shoppingIf you’re a shopaholic, “budget” is that scary 6-letter-word best left unsaid. Well, in true Living Pittsburgh fashion (no pun intended), we’re here to highlight some great blogs to help “shopping” and “budget” walk happily hand-in-hand!

Frugal Fashionista: Want to knock off your favorite celebrity’s style? Frugal Fashionista endeavors to show you not only what to wear, but how to wear it for less. Regularly updated with celebrity looks on the cheap, sales tips, and the latest trends, the site has become a go-to source for style savvy gals on a budget. Highlight features include 10 under $10 and designer finds on Ebay.

The Budget Babe:The Budget Babe is a blog about fashion, beauty and style for fashionistas on a budget. They dish the latest cheap-chic fashion news, bring you designer and celebrity looks for less and deliver honest reports on the places we all love to shop. Since March of 2007, they’ve been spreading the fab-without-a-fortune gospel by blogging about the latest and greatest affordable fashion, beauty, style and shopping news. A great highlight right now? Check out their Holiday Gift Guide 2009 with gifts for everyone on your list from $5 to $50.

The Budget Fashionista:The Budget Fashionista also known as Kathryn Finney started her blog in 2003 it has become an internet sensation and has over 26,000 loyal site members. Finney has also written the popular book titled Budget Fashionista. As for the Budget Fashionista website, it is particularly adept at serving up sale tips and coupon codes. It gives a sensible Midwest spin on fashion on a budget. With online coupons, contests, editors pics and the Daily Holla, this site has lots to offer!

The Gloss: The Gloss features great deals on the hottest trends. Add sale tips and deals that help you Look like a million, but spend less than $100! This site does just that.

Locally, Ambiance and other Pittsburgh consignment stores can help you accomplish your designer dreams on a shoestring budget. Other great options are affordable designer lines by larger chain stores like Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory and Stein Mart.

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