Being Thrifty

I love the satisfaction of finding the perfect dress at a thrift store, but to be honest a large part of why I thrift is pure economics. As a college student, I often cannot afford the clothes I adore in magazines, fashion shows and blogs (looking at you, Mansur Gavriel). I'm not exactly rolling in … Continue reading Being Thrifty


“Is that from Anthropologie?”

I love finding designer steals at thrift shops! But, sometimes labels can be misleading. The best thrifting finds are often random labels, sometimes vintage or hand-made. While judging quality by name-recognition is a safe bet, you will miss out if you pass on unfamiliar labels. Some of my favorite pieces of clothing have been random … Continue reading “Is that from Anthropologie?”

A Vintage Treasure

I've written a few times about hand-me-downs. If you aren't from a big family or aren't used to sharing, you may be wondering what this is all about. I talked about hand-me-downs some in my about page, but I wanted to elaborate a little for those who were unfamiliar with the concept. When I was … Continue reading A Vintage Treasure


One Scarf, Five Ways

I love looking at accessories at thrift stores. I almost never leave without at least a quick trip through the purses, sunglasses, belts and hats. You never know what you can find! (I have two vintage Dooney and Burke's to prove it). One day at Goodwill I found the cutest neckerchief in the scarf section. … Continue reading One Scarf, Five Ways


“It’s a Skort!”

One strategy when shopping at thrift stores is to flip through the racks quickly, paying more attention to labels than styles. While labels can be a good guide to judge the quality of second-hand clothing, if you use this strategy alone, you will miss out on a lot of good stuff. Before I found it, … Continue reading “It’s a Skort!”