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  • 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

  • Fashion + Style

    Is Having a Designer Handbag a Human Right?

    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

    July 4, 2006 by Kathryn

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Invisible Support

    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

    July 3, 2006 by TBF