Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book Review-- How to be a Budget Fashionista:The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less

A few days ago I posted my tips and tricks for budget shopping. I thought I'd do a little review on the book that taught me so much of what I know! Not only is this book a great resource for the majority of us--the ones who don't have money trees in the backyard or other seemingly endless sources of income--but for anyone who is simply interested in fashion and paying less for the same great pieces! Why pay more for something if you don't have to?! "No no! I know it's only $5, but here, take $50!". Hahaha yea right! When you can do that please let me know; i'd like to know your secret!

How to be a Budget Fashionista by Kathryn Finney is a quick read and a lasting guide. Only 240 pages long you could read it in one sitting and be done with it, but that's really not the point. Kathryn breaks the process down into 3 steps and then goes into detail on each.

  1. Know your budget- Here you'll find tips on budgeting and funding a wardrobe without going broke or into debt. Nice right? There are also online budgeting resources at the end of the book to help you out! 
  2. Know your style- This section has tips and tricks for every aspect of your wardrobe--from undergarments to beauty. You'll also find lists of essentials, fun quizzes and info on how to take a closet inventory and make your current wardrobe work for you!
  3. Know your Bargains- Here we go! This section will let you in on the secrets of the budget fashionista. I could list what this section covers but where's the fun in that? All I'll say is that this section is very very interesting and will arm you with everything you need to make your next shopping adventure a success. Your wallet will thank you too!

In addition to all of the amazing tips and tricks I have mentioned above, you'll get a mini-guide to caring for clothes and links to online budget resources! This book is an overall great read and shopping companion! 

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