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

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

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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-kohls Technically 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.

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

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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.

Thrifty Threads 365: November Thrift Haul

Posted On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, 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.

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We have less than 30 days left in 2014 and that means I’ve been going strong with my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge for 11 months now! I can’t believe the year is coming to an end, but I really can’t believe TT365 is almost a wrap.

For November, I hit up a few Salvation Army locations, two to be exact. My scores range from a faux leather skirt with the tags still attached to vintage sweaters and a dainty purse.

Check out a few of the items I thrifted this month and see how much I spent!

5 Tips to Thrift a Winter Coat

Posted On Monday, December 1st, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365
A few weeks ago I went thrift shopping with my mom {yes, mommy is a thrifter, too!} and we were on the hunt for some affordable finds at the Salvation Army, since most clothes are half off on Wednesday. I came across quite a few coats and it made me realize, there’s an art to thrifting outerwear. There’s an art to thrift shopping in general {I wrote the book on it!}, but in particular, thrift shopping for a coat has its own pitfalls.
If it’s getting colder in your area and you want to save on outerwear, here are 5 tips that will help you find a warm winter coat at a thrift shop. Also, the NYC Salvation Army is having their final coat sale this weekend. More details below