Thrift Shopping Has Gone Upscale: Is That a Good Thing?

Posted On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

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There’s been something interesting/weird happening at some thrift stores lately. They’re going a bit upscale. Most notably is Goodwill, which has opened about 60 boutiques nationwide. These locations have more curated designer pieces, are more organized and have a feel of a department store to attract the desired millennial crowd.

I’m all about making thrifting easier and more accessible {so much so that I wrote a book on how to thrift shop!}, so I checked out the Goodwill boutique that recently opened in NYC’s Union Square. I wasn’t impressed.

Thrifty Threads: Dressing Up Basic Cutoffs

Posted On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365

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A few years ago I did a post entitled I Hate My Legs. I hated the way they looked in shorts. Not in dresses, but just shorts, which I felt highlighted my short, stumpy stems and chubby knees.

It’s totally natural to have a body part that isn’t exactly your favorite asset. Well, fast forward a few years and I’m proudly showing serious leg in a pair of DIY cutoffs.

Thrift Shopping Strategy: You’re Probably Walking Right Past the Best Deals

Posted On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

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It inevitably happens. You walk into a thrift shop and head straight for the racks. Um, that’s OK, but if you really want some serious jewels, you might want to switch that up.

You may be {literally} passing by the best gems in the store and you don’t even know it.

Here’s why I suggest shopping the jewelry case and accessories first!

5 Items You Can Always Find at a Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

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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.

Thrifty Threads 365: Vintage Glam Goes Casual

Posted On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, 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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Remember this vintage gold maxi skirt I thrifted a few weeks ago? I first debuted it on Instagram and I knew I had to have it. At $10, it’s one fifth of my monthly Thrifty Threads 365 shopping budget, but like I said, I had to have it! It’s a maxi, pleated and solid gold. What’s not to love?!

When it comes to such a bold piece, it’s easy to think, “how will I wear this?” Well, I kept the rest of my look minimal and let the skirt steal the show.