Spring Cleaning: Signs It’s Time to Toss Your Clothes

Posted On Monday, March 31st, 2014
Filed Under: How To, shopping, Style Guide

5 Signs It's Time to Toss Your Clothes

I have close to 20 pairs of jeans but I tend to wear the same five or six pairs over and over. Also, even when I have a closet full of clothes, I feel I have nothing to wear. You know what this means? I have way too many clothes {gasp!} that I don’t wear, need and/or want.

This turns out to be pretty common. Last year, an article in the Wall Street Journal stated most people only wear 20 percent of their wardrobe regularly.

It can be tough tossing the clothes you no longer wear, but here are a few tips to determine when it’s time to just let them go.

Helpful Tips for Buying on Craigslist

Posted On Monday, February 17th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, shopping

How to Shop on Craigslist

As much as I love thrifting, I’m not always up for the process of it all.  Some days I don’t feel like digging through stuff for hours or driving across town to check out my favorite store’s new inventory. Thank God for sites like Craigslist. Over the years, I’ve alternated between buyer and seller and have learned a lot from both roles.

Here are some tips that may help the next time you’re in search of a secondhand treasure, but don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your home.

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What’s New for Looking Fly on a Dime in 2014

Posted On Monday, December 30th, 2013
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime

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I’ve been blogging for four years now and I can admit, things tend to get a bit stale. So that’s why last week I asked you guys to take a short reader survey {you can still take it, here} to get a better idea of what you like, dislike or want more of.

Combined with a few of the results and some ideas I’ve been playing around with, I wanted to share what’s new for Looking Fly on a Dime® in 2014.

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Top Black Friday Sales + How to Shop Them

Posted On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping
If you follow me on Twitter, then you saw my tweet about people in Ohio who lined up for Black Friday sales 10 days in advance.
Well, you clearly don’t have to be that crazed to score some major sales this Black Friday. From clothes and accessories that start at just $5 {thanks H&M} to beauty essentials for 10 bucks, you’ll have no problem finding goods for yourself or holiday gifts for the ones you love. And since “Black Friday” sales now start on Thursday {or even earlier!} for many retailers, you can start shopping now or at least devise your game plan. There are so many deals out there and it’s hard to navigate where to go {either in store or online}, so I’ve compiled 10 top Black Friday sales.

3 Tips to Make Your Thrift Store Clothes Look More Expensive

Posted On Friday, October 11th, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores
By now we all know that “cheap” thrift store clothes don’t have to look cheap. Besides secondhand shops having amazing pieces, there are things you can do and garments you can seek out that can make a $2 find look like a million bucks.
You can make minor changes like swapping out the buttons and replacing shoe tips to make clothes look more expensive, but below are some additional ways and specific items to scope out that elevate your look.