Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day Sale

Summer is sadly at an end, but the sales aren't! Shop our store now through Labor Day and take an additional 20% off EVERYTHING. Yep, that's right, all items including sale items. Just use code LABOR20 during checkout. Happy shopping!

Friday, August 17, 2007

I Like Your Dress

My sister, Stephanie, and I visited the lovely city of Chicago last weekend and had an absolute blast. Traversing along the river up to North Michigan Avenue (aka the Miracle Mile) all eyes were on my sis. It was a hot and muggy day and we were shopping and planning a nice dinner later on so we both wore dresses. Never shy or at a lack of attention, she chose to wear The Red Dress - a Marilyn Monroe-esque, sexy halter style that looked fabulous. A cute, twenty-something blond made a point of stopping her and commenting "I LOVE your dress". Later that evening, at a local bar west of Michigan Ave an older gentlemen also commented "Love that dress".

I too must concur - I LOVE this dress. Looks great on any body type - soft jersey fabric, double lined skirt with great drape and in the best color - RED. Coming in September.

I, on the other hand, received no comments, not even a second glance at my dress which by the way, was not from our store.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Shop Safe Online

As an internet retailer and online shopper, I am always concerned about internet security and safety. There is a lot of spam, viruses and malware floating around the web and some forget to keep their system safe. Here are some basic tips:

1. Shop at sites with a secure payment link (SSL) indicated by https:// in the URL.
2. Do not give out your social security number on the internet (I think most of us know this by now).
3. Be careful clicking on hypertext links in emails. Hover over the link first and make sure the URL looks like the one indicated in the email. A better bet is to manually type in the URL or go to a bookmark instead of clicking on email links.
4. Social networking sites (such as MySpace) are notorious for spam and more recently a target for malware and virus spreading. Tread with care.
5. Consider paying with Paypal or check or money order if you are leery about giving away your credit card over the internet. And, check your credit card statements every few weeks to make sure there are no unauthorized charges. I personally have used paypal for over 8 years and have not once had an issue.
6. Strongly consider buying a firewall, spyware and virus protection for your computer (especially if you have a wireless network). Top choices are Trend Micro and Zone Alarm (I personally have used both and prefer Trend Micro). Both get top ratings in Consumer Reports and they cost about $50 per year. A small price to pay for peace of mind.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

End of Summer Sale Coupon

Take an additional 15% off all items (including sale and new arrivals) by using coupon code BUDGET15. Most sale items are limited in sizes so don't wait until the end of August!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hurry - Online Sample Sale

Luxury, designer brands you can trust at great discounts? Think it's impossible to find on the internet? Not so - check out theartofshopnet for the next three days only to shop their New York sample sale online. Trust the source - The Budget Fashionista for dishing on this one - your pocketbook will thank you.

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Budget Fashionista Contest

Thought I would share this with you budget minded gals...

This August, The Budget Fashionista fashion blog is launching weekend contests, featuring prize packages worth over $500 in value. Starting the weekend of August 3rd, visitors who leave a comment on the blog from 12:01am Friday to 11:59pm Sunday, as well as their email addresses, will be automatically entered to win that weekend's contest.

To enter, visit The Budget
( every weekend in August.

Good Luck!