All Posts By

The Budget Fashionista Staff

Holiday Skirts

5 Fabulous Holiday Party Skirts

When the weather outside turns frightful, our ensembles often do too. Take a look at the streets in winter and you’ll most likely see swarms of people dressed in blacks and greys. But as...
Screenshot of Nasty Gal app icon

6 Ways to Save at Nasty Gal

If you’ve never heard of Nasty Gal, you might be questioning our standards for style and social decorum. But pay no mind to this online retailer’s naughty-sounding name — because this shop is all about...
Magic in the Moonlight

How to Look Like You’re in the Movie Magic in the Moonlight

Ouh-la-la, don’t you just want to walk onto the set of Woody Allen’s new film, Magic in the Moonlight? Mais oui! The scenery, the food and wine—and the look! How do they capture that...
Woman wearing jeans and velvet boots

Updated! 7 Ways to Dress Up Denim

We have had a satisfying life-long love affair with our jeans, but let’s face it — as far as current trends go, jeans are more cazh than fab (and yes, that’s how you abbreviate casual…I googled it)....
Brunette wearing make-up

A Look Back: Fall Beauty Trends

Beyond khakis, cords and crunching leaves, styling autumn’s crisp temperatures and classic palette requires wrangling a few fall beauty trends to keep it all looking contemporary. Freshening up fall’s usual harvest hues and traditional textiles is easy with these tips and tricks...
Blue Eyeliner

How to Wear Blue Eyeliner

Blue eyeliner usually elicits two reactions: “Oh the eighties!” or “LOVE it, bring it on!” If you fall into the first category and even remember using blue eyeliner like there was no tomorrow in...
Rita Ora

Rita Ora Style Deconstructed

Born in what is today Kosovo, the traffic-stopping beauty of Rita Ora paid her earlier dues by singing in bars around London. But who could ignore that face—or that style? She didn’t just make...
Hipster girl wearing glasses and hat

How to Dress Like a Hipster

The “Hipster“ moniker has taken on so many different stereotypes over the years, that it’s now relegated back to the most simple form: a purveyor of hip culture. Hipster no longer means headbands and American Apparel...
Pencil Skirt Outfits

Five Great Pencil Skirt Outfits

Consider these pencil skirt perks: they are long enough to keep you warm in winter and to cover your bare legs from touching the subway (ew) but they can also be as light and...
Woman holding makeup brush

10 Great Budget Beauty Tips

Budget beauty is essential in this hard economy not only for twenty-somethings, but all of us. Finding what kind of products work just as beautifully on a budget is just as important as finding...
Jeans Stack

True Costs: How Much Does that Pair of Designer Jeans Cost to Make?

How much are those jeans in the window? Um…what? I’m sorry, I must have misheard you (gulp), $275? We all know denim sticker shock, we have all coveted the pair of way-too-expensive jeans, and...
Sweat Proof Beauty Products

Best Organic Beauty Products Under $20

Love the idea of going organic in your beauty routine, but cringe at the steep price tags that so often accompany these brands? Well—worry no more!  There’s a fresh crop of organic stock that is healthy...
Easter Home Decoration Ideas

Budget Home Tip: When You Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

In order to save $, we’ll basically do anything. We’ve fixed our heater when it was -10 outside and installed a dishwasher (a project that ended in tears and cursing, but the dishes got...
Sweat Proof Beauty Products

Sweat-Proof: Make-Up, Lotions, and Hair Products

On a recent weekend getaway, I enjoyed the best bits of summer: white linen flow-y pants, a rooftop barbecue with supreme views, and a stellar pair of cat-eye sunnies. It was high noon, and all...
Queen Latifah

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Style Long Hair

Ever since I cut my long, long hair just after my wedding, I’ve wanted it back. So, for three years I’ve grown my hair back to its original long locks, and I’m so excited...
Fall 2014 Hair Trend

Fall 2014 Hair Trends

Just because it still feels sticky outside doesn’t mean we can’t get a head start on our hairstyles for fall. The runways revealed a wide range of dos from casual to elegant, and everything in...
1

Want Summer Beach Hair? Get these Products!

In the past, getting the wavy, super-textured ‘do meant a morning romp at the beach or a more involved approach  (re: hairspray, fingers through hair, a comb, etc). But, these days, it’s much easier...

Shopping 101: Pop-Up Shops Explained

Back in the day (like 10 years ago), the only places you could get your shopping on were a) the mall or b) a local boutique/stand-alone store.  However, around 2004, a fairly new retail...
Woman wearing headwrap

How to Tie a Headwrap: Tutorial

We’ve been obsessed with headwraps for quite some time. The reasons for said obsession are simple. Headwraps are the best accessory for hiding a bad hair day or adding some pop to your outfit...
Taylor Swift Style

Taylor Swift Style Deconstructed

Taylor Swift has been through quite a lot in a short time. She is already an accomplished guitar player and singer-songwriter, she has won multitudes of awards and has many mettled albums (gold, platinum,...

How to Recycle a Bridesmaid Dress

The notorious bridesmaid dress has been immortalized in all its silk taffeta awesome awfulness. Yup, we’re talking about Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses and the slew of bridezilla movies featuring the horrid bridesmaid’s dress....
You cannot copy the content of this page.