Trendspotting-Shoulder Pads Under $90

Fashion Without Guilt

A great to achieve this look for less is checking your local thrift shops for some vintage finds. Tags: shoulder pads fall trends Rihanna thrift store vintage trendspotting topshop Fashion Without Guilt charlotte russe big shoulders chictopia Big Shoulders are back and in full effect. I remember all of my mother shoulder pads shirts and dresses. I thought they were the most god forsaken fashion choice.

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Thrifty-ness

The Bargain Hunter Extraordinaire

The icing on the cake was when I was leaving Maine on my way home to Boston, I stopped at this awesome thrift store right before I got to the highway in York. I was so excited when I left the store, I could hardly contain myself. My beige heels, new thrifted ivory belt and ivory bracelet brings the outfit all together PERFECTLY!! My Outfit: Coral Flutter Top: Target $6 Linen Shorts: Old Navy $22 Belt: Thrift Store in Maine $1 Shoes: Go Jane.

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Loved It

Work With What You've Got

I have been looking for a knee length leather skirt for at least two years now every time I hit the thrift store, and I am so excited to have found this one. Tee, American Apparel Leather skirt, vintage and thrifted Shoes, Target Chains, Thrifted Watch locket, Etsy Short bone bead necklace, Love Erin Designs at Etsy Bracelet, Urban Outfitters’. Tags: American Apparel etsy vintage skirts Love Erin Designs Faves self-made Thrifted rock and roll

2009 40

The New Necktie

Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

I can totally see myself wearing this necklace with a simple white tank, some gray skinny jeans and my favorite thrift store find, a little boys blazer in Navy that I bought for $2.80! Um, does anyone have any DIY ideas on this one?? I’m totally in looooooove with this necklace…but not so much the price!

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Make A Move, Do Tha Thing, Turn Around and Strike A Pose

Work With What You've Got

My husband found this jacket at a thrift store for like 2 bucks. I’m always so thrilled by my husband’s thrift store finds. I am up for one, maybe two stores, and if I don’t find something AMAZING at one of those I am ready to call it a day. Nathan can go to store after store after store, find nothing and be content. Tags: boots altered Target Talonalia vintage gifts skirts Thrifted

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Thrift Shopping: Saturday, September 12th

The Bargain Hunter Extraordinaire

I decided to go up to my parents house yesterday to go thrift shopping with my mother (shopping and some quality family time. I love thrift shopping!! even a sales girl at the store ran over to me to tell me how cute this outfit was. Tags: Thrift Shopping I have been DYING to go shopping (not like I need anymore clothes haha ), but I don't really want to spend a lot of money right now.

2009 43

It’s Up To You.

Work With What You've Got

Nathan got me that sweatshirt at a thrift store and I am pretty sure that it is a child’s size, but I love the shrunken fit. Sweatshirt, vintage, Thrifted Tank, Target Jeans, Steve and Barry’s Shoes, Doc Martins Scarf, ½ American Apparel Circle Scarf Diamond necklace, gifts, ages ago Talon necklace, Talonalia. Tags: American Apparel Target Talonalia casual vintage denim Thrifted We have a short day today at work, and have been allowed to wear casual clothing this week.

2009 40

I Know It’s Hard to Achieve, But Can’t a Girl Believe?

Work With What You've Got

at a thrift store, and it was really nice, but kind of gross. My pictures today make me look like I’ve been living hard, but really I’m just not sleeping well. It’s true what they say, you look better when you are well rested. I’ve had trouble sleeping for years now. I am one of those restless sleepers who wake up several times a night. To go to the bathroom, to worry, to think. I am not sure why.

2009 40

Pretty Raccoon

Work With What You've Got

I knew I wanted a black shrug to make it work for the office, but I am not really shopping for new clothes right now, so I was looking at thrift stores and not finding what I needed. It took me a while to really figure out how I wanted to style this top, but I am glad I took the time to get it right. But last Saturday, Lara sent Nathan home with a couple of sweaters she was no longer interested in and this perfect shrug was one of them! (oh oh my goodness, my legs!~

2009 40

Birthday Bummer

Work With What You've Got

That big, dramatic necklace is actually a chain I got at a thrift store for about 50 cents and a focal piece for Michael’s craft store. Dress, Target Jacket, Forever XXI Necklace, self made Bag, Vintage and thrifted Tights, Merona, Target Shoes, Payless. Tags: Target vintage dress Payless self-made tights Thrifted Forever XXI

2009 40

Every Friday Just About Midnight, All My Problems Seem to Disappear

Work With What You've Got

Nathan got me some tees at the thrift store, and I was taking the staples out and…you get the picture. Yes, ladies and gentleman, that’s another bag recently Thrifted by my gorgeous and talented husband. No one has thrifting mojo like he does. Tee, The Black Angels concert Hoodie, American Apparel Jacket, Forever XXI Jeggings, ANA at JCPenny Boots, Matisse Bag, Antonio Melani, Thrifted Bone necklace, Love Erin Designs Bat skull necklace, mrd74 at Etsy Band-Aid, Cabo.

