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Wondering what to wear to a party? Make a grand and confident entrance at your next party with fashion tips from The Budget Fashionista.

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Feel Like a Movie Star on New Year’s Eve in These Glamorous Pieces

Party time! New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, which means it’s time to find yourself something amazing to wear. That’s assuming your plan is to stay up and ring in the new decade...
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This Throwback Holiday Party Garment Should Be On Your Must-Wear List Now

It’s tough to find the perfect outfit for your office holiday party, or for a last-minute gathering where you want to look your best but not like you tried too hard. A few wardrobe...
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These 5 Styling Secrets Will Get You to the Office Holiday Party in Style

Holiday party season is upon us, which means it’s time to start dusting off your finest work-appropriate festivity garb to enjoy some quality off-duty time with your coworkers. Unless it’s strictly an ugly sweater...
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Don’t Be That Girl! 6 Rules To Live By for the Holiday Work Party

There’s one party every year where business is guaranteed to mix with pleasure: the holiday office party. It’s that time to let your hair down (finally) with your coworkers, have a few laughs, and...
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Fashion Police: Dos and Don’ts of Las Vegas Fashion

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. The infamous phrase conjures images of crazy party nights and chaos — stuff you’d only participate in when you’re away from home. All that craziness tends to...
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18 Budget Party Dresses for Every Body

Party season is in full swing. If your favorite dresses have been worn just a few too many times and you really just want a great excuse to snag something new, the holiday season...
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5 Glitzy Shoe-and-Bag Combos for the Holidays

Party season is upon us, and that means your schedule is quickly filling up with soirees of all kinds. Whether it’s biz-cajsh annual office gathering or a formal affair you’ve been anticipating for weeks,...
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Life of the Party — Cocktail Wear to Love in 2018

Falling in that hardly neat space between semi-formal and fancy, cocktail wear is a mystery to many aspiring fashionistas. If you have ever shown up to a bridal shower in a maxi dress or...
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The Plus Size Evening Dress That Looks, Feels Incredible

Dear Budget Fashionista: I am a plus-sized woman and was just invited to a black-tie optional event in early December. I’m 28 and don’t want to look 58. On top of that, I’d like to...
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Cold-Weather Dresses for the Over-40 Party Girl

Ahh, New Year’s Eve. For a party girl, it’s the most anticipated “night out” of the year, even though it usually fails to live up to the hype. The morning after, you find yourself...
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10 Ruffle Dresses that Dazzle (Under $200)

If you’re old enough to remember the Seinfeld episode about a pirate shirt, you know that ruffles, no matter how trendy, can go terribly wrong. Poor George destroys his promising hand-model career and Jerry...
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Holiday Outfits: A Look for Every Celebration

How are you spending the holidays this year? From friend to friend, family to family, even year to year, we each celebrate the holidays differently. You may have settled into long-standing traditions that have been...
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5 Rules for Power Fashion — aka Cookie Lyon Style

Cookie Lyon of Empire is the fiercest female character on TV right now, and her over-the-top, power fashion sense is always inspiring. With Empire Season 2 just out on DVD and Empire Season 3 kicking off...
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The Cocktail Dress Identity Crisis Solved

Content sponsored by Tahari ASL. All opinions are my own. I suspect my millennial daughters aren’t really sure what a cocktail dress is. Once a formal staple of the wealthy woman’s closet, the cocktail dress faces an identity...
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Fancy Outfits: LBD Alternatives to Try Now

When it comes to choosing fancy outfits for upscale parties, many of us switch to autopilot and reach straight for the little black dress. While it may be a timeless and flattering option, it’s fair...
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The Bodycon Dress: Dos and Don’ts

Bodycon, short for body-conscious, is a popular style of dress characterized by its stretch, figure-hugging fabric and seductive style designed to show off a woman’s curves. The bodycon dress was first introduced to the...
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Black Tie Dress Code on a Budget!

Feeling high anxiety because you have a black tie event on your calendar but a low balance in your checking account? Treat yourself to a deep, relaxing breath–because we have the answers you need....
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Today’s Little Black Dress: 4 Affordable Options

Ahhh, the Little Black Dress. Such an iconic piece, and most of us probably already have at least one on standby for the holiday season. At the same time, have you really looked at...
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