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Thrifting 101 – Fashion Inspiration

Happy National Women’s Month!

Today, I’m continuing my thrifting series with a new thrifting post. My thrifting posts are my most popular post on Pinterest, so thanks for the love!

I reached out to some of my thrifting blogger friends and created this roundup of bloggers who post thrifting advice and fashion inspiration on their blogs. Take a look these chic ladies, you’d never know that their outfits are thrifted or “vintage” as I like to say!  Check out their blogs for more fashion inspiration! Be sure to let them know I sent you!

My Vintage Wish List

In honor of “Thrifty Thursday”. I’d like to share my vintage wish list! Every thrifter has a wish list! A secret list of vintage items they would love to find at a thrift store for dirt cheap. Wish list items tend to be hard to find and can be considered a thrifting urban myth.  All you need is one lucky thrifter to post their find online and we all swoon and add it to our personal wish list. I’m a very practical person, so my list consists of things I actually think I might find one day.

Non-thrifters are probably thinking, “Why not just buy it retail?” My reply, “Where’s the fun in that?” Part of the fun of thrifting, is finding the needle in the hay stack. I, for one LOVE the trill of the hunt. (more…)

Thrifting 101: Tricks of the Trade (Part 1)

Thrifting Tips and TricksIn this installment of Thrifting 101, I’d like to share tricks for making thrifted items look like new and smell like new again. When thrift shopping it’s important to shop with an open mind so that you can see the potential in the discarded items. Like they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

Thrifting 101 Series: Clothing and Accessories

Thrifting 101 Series
Today, I’d like to continue my Thrifting 101 series and share tips for shopping for clothing and accessories. I love shopping at thrift stores for clothing and costume jewelry. Some of my wardrobe favorites are thrifting finds! And sometimes I get more compliments on my thrifted pieces than brand new stuff. I just tell them it’s “vintage”! Ha!
I know that thrifting can be overwhelming for a newbie. But I’ve been shopping at yard sales since I was a kid. It’s something I’ve always done for fun with my Mom; I use to buy baby clothes for my dolls and pretty tea cups for my tea parties. But I know that walking into a thrift store’s clothing section can be intimidating if you’re used to shopping in organized department stores where everything is sorted by style, size, and sometimes color. So, here are some of my thrifting tips for your next or first thrift store shopping experience.

Thrifting 101

Thrifting 101

Welcome to the first installment of the Thrifting 101 series. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love to go thrift shopping. I find great deals all the time, and I want to help you do the same.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will share my tips and tricks for a successful trip to the thrift store. But today’s article is just in time for the National Thrift Shop Day, August 17th. It’s an unofficial national holiday, but many thrift and second-hand stores observe this special day with discounts and special offers.