Thrifty Threads 365: Mixing Plaid Prints {$20 Outfit!}

Posted On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, 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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While we all know that mixing prints is easy to do {just have at least one cohesive color in both patterns}, there’s another way to have fun by mixing and matching. Wearing the same print in different hues can amp up any look. That can mean red polka dots with black polka dots or blue stripes with orange stripes. For my latest thrifty threads look, I went with plaid on plaid.

Oh, and the entire look is thrifted from head to toe and less than $20.

Style Discussion: Has Thrift Shopping Made You Cheap?

Posted On Thursday, November 6th, 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.

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I’ve noticed something interesting happening to me. Well, it’s nothing new, but as my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge comes to an end, I’ve realized thrift shop prices have spoiled me. When I see how much shirts, pants, dresses and especially shoes cost at department stores, I get major sticker shock. Like, I literally recoil and gasp.

Thrift shopping has made me cheap!

Thrifty Threads 365: October Recap

Posted On Monday, November 3rd, 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.

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Can you believe it’s already November? That means two things:
1. Time for chunky knits and fly outerwear.
2. My Thrifty Threads 365 challenge is 10 months down with two more months to go.

For all of 2014, I’ve solely relied on clothes and accessories from the thrift shop. I haven’t spent a single penny on new threads. Oh, and I have a $50 thrift shopping budget each month.

Check out what I bought this month from the thrift store and the total for how much I’ve spent on clothes so far this year.

Style Equation: The Effortless Combo on a Brisk Fall Day

Posted On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, 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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As much as I have a “passion for fashion,” sometimes I just don’t know what to wear and hate getting dressed. No seriously, when I’m working from home, I’m in leggings and a t-shirt. But on days when I actually have to leave the house, I rely on my go-to style combos. These are the pieces I know I can throw together in minutes and they’ll look great. It’s as simple as 1 + 2 + 3 = chic, effortless and fun.

Below check out the first installment of Style Equation to see the pieces that keep you warm and stylish on a chilly day.

Salvation Army Mega Coat Sale – How to Score the Best Deals

Posted On Monday, October 27th, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

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It’s that time of year again. The epic Salvation Army coat sale has returned to New York. The first sale of the season was last month, but the next one is this Saturday, November 1.
Not familiar with the coat sale? Well, it’s the place you need to be if you’re in the tri-state area and need to score serious deals on furs {real and faux}, leathers, bombers, trenches and more. Most coats average $20, so of course the competition is stiff. At past sales I’ve found vintage leather jackets, a mink and a few wool coats and never paid more than $15 for each. I even scored a DSquared parka for $2. Yes, 2 bucks for a coat that was originally close to $1000 {see my receipt below}.
If you plan to attend the Salvation Army {536 West 46th Street} coat sale, here’s what you need to know. Even if you’re not in NYC, you can use these tips when thrift shopping for winter coats.