Thrifty Threads 365 Update: How I’ve Managed to Maintain a Shopping Budget

Posted On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrifty Threads 365
ended almost two months ago for me. Though I successfully gave up shopping for new clothes for an entire year, I was curious to see how I would adjust post-TT365.

Would I go on a shopping spree? Would I just stick to thrifting because department store prices would give me sticker shock? How much would I spend?

Well, it’s been an interesting journey so far..

5 Minute DIY: Convert Broken Jewelry Into a Necklace Holder

Posted On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Filed Under: DIY

I absolutely hate throwing anything away. Seriously, before I toss something in the trash, my first question is, “can I use this for something else?”

That thinking led me to upcycle my broken jewelry and create a storage solution for my collection of necklaces. Check out how I reused broken brooches, necklaces and rings as a way to hang necklaces. It’s the easiest DIY project ever.

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What’s in Store: Strawberry Cheap Chic Style {When to Pay, When to Pass}

Posted On Monday, February 9th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Style Guide

Last week I had a few minutes of down time so I did something I haven’t done in about a year and a half. I went to Strawberry. If you don’t know what Strawberry is or totally forgot they existed, Strawberry is an affordable retailer in the northeast that’s comparable to Forever 21 and Wet Seal. The pieces are trendy and wallet friendly. And I used to always {and I do mean always!} shop there when I first moved to NYC.

Fast forward a few years and the pieces are still trendy and the prices are affordable for the most part. Check out what I found, including the most adorable, ladylike skirt and how to know when to walk away from a cheap chic find.

5 Items You Can Always Find at a Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores
You never know what you’ll get when you go thrift shopping. I love that, but others hate how unpredictable the inventory can be.
However, in my years of thrifting I’ve repeatedly found a few garments wherever I go. Check out the 5 garments you can always find at any thrift shop.

4 Types of Guests to Invite to Your Clothing Swap Party

Posted On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, Style Guide


I love a good clothing swap party. Seriously, it’s the best way to update your style without spending a single penny. I’ve previously shared some swap tips, but I wanted to go one step further and focus on the guests. Specifically who you should invite for the most successful, glamorous swap event. These are the ladies who will bring the goods!