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.

Thrifty Threads 365: Vintage Glam Goes Casual

Posted On Thursday, October 23rd, 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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Remember this vintage gold maxi skirt I thrifted a few weeks ago? I first debuted it on Instagram and I knew I had to have it. At $10, it’s one fifth of my monthly Thrifty Threads 365 shopping budget, but like I said, I had to have it! It’s a maxi, pleated and solid gold. What’s not to love?!

When it comes to such a bold piece, it’s easy to think, “how will I wear this?” Well, I kept the rest of my look minimal and let the skirt steal the show.

Thrifty Threads 365 – Sporty Sunday Style

Posted On Thursday, October 16th, 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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When it’s chilly out, but I still want to wear a dress and no tights, a long skirt is my go-to fashion choice. I purchased this Calvin Klein skirt a few months ago for less than $10 and it’s safe to say I’m in love with her. I first wore the skirt during Fashion Week. Back then I paired it with a vintage crop top, but this time around I wanted a more conservative look for church. But of course I had to throw in a sporty jacket to mix it up.

Thrifty Threads 365: September Thrift Haul

Posted On Thursday, October 9th, 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.
September was a really great month for me. Besides releasing my thrift shopping book and celebrating my 5-year blogiversary, I had some amazing thrift store scores. I’m talking about vintage threads and designer duds for next to nothing.
Under my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge, I can only spend a total of $50 each month. How much was my September tally? Just $8. Yes, less than $10 for the 25 or so items I thrifted. Check out how I did it, my favorite picks and thrift outfits for September.