Thrifty Threads – Nate Berkus Show $1 Dress

Posted On Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

Looking Fly on a Dime and Nate Berkus show By now I hope you’ve had a chance to catch my most recent appearance on The Nate Berkus Show. I gave holiday makeovers to two women using thrifted clothes and accessories. Some people tend to think only basic pieces {jeans, tees, etc.} can be found at secondhand stores, but that’s so not true. You can find everything from the basics to formal wear.

For the taping, I rocked a sweetheart neckline cocktail dress that I found for $1 at the Housing Works Buy the Bag sale {the woman next to me actually gave it to me}. I threw on a $9 Tahari blazer from Salvation Army, some platform pumps and my look was complete.

looking fly on a dime, thrifted holiday oufit

I’ve had the dress for a few years and Nate’s holiday episode was the perfect time to finally wear it. Everything about her {the dress} is gorgeous: the neckline, peacock design and scalloped edges.

Looking Fly on a Dime, thrifty threads And of course I wanted to make sure the ladies looked just as fly. I typically hear people say that it’s so easy for me to find great pieces at thrift stores because I’m “small.” Well, anyone of any size can find anything, you just have to dig.

Nate Berkus Show, plus size makeover Suzette is curvy and I found a great polka dot dress for her at Re-Dress, a plus size thrift store that recently closed. I found some other alternatives for her at the Salvation Army on 46th Street.

Nate Berkus show, holiday makeover Kai-Lee is 5’8 and I managed to find a bright one-shoulder dress for her at Beacon’s Closet and her 50 cents fur coat came courtesy of the Housing Works Buy the Bag sale!

Women of all sizes and heights can find great pieces at secondhand shops.

nate berkus show makeover The official episode isn’t on Nate’s website now, but if you missed the show, check it out here {thanks for the link Suzette!}.

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14 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads – Nate Berkus Show $1 Dress

  1. I did see u on this episode!. Girl u looked hot in that dress and jacket… Needless to say, I was not too thrilled w/the clothes for the other ladies.. Don’;t get me wrong, your taste was fine… the bodies didn’t seem to look right in the clothes is the issue… (plz. don’t hit me, u know its true)

  2. You look so great in that outfit! I love your hair too. 

    Blazers are my new go to thing at my local thrift shops. I feel like they get a lot donated, but not a lot purchased. And they are so easy to throw on over any outfit for a different look.

  3. I love that dress! It definitely looks like its worth more than $1, GREAT find! All this talk about your great finds at Housing Works makes me want to travel north just for a thrift store trip.

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