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  • Fashion + Style

    Nominate The Budget Fashionista for a Bloggie

    A moment of shameless self promotion: Nominate The Budget Fashionista in the best topical blog category for the 2007 Bloggie Awards. Head to: http://2007.bloggies.com and enter: The Budget Fashionista (url: http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com) in the best topical blog category. If you have blog, you should enter yourself as well (you have to enter up to three blogs). [...] Read More

    January 7, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Oldie but Goodie: Brands vs. Department Stores: The Move to Limit Sales

    Take a walk down the main shopping street in any major city and you’ll notice that several of your favorite department store brands, like Coach, Juicy Couture, and Ellen Tracy, have begun to develop their own stores.  Wait a sec before you get ideas of terry cloth jump suit heaven. Brands are creating boutiques not [...] Read More

    January 7, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Re Post: Are Outlet Malls the Holiday Inn of the Millennum?

    Road trips are the quintessential summer adventure. As a kid, each summer my family would pile into the Chevy Cavalier and take road trips to exciting places like Topeka, Kansas and Jonesboro, Arkansas.  No matter where we were going, there was always a Holiday Inn at the next exit. Twenty years later, on my own [...] Read More

    January 6, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Site I Like: Sutori.com

    Sutori is a new site where consumers post their experiences about a particular company or product. Once your review is posted, other consumers post their comment to your article and select whether they agree with your assessment or not. The more folks agree with you the more impact your experience has on the store’s/product’s goodwill [...] Read More

    January 5, 2007 by TBF

  • Money & Finance Tips

    Personal Finance Advice: 35 Outrageous Fees (and how to avoid them)

    Here’s an excellent article from Money magazine regarding 35 of the most ridiculous fees and how to avoid them. Of particular interest to BFers are how to avoid giftcard fees (yes, some do charge you if you don’t use them). Read the Money Article [...] Read More

    January 4, 2007 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Take The Budget Fashionista’s Shopping Survey

    TBF’s annual, somewhat scientific, shopping survey gives you a glimpse into the shopping habits of your fellow shoppers. In our first survey conducted last year, over 800 readers shared their shopping habits, advice and tips. This year our goal is to have even more respondents! The survey takes approximately 10 minutes (more if you decided [...] Read More

    January 3, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Tips: Lucky Magazine and the New Color Combinations

    January’s Lucky Magazine has a very interesting spread on adding bright colors into your wardrobe.  The eight page spread features interesting combinations such as gray/taxi cab yellow, orange/camel, violet/navy, dark brown/tomato red, fuchsia/army green and cobalt blue/black.  While my favorite fashion mag does show a few outfit combinations, the editor ignore the fact that most [...] Read More

    January 2, 2007 by TBF