How Not to Waste Money By Thrift Shopping Excessively

Posted On Monday, January 12th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

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My name is Patrice and I’m a thriftaholic. Well, that statement used to be true. But I’ve been delivert!!!

I know plenty of thrift shoppers who are proud thriftaholics. While it can be a savvy shopper badge of honor to say, “it only cost me $2,” the truth is you may actually be wasting money with excessive thrift shopping.

Thrifty Threads: Mixing Prints and Textures

Posted On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores

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If you’ve been a steady Looking Fly on a Dime reader, then you probably know I love the combination of fur and leather. For a recent outfit I paired two of my thrift faves {Old Navy leather jacket and H&M fur collar} on a day that was chilly but not frigid.

And I kept the thrift love going with a little black and white action. Mixing prints can be tricky, but I have an effortless solution for that!

The Only Garment You Need to Buy This Season

Posted On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $100, shopping, Style Guide
statement-winter-coat-looking-fly-on-a-dime-bold-outerwear Every new season means it’s time to swap out the old for the new. However, who has the time or money to buy fresh threads each season?!
If you’re strapped for cash, there’s just one garment you need this winter. It will keep you warm and make your old clothes look fresh.

5 Common Thrift Shopping Myths & Misconceptions

Posted On Monday, January 5th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

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It’s no secret that thrift shopping has become chic and some people {self included!} proudly show off their thrift store scores. But you would be amazed at the horrible thrift shopping myths I constantly hear. And I’m sure you’ve heard them too or maybe you even believe a few.

From the cleanliness to the sizes they include, below are 5 common myths about thrift shopping and why you should debunk them ASAP!

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.