Archive for the ‘Budget Fashion’ Category

Some things are better the second time around. Case in point: Ecoist’s collection of fashion accessories designed and made entirely from repurposed Coke Cola labels. Ecoist sources its raw materials from Coke manufacturers in Peru (rescuing the misprinted or discontinued), and local artisans weave labels into a variety of bags and clutches. Check out the […]


Has Project Runway Season sparked a sudden pang to learn to sew? Whether you’re a maven with an overlock machine or a fashionable first-timer learning the difference between a needle and thread, you can find some au courant patterns that reflect your chic modern style and creative spirit. Burdastyle is an open-source pattern and how-to […]


WHERE TO FIND THEM: Cami Dress by perfectly imperfect Made from super soft 100% certified organic bamboo, this summer number layers easily with a cardigan and textured tights to create a wear-it-now winter look. Spotted on sale for $70.20 at greenwithglamour.


Angelina Jolie created a buzz Sunday night when she wore a $26 vintage frock to the New York premiere of her new film “A Mighty Heart”. Jolie gushed on camera to Access Hollywood about the “G” fashion find–a black, crushed velvet gown bought on the cheap by a friend at Wasteland, the longstanding vintage mecca […]


For the fashion-minded and budget conscious, here are some summer sales to help green up your wardrobe without breaking the bank. First up is a sale at Beklina on season ready tops, jewelry and accessories. Our picks: a delicate graphic Lace Trim Cami by Stewart + Brown made of 100% pima cotton (shown left) and […]


Calling London’s fashionable and socially conscious set: People Tree is holding annual Fashion Made Fair Sample Sale, a four-day fest of coveted fair trade fashion for guys and gals that starts today at 6pm. What: High style, fair trade fashion samples and past season stock Where: Studio 95, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London When: […]


If you’ve been warming up to the idea of greening your wardrobe on a budget, here are a few ways to “chic up” your shoe collection and unleash your inner designer. TIRED TURNED TRENDY Mary Kay Newcomb generously shares how to turn those tired into trendy ankle boots. Her Shoe-torial is packed with instructions, sources […]


Given the dreary, rainy day we’re having here in Los Angeles (hard to believe I know), today’s Fab Friday pays tribute to spring. Meaning COLOR., vibrant shots of color. So you thought being “green” meant only wearing green or a burlap sac? Guess again. You may want to put on your sunglasses before checking out […]


Taxes. Work deadlines. Press deadlines. You get the picture…I’ve been trapped under something heavy. So as to not leave you empty-handed for too long, I’m passing on a tip I just discovered over the weekend. It will make your vintage, second-hand shopping much, much easier. And the reuse of pre-loved pieces is one of the […]


Green Goody Thursday is back at BTC Elements, the eco-chic online boutique run by Fab Green gal pal Summer Bowen. Today’s deal: a flirty camisole top from Stewart + Brown. I’m in love with the toile-inspired print–perfect for this season’s black and white trend, yet classic enough to be a staple in your wardrobe for […]