Archive for January, 2015


Let me start by saying I loooove fashion but I am too frugal. So, I may have a problem with Thrift stores. I try to go to the YWCA or DAV Thrift. Stores that support local causes and are direct about where their funds are going. I also take my donations there. One in one out is what I shoot for.

In the following pics are some of my finds for all Season’s. Please be aware I did not include cost of shoes or all accessories in my equation on every outfit. I will try to do that next time 🙂

I hope this inspires others to mix in thrifty goods with new. Saving money and the planet are just a couple of the benefits! Send me pics of your steals in email below I would love to see them you can also send to FB here!


  • sweater $6
  • dress H&M new $7
  • legging target clearance $6
  • booties $6
  • clutch $1
  • necklace $1
  • = $27


$20 version


  • sweater Dressbarn clearance $10
  • tank Target clearance $4
  • skirt $3
  • shoes $3
  • necklace and belt were my grandma’s!
  • = $20



  • tank $1
  • skirt $3
  • wallet $4
  • sunglasses $3
  • = $11
  • necklaces and belt were granny’s!
  • Gladiator sandals discount RUE 21 $19.99




One of the best tips is to be sure to shop after Season sales. Here you see some business outfits I’ve selected at 70-90% off. I purchased these shortly after the Holidays.





Messenger Bag for Guys and Gals

540583_270597526362137_1103560705_n477416_270587189696504_65012312_o556285_270599863028570_1911407241_nThe Unisex Messenger Bag inspired by early 1900’s newsies newsboys  For both Men and women, it is modernized with a herringbone pattern, interior side panel cellphone pockets and 3 compartments. The center panel has a zipper closure for tablet or notebook water-proof lining, in my case spilled coffee protection!

460600_267555476666342_779999302_o460600_267555473333009_1567627786_o Extra strong adjustable strap takes the bag from shoulder to hip for best comfort. The Nylon and D rings have proven to very strong I often carry around 30lbs.

The final result was very clean and so versatile! 460600_267555469999676_514581646_o