Owning a designer handbag is not a Human Right. This country wasn’t found on the principle of life, liberty, and the pursuit of Louis Vuitton. During the crafting of the constitution, John Hancock wasn’t like “Oh, let me hurry up and sign this little document so I can get in line for the Kate Spade [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista I have kids and my breast aren’t as perky as they use to be. Sometimes I see very cute clothing (like the black knit dresses), that you can’t wear a bra with. I wanted to know if the “sticky” bras really work. A: If you’re a full C cup or larger, the [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista: I have a very pale complexion, and recently I heard someone say that women with pale skin should wear mainly darker/more intense colours, because it creates a better contrast with their skin. So, my question is: should I stay away from pastel colours? AYou can wear pastel even if you are fair [...] Read More
Yuliya Zeltser is a designer—a designer who actually designs clothing for plus size fashionistas (her sketches are available for viewing on the site). Yuliya’s designs aren’t mere copies of “mainstream” designers or simply larger sizes of designs proportioned to fit a size 6. No, she designs beautiful empire waist satin gowns, sexy stretch tops with [...] Read More
Q: How do you buy a knock-off hand bag? What are your guidelines, what are smart prices to pay? What is important to look for? I want to be able to have nice handbags but not be broke because of them! A: There has been quite a bit of debate regarding knock-off bags (especially fake [...] Read More
This past Wednesday, we had a small book signing and reception for the book at the fabulous Madame X Lounge. Although it wasn’t a big event, we had quite a few people show up including my friend Pamela Edwards from Essence Magazine, Rachel Kramer Bussel from the Village Voice and Gothamist, Cheryl Williams-Barnes from ABC’s [...] Read More
So I’m in Macy’s looking for accessories to wear with my outfit for the book party (very punk rock meets ghetto supastar). My goal was to put together my entire book party outfit—including shoes and handbag—for less than $50. Here’s what I got so far: - A dress, $25.62. A Vivienne Tam knock-off. Off-the-shoulder drop-waist, [...] Read More
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