Thrifty Threads 365 – Seven Month Update

Posted On Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Filed Under: Sale Alert, Shop My Closet, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrifty Threads 365, looking fly on a dime

Another month down and another month of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge. If you’re new to the site and don’t know about TT365 {read up about it here}, it’s a year long quest where I can only purchase thrifted clothes and accessories. The only new items I can buy are undergarments {obviously, I’m not going to buy secondhand undies} and I may wear new gifted items. Oh, and did I mention I can only spend $50 a month? Yeah, only 50 bucks.

I’ve consistently stayed under my budget, except for one month, and for April I continued to stay on track. I only spent $40 for the entire month. I’ve actually been so busy over the past few months that I haven’t had time to shop, which is a great thing for my wallet, but it sucks for my closet.

Though I prefer dresses and heels, this past month I didn’t find any frocks or pumps. But I did score some cute tops, shorts and a purse. Check out a few of my top thrifted picks for the month of April, including an item that only costs $4, but the original price tag says it was worth $120.

I love this silk top {$7}. So easy, breezy and it’ll pair perfectly with skinny jeans and heels.

I’m calling this my ‘walk like an Egyptian’ shirt {$7}.

This summer I’m heading to New Orleans for my birthday so some shorts {$6 total} for the hot, humid weather are a must.

I also snagged another pair of short shorts that fit me perfectly.

It wasn’t until I looked at the tag that I realized how much of a thrift store score it was. The Theory shorts had the original price tag attached. What was a $120 pair of shorts are now mine, for only $4.

Lastly, I’ve also been looking for a briefcase that doesn’t have a stiff, business-y feel, and I found one at the Salvation Army. It’s big enough to fit my laptop, planner and other essentials.

Seven months down, and five more months of the Thrifty Threads 365 challenge to go!

If you joined the Thrifty Threads challenge {whether it’s for the full year or just a month or two} let me know how it’s going for you. Do you miss buying new clothes? Or what’s your favorite piece that I scored this month?

And be sure to check out the Looking Fly on a Dime Shop. I added a few more pieces {sequin dress, floral A-line dress, Ralph Lauren purse, etc} and since I passed 3300 Facebook likes and 2000 Twitter followers, I’m offering a 15 percent off discount for one week. Use promo code: SHOPNOW

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  • http://sownbrooklyn.com/ Wanett

    I’m loving the BIG savings on the Theory shorts!! I just scored a pair of Seven jeans for $7.39. Thrifting rules!

  • Alex

    Thrift store score, I love that!
    And that silk top is really cute :)

  • http://twitter.com/artblt ArtBLT

    Girl, that is a score! I have come to love thrifting now. I’m frugal anyway, so why not look good without spending a lot of money?! Love that silk top girl! 

  • http://twitter.com/ambde A. M. Blake

    Love this challenge – doing great!

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