She has been called "Master of Cheap Chic" and "Scheherazade of the Sales Rack"
She currently resides in the New York area with her husband.
In May 2006, her first book was published entitled, How to be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. It became an Amazon bestselling book in the Art and Photography category and is now on its fifth printing.
Ms. Finney is considered to be one of America's best bargain shoppers (Style Network, 2004) and has appeared on several national TV shows such as NBC's Today Show, Fox Network News, CNN, etc. She has also appeared in over 300 articles including Essence, USA Today, The New York Times, and Redbook, as a style expert on looking fabulous for less. She's also the former fashion editor of Real Magazine.
Ms. Finney is credited with coining several major shopping and internet marketing terms, including the term "Love what you buy and buy what you love" meaning shoppers should focus on purchasing items that make them feel and look great and "blogroots" which is a term meaning to aggressively market a product, book, idea, through networking with blogs.
The Budget Fashionista Launches New Blog--The Budget Ecoist: the First Blog Dedicated to Helping Readers Live Green on a Budget.
Aug 04, 2008; According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans create more than 4.5 pounds of trash per day. In an effort to help...
Kathryn "The Budget Fashionista" Finney and Simply Good Media Attracts over 500 Budget-Conscious Style Mavens for 5th Anniversary Fashion Week Bash.
Sep 25, 2008; More than 500 budget-conscious style mavens, including Carson Kressley and Roshumba Williams, turned out last night to celebrate...
Shopping on a dime: Kathryn Finney gives hints on how to be in style under budget.(SECRET SAVINGS)(How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less)(Book review)
Feb 01, 2007; Someone who effortlessly combines personal style with financial savvy--that's the definition of a budget fashionista given by the...