Tell Me What You Want for 2014

Posted On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Filed Under: Etc., Looking FLY on a Dime

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The year is winding down and before we head in to 2014, I want to know what you want. I just brought some new interns on board and am finalizing my editorial calendar, but I want and more importantly, need, to know what you guys want and need from Looking Fly on a Dime®.

Maybe it’s posting more often than my current three times a week. Or maybe you want me to start doing YouTube videos again. Want to see more hauls? Would you love to see readers showcasing their style? Do you think I should start covering other topics {beauty, DIY, home design, etc}?

Well, this is your chance to tell me.

Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Resume My Thrift Shopping Challenge?

Posted On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365
If you’re not new to Looking Fly on a Dime, then you may remember my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge. And if you’re not familiar, let me give you a quick refresher…
Thrifty Threads 365 was a year long thrift shopping challenge I originally started in September 2010. I only purchased secondhand clothing for 365 days {the only new clothing I could buy was undergarments}. Well, I successfully completed two separate cycles of Thrifty Threads 365 {first in September 2010-September 2011 and then October 2011-October 2012}. Both times I shopped thrift and vintage shops and the last time, I even stuck to a $50/month budget. I ended up spending just $460 on clothing for 2012.
Well, I’m thinking of starting Thrifty Threads 365 up again…

Show Off Your Fab Style to Win an Equally Fab Trip

Posted On Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Etc., Looking FLY on a Dime, Style Guide

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 If you’re like me, you’re pretty addicted to InstagramAnd now, you can take what you normally do every day {uploading pics!} and win an awesome prize.
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3 Reasons You’re Striking Out While Thrift Shopping

Posted On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Filed Under: How To, Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores
“Patrice, I never find anything when I go thrifting!”
I can’t tell you how many times I receive emails or tweets like this. And in spite of all of the thrift shopping posts I do {thrift shopping 101, thrift shopping commandments, etc.}, there’s always someone who tells me they keep walking away empty handed. Of course I don’t mind the emails, you guys can always contact me, but anytime I respond to problems like this, I tell the frustrated shopper they’re most likely committing typical thrift shopper sins.
If you keep striking out while thrift shopping, you’re probably doing one or all of the things below wrong.

4 Year Blogiversary – Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card *CLOSED*

Posted On Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Filed Under: Etc., Looking FLY on a Dime

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Based on the title you can tell what today’s post is about. It’s my four year blogiversary!! On September 1, 2009 I started this blog and had no idea what it would lead to. I had been laid off from my job at InStyle magazine and just needed a creative outlet and something to break up the monotony of freelance gigs. Fast forward a few years later and from thrift shopping tips to how to wear it style guides to multiple television appearances {Today Show, WE tv, Nate Berkus Show, etc.}, we’ve come a long way.
And since I love my awesome, stylish, loyal readers so much, I’m hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kohl’s gift card.