Get Designer Fashion for Cheap: The Budget Fashionista Unveils Her Top Five Tips for Budget Shopping

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Women no longer have to choose between being fashionable and financially prudent. The Budget Fashionsita unveils her five tips for Budget Shopping.

Women no longer have to choose between being fashionable and financially prudent. Kathryn Finney, stylist to the cheap and the fashionista behind one of the original shopping blogs The Budget Fashionista unveiled her five tips for budget shopping today at the Professional Businesswomen of California Conference, at the Moscone Convention Center, in San Francisco, CA. A reckless spendthrift-turned-designer discount diva, Finney dished her tips and advice on budget shopping to a great closet and a sound bank account.

"You can be corporate chic and still have enough to fund your 401k", states Finney to the over 500 conference attendees. "As a young professional, I thought that you had to spent tons of money to look like a success- until I had massive credit card bills. As the Budget Fashionista, I've learned several key ways to look great, while maintaining my savings account. By using my five tips, fashionistas worldwide can also look great without refinancing their homes."

Tip #1- Create a Shopping Savings Account

Many banks have special accounts, sometimes with slightly higher interest rates than a traditional account, that allow shoppers to save towards big purchases. If your bank doesn't have shopping saving accounts, just open a regular savings or checking account dedicated solely to your shopping purchases.

Tip #2- Develop a Signature Piece

Choose a piece that reflects your personality, your lifestyle, and that you can maintain on your budget. Make these pieces so fabulous that is won't matter if the rest of your outfit came from the Goodwill.

Tip #3 - Dress High - Low

Dressing high and low allows you to mix higher end pieces like your signature item with lower cost items from stores like Target.

Tip# 4- Find a Celebrity Style Twin

Celebrities pay big money for stylists, make-up artists, designers, psychics, etc who help them to look great and stay current. Find a celebrity whose style you admire and whose body type is similar to yours and use them as a guide. Be realistic with yourself- if you wear a size 22, Halle Berry is not your style twin.

Tip #5 Self Confidence is the New Black

If you feel good about yourself and what you are wearing you could can make corporate blue look like something right off the runway of New York's Fashion week.

About The Budget Fashionista

Kathryn Finney is the shopper behind the popular shopping blog The Budget Fashionista and Chief Shopping Officer of TBF Group, an internet based company focused on providing shopping and fashion advice. A former fashion editor, she is a graduate of Rutgers University and Yale University, where she spent more time reading Vogue than Voltaire. Recognized as one of America's Smartest Shoppers, Kathryn has been featured in over 40 publications. Her first book will be published by Random House in Spring 2006.

For speaking and interview opportunities please contact Kathryn at or 201-420-7340.


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