February 7, 2016

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 maximize on your savings. I shared my JCrew pea coat find, but forgot to show you this yard sale score.  Trench coats are one of the necessities in building a core wardrobe. Now, this pink coat would definitely not be something you can wear with anything, but it sure is fun, especially at a $3 yard sale price.

Patti's salvation army find 001Patti's salvation army find

One of my sweet blogless readers wanted to link up and I was thrilled when she emailed me her awesome work out outfit.

Here’s what she has to say.

1. I am modeling my brand new athletic outfit, brand name Avenue, that is a size 22/24. I found this at Salvation Army this week for a grand total of $5.84!!!! It is going to be fantastic to walk in this spring or to wear as a cover up to my water walking class at the Athletic Club. It is a nylon fabric lined in mesh.

2. This photo is supposed to show the great matching top stitching.

Thanks, Jen, for showing all of us that there are great deals out there! Just wanted to share one that will definitely fit a “plus size”. I find good deals all the time at our area thrift shops.

Patti – you look adorable in your pink. I LOVE IT!

She is so right about workout clothes. You can find classy or casual sets. These are the clothes we all love to “live” in.

This is your day to share your Frugal Fashionista finds.
Remember, that at least one of your main wardrobe pieces need to be second hand. Please link directly to your FF post and not your home page. This will let everyone find it later on. Also, please link back to my blog so that every one can join in on the fine art of thrifting.


  1. Although I don’t have any blog posts to share, I wanted to say kudos on your generosity for letting others share their inspirations.

    (My current frugal fashiom buy is the top I wore to NYE. Brand new, $15 at Ann Taylor (not Ann Taylor Loft!).


  2. I love your blog! Which is why I have given you a Beautiful Blogger Award!
    You can see it on my blog. Have a great weekend!


  3. I don’t have a blog to link up. Don’t have a blog at all actually–feel kind of out of it, but that’s a separate issue. :) But I love reading your fashion posts and looking at everyone’s finds when you do a fashion show. You have inspired me and now I’m inspiring friends and family to shop thrift and garage sales. So fun.


  4. I’m so glad you’re doing this again. You are an inspiration!! Especially this time of year when there are no garage sales. I am remembering that I have a $5 gift certificate to Goodwill that I have to use up this month, so I am looking forward to seeing what I can find.

    I don’t have a blog, but this post almost makes me want to have one. Not that I’m that fashionable.


  5. Love your blog and LOVE great thrift deals!!! Find a treasure every time I thrift!


  6. Thanks, Jen and Patti! Those are some super finds. I LOVE pink!


  7. Oh, I’m so glad you are doing this again. You are going to love my two sweaters made into one!


  8. thrifted. says:

    Hello from another blogless reader! I linked my photo set on flickr so I could join the fashion show. It’s a set called “thrifted.” and I will keep adding to it as I find more great stuff. Loved your vlog!


    Jens Reply:

    @thrifted., Ok, your pictures are AMAZING!! Seriously, can I snag a few and feature some of your outfits on my next post? :) Since you don’t have a blog, it would be fun to show them off for you.


    thrifted. Reply:


    of course! I love what you do and I’d be happy to add my two cents.


  9. Oh I am just drooling over the pink! LOVE it. Jen, you finally inspired me to try Goodwill for the first time. I am totally hooked, and can’t wait to go back for more treasure hunting! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us thrift store newbies!


  10. This pink coat is so “chic et class”!!Thanks for sharing with us!!


  11. Hey there,
    I love reading your blog, but this is the first time I’ve commented or linked up! I hate paying a lot of money for clothes, so I love thrifting and own a lot of second hand clothing (and other stuff)! I linked up my most recent finds, sorry for the poor picture… the post was from last weekend and most of that stuff already went to my family up in Michigan.


  12. I am IN. LOVE. with that coat! And it looks Great on you!!


  13. I am savoring these: Reading two links every time I give myself a break.


  14. I linked up! That makes two posts in one day for me! Wahoo!


  15. Oh man! It’s Saturday, and I still haven’t gotten a picture of my FF Christmas outfit that I want to share! Maybe I’ll still get it done – otherwise THANK YOU all for sharing! Love it!


  16. Jen,

    Are you going to do this weekly or monthly? I would love to keep joining in it has been fun!



  17. I love shopping for bargains, and I love to see your finds as well!


  18. I’m in love with that pink coat! I so need to find a sexy pink coat like that. You’re adorable!


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