Category Archives: TheBudgetFashionista

Staying out of Treble: Music-Inspired Bling Under $50

Staying out of Treble: Music-Inspired Bling Under $50

Ah, music.  From gym playlists to concerts, tunes that let us get our groove on are always good in our book. Whether we’re chatting about Beyonce’s impressive rap skills in her latest song with husband Jay-Z, Future, and DJ Khaled “Top Off,” or reminiscing about music from back in the day (oh boy, that would be Def Leppard, Belinda Carlisle and Eddie Money for me) or excited about checking out a new local band, one

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Retail Therapy — Etsy Jewelry Shops Edition

Collage of Etsy jewelry

Retail Therapy — Etsy Jewelry Shops Edition

Etsy is a mecca of vintage-meets-crafty fabulousness. Like Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook, it sucks me in like a glitter-filled black hole where I spend hours clicking through steampunk couture clothing, retro bubblegum pink telephones and radios, hand-stamped stationery and elegant/kitschy/whimsical jewelry. Seriously. Etsy causes my otherwise stingy self to delve into a dangerous world of impetuous fiscal behavior. On occasion I’m plagued with buyer’s remorse, but if I find a

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How to Wear Capris If You’re Tall

How to Wear Capris If You’re Tall

Most tall girls will agree that clothing options are limited when you near or surpass the six-foot mark. While those long, model-esque legs look amazing in skirts and bikinis, capris are tough to pull off. It’s true of any garment that’s supposed to hang at a specific spot on your bod — these pieces are made for girls of a smaller stature. And that means your capris look more like knickers than ankle pants. Fortunately, there are a few workarounds for tall girls. Read on for the scoop

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Nicki Minaj Style for $263 (Including Bag & Shoes)

Nicki Minage wearing all black street-style

Nicki Minaj Style for $263 (Including Bag & Shoes)

Rap mogul Nicki Minaj is known for her bold fashion choices. From the one-sleeve Mugler blazer she wore with pasties last fall at Paris Fashion Week to the black latex, dominatrix garb she sported earlier this month courtside at a Laker’s game, she is anything but modest. But not even Nicki can keep all that glam going 24/7.  So when she was spotted cruising through LAX in an all-black, street-style ensemble, we just had to talk about it. Get your own Nicki Minaj style with

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Cheap Maternity Pieces We Love

Cheap Maternity Pieces We Love

Dressing up your bump is one of the fun parts of pregnancy. While you don’t need to replace your entire wardrobe, investing in a few stylish pieces of maternity wear can keep the spirits high as you progress towards the BIG DAY. We shopped the best comfortably chic, but cheap maternity pieces for spring. After all, you do need to save room in the budget for fun stuff like a bathroom baby harness and a Crib Dribbler. (And yeah, both of those are real things.) Mint + Floral + Chiffon = Divine Perfect for

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5 Steps to Designing Your Own Wedding Ring on a Budget

5 Steps to Designing Your Own Wedding Ring on a Budget

Oh! How many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring. English actor Colley Cibber commented on the torments of the wedding ring centuries before it became fashionable to design a ring yourself. In today’s world, the custom wedding ring adds a whole ‘nother level stress for brides-to-be. But don’t fret. It is possible to design your own ring — while staying sane and on budget. The key is preparation. Taking the time to think through your must-haves pays

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