November 17, 2017

Designer Outfits -Frugal Fashionista Highlights


There is nothing I love more than celebrating with my Frugal Fashionista friends. Embracing the beauty and style that can come for pennies on the dollar is what my Frugal Fashionista series is all about, and this sweet reader exhibits […]

How Do I Get Odors Out of Clothing and Linens?


If you remember my post about “How to navigate a thrift store,” you know that I am intimately acquainted with the Goodwill/thrift store smell. To me, it represents not just potential, but “choice” and I embrace it. Yet, I know […]

Business Casual – Dress for Less


Frugal Fashionista (No camera lenses were shattered in the taking of these photographs. If it appears blurry, it’s not your eyes. It’s called forgetting to take pictures of my outfits before midnight and then relying on hotel room lighting.) When […]

Frugal Fashionista Fashion Show


Welcome to our Frugal Fashionista Fashion Show. If you’re curious on how I shop thrift, check out yesterday’s VLOG featuring my latest trip to Goodwill Last week I shared that it’s crucial to buy clothes out of season to really […]

Finding Great Clothes at a Thrift Store


Thrifting just runs in my blood. I think it’s an additional gene I was given in the womb. My mind thinks in second hand images, so I thought I would take you along for a sneak peak into one of […]

Buy Clothing Out of Season


One of the ways that I have managed to save thousands of dollars on clothing is by shopping out of season. Applying this basic shopping principle works in retail as well, and often you can buy clothing off the rack […]

Dress for Less – Holiday Edition


If you’re new to my Frugal Fashionista posts, go back to the beginning of the series and see my challenge to dress for less..second hand.

Every outfit that I put together never exceeds $15 (including accessories and footwear).

Looking at the pieces below, I’m maxing out this post at a total cost of $7 (I know, I know…you never find deals like that ;)) .

Showing you the possibilities that are out there for fun, festive holiday attire may encourage you to finally throw away that stenciled Christmas tree sweatshirt that Grandma gave you back in the 90’s. Yes, I admit, I had a growing wardrobe of outdated Christmas clothes that I just couldn’t part with since I thought…”well, they’re festive.”

I GOT RID OF THEM!! Yes, I did and now I am free to dress without the small voice in my head whispering that I must wear it so I don’t hurt momma’s feelings.

Lovin’ Leather at Frugal Fashionista Prices


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

(Hum it with me while I sing) “There are thrift stores to discover, frugal finds to uncover and scarves just waiting to be tied…”

Oh, excuse me, I’m getting carried away because I am about to disclose two of my newest Frugal Fashionista finds, and they just happen to have made my “Top Ten” list.

For many, a timeless leather jacket is an investment that is worth the splurge because of it’s versatility, wearability and basically, just the sheer classy lady factor. For me, as much as I can appreciate doing the math on a “cost per wear” basis, I just haven’t felt called to take the leather jacket plunge… until now.

Five “must do’s” when browsing for clothes in a thrift store


Browsing clothing racks in a thrift store can be time consuming, overwhelming and frustrating, or it can be invigorating, exciting and encouraging.
It’s all in how you approach “the hunt.”
Having a chunk of time to scour the racks all by yourself is a slice of heaven, but if you don’t have time luxury or you are a newbie to the thrift store hunt, here are five things I suggest to make your minutes more meaningful.

Frugal Fashionista Fashion Show


If you’re not familiar with my ongoing Frugal Fashionista series, it’s my attempt to encourage women that you can dress fabulously, express a creative side that you never thought imaginable, and do it all on a “yard sale” budget.

Yes, I have heard all the hesitations about dressing thrift, but I can guarantee that with an eagle eye and some patience, everyone of you can create a small designer wardrobe of core wardrobe pieces for $100. For those of you with petite to plus sizes, it requires a bit more work, but just this week alone I found the cutest size 0 Anne Taylor dress (in their store just last year), and the sassiest size 22 pair of jeans…hip as can be, along with a fabulous size 20 black dress and three plus size skirts.

Spectacular Scarves – frugal accessories


Just like we get in a meal planning rut, the same things happen with our fashion. We wear the same look over and over.

How do we end that cycle, use what we have, and yet look like a million bucks?


Immediately, most think of jewelry when I mention accessories, but today I am going to showcase the simplicity, sophistication and sass of the scarf.

Whether your outfit was $10 or $1,000, scarves are a “must have” fashion accessory for the fall.

Frugal Fashionista – One Stop Shopping


My goal of this post is different. It’s not to put together my cutest ever outfits, but to show you how you can mix and match while spending pennies on the dollar.

As you are reading, try and guess how much I paid for it all.
You are going to drop to the floor!
I approach my wardrobe much like I do my couponing and stockpiling.
Many local thrift stores offer discounts on certain days.

Frugal Fashionista – wedding style


Are you new to the Frugal Fashionista series? Begin here. Considering I have beloved family members who appreciate Frugal Fashionista finds as much I as do, it would not come as a shock to you that our recent wedding gathering […]

Frugal Fashionista Conference style


Every time I hit “publish” on these Frugal Fashionista posts, I get a little sick tummy feeling. I feel crazy putting myself out there as a Fashionista, especially when I know that 99.5% of the things in my closet were […]

Frugal Fashionista shoes at their finest…Mod Podge Marvel


As I get ready for a jam packed weekend, I just had to share one of the best examples of a DIY Frugal Fashionista at her finest.A new reader, Charlie, sent me this and my mouth dropped WIDE OPEN!Talk about […]