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  • Fashion + Style

    The Budget Fashionista on Tour: Mall of America Tomorrow (6/10) at 3pm

    Hey all— I will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Mall of America tomorrow, June 10th at 3pm, signing books and chatting away about shopping, fashion, and my teenage escapades at Lake Harriet. If you just happen to be in the Twin Cities, stop by and say “hi”. [...] Read More

    June 9, 2006 by TBF

  • Swimwear Guide

    Swimsuit Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Shot

    Stop! Before you begin earmarking your fashion rags, realize that the cover model’s hot look of the season might not be right for you. When you buy yourself  swimwear, it is for your body. You will not morph into Heidi Klum just because   you are wearing the same itsy bitsy bikini. (Keep in mind, Heidi [...] Read More

    June 8, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Life on Tour: The Essence Photo Shoot

    Last week, I did a photo shoot for Essence Magazine for their “Her Style” feature which showcases women they consider to have great personal style. To have Essence, the magazine ran by sistas that know style, select me as a stylish person to feature in none other than their September Fall fashion issue is one [...] Read More

    June 6, 2006 by TBF

  • Beauty

    How to Wax Your Legs

    It’s summer and that means it’s time to defuzz. Heading to local salon to get a wax can be quite pricey, so we put together some tips to help you wax your legs in the comfort of your own home. How to Wax Your Legs Step 1: Pick your product. Two great options are Aussie [...] Read More

    June 6, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion Advice:  Jazzing Up a Polo Dress

    Dear Budget Fashionista: I recently purchased two very cute polo dresses. One, an orange (and drastically reduced) Lacoste, and the other a hot pink terry Juicy Couture polo dress (also drastically reduced.)  I love them because they’re so comfortable, but they’re a bit plain. Are there any ways to make these dresses more interesting? A: [...] Read More

    June 5, 2006 by TBF

  • Product Reviews

    Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards: Beauty Insiders Choose Favorite Beauty Products

    Every year the Cosmetic Executive Women, a trade organization in the beauty industry with over 4,000 members, chooses it’s best beauty picks in a slew of categories. Here’s this year’s winners. [...] Read More

    June 5, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Newsletter: Sites We Like

    Check out our latest newsletter featuring some of my favorite sites on the web. Sign up for the newsletter.                                                       Girls, check out our friends at SheSheMe.com,     [...] Read More

    June 2, 2006 by TBF