Links to Save By: Thrift Shopping Edition

Posted On Friday, August 15th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

This week’s Links to Save By is devoted to thrift shopping, the best past time ever! That’s because Sunday, August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day. Find a store near you and do some serious thrifting, as many stores will have discounts. Below are a few thrift tips to help you navigate the aisles like a pro. 


Participating NYC Thrift Stores Offer Up to 50 Percent Off for National Thrift Store Day {Reuse NYC}

Where to Go Thrift Shopping in NYC {eBay}

26 Thrift Store Shopping Tips to Help You Score Awesome Stuff {Huffington Post}

What to Do If You Strike Out at a Thrift Store {Looking Fly on a Dime}

Are Thrift Store Prices Becoming Too Expensive {my most popular, commented on post to date!}

Want an Exclusive Look at the Cover of My Thrift Shopping eBook? Sign up for my newsletter. I’m giving subscribers a first look this weekend! 

Links to Save By: Affordable Beauty Solutions, Thrift Shopping Party & More

Posted On Friday, March 21st, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, How To, Thrift Stores

Links to Save By: Affordable Beauty Solutions, Thrift Shopping Party & More

Ready, Set, Thrift! Grab your tickets for my thrift shopping party {Housing Works}

50 Under $50 Chic Ways to Upgrade Your Space {Lucky magazine}
22 Cheap Answers to Pricey Beauty Products {Buzzfeed}
Target vs. Crate & Barrel: Can You Spot the Deal? {Target Addict}
10 Thrift Store Shopping Secrets You Should Know {LiveLoveDIY}
New App Helps You Find Cool Clothing You See on the Street {Racked}
Show Off Your Best Bargain Find for a Chance to Appear in a Magazine {People StyleWatch}

Tell Me What You Want for 2014

Posted On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime

reader survey, audience survey

The year is winding down and before we head in to 2014, I want to know what you want. I just brought some new interns on board and am finalizing my editorial calendar, but I want and more importantly, need, to know what you guys want and need from Looking Fly on a Dime®.

Maybe it’s posting more often than my current three times a week. Or maybe you want me to start doing YouTube videos again. Want to see more hauls? Would you love to see readers showcasing their style? Do you think I should start covering other topics {beauty, DIY, home design, etc}?

Well, this is your chance to tell me.

3 Reasons Not to Buy Something at a Thrift Store

Posted On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

3 reasons not to buy, 3 reasons to not buy at a thrift store Buyer’s remorse is something that happens to the best of us. And this really happens when it comes to thrifting. Speaking from personal experience, I can admit, it’s hard not to get hypnotized by the cheap prices and just throw everything in the bag.

But there are ways to ensure you won’t get something home and question why you were foolish enough to buy it. Here are three tips to keep in mind before buying anything.

3 Reasons This is the Best Season to Thrift Shop

Posted On Monday, November 4th, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

season to thrift shop, time of year to thrift shop

This weekend I continued my fall closet clean out and that included dropping off a huge bag of clothes and accessories to Goodwill.

I have a large wicker basket from Home Goods that I purchased for $7 and every few months I add clothes to be donated. Well, it was finally time to drop them off and pass along the great secondhand karma, because as much as I thrift, it’s important for me to give back.

And I know there are tons of other people dropping off major donations as well. This is actually one of the best season’s to thrift shop.