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Thrifting Tips

I love thrift stores.  The wild variety of one of a kind items.  Knowing there is absolutely nothing in this store that you can’t afford.  It’s the great democracy of shopping.  Everyone has their own way of going about things.  Here’s mine.


Don’t worry about getting there at just the right time.  I know when new merchandise goes on the floor at my favorite thrift store.  But if I have something else going on on Thursday mornings I don’t sweat it.  Even if I show up on Friday there will still be plenty of deals for me to find.  Thrifting shouldn’t be anything to stress over.

Have plenty of cash in small bills.  Not all stores can break big bills.  It would be sad to leave that magenta disco dress just because all you have is a fifty.

Wear slip on shoes.  If you are at a store that has a dressing room, and not all do, then slip on shoes will make trying on so much quicker.

If there is no dressing room, there is no shame in slipping the clothes on over top of what you’re wearing.


Above all enjoy yourself!  Where else can you have this much fun for under ten bucks?


Until next time…


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Where Do You Find Your Fashion?

I’m wondering if others, like me, find their fashion in unusual places.  Have you picked up a scarf, hat or some other item at a grocery store, health food store or one of those only one dollar stores?


I picked up this scarf at Dollar Tree.  I was in there to pick up party supplies when one thing led to another and I came home with this scarf.  They are also available in red with white stars and white with blue stars.  I figured it was just in time for Memorial Day and it will also be nice for the 4th.  It was a good length for a scarf but I immediately thought sash belt when I saw it.

OOTD collage

The “flag” purse was a one-of-a-kind thrift and the wooden animal necklace and earring set came from Namibia via a missionary friend.

When you comment, let me know where you have found your fashion.  There may be some places I’m missing!

Live your lemonade life,


Linking up with Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday and with the new #SECONDHANDFIRST Link-Up at The Citizen Rosebud.