I love fashion magazines and runway shows, but I'm always left thinking at least three things when browsing through a photo layout or watching models show off the latest designs: 1. These clothes are way out of my price range- 2. They are beautiful, but aren't practical for my real life- 3. How do I… Continue reading Frugal Fashion Fridays #1 | What Is It?
Does this seem like an impossible goal? Are you swamped with clothing but feel like you have nothing to wear? Do you wish Clinton Kelly would appear on your doorstep with a box of trash bags and a gift card for new clothes? Are you ready to (almost) never impulse buy again? Keep reading! I… Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide To Finally Cleaning Out Your Closet (And Loving Everything In It)
I will always love kids' clothes that match holidays- red and green at Christmas, red, white, & blue at 4th of July, etc.-- they are so adorable and look great in photos. The only problem is that many of the holiday outfits in stores are very holiday specific- a top that says "Happy 4th of July"… Continue reading A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)
Have you ever looked at Instagram fashionistas and thought, "I love how they mix patterns, but I just don't know how to do that for myself"? Or saw someone on the street who rocked a patterned top and skirt, but couldn't figure out why the items looked so good together? You can mix patterns like a… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns
There's thrift store items that I've kept forever and some that got returned within a year. I return (and buy) items less often now after noticing why the items would end up getting returned. What was the difference? I started to really analyze the quality of an item by looking at specific aspects of… Continue reading How To Spot Designer Details In Thrift Store Finds
"Clothing is valuable. It should be valued. Cheap clothes not only undermine those who sew, sell, and design them, they're the pitiful result of decades of price pressure that has erased the craftsmanship and splendor of what we wear. Incessant deal hunting has also erased our collective knowledge of what clothing and style could… Continue reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion
Although it's good quality and has lasted for 10 years, this bag was never meant to carry heavy textbooks on a daily basis. So the straps wore out after 4 years of it being stuffed with books and folders: The rest of it is in great shape so I decided to redo the straps. This… Continue reading No-Sew Purse Repair
I have always loved clothes. I would try to take almost my entire wardrobe to college each year because I never knew when I might want to wear a certain item. I would pack my four extra-large blue plastic totes to the brim with my most cherished cotton and polyester belongings and my mother… Continue reading Just Say “No” To Plastic Hangers…They’re More Dangerous Than You Think
* Please Note: This is not a sponsored post and does not contain affiliate links. Wedding dresses. They are almost certainly the most expensive dress that you will ever buy in your life. The average cost of a wedding dress was $1357 in 2014, making the cost per wear...$1357. For a bride who only wears… Continue reading Would You Rent Your Wedding Gown?
Trying to find pants that fit is almost every person's dilemma. For me, the "short" lengths are a little too short, and the "regular" lengths are a few inches too long. So I would usually buy the "regular" length pants and end up tripping on the bottoms when they got stuck under my heels. Too… Continue reading Why Custom Tailoring Is More Frugal Than You Think
Why make your own? Cheap maternity clothes/items are usually made from itchy, thin material, while the quality ones are expensive ($39, $48, even $60 each online). Any time I have bought something made from a super thin fabric, it inevitably ends up getting holes in it. By making your own, you can save some $… Continue reading How to Make a DIY Nursing Gown
I love stores with great clothing deals. The prices can be amazing and it is actually kind of fun to sift through all the randomness before you find that one perfect item that makes you go "aha!" Everyone has heard of Goodwill, which can have some good finds (I found my wedding dress there!). However, there's some other… Continue reading Look Here For Thrifty Threads!
I love telling people I found my wedding dress at Goodwill. I had no intention of stopping in that day, but as I was driving by with a friend, the thought popped into my head. We browsed the racks and didn't see anything spectacular. Then I noticed the small rack of wedding dresses against the… Continue reading Something Old, Something New: How I Found My Perfect Wedding Dress at Goodwill!
The idea of planning a wedding was overwhelming to say the least. I wanted it to be beautiful, but I knew that everything can get ridiculously expensive. According to theKnot.com, the average cost of a wedding was $29,858 in 2013. $29,858! That's a (really nice) car! (I told my now-husband this stat while I was wedding… Continue reading 5 Frugal DIY Wedding Ideas