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.

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.

The ONE Reason Now is the Best Time to Thrift Shop

Posted On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

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You never know what the inventory at a thrift store is going to be. It’s either a serious hit {thrift store scores galore!} or an absolute miss and you walk away empty handed. But I always tell people now, right now, is the perfect time to thrift shop and you have better odds of finding serious gems.

And there’s one reason why…everyone’s donating!