Thrifty Threads: The Awesome $10 Vintage Dress That’s More Than Meets the Eye

Posted On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

 Thrifty Threads: The Awesome $10 Vintage Dress That's More Than Meets the Eye
I’m all for trying “tricky trends” or unique garments, but this vintage dress I recently purchased was the trickiest of them all. But wait, it’s not even a dress!

I thrifted this “dress” last month and immediately feel in love…after I figured out how to wear it.

How to Wear Vintage without Looking Like You Stepped Out a Time Machine

Posted On Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Vintage clothing can get a bad rap. While I appreciate a garment that’s 20+ years old, I totally get that some people think the pieces are outdated, tattered and hard to wear without looking costume-y. It’s totally possible to style vintage threads in a modern way. Because remember, fashion is cyclical, so what’s currently trending has already been done.

Here’s how I styled a few vintage clothes in a fun, even edgy way.

1 Dress Styled 10 Ways {How to Maximize Your Wardrobe}

Posted On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide

I’m a creature of habit and if I have a garment I love, I wear it to death! What can I say? I like to get the most bang for my buck. So when asked me to style one dress 10 different ways, I was up for the challenge. Though I can rock the same item repeatedly, I know how to rework it so it always looks fresh. And I take pride in making a “cheap” piece look like a million bucks. I mean, part of the title of my book is how to make the cheap look chic!

See how to styled a $12 Forever 21 dress a variety of ways and get inspired to remix your own wardrobe.

Udelco Vintage Warehouse – Stylish Gems on a Dime

Posted On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Looking Fly on a Dime: Affordable Vintage Warehouse

Do you know what I did last weekend? If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then yeah, you already know. I hit up the thrift mecca of Udelco warehouse for some serious vintage shopping.

I previously posted about Udelco about two years ago, but it was time I paid them a visit again and this time my aunt and cousin joined me. For those who attended my last Ready, Set, Thrift! event, you may have seen my aunt. The thrift shopping party was her first time thrifting and I was happy that she and my cousin joined me for another round of thrift therapy.

Based in northern New Jersey, Hawthorne to be exact, Udelco vintage warehouse has affordable, one-of-a-kind clothes. While most vintage wholesalers aren’t open to the public, Udelco opens their doors to anyone looking for a treasure hunt. See what I found, plus a few tips if you ever plan to visit a thrift warehouse.

Thriftspiration: Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Posted On Friday, April 26th, 2013
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration

Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds. 

Name: Sammy Davis
Location: Harlem, New York City

When and why did you start thrift shopping?
I started thrift shopping in high school. As soon as I got my license and discovered my local Salvation Army, I was hooked! Moving to Philadelphia for college (I went to Temple University, like Patrice!) introduced me to an entirely new world of thrifting at consignment stores and vintage boutiques. I loved exploring the city by way of secondhand shops!

What three words describe your style?
Fun. Fancy. Free