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  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Updating an Old Winter Coat

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a long camel colored wool coat that is 1 size too big on me now and has shoulder pads that I would rather not have. 1) Can I have the pads removed, and 2) I’d love to wear this with a belt to have a gathered look.  It didn’t come [...] Read More

    December 19, 2006 by TBF

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    Sites I Like: My Holiday Sweater, Elf Yourself

    For the holiday season, Officemax.com developed a series of INSANELY addictive interactive websites that make the dead work week leading up the holidays somewhat bearable. Along with making snowflakes, these sites are a welcome diversion for those of us still stuck in the office.  Plus, they’re an excellent (and free alternative) to holiday cards. My [...] Read More

    December 19, 2006 by TBF

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    Yea or Nay: Piperlime

    Okay, I’m a bit confused about the Gap’s new shoe site, Piperlime.  I’m sure some retail analyst somewhere told the copy that selling shoes online is the way to bring up dismal sales.  However, there’s really nothing to compel me to shop at this site versus shopping at an established shoe site (with FREE UPS [...] Read More

    December 18, 2006 by TBF

  • Style Tip: Decorating Your Office ID Bracelet

    I just had to share with you a post on the new blog $50 Dollar Suit about how to decorate your office id bracelet on a budget.  The blogger behind the blog, Tamara, has a list of some pretty creative (adding charms, using crocodile embossed luggage tags, etc.) and stylish ways to hook up your [...] Read More

    December 17, 2006 by TBF

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    Holiday Gift Guide 2006 – Best Gifts for Under $25 & Sudoku Game

    Franklin Handheld Sudoku Game Who it works for: Gamers, Friends or Family members with long commutes to work, Your Logic-Obsessed Friends Details: Arguably one of the biggest fads of 2006, Sudoku is a Japanese logic game that’s as addictive as caffeine. This handheld, battery-operated version of the game offers millions of different puzzles, varying in [...] Read More

    December 17, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Do Good: Create A Snowflake for the Salvation Army

    Long term readers of TBF know how much I LOVE the Salvation Army (aka Sally’s boutique). So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered via Trendcentral that the site Popular Front created a special site for people to create a snowflake to benefit my favorite thrift store.  For every snowflake created from now until [...] Read More

    December 16, 2006 by TBF

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    Site I Like: Annualcreditreport.com

    According to federal law, every US citizen has the right to receive a free credit report from each of the three main reporting agencies Equifax, Transunion, and Experian once every 12 months. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to request free copies of your credit report. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the FICO score, which you can [...] Read More

    December 15, 2006 by TBF