by Denise Burrell-Stinson
There’s nothing wrong with taking a financially shrewd approach towards personal primping. It’s the difference between feeling like you’ve been recklessly extravagant and loving to get the most for your fashion dollar. The quest for value – no matter what your sartorial sense – should be a constant balance between fab and frugal. To help you ladies on your quest, The Atlanta Post profiles five African-American bloggers who can lead you to the best budget grabs. Each of these penny-wise scribes offers frequent dispatches on thrifting, sample sales, extreme couponing, and more — all important tools for staying stylish during the economic recovery. The innovative observations of these women will help you save, even if you are a slave to fashion.
The Budget Fashionista: Kathryn Finney
Kathryn Finney’s hugely popular blog spotlighting cost-conscious couture launched in 2003, providing readers with a fashion editor’s love of the runway united with a mom’s attention to value. On her site, readers can access links to discount events with online retailers, alerts for designer sample sales, DIY craft advice, and more — a true cornucopia of advice. Finney told the Daily News the key to budget shopping is to “Focus on value. And you do that by doing something I call the cost per wear, which is the cost of an item divided by the number of times you think you’re going to wear it.” Sound advice. For more, check out her timeless book, “How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous For Less.”