Thrifty Threads 365 Update: How I’ve Managed to Maintain a Shopping Budget

Posted On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrifty Threads 365
ended almost two months ago for me. Though I successfully gave up shopping for new clothes for an entire year, I was curious to see how I would adjust post-TT365.

Would I go on a shopping spree? Would I just stick to thrifting because department store prices would give me sticker shock? How much would I spend?

Well, it’s been an interesting journey so far..

How Not to Waste Money By Thrift Shopping Excessively

Posted On Monday, January 12th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores


My name is Patrice and I’m a thriftaholic. Well, that statement used to be true. But I’ve been delivert!!!

I know plenty of thrift shoppers who are proud thriftaholics. While it can be a savvy shopper badge of honor to say, “it only cost me $2,” the truth is you may actually be wasting money with excessive thrift shopping.

Thrifty Threads 365: Final Thrift Tally for 2014

Posted On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrifty Threads 365 is a fashion challenge where I will only thrift shop for an entire year. I’ll show you how it’s easy and wallet friendly to satisfy your style needs with secondhand finds. For full details, check the original post here.

I did it! And if you participated in Thrifty Threads 365, then you did it, too. A year ago today, January 1, 2014, I pledged to only thrift shop for clothes and accessories for an entire year. I couldn’t spend a single penny on new clothes for 365 days and my monthly thrift budget was $50.

So what was my experience like? Sometimes it was easy and other times I really struggled to stay on budget and not hit a department stores. See below for a tally of how much I spent on clothes and accessories throughout 2014, some of my favorite pieces I bought and what I learned.

What’s Ahead for Looking Fly on a Dime in 2015

Posted On Monday, December 29th, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrifty Threads 365

It’s the last week of 2014 {where did the year go?!} and that means I’m wrapping up projects but also looking ahead. My goal has always been to be of service and make women look and feel their best through the power of dressing {on a budget}. September marked the fifth anniversary of Looking Fly on a Dime and it became clear to me that I wanted to make some serious changes to the site that serve you {the reader} and my specific goals and passions.

Check out a few key ways things will be changing in the new year. I’m sure you’ll like it. Also, there’s a short survey where you can tell me exactly what you want.

Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Continue My Style Challenge in 2015?

Posted On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


As you can tell from the title, I’m contemplating another round of Thrifty Threads 365 for 2015. If you’re new to the blog, Thrifty Threads 365 is a shopping challenge I created where I only thrift shop for a full year. I can’t purchase any new clothes or accessories {this excludes undergarments!}. I’ve been doing TT365 off and on for three years. Whew!

I’ve had a few of you ask if I’ll keep doing Thrifty Threads 365 in 2015 and the honest answer is, I don’t know. That’s why I need your help.