When you’re known as a thrifty fashionista, people expect you to show up at public events in your finest thrifted outfits and often ask you how much you paid for what you wear. I am never offended by this, and in fact, I find it a compliment.

Recently, I attended a non-profit awards event, and knowing I’d see lots of my friends and colleagues, I saved a new dress and boots to debut for the occasion.

Animal print is always in season, and this teal Loft dress with a self-tie belt was appropriate and comfortable – and the best part was that it has pockets – which have become a new obsession of mine. They make life so much more convenient. When new, the retail price of this dress was around $79. I paid $7.99.

I got a huge shock when I researched the black suede sock booties. They were from an unfamiliar brand to me – Tamara Mellon and the original retail price was $345! I paid $9.99, and the bonus was that they were extremely comfortable. I would look again for this brand at my local Goodwill Keystone Area store.

Friends asked about my outfit and proudly showed me some of their thrifted items. I enjoy that secondhand shopping has now become mainstream and popular.

I saved 97 percent off the retail value of $425 and paid less than $18 . Wear your thifted outfits with a badge of honor, knowing you are cultivating your unique style, saving money, and helping your local community and the environment!

From my closet to yours,


About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

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