7 Easy Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Posted On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide

  how-to-make-clothes-last-longer-beauty-routine-looking-fly-on-a-dime Whether your shirt was a $1 thrift store find or a $500 splurge on a pair of heels, we all want our clothes to last as long as possible. But every day we’re unknowingly doing things that are causing our clothes, shoes and accessories to break down even faster.
Sure, you know not to wash your clothes in hot water or dry on super high heat, but the tips below will help preserve your wardrobe and make your clothes last longer.

Video: How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro

Posted On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

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I typically hold all thrift related posts for Thursday {gotta love Thrifty Thursday!}, but I didn’t want to delay posting this fun project. Last week I worked with StyleBlazer to film a short video on the do’s and don’ts of thrift shopping. While I see thrifting as an easy, fun pastime, I know plenty others see it as intimidating and time consuming.

If that’s you, then check out the video below where I share how to navigate crowded racks, shopping for accessories and what I call my go-to thrifting uniform that makes it easier to shop.

How To Wear Leather This Spring

Posted On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, shopping

Leather is typically associated with fall and winter. It’s the heavier material you wear when the temps are a bit frigid. But that’s changing. We saw tons of leather on the runways of Charlotte Ronson, DKNY and in countless other spring 2013 collections. But exactly how do you wear this material without sweating your buns off? Actually, it’s quite easy. And you don’t have to pay a major price.
You can choose a pair of shorts, sheath dress or even a biker vest, but I love a great skirt for spring and summer. And last week I picked up a lightweight faux leather skater skirt from Strawberry for $13.
Check out three easy ways you can style a leather skirt this spring for any occasion, from weekend to work.

5 Wardrobe Staples to Buy at Thrift Stores

Posted On Monday, March 4th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, Looking FLY on a Dime, Thrift Stores

looking fly on a dime thrift shopping When it comes to fashion, there are some items every woman needs in her closet. These are the wardrobe staples that flatter all figures and work for every occasion of dressing. Though they’re classic pieces and worth investing in, you can actually hit up your local thrift store for them. Actually, your thrift store is most likely overflowing with these items. And they won’t set you back more than a few dollars.

It’s always impossible to determine what a secondhand store will or won’t have in stock, but I can assure you the majority of them have these five wardrobe staples on hand year round.