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.

Benefits of Thrift Shopping in a Small Town

Posted On Monday, October 21st, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

Living in New York City means I have access to amazing thrift stores. There’s even a strip of secondhand shops on East 23rd Street where I had one of my last thrift shopping tours. You really can’t beat having seven day access to finding potential thrift store scores.
But what about people who don’t live in major cities? Well, you’re not out of luck. And I actually like thrift shopping in a quaint town. Here are 3 reason I prefer thrift shopping in a small town.

Thrift Store Finds: Furniture Edition

Posted On Monday, October 14th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

thrift shopping furniture, thrift shopping for furniture

Last week I made my way to the Salvation Army and did a little browsing. I was surprised to see it was packed in the middle of the day. Seriously, I’ve never seen the line that long on a weekday. But I guess everyone wanted to take advantage of the 50 percent off family sale they have every Wednesday.
After not finding anything great {but I can’t say I really looked that hard}, I made my way to the third floor. One thing I really love about this location is the furniture selection. The entire upstairs is devoted to furniture and home decor {and there’s even a nice book selection}.
Check out what I found during my trip and a few tips on how to thrift shop for furniture.