Follow My Fashion Adventures & Thrift Trips on Snapchat

Posted On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide


Ok, I’m late to the party, but um, Snapchat is great. Now that I finally know how to use it {there’s a learning curve!}, it’s not just fun, but useful for the blog.

Of course I have Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where I share updates while I’m out shopping, but Snapchat is a bit different. I went thrifting last weekend and it was great to be able to show you guys the step by step process as it was happening.

5 Reasons You Need These Thrift Shopping Totes

Posted On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores


“I Don’t Pay Retail, I Thrift!”

It’s not just a phrase, but a lifestyle. After a hectic few weeks {trip to Belize and recent Today Show appearance}, my custom thrift shopping tote bags are finally ready for sale. And I’m confident you’re going to love them.

Here are five reasons you’ll want to get your hands on these limited edition bags.

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Posted On Friday, July 8th, 2011
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

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Thrift Store Treasure – Vintage DKNY bag

Posted On Monday, March 28th, 2011
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

By now you guys know I’m a proud thriftaholic. I’ve been scouring the racks of thrift and vintage stores for about 8 or 9 years now. One of the first pieces I ever thrifted was a straw DKNY bag. It came from a store in Philly {i forget the name but it was on Broad and Girard} and it was love at first sight.

The wooden tag says it was made in 1989 so that technically defines it as vintage! I believe I paid less than 10 bucks for it! I can’t wait to whip her out again once the warm weather finally returns.

Peep the short video below to see how I found this gem. And I also drop another handy thrift shopping tip!

And be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more thrift shopping tips, haul videos and DIY projects.

Thrift Shopping Don’ts

Posted On Monday, January 31st, 2011
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

I’ve given you thrift shopping do’s before {like here and here} but what about what not to do? It’s easy to go thrifting and get caught up in the amazingly low prices. At most stores, you purchase an item and if you don’t like it, simply return it. However the stakes are a bit higher when thrifting, as there’s a no return policy at many shops.

Thrift Shopping Mistake: Buying something just because it’s cheap

Yes, it’s easy to think you really want that pair of crazy/unique or funky pants, but you probably don’t. While thrifting you can come across some great pieces, but not everything is worth taking home. It’s key to decipher what’s cute and fun versus what you’ll actually wear and what will work with your style.  Besides taking up unnecessary space in your closet, you’re defeating the purpose of bargain hunting. You want to save money when secondhand shopping and you’re actually wasting dough if you buy something that will never get any rotation in your wardrobe.

I’ve been guilty of this mistake plenty of times. I try to rationalize why I need something. “Well, this white button down is slightly different than the other four you have” or “how can I not buy a bright pink boa?”

A quick, easy way to avoid this mistake is by asking yourself: would I buy this if it was in a regular store or full price?

If you can honestly answer that question,  I’m sure you’ll cut down on buyer’s remorse. Consider the piece more than the appealing {cheap} price.

Check back next week for another installment of Thrift Shopping Don’ts.

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