Thriftspiration: Designer Finds at Estate Sales

Posted On Friday, May 10th, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration

Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds.

golf sweater, estate sale findName: Kristi
Location: Los Angeles, California

When and why did you start thrift shopping?
I started thrift shopping with my mom when I was very young. My mom always had a flair for vintage things: clothing, furniture and especially handbags. I always felt that there was something special about giving new life to things that someone else wasn’t using anymore. I still feel the same way now!

What three words would you use to describe your style?
Creative. Bold. Fly.

Travel Guide: How to Pack a Carry On Like a Pro

Posted On Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

travel guide, traveling on a dime{my trust Target carry-on I’ve had for eight years}

I have a confession to make: I’ve never checked a bag while flying. Besides not wanting to deal with the hassle of retrieving my luggage and paying ridiculous fees, I have fears of an airline losing my beloved property. This means that I’m a bit of a pro when it comes to packing a carry on bag. Of course we all know to roll and tuck clothes tightly so you can fit more, but what to bring is just as important.

All clothes, accessories and even beauty products should pull double or even triple duty so you can switch up your look without overloading your bag.

How to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

Posted On Monday, May 6th, 2013
Filed Under: How To, Style Guide

how to make clothes look expensiveI hate the word “cheap,” but let’s face it, some wallet-friendly clothes can look, well, cheap! The material is a bit flimsy, the embellishments are falling off and overall they do little for your wardrobe. But of course affordable clothes and accessories don’t have to look like you found them in the clearance bin. And there are ways to turn an otherwise cheap chic find in to something that has a luxe feel.

Whether you’re thrifting or shopping at an affordable chain, below are five easy ways to make the cheap look chic and even give them a more personalized feel.

Thriftspiration: Casual Chic Co-Ed Style

Posted On Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration
Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds.
thrift shopping blogger, looking fly on a dime
Name: Atley {aka Modern Miss Thrift}
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Why do you thrift shop?
I am a full-time college student at a local university, and I grew up as a casual thrifter but it probably wasn’t until I started college that I realized I could not only save money by thrifting, but I could make some money, too.
What do you wear while thrift shopping?
I like to wear flats that I can easily slip off to try on shoes. I do not like bringing a big purse because it gets in the way, so I will often shop with a small cross-body purse instead. If I am unsure if the store will have a dressing room, I wear slim-fitting pants and a shirt with a tank top.

3 Tips to Resell Clothes Online

Posted On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Filed Under: How To, shopping

earn cash from your clothes, how to resell clothesYou’re probably just like me. You have a closet full of clothes, but you end up wearing the same pieces over and over {and over!} again. Or you have clothes and accessories you loved once upon a time and now you’ve moved on. Instead of letting clothes just collect dust, there’s a way to clear the clutter and make a little cash while you’re at it.

I love reselling my unwanted goods and clothes I’ve thrifted that are amazing designer finds but just not my size {like an awesome DSquared parka I bought for $2 and sold for more than 300 bucks!}. And I’m increasingly looking at online reselling, which is super convenient.

Of course you want to take crisp, clear pictures but here are 3 tips to sell your clothes online.