Thrifty Threads 365: Final Thrift Tally for 2014

Posted On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, 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 did it! And if you participated in Thrifty Threads 365, then you did it, too. A year ago today, January 1, 2014, I pledged to only thrift shop for clothes and accessories for an entire year. I couldn’t spend a single penny on new clothes for 365 days and my monthly thrift budget was $50.

So what was my experience like? Sometimes it was easy and other times I really struggled to stay on budget and not hit a department stores. See below for a tally of how much I spent on clothes and accessories throughout 2014, some of my favorite pieces I bought and what I learned.

Thrifty Threads: Vintage Christian Dior Coat

Posted On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, 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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Today is the last day of 2014, so that means it’s the final day of Thrifty Threads 365! For the entire year I’ve solely relied on clothes and accessories from the thrift shop, without spending a single dime on new clothing {excluding underwear, of course!}.

What better way to close the challenge out than with a statement making coat? I scored this vintage Christian Dior* double breasted coat from the massive Salvation Army coat sale and I’d say it was $23 well spent!

What’s Ahead for Looking Fly on a Dime in 2015

Posted On Monday, December 29th, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrifty Threads 365

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It’s the last week of 2014 {where did the year go?!} and that means I’m wrapping up projects but also looking ahead. My goal has always been to be of service and make women look and feel their best through the power of dressing {on a budget}. September marked the fifth anniversary of Looking Fly on a Dime and it became clear to me that I wanted to make some serious changes to the site that serve you {the reader} and my specific goals and passions.

Check out a few key ways things will be changing in the new year. I’m sure you’ll like it. Also, there’s a short survey where you can tell me exactly what you want.

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.