Pre-Order My Book + Thrifty Threads 365 August Update

Posted On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


I’m overjoyed that my thrift shopping book is being released in less than a week!!! I think you can tell how excited I am by all of the exclamation marks. This book is a compilation of my top tips and tricks on how to thrift shop efficiently and land all of the amazing deals you frequently read about here.

Though the actual release date is 9/9, you can pre-order it!

For the first week, the book will be priced at just 99 cents. Tomorrow I’ll be sending out the pre-order link, but only to my subscribers {everyone else will have to wait until the weekend}. Sign up for my newsletter here, as I’ll also be giving away a free chapter from the book. So basically, my newsletter is where it’s at.

Now, moving on to Thrifty Threads 365, my year long hiatus from buying new clothes and solely relying on thrift store finds. For the month of August, I only spent $16 on clothes.

I’m all about being strategic with my thrift shopping days {in the book I map out how to determine the best days to shop!}, so I took a visit to my local Salvation Army on Wednesday, when most items are half off. Check out what I found below. The pieces include slinky dresses, textured pieces and more.


This Michael Kors asymmetrical hem dress with ruching was one of the first pieces I found. I put it back because I didn’t love the length, but it sure is beautiful!

looking-fly-on-a-dime-salvation-army-nyc-nyc-thrift-shop-h&M-shorts-scalloped-shorts I don’t wear shorts that often, but when they have a really great detail {like a scalloped hem}, how could I not love them? As much as I wanted these, I left them behind because they were a little too short. I knew I would be so uncomfortable wearing these for fear of my butt cheeks hanging out!

Thrift Tip: Like I mention in my book, when in doubt, it’s best to walk away and cut down on buyer’s remorse.

vintage-leather-leather-dress-salvation-army-46thst-salvation-army-nyc-looking-fly-on-a-dime I was so close to buying this pebbled faux leather skirt. But upon closer inspection, the material was peeling at the waist band. I knew I’d only get a few wears out of the skirt before it would start to fall apart.

Now, here’s what I did buy…


Is that velvet? Why yes, it is. I don’t think I have any velvet in my closet, until now. This is a new material and color for me and I love it. The criss-cross back is also amazing. I can’t wait to show you how I style this dress in the upcoming weeks.


The moment I saw this skirt, I knew I had to have it. I’m actually anxiously waiting for chillier days so I can rock this knit skirt. It looks like a Coogi sweater, but in a skirt!

While I only bought two pieces for the month of August, they’re garments I’m really excited about. It’s always about quality, not quantity.

Are you doing the Thrifty Threads 365 challenge? What have you thrifted lately? Have you found any fall wardrobe essentials at your local thrift shop?

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