Thrift Shopping Strategy: You’re Probably Walking Right Past the Best Deals

Posted On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

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It inevitably happens. You walk into a thrift shop and head straight for the racks. Um, that’s OK, but if you really want some serious jewels, you might want to switch that up.

You may be {literally} passing by the best gems in the store and you don’t even know it.

Here’s why I suggest shopping the jewelry case and accessories first!

Thrifty Threads: Mixing Vintage with Modern Trends

Posted On Monday, April 13th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

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When I go thrifting, I don’t typically seek out vintage garments in particular. I buy whatever speaks to my style and sometimes that’s a 70s pleated dress or a Zara necklace. But I do notice I subconsciously pick up vintage clothes and accessories. The pieces are just so unique and have superior craftsmanship, which is something you don’t get with fast fashion.

But how do you wear vintage in a way that’s not costume-y? This week’s Thrifty Threads is all about mixing vintage and contemporary pieces for a modern look.

The Must-Have Spring Outerwear You Can Find at Any Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores
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Spring is here!!! Sorry for the exclamation marks but after a dreadful winter, I’m happy there are no more mounds of snow or blistering wind chills.

When it comes to the new season, a new or new-to-you {i.e. thrifted!} coat is a must. If there’s one piece of spring outerwear you plan to cop, let it be a trench. It’s wearable for all occasions and flattering for every figure. Oh, and you can find one at most, if not all, thrift shops. Here’s how to do it!

5 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Jewelry Look Expensive and Last Longer

Posted On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Style Guide

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I have a confession. I love cheap costume jewelry, especially in the summer. There’s nothing better than buying a pair of cute earrings, rings or bangles from a quick fashion store or an NYC street vendor. However, sometimes the jewelry just screams costume and cheap.

And you know my motto. Just because you’re dressing on a dime, you don’t have to look like it. That’s why I’m sharing five tips to make your cheap jewelry last longer and look way more expensive than it really is. Here’s what to avoid and what to do to make the cheap look chic!

Thrifty Threads: The Go-To Color Combo for Effortless Style

Posted On Monday, April 6th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

strawberry-skirt-armani-shirt-rose-detail-shirt Have you ever worn an outfit you thought was so simple, but everyone seemed to love it? Yeah, well that’s what happened when I rocked this black and white ensemble. Maybe it’s the a-line skirt, the hypnotizing pattern of the shirt or the colorful accessories.

Whatever it is, this has become my go-to style that’s classy enough for Sunday service but stylish enough for brunch.