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Angela

How to Shop New York & Company

Being a professional woman, especially these days, does NOT mean you have an income — or budget — befitting your hard work OR your position. Unfortunately, no one you work with cares how broke...

How to Shop Payless

Okay, picture this: Lela Rose, Alice+Olivia, Isabel Toledo, Christian Siriano footwear, all in one place and at affordable prices. Plus a whole bunch of other cute, sexy and trendy shoes at even more affordable...

How to Shop Etsy

We’ve all heard about a friend (or a friend’s ex-boyfriend’s third cousin) selling goods on Etsy.com — and you know at Budget Fashionista we’re BIG fans of the unique/fun/quirky/vintage fashion items you can find...

Valentine’s Day Decorating: DIY

Whether you’re planning a romantic night for you and your significant other, or a girls night party for you and your single friends who deserve to celebrate love too, we know you don’t want...

How to Clean Your Ugg Boots

We know that, for some of you, the biggest danger in Ugg is, well, ugliness. But we’ve always kind of been of the so-ugly-they’re-cute camp, so we’d like to keep our Uggs (or cheap...
retro fashion: Knit checker cardigan

Retro Fashion: 10 Great Pieces on a Budget

Trends come and go but there’s always place for vintage in our hearts at TBF. Why? Vintage is classic without being boring, quirky without being, well, Lady Gaga. Of course, true vintage can get...

The Birth of the Jegging (Jeans +Legging)

We can argue over whether jean leggings are truly leggings or just REALLY skinny jeans, but….however you define them they’re a hot trend for spring. We like the jegging for both its retro ’80s fabulousness and...
Lulu Townsend Valentine Platform Pump

Cute Cheap Bridal Shoes

Let’s face it, using the word “cheap” in the same sentence as “my wedding” seems like a big fat wedding don’t because, well, it sounds so crass. Reality check: cheap is good. With wedding...

Payless Designer Shoe Lines

Occasionally here at TBF, we kneel down and pay homage to the footwear gods for sending us Payless and once the budget shoe retailer began to hit the budget designer market heavily, we may...
Tailor

Summer Wardrobe Update on a Budget: Get a Good Tailor!

We’re all so tired already of hearing about the sad state of the economy, but the reality is it looks like tight times are here to stay. For us budget fashionistas? Well, it just...
Strand of pearls

How to Buy Pearls

You might think it’s old fashioned, that you’re too haute and hip for them, but truly there’s nothing more timeless than a string of pearls. Before you go out to purchase yours, here are...

Product Review: Mineral Makeup on a Budget

What: Angela wades through some of the mineral makeup offerings from the drug store beauty aisle.The Lowdown: Make-up marketers are savvy folks—and so anyone who makes regular visits to the beauty aisle knows there’s...

How to Shop Goodwill

Ah, Goodwill. We know what you’re thinking—sequined holiday sweaters and acid wash mommy jeans. Well, there is some of that—but you may not realize that amidst the trove of fashion faux-pas, there are some...
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