Thrifty Threads 365 Challenge – Part II

Posted On Friday, September 30th, 2011
Filed Under: Thrifty Threads 365

You guys know what time it is? It’s the start of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge again. Last year I embarked on a task to only buy thrifted clothing and accessories for a full year. I successfully completed the challenge and now I’m back at it again.

Starting October 1, 2011, Thrifty Threads 365 Part II is in full affect. For another 365 days I will only purchase clothes and accessories from thrift stores. Of course there are a few exceptions. I can buy new underwear and accept gifts of clothing for the holidays, birthday, promotional items, etc. But any other fashion wants and needs have to be satisfied through secondhand shops.

Part II of Thrifty Threads 365 is a bit different because this time around I’m putting myself on a budget of $50 a month. Last year I could thrift as much as I wanted and occasionally I would overspend. Though I know I saved tons of cash, I didn’t keep tabs of how much I spent, so I plan to remedy that this time around.

My goal with the challenge is to show people that even a meager budget can result in a fly wardrobe. You don’t have to spend a fortune to look good and thrift shopping isn’t just good for your wallet, you’ll also have more unique clothing than everyone else who shops at mass retailers. I’ll continue with the weekly or bi-weekly Thrifty Threads posts to show you how I put my cheap chic outfits together as well as a monthly check in to let you know how much I’ve spent.

If you want to join Thrifty Threads 365, please do! Though I’m undertaking this for a full year, you can commit to a month, a few months or whatever works for you. This is a great money saving tool, but also a fun challenge to see how long you can hold out before dropping cash on new clothing.

So who’s joining me?!?!

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14 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads 365 Challenge – Part II

  1. Okay I am totally going to join in for the the month of October! This is so funny because I was just telling my daughter that I am only going to things are a dollar or less no matter how cute it is. She bet me that I didn’t have the will power! It’s ON!

  2. I’m ALL in. I have fallen in Love with thrifting and I HATE shopping in popular stores now. I have gotten so many compliments on my thrifted looks.

  3. See I can definitely do this..LOL! I’m all in, I’m starting today for the month of November. Thrift shopping is my newfound love. My only exception would be shoes but I’ll c what I can do. I will not buy any new clothes as I have enough clothes in my wardrobe to last me months without wearing the same thing twice. I know INSANE RIGHT… great challenge. I will be sure to share my progress.

    FlyChicNatural – youtube channel 

  4. now that I know of a few places to go .. I am def going to try to go to the housing works next week and do this for the first time and if I’m successful I will continue to a few other places and if again successful will be my way of shopping going forward for a while.. best way to start a new wardrobe when your on a budget..

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