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 it all.
When Natalie linked up her Flicker Account to my recent Fashion Show, I was completely blown away. I emailed her RIGHT away asking if I could share some of her finds. Not having a blog, I was more than happy to give her a full post (or two) just so we could do the happy thrifting dance with her. 🙂
Her style is very similar to my own, and so it was really fun to live vicariously through her since I would wear every single one of these outfits.
Jeans: $6, Old Navy, thrift store
I love the unusual details in the sleeves. This top can be paired with lots of different colors under it.
2nd pic: Sweater: $2, Sag Harbor, thrift store
Jeans: $6, Express, thrift store
Necklace: $1, thrift store
Everyone needs a soft, cozy sweater! The dark color is a perfect canvas for fun jewelry like this aqua necklace.
These are perfect examples of how you can mix and match core wardrobe pieces.
Leather skirt: $8, Evan Davies, thrift store
boots: not thrifted
Dress: $3.50, Unite Laredoute, thrift store – Showing the sleeves open. The tag is in French.
leather Croc belt: 50 cents, Banana Republic thrift store
The power of accessorizing is key. I will spend more time in the future posts brainstorming frugal options, but investing in a few great accessories can make or break an outfit. I’ve talked about scarves, but great jewelry is my favorite. This is a perfect example of how you can take a simple outfit and make it sensational with an awesome necklace.
Sweater: $2, Talbots, thrift store
Skirt: $2, Banana Republic, thrift store
What a find for this vintage style necklace: $0.50 yard sale.
Handbags were never a big draw for me until the last few years when I have found amazing purses at yard sales. Now I love to pack a punch with a great purse. It’s definitely another wonderful accessory item.
Shirt: $1.91, no tag, thrift store
Jeans: $6, Old Navy, thrift store
Bag: $5, no tag, thrift store.
This bag is made of metal links. She cut off the long braided leather handles that it had and attached these wooden ones instead.
$2, Austin Clothing Co., thrift store. Instant outfit – the $2 bag pops up again.
I hope you all had as much fun as I did with Natalie’s Frugal Fashionista finds. She definitely ROCKS this title, and has inspired me to take a little extra time with my photos. I just love how she took the time to actually make a photo shoot out of it.
Remember my blogging goals and photography was one of them? Before I even saw her pictures, I mentioned to my husband that I needed to stop taking my pictures at 11:00 at night. 🙂
Thanks for supporting our Frugal Fashionistas.
What an awesome “frugal fashionista fashion shoot”!! Loved seeing all of the beautiful outfits she found & her style is great! This was really fun, thanks for sharing with us. Inspiration for sure!
soo lovely, and she’s got my colours too! (which I discovered is the main thing in being well dressed without wasting money on stuff you won’t wear.. why oh why have I got so many beige and pastel-coloured things when such colours make me look like an unhealthy zombie?)
Oh my word! Natalie is gorgeous! I think she could be wearing a paper sack and look amazing, but her thrift store finds are awesome! Please let her know I have room in my basement if she ever needs a home. I would LOVE to have her take me thrift store shopping!
Wow! You found some really good items. I love the way you added interest and color by adding necklaces and a belt. I agree with Toni, you can take me thrift store shopping anytime.
Great ideas! I love all the looks you created. Thanks!
Natalie! Those outfits are truly incredible, and that black dress REALLY took my breath away!! Wanna take me shopping?!?! 😉 Have a great weekend!
Natalie looks so darling!! I wish I was that tiny!! Keep these great posts coming!!
Very cute – love all the items she found too!! Especially that black dress!
I’m keeping an album on FB updated with thrift store finds and it’s really fun to keep track of all the purchases in one spot!
GREAT job, Natalie!!! Kelly
Wow! I absolutely love this post! Those pics are so inspiring! I recently started really hitting the thrift stores since finding this blog ( I love the Frugal Fashionista series). And have found some really good deals using your techniques (unique sleeves and the touch test).
This could become an obsession, lol!
These outfits rocks.. Good Job Natalie..
You have inspired me to take more time to look and find the diamonds on the rough…
thanks, ladies! My sister told me I looked like either Elvira or Morticia Adams in that black dress, but I like it! I found a fabulous dress from the 60s or 70s with embroidery in silver thread; I’ll have to post pictures of it. keep thrifting!
Natalie looks great!!!!!! I recently did a segment about this at my MOPS meeting and of course my entire outfit was from the thrift store and they were amazed!! Alot of fun! 🙂
She found some amazing deals! I love shopping thrift stores, consignment sales and Goodwill. I bought my daughter a Laura Ashley dress for $1.00…that’s probably my best find 🙂
I love these fashion ideas, especially the skirt one. My sis and niece have done something similar. I would love to see if I could get a pic and share that one with you. I also love that y’all seem to find so many thrift stores that I wasn’t aware of, especially in the brand name dept.
And… She rocks that black dress!!
More, more, more! I love your Frugal Fashionista posts!
I am new to your blog but I have been following you through Censational Girl.Thanks for the insightfull posts you bless us with.I enjoy ALL of them.It’s 3 pm in Allentown PA ,sun is out and I’m going to bless my kids with your “Homemade Cinnamon Rolls”.Blessings to you & your wonderful family.
You guys look amazing!!! Love the deals!!