $39.99 at Target

    If the trim is leather this could work.. I’m still not sure how my peeps in middle America will respond to Proenza at Target. Proenza Schouler Palm Leave Print Canvas Wood Handle Bag, $39.99 at Target. Target.com [...] Read More

    January 22, 2007 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Outlet Alert: Diane Von Furstenberg Graphic Patterned Dress

    Here’s an example of WHY you shouldn’t PAY full price for anything you see on a celeb. Last week, I saw this EXACT, I mean the EXACT, same dress at the Diane Von Furstenberg outlet at Woodbury Commons. Don’t be fooled peeps, celebs (and their stylists) shop the outlet malls as well. DVF DressLindsay Lohan [...] Read More

    January 21, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Personal Finance Advice: Fat Wallet’s Free Stuff Forum

    What: Fat Wallet’s FREE stuff forum Why: The forum is a collection of links to sites and product pages that offer free samples, often in exchange for your contact information (to minimize spam, create a dedicated “shopping email account” on yahoo/msn/hotmail/gmail). You’ll find tons of free beauty, grocery, and even magazine samples in the forum. [...] Read More

    January 20, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion Newsletter:  Wardrobe Remix

    While it’s not always possible to splurge on a new outfit every time you feel the need to revamp your look, a great accessory or two is always a good investment. A classic bag, cute pair of shoes or unique pendant can become a wardrobe staple, which means you’ll have plenty of ammo the next [...] Read More

    January 18, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Is the GAP Dead?

    Our friend the Gap is dying….. Is the Gap Dead Advertising Age (yes, I do read stuff other than Marie Claire) recently asked retail experts what they would do to save the Gap.  Excerpts from the AdAge Article: Paco Underhill, author of “Why We Buy” and founder and CEO of behavioral research firm Envirosell, New [...] Read More

    January 17, 2007 by Kathryn

  • Fashion + Style

    FREE Dermalogica Event in LA

    From the peeps at Dermalogica Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 and Wednesday, January, 24, 2007 Times: 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm Location: Dermalogica / The International Dermal Institute – Irvine 16253 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 160 Irvine, CA 92618 tel: 949-453-0404 fax: 949-453-8308 Did you know that healthy skin is just as important to your overall health [...] Read More

    January 17, 2007 by TBF