Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts You Can Buy at the Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores
If you’re anything like me, you haven’t done any holiday shopping. I know, I know. Christmas is just a week away {eek!}. But you’re not totally out of luck. While the malls may be ridiculously crowded and your online delivery might not arrive on time, the thrift shop is your perfect solution for any last minute holiday gifts.

Yes, some people aren’t into thrifting and might not want clothes from the secondhand store, but we all know you can thrift way more than just clothes! Check out seven gifts you can find at your local thrift shop. I guarantee the recipient will love the uniqueness and your wallet won’t have to suffer.

Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Continue My Style Challenge in 2015?

Posted On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


As you can tell from the title, I’m contemplating another round of Thrifty Threads 365 for 2015. If you’re new to the blog, Thrifty Threads 365 is a shopping challenge I created where I only thrift shop for a full year. I can’t purchase any new clothes or accessories {this excludes undergarments!}. I’ve been doing TT365 off and on for three years. Whew!

I’ve had a few of you ask if I’ll keep doing Thrifty Threads 365 in 2015 and the honest answer is, I don’t know. That’s why I need your help.

Thrifty Threads: Layered Up for Winter

Posted On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365
Thrifty Threads 365 is a fashion challenge where I will only thrift shop for an entire year. I’ll show you how it’s easy and wallet friendly to satisfy your style needs with secondhand finds. For full details, check the original post here.
thrift-shop-style-black-leather-old-navy-jacket-elie-tahari-for-kohlsTechnically we have another week before winter arrives. Some days it feels like fall {hey sunny and 50 degrees!} and other days we’re in a deep freeze. That means deciding what to wear is super tricky. The easiest solution for getting dress on those in between days: layers! Layering can be tricky, because no one wants to look bulky. But all you really need is a few thin layers and a chunky knit you can easily remove if the day warms up.
Of course I had to rock a few of my affordable fashion finds on a fairly mild “winter” day in NYC.

Cubicle Chic: 3 Ways To Add Sparkle To Your Work Wardrobe

Posted On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide


Maybe it’s the jovial atmosphere or the increased acceptability of sequins in the workplace, but the holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year. With shining stars adorning the tops of trees, why not add some of that sparkle to your work wardrobe?

While sequins are fun, sometimes they can be a bit too much for daytime. However, we have three looks that are great for the office holiday party, after work or just humming carols at your desk. These outfits add the right amount of pizzazz without being too over the top.

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Thrift Store Haul: $23 Oscar de la Renta coat & More

Posted On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


If you follow me on social media {Twitter and Instagram}, then you know I scored big over the weekend. And if you don’t follow me on those channels, I’m telling you now: I scored big over the weekend!!!

Last week I shared news about the massive NYC Salvation Army coat sale. Furs, trenches, leathers and more for unbeatable prices. The annual sale is held once a month in October, November and December and attracts thrifters seeking the best deals you can find on outerwear. I sat out last year’s sales, but I made up for it this time around.

Keep reading to see what I bought, what I passed on and why it’s so important to thrift shop with people who really know you.