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The Budget Babe Featured in People StyleWatch Magazine




Yesterday I was flipping through the November issue of People StyleWatch magazine while waiting in the check-out line at my local grocery store, scouring each page for bargain-savvy tips that I could share with you, my dear readers, when what did my eyes behold? My very own blog, The Budget Babe, staring right back at me in bold, pink letters, smack dab on the pages of People StyleWatch! I gotta say, it was a pretty cool (and very surreal) moment. "I'm buying this, too!" I shouted to my boyfriend and the somewhat startled cashier, as I tossed the magazine onto the conveyor belt. I was grinning from ear-to-ear.

So why was yours truly mentioned in People StyleWatch? Glad you asked: As part of their special StyleWatch issue, the glossy included an article called "15 Ways to Save Big $$$$! Use the Web to stretch your fashion and beauty budgets and you'll be the smartest, most stylish shopper around." My blog got a mention on page 82, under Tip #4: Do a little research: Regularly log onto blogs or sites that troll the Web looking for bargains." Yippee! Other blogs of note included The Budget Fashionista and Cheap Chica (two of my favorite bloggers and really amazing women, too) and the Bargainist.com.

Anywho, it's neat to get recognized, but what really matters to me are my daily readers--both new and old--and your questions, your comments, all that good stuff that keeps me writing and searching for bargains. So (grab your Kleenex), I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you, my incredible readers, for your kindness and support. Seriously. I love sharing my obsession, er, passion for budget fashion with all of you, and I learn so so so much from YOU in the process.

And now for some news you can REALLY use...more fab money-saving tips from StyleWatch (hey, I bought a copy so I might as well pass this info along!)

15 Ways to Save Big $$$$ (Adapted from the November 2008 issue of People StyleWatch magazine)

1. Join online sample sale sites.
Gilt.com
Hautelook.com
RueLaLa.com
Ideeli.com
—I would add Regent's Secret and Editor's Closet. Email me if you need an invite to any of these.

2. Always search for discount codes and printable coupons.
Reesycakes.com
RetailMeNot.com (Check out our widget in the left hand nav for the latest deals. It's not an ad, just the latest deals from RetailMeNot.com)
Styleforfree.com

3. Sign up for sales alerts.
ShopItToMe.com (I'm a Shop It To Me Trendsetter, baby!)
Stylenotes.com
Shefinds.com
StoreAdore.com

4. Do a little research.
TheBudgetFashionista.com
TheBudgetBabe.com: Be sure to bookmark our exclusive deals page with discounts just for Budget Babe readers!
TheCheapChic.blogspot.com
Bargainist.com
—Check out my Stylish Links list in the left column for more amazing resources.

5. Compare prices.
Dealio.com
ShopStyle.com

6. Shop off-price sites.
SmartBargains.com
Bluefly.com
Yoox.com
—I would add Overstock.com

7. Get money back for shopping.
Ebates.com

8. Support unknown designers.
Etsy.com

9. Swap.
SwapStyle.com
GiftCardRescue.com

10. Go directly to the source.
HimalayanMart.com
MarketPlaceIndia.org
PearlRiver.com
Sulbha.com
—I would add GlobalGirlfriend.com

11. Consider used.
Ebay.com
ShopGoodwill.com

12. Search out spa discounts.
SpaAddicts.com
SpaFinder.com
SpaWeek.org

13. Find a beauty school.
Aveda.com
PaulMitchell.com
—I used to get incredible discount cuts and color from Vidal Sassoon stylists-in-training. Call a salon near you.

14. Buy $1 beauty products.
eyeslipsface.com

15. Make beauty treatments at home.
SpaIndex.com

In all honesty, the November issue of People is chock-full of useful money-saving tips, style advice, and other fabulous budget-friendly finds, so I highly recommend you pick up your own copy. You won't be disappointed!

Comments
oh my this is wonderful!!

Congrats BB, you deserve it! :-)
#1 margarida (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 05:30 (Reply)
aw!!! congrats!!
#2 Neira on 2008-10-20 05:33 (Reply)
Congrats! That's awesome.

I wanted to let you know that since you've had your blog updated, it's really disapointing the way your rss feed is set up. While at work I cannot access many blogs, but I do have access to Google Reader. On google reader, I can only see about the first paragraph instead of the whole post. While it's fun to come to the site, it's not always the most convenient to come to the site. I've been skipping over most of your posts now and reading other blogs instead, since I can't read your whole post. Just thought you should know.
#3 amber on 2008-10-20 08:27 (Reply)
Hey Amber,
Due to the popularity of my site, some other viral websites were stealing my content via the RSS feed and posting them as their own, word-for-word, pics and all. So to ensure The Budget Babe content is exclusive to my readership, I had to change the content that was being delivered via RSS from the entire post to the intro text. Hopefully, you will still click over to my site to read the complete post!

