The Fashion Hack to Instantly Hem Your Dress

Posted On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365

Fashion Hack to Hem Your Dress in Seconds

I admit it, I’m lazy. Well, when it comes to having clothes tailored, I’m lazy. I have the best intentions of getting something tailored and I just never end up doing it. Am I the only one??

That’s why I found a way to instantly hem a dress by a few inches without making a visit to the tailor. Check out the short video below to see how you can do the same! This is perfect if you’re in a pinch or like me, and rarely use a tailor.

Thrift Shopping Haul: $85 Well Spent at the Salvation Army

Posted On Friday, November 15th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

looking fly on a dime thrift store

On Wednesday I did what I haven’t done in about a month: I went to the Salvation Army for some serious shopping. The last time I went, the inventory was weak and I left empty handed, but this time around, the thrift gods must have been shining down on me. The Salvation Army at 46th Street is usually my go-to destination for dresses and an occasional vintage gem, especially sequin tops and button downs. And that’s exactly what I found on Wednesday.* I kept pulling one amazing piece after another. *Remember, the Salvation Army has Family Day sales on Wednesday, so most clothes and accessories are 50 percent off.*

My total damage was $85. Yes, $85!! But this was ok for a few reasons. 1. I haven’t been thrifting in months {shocking, right?}. 2. The items were literally worth hundreds. One dress alone would have originally retailed for $300.

Thrifty Threads 365: Housing Works Haul, Part Two

Posted On Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Housing Works warehouse sale Earlier this week I showed you my recent Housing Works haul from the Buy the Bag sale. But I found so many goodies {63 pieces for $50 equals less than 80 cents for each item}, I had to split the post up over two days. I gave you a glimpse at the awesome coats and tops I nabbed {including a St. John cardigan} and now it’s time for the bottoms.

My style definitely leans more towards dresses, flirty skirts and even casual skinny jeans, and I found all of the aforementioned.

Peep what I walked away with.

Thrifty Threads: Vintage in The Big Easy

Posted On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

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Two weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday at the Essence Music Festival. If you don’t know about EMF or if you’ve never been, you need to change that ASAP. It’s obviously a music fest, but it’s so much more. It’s a gathering of folks who are ready to experience food, fun, day and night parties and any other foolishness New Orleans has to offer. It was hands down one of the best trips I’ve been on and I plan to attend next year.

But anyway, back to fashion…packing is always an issue, but for this trip it was especially tough. I needed items that were casual enough for the day {and the humid temps} but threads that were also party appropriate for any events I decided to hit up.

Thrifty Threads 365 Update

Posted On Monday, June 6th, 2011
Filed Under: Thrifty Threads 365

I wanted to check in with you guys since I’ve reached the nine month mark of my year long shopping hiatus. Woo hoo, I’m in the home stretch. I started my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge on September 1, 2010 and vowed not to purchase any new clothing or accessories {except underwear} for the next year.

I’ve found some amazing thrifted finds over the past nine months so as usual, I don’t miss shopping for new clothing because I consider my thrift store items to be “new” to me.

In the past couple of months, I’ve found…

A vintage dress from the Salvation Army for $5.