6 Etsy Shops You Need to Know

Posted On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping

6 Etsy Shops to Know: affordable and vintage accessories

If you’re on the hunt for unique trends on a budget, Etsy is your number one shopping destination. We’ve scoured your go-to online marketplace for tons of vintage and handmade goodies.

Here’s a roundup of swanky shops where you can rack up cute accessories for under $50.

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5 Killer Ways to Accessorize a Used Wedding Gown

Posted On Monday, January 27th, 2014
Filed Under: DIY, shopping, Thrift Stores

Easy Ways to Accessorize a Secondhand Wedding Gown

Let’s face it, wedding dresses are a large and unavoidable expense.  Even an obsessed “cheapo” like myself had to perform special online Jedi maneuvers to find an affordable wedding dress a year ago {and I still couldn’t find it on sale.  Grrr.}

Thankfully, there’s an emerging market of used wedding dresses online and on consignment ripe for the picking {and I’m not talking about Aunt Sally’s moo moo}.  I’ve put together some fabulously doable ways to accessorize a simple preowned wedding dress into an absolute showstopper without pricey alterations!  

Read on for ways to personalize a preowned wedding dress without busting your wedding budget.

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5 Ways To Reinvent Secondhand Furniture

Posted On Monday, January 6th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Home Decor, shopping, Thrift Stores

5 ways to revamp furniture, thrift store furniture

The New Year is here!  Time for new beginnings and refreshing your home décor. Finding unique items to revamp your home in the New Year while on a budget can be difficult. My New Year’s resolution is to be more penny conscious in 2014 and I discovered the secret to having fabulous decor and money in the bank.

Want to know what it is?  Imagination!  Your next statement piece could be sitting at your local thrift store.  Put on your imagination goggles and look for opportunities to reinvent an ordinary object.

With a few dollars and a little elbow grease you could be on your way to a 2014 décor overhaul with these 5 first-rate DIY ideas on a secondhand budget.

100 Best Vintage Shops Online

Posted On Monday, April 1st, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrift Stores

One question I’m constantly asked is “how do you find the best thrift store?” I’ve done a few thrift shopping 101 posts and now, I can provide you guys with an even greater resource.
My fellow thrifty sister {and fellow Temple University alum!} Sammy of Sammy Davis Vintage just came out with an awesome ebook that makes vintage shopping online super easy. The 100 Best Vintage Shops Online is loaded with the best the online world has to offer.

“Designer” on a Dime – Calendar Necklace

Posted On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Filed Under: Designer on a Dime, Looking FLY on a Dime

Right now I seriously swooning over Dalla Nonna’s calendar necklace. The piece has a unique vintage-y feel. Made of silver or gold, the necklace is a great customizable piece as a stone (blue, green, pink, red, white or yellow sapphire) is placed on a particular day of the month (you choose the month and day). Prices range from $150 to $400.

If the price tag is too steep, there’s a similar version on Etsy for $35. The silver charm is just as customizable, but instead of a sapphire, the chosen day is engraved with a star. Perfect gift to highlight an anniversary or birthday for a lady in your life.

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