2009 40

And if They Don’t Believe Me Now, Will They Ever Believe Me?

Work With What You've Got

And then Nathan picked up this adorable little red saddle bag at the thrift store, and I just had to wear them together. Tee, Wal-Mart Skirt, Gift (Ann Taylor) Tights, Target Shoes, Target Beads, vintage Bag, Thrifted. Tags: Target vintage gifts Thrifted WalMart This skirt has a great story to it. My friend Kelly showed up at a party, I think early last Fall maybe? In this skirt. And I swooned over it.

2009 40

Turn It Up, Turn It Up, Turn It Up

Work With What You've Got

So I looked at thrift stores. I’d rather wait until we are in a place financially where I can just go to Barneys and get fitted and find THE jeans, than continue to try on pair after pair at the second hand stores, Old Navy and Target. Sweater, Thrifted Gloves, Target Vneck (under sweater), American Apparel Jeans, Steve and Barry’s Boots, Matisse Bag, Banana Republic, Thrifted by husband Diamond Necklace, gift Talon Necklace, Talonalia.

2009 40

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Work With What You've Got

That leather jacket is one that Nathan picked up for me at a thrift store this winter. I am working again. Which means I am getting dressed. This is my second week and mostly I am trying to just get used to the grind again. Putting together an outfit and taking pictures has just been too much extra. Until today. Which is cool, because I really loved this outfit. It’s not the most fashionable jacket I own, but it is the most sensible.

2009 40

Casual Boots.

Work With What You've Got

I love vintage, and of course I’d rather buy it myself from the thrift store, but if I must buy from a middle man, Loves Me Not is a great one. Sorry about the small selection as well as the indoor pics today. I didn’t get home until 9:30 or so. I had a wonderful night with my church community, eating homemade Indian food and talking. I got these boots at GAP kids last fall. Nathan doesn’t like them But I love them.

2009 40

Boob Tube to the Rescue

Work With What You've Got

Nathan got it for me at a thrift store, and it really brings home Sal’s post about thrifting current trends. Dress, www.shopruche.com Red bra tube, American Apparel Shoes, MIA Earrings, Target, modified by me Bag, Stuart Weitzman vintage and thrifted. This dress has been sitting in my closet for a while due to the unbelievable plunge in the neckline. I didn’t want to wear a tank because I wanted a clean line.

2009 40

This Was Mostly About the Shoes, Really.

Work With What You've Got

Because we are broke, I’ve been trying on jeans at thrift stores, Ross, and second hand stores. When I got home last night and set about taking pictures in the back yard it just didn’t go well. You’d think after all this time I’d be able to get a good shot easy as pie, but yesterday I ended up cutting off my head in all but one picture. Such is life I guess, and really it’s not such a huge tragedy.

2009 40

Trendspotting: Sequins

Fashion Without Guilt

Shopping your local thrift stores is a great way to find this trend. Sequins have always been a favorite. I reminds of the the glorious debauchery the was Studio 54. The lights and glamour is something that I crave. Sparkle and glitz is always a girl best friend, whether it be some bling or just a accent of shine we can all appreciate some shine. These are some great example of sequins done right.

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Fashion Tip #2: Going Green Fashion

Fashion Without Guilt

Recycling your clothing, shopping at thrift stores, and reselling your old items are to SAVE GREEN!!! A site called Ecrater is a free marketplace to sell your items and create your own online store. I am creating a store soon on Ecrater.com so I will keep you posted. Stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army are great starting points for your quest of thrifting smart. Going Green Fashion. Eco-Friendly is definitely the way to go.

2009 40

Put Yourself on the Path of Happiness for the Holiday Season

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

There is an employee, laid off in 2009, still valiantly seeking work but secretly feeling his time is over. Give away a dollar in front of the thrift store. It’s been a rough year for many, a rough several years in fact. The holiday season can bring shudders and tears to folks who have lost family members or friends; who have lost jobs and income; who have seen illness come into their lives; or who have lost hope and aspiration.

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