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  • Fashion + Style

    Plaid is Back: Fall 2006 Fashion Preview

    Inspired by the rise of British fashion houses like Chloe and Alexander McQueen (and the British pound), plaid is back for fall. Whether you’re sporting a traditional Burberry plaid or the lumber jack checkered plaid, you should have at least one plaid piece in your wardrobe. A perfect example of the emergence of plaid is [...] Read More

    July 12, 2006 by TBF

  • Beauty

    How To Apply False Eyelashes

    What was more breath-taking than the fashion in the hot new movie “The Devil Wears Prada”? Well, Anne Hathaway’s fabulous eyes, brought to the forefront of her face through the use of false eyelashes (and, yes, a bit of mascara).  Now, false eyelashes aren’t just for Hollywood starlets and fictionalized fashion editors- this inexpensive beauty [...] Read More

    July 11, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Shoe Boots: Fall 2006 Fashion Preview

    The hot new boot this season is actually a shoe. Everyone from Vogue to Topshop are featuring shoe boots as the new boots for fall. Think round toe, black boots, circa late 19th century, made of satin, with thick and/or lacey shoe laces. You won’t see me rocking a pair—they make chunky legs look chunkier—but [...] Read More

    July 11, 2006 by TBF

  • What to Wear

    How to Wear Black Leggings

    There were three things you HAD to have in your closet in order to be cool in the 80’s: a pair of acid wash jeans, an off the shoulder sweat shirt, and a closet full of leggings. Fortunately, the fashion gods spared us the return of acid wash jeans and let the more fashion friendly [...] Read More

    July 9, 2006 by Kathryn

  • Beauty

    Beauty Advice: At Home Teeth Whitening Solution

    Dear Budget Fashionista I read on your site a comment from one of your readers that they use hydrogen peroxide once a day to rinse their mouth and keep their teeth white. What I would like to know is…is that a safe practice? A: My advice is to first check with your dentist (a quick [...] Read More

    July 8, 2006 by TBF

  • Site I Like: Kathryn Kerrigan

    I love Kathryn Kerrigan’s shoes. Not because we share the same name. Not because she’s a former basketball (my favorite sport next to soccer) player. I love her shoes because they’re sexy, affordable, and available in up to a size 13. Her line is sort of like a shoe line by Kate Spade’s younger, more [...] Read More

    July 6, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    H&M in the News

    H&M, our favorite high-goes-low store has been in the new recently. Here’s some snippets from a few postings online at the British site Fashionunited.co.uk (sign up for their brilliant newsletters!). Launches new line—Harmony.Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz has introduced Harmony, a new one-off collection for women which will launch in September. The collection will [...] Read More

    July 5, 2006 by TBF