Thanks for understanding :-)
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-10-20 10:10 (Reply)
Congrats on the listing in PEOPLE in STYLE. I have long been a fan & subscriber. I have a link on my blog to your blog because I love your posts.
If you can also add a link to your blog for mine, I would so appreciate it.
My blog is: The Recessionista
#3.1.1 MH (Homepage) on 2008-10-21 10:23 (Reply)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic news, BB!! Great recognition and well deserved. I'm thrilled for you, lady. ;-)
#4 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 08:59 (Reply)
first of all, CONGRATS! this is such exciting news and i nearly squealed when i saw your blog in People Magazine! secondly, thank you for posting this list, it's so helpful! xx
#5 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 09:44 (Reply)
Congrats, BB! Fabulous news! I would frame that page of People ... Haha. :-)
#6 Katie on 2008-10-20 10:21 (Reply)
How coooooooool!!! But most of all: how well-deserved, and ... *it's about time you got national recognition*!! :-)
#7 Anusha (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 10:22 (Reply)
Yes i got my mag during the weekend and saw your site
so Congrats!!!
#8 milly on 2008-10-20 10:22 (Reply)
whats your addy so i can ask for an invite?
#9 milly on 2008-10-20 11:00 (Reply)
info(at)thebudgetbabe.com
#9.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-10-20 11:05 (Reply)
Awww, congrats babe! That must have been so amazing. I love your blog!
#10 Celeste (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 11:22 (Reply)
a reader left a comment on one of my post letting me know that i was mentioned in people magazine, so i picked up a copy yesterday. congrats, budget babe, i guess we're famous now, lol
#11 The Cheap Chica (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 13:59 (Reply)
hey Chica! totally, soon we'll need bodyguards to escort us to Target ;-)
#11.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-10-20 22:58 (Reply)
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!
THAT IS SOOOO COOL- YOU HAVE TO FRAME IT!
#12 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 14:56 (Reply)
Congrats! That's amazing!! I love it when bloggers get recognised for all their hard work! Well done! I would be so happy :-)
#13 Daily Style Guide (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 15:04 (Reply)
I saw this, Congrats!
#14 eye4style (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 16:05 (Reply)
That's amazing! Congrats! Don't forget us little people. Haha.
#15 Joann on 2008-10-20 16:17 (Reply)
Congrats! That's actually how I found your site! I'm looking for cool fashion on a budget.I love deals. My boyfriend bought me a engagement ring from www.idonowidont.com which was perfect, we got a great deal. And now I'd love to find out how to get a wardrobe word like Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl and some chic wedding dress ideas.
#16 MichelleB on 2008-10-20 18:41 (Reply)
Congrats! =)
#17 Youa (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 18:54 (Reply)
Congratulations! That is amazing.

I'd like to thank YOU for your wonderful blog.
I'm 17 and still going through that "finding myself" phase; the most helpful thing right now has been your great style tips.

It may sound shallow, but honestly, just reading your blog makes me feel great about myself & excited to go out there & express my personality through my style.

You run such an excellent blog, it's now one of my daily must-reads. The spot in People is totally deserved.
#18 Nancy (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 20:55 (Reply)
OMG! awesome! I'm so happy for you :-) Love the website of course!
#19 Julie (Homepage) on 2008-10-20 21:02 (Reply)
I found this blog through People and already I found cool stuff from here!
#20 Ivory on 2008-10-20 21:41 (Reply)
congrats!!!!!!!!! :-D
this is the only reason i'd be caught dead buying people magazine. ;-) but i must say my respect for them has risen several notches because they mentioned you :-)
#21 cathy (Homepage) on 2008-10-21 12:54 (Reply)
Congratulations! I bet your traffic really spiked when that issue came out--the stuff of dreams, right? You have an awesome blog--I just blogrolled ya.
#22 BarkingDogShoes (Homepage) on 2008-10-21 22:56 (Reply)
Awwww you and cheap chica deserve it for all of your hard work!! Congrats!!
#23 budget chic (Homepage) on 2008-10-22 15:41 (Reply)
Congrats!

During these rough economic times I have turned to ClosetCouture.com as a way to save and insure that my purchases are wise ones. Closet Couture allows me to work with what I already have and I love that. I have uploaded my entire closet to the website. It is a lot easier to make new and fresh looks when your closet is organized for you on Closet Couture. I also love love love the packing list feature - I can pack from anywhere!
#24 astyle on 2008-10-22 20:27 (Reply)
Congrats BudgetBabe! That's amazing! Keep up the great work!
#25 Kay on 2008-10-24 11:05 (Reply)
no one deserves it more. :-)
#26 romi on 2008-11-10 18:28 (Reply)
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