Thrifty Threads: Sweatshirt Chic

Posted On Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Filed Under: How To, shopping, Thrift Stores

*these photos were clearly taken on a windy day. see my hair?*
Have you ever seen people wearing a trend and you wondered if you could pull it off? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about seeing people wear sweatshirts in a chic way. I don’t even wear sweats when I work out {I’m a tank top or zip up hoodie and yoga pants type of girl}, so I couldn’t figure out a way to wear one without looking like a slob.
One of the great things about thrift shopping is you can try new trends at a low cost. While at the Salvation Army on 46th St., I picked up a basic Hanes sweatshirt for $1.50.
On its own it would look a bit blah, but with the help of some accessories and layering, I created a look I’d rock for a night out.

Ready, Set, Thrift! – Goodwill Fashion Challenge

Posted On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

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The year is almost wrapped and I want to end on a high note. And that’s why I’m collaborating with Goodwill for a fashion event called Ready, Set, Thrift! and if you’re in the New York City area, you’re invited.
On Thursday, December 6 from 6-8pm, we’ll get together at the Goodwill Chelsea boutique for a fashion challenge that will combine thrifting and a chance to win prizes.
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Thrift Shopping FAQ: Everything You Wanted to Know

Posted On Friday, December 9th, 2011
Filed Under: How To, Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

For as long as I’ve been blogging {two years} and as long as I’ve been thrift store shopping {at least five years}, I get the same questions related to thrifting. I’ve done thrift shopping frequently asked questions before but I’m compiling the answers again for anyone who’s new to the blog as well as adding some additional info.

Q: How do I find a good thrift store in my area?
A: Thrift stores aren’t created equally, so it’s really a matter of trial and error. It takes time to find the store that’s best for you. Take a drive or walk around your area to scope out secondhand shops, ask friends for referrals and visit websites for national chains like Salvation Army and Goodwill to find a location near you. And be sure to check out The Thrift Shopper, it’s a national directory of resale shops.