Thrifty Threads: Spring Essentials You Can Wear for Months to Come

Posted On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrifty Threads: Spring Essentials You Can Wear for Months to Come
It’s rare I find a piece I have to have. Like, absolutely need in my life and closet. That feeling came over me a few weeks ago. I ran to Century 21 to find what I knew would be the perfect addition to my spring wardrobe.

If you’re looking for a nice finishing touch for your spring style, then keep reading. Oh, and I also have a giveaway for you!

Cubicle Chic: 3 Trendy Blazers for Fall

Posted On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide

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Even though I’m begrudgingly accepting that fall is coming, I do have to admit I am excited to wear my favorite fashion piece again; the blazer. No seriously, I have a problem. At last count I own 26 blazers. From tweed to wool and tuxedo to boyfriend, blazers come in so many fabrics and shapes it’s easy to change your look with just this one piece.

This week’s Cubicle Chic is all about the perfect fall blazers for the office.

Thrifty Threads – Ladylike Lace

Posted On Friday, February 4th, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I’m a serious thrift lover but it’s rare that I wear my thirfted finds from head to toe {clothing, shoes and accessories}. However, I switched that up this week and showed my true thrifty nature. From head to toe, my outfit costs $8. Everything I wore was purchased from secondhand stores, minus my opaque tights {I don’t buy thrifted under garments}.

I had a meeting to attend where it was imperative I show my personal sense of style. I put together the things I love the most: wide belt, girly skirt and lace.

{i love a full skirt with tons of movement}

Thrifty Threads – Shoulder Pads & Plaid

Posted On Friday, January 7th, 2011
Filed Under: Thrifty Threads 365

Here’s my confession: I hate my shoulders. I know, I know, that’s a weird body part to hate but I feel they’re too wide for my small frame. It’s weird, I know. But lately I’ve been finding a lot of great sweaters and jackets with built in pads or puffy shoulders. These would clearly be the nemesis to someone who thinks she has linebacker shoulders, but not so! I’ve become obsessed with bold shoulders and I no longer take the pads out of shirts and sweaters (unless they’re way too 80s-ish).

A great example of this is the peach sweater I recently found at the Salvation Army. Besides the soft girly hue, the ruffled collar and puffy shoulders caught my eye. Hmm, does this mean I’ve gotten over my shoulder issues?


With such a bulky sweater I had to balance my look out with dark skinny jeans and a pair of plaid heels, also from Salvation Army.

I kept my jewelry simple (mostly because I was running late for work). My bunny ring from Urban Outfitters is such a fun piece and I doubled up with a simple ring that actually came with a bottle of perfume. My earrings are the gold and turquoise beaded hoops I wore last week.


Breakdown:
Sweater: thrifted for $3.50
Tank: Express, thrifted for 50 cents
Jeans: Forever 21, $12
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, thrifted for $7
Bunny ring: Urban Outfitters, $5
Other ring: free
Earrings: thrifted for $4

Week 18 of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge (a full year where I only buy second-hand clothing) is down. Only 34 more weeks to go!

Photos: Amber J of The Fab Life Project

Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, August 6th, 2010
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Sale Alert

Tineey has tons of flicks from the launch of Madonna’s Material Girl Collection

Demi Lovato teams up with Disney for a clothing line to be sold exclusively at Target

People StyleWatch has a first look at Brian Lichtenberg’s Forever 21 t-shirt collection

Love Maegan demonstrates an easy DIY to convert your old tank top into a carry all

Take advantage of the Express Friends & Family sale today and tomorrow. Use promo code 2815 for $30 off a purchase of $75 or $15 off purchase of $30.

The Fashion Bomb previews Rachel Rachel Roy‘s fall shoe collection. Prices range from $40-$180