Category: Thrifty Thursday

Guide to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Guide to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

In the world of shopping, the only thing more exciting than finding a secondhand treasure at a bargain is Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale that's about to happen!  This is the biggest and best sale of the year because they discount upcoming styles for the fall at up to 40% off!  The discounts are already applied, so … Continue reading Guide to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

5 Tips on Looking Good When You Don’t Match

5 Tips on Looking Good When You Don’t Match

Most serious thrifters have faced the dilemma of buying a gorgeous clothing item at an amazing deal, only to realize that it doesn't really match anything in their closet.  This happens because runway color palettes change every year, and clothing designers change their colors according to what's "in".  I sometimes find myself in this situation … Continue reading 5 Tips on Looking Good When You Don’t Match

5 Tips on Wearing a Crop Top

5 Tips on Wearing a Crop Top

In last week's post I mentioned that I totally dig the crop top trend, as long as they're worn appropriately. Thanks to an email I received from a curious reader of mine, today's post is all about how to wear one.  Of course sometimes it's fine to toss these tips out the window - like with hardcore activewear situations, outdoor concerts, etc. On … Continue reading 5 Tips on Wearing a Crop Top

The 4 Worst Apples of the Best Thrifting Apps

The 4 Worst Apples of the Best Thrifting Apps

I do the majority of my clothing shopping on apps like Poshmark, Mercari, & Tradesy because it makes a ridiculous amount of sense for budgeting and for the environment. Before my thrifting days, I'd buy one or two new outfits every season, but now I'm constantly buying (and selling) stuff.  I stay motivated to sell … Continue reading The 4 Worst Apples of the Best Thrifting Apps

Organizing my Wardrobe Part II

Organizing my Wardrobe Part II

In past posts I've given closet organization tips & offered advice on how to begin thrifting unwanted clothes online but what about the fun part – rebuilding your wardrobe with current styles you’ll actually wear?  Sure, I post the latest trends available on these thrifting sites every Saturday, but how do you know what's right for your lifestyle?  This is what today's post … Continue reading Organizing my Wardrobe Part II

5 Tips on Maintaining YOUR Shape

5 Tips on Maintaining YOUR Shape

In all my thrifting I’ve noticed that one of the most common reasons people offer for selling absolutely beautiful pieces of clothing is that they simply don’t fit anymore.  I work hard to make sure this doesn’t happen to me, so all my pieces continue to fit beautifully and I’d like to share my secrets … Continue reading 5 Tips on Maintaining YOUR Shape

5 Strategies to a Speedy Sale on Poshmark & Mercari

5 Strategies to a Speedy Sale on Poshmark & Mercari

Shortly after my online thrifting habit began, I made a vow to myself that I'd only buy on apps like Poshmark & Mercari when I had enough credits from my sales to support the purchase.  This prevents me from over spending, keeps my wardrobe in check, and motivated me to find ways to sell fast enough to keep up … Continue reading 5 Strategies to a Speedy Sale on Poshmark & Mercari

When Life Hands Me Lemons…

When Life Hands Me Lemons…

After an online search for thrifted destroyed jeans, I looked at the unsellable jeans in my own Poshmark closet and had a moment.  I realized that I had been attempting to sell a perfect fitting pair (here) because of a couple loose threads while spending my time looking for a new pair with multiple holes and damage.  I am not … Continue reading When Life Hands Me Lemons…

Thrift & Fab’s Official Guide to Deciphering Thrifting Slang

Thrift & Fab’s Official Guide to Deciphering Thrifting Slang

At the end of the day, thrifting is supposed to be fun. I definitely enjoy creating the perfect listing, but then there are times when I just want to kick back and browse for that perfect denim jacket as I sip on my wine. Getting a peek into other peoples’ closets can be relaxing and … Continue reading Thrift & Fab’s Official Guide to Deciphering Thrifting Slang

When an Order Goes Wrong

When an Order Goes Wrong

You read the description several times, ask all the right questions, and fall in love slash buy the item you’d been lusting after. But after it arrives you discover the picture that had been painted in your head was a magnificent work of fiction.   It happens, and I must admit that sometimes I get so … Continue reading When an Order Goes Wrong