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  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion 2.0: Coutorture Launch

    Looking for an easy way to keep up with your fashion news? Well, look no further than Coutorture. Coutorture is a gathering of posts from THE top fashion blogs on the net, linking readers like yourself to the best posts from top fashion blogs like Almost Girl and The Budget Fashionista. Think Newsgator for fashion. [...] Read More

    April 28, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Why I Love Target…

    (IMAGES NO LONGER AVAILABLE) I was out shopping yesterday with one of my star clients at Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall. We were in a very high end, but fabulous, outlet store (think the letter P) and I saw the a pair of shoes marked down to $300 from $600, which looked so much like a [...] Read More

    April 27, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Nylon Dilemma

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m a 48 year old hairstylist, who wants to look trendy but not like I’m 20. I wear mostly slacks to work but want to wear skirts. I love the vintage look and have purchased a couple of dresses but I’m told that nylons are a fashion no-no for summer. The problem [...] Read More

    April 27, 2006 by TBF

  • Clothing Care Guide

    How to Clean Espadrilles

    A reader just emailed regarding tips on cleaning the rope of old espadrilles and since espadrilles are very “in” this spring/summer, I thought some of you might be able to use this tip. Q: Does anyone know how to clean the rope of “old” espadrilles? A: Mix a little laundry detergent in a small cup [...] Read More

    April 26, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Newsletter: Hot Spring picks

    Check out today’s newsletter featuring five of my favorite items for the spring/summer 2006. Target.com                         Isaac Mizrahi Tote – Linen White. $26.99 at Target.com. Perfect to carry around your summer essentials Linea Paolo ´Lourdes´ Pump, $89.95 at Nordstrom.com. The thick heel makes walking [...] Read More

    April 26, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Slimming Down a Bigger Bottom

    Dear Budget Fashionista:  I am a size 14 and very self conscious of the way I look (because of the size of my hips) and I feel I need to wear long tops or jumpers to cover up. What kind of tops should I wear with long skirts? A: There’s a tendency for us to [...] Read More

    April 26, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fall 2006 Fashion Preview: Knit Picking

    I was reading in the March issue (yes, I’m waaay behind on my mags) of W magazine about high-end European knit designers contracting out the actual knitting of their garments to grandmas in East Europe. These grandmas are old school knitters from a time when people had to knit their garments to make hats, scarves, [...] Read More

    April 25, 2006 by TBF