I Love Thrifting Off Season!

Hey my fellow thriftanistas sorry this post is so late in the evening. It’s been a very busy day. Let me ask you all a question. Do you thrift off-season???? I do and I LOVE IT. I have thrifted some of my greatest treasures when I shop off-season. I shop this way for 2 reasons. First even in resale off-season clothing seems to be priced cheaper. The second reason is that I am easily able to scoop up the fabulous off-season fashions because most shoppers are looking for things to wear right now. With that in mind a few weeks ago I decided I would not thrift anymore summer fashions. It’s only so many summer dresses one can have and I have A LOT. So instead on my most recent thrifting adventures I have been looking to get some fabulous fall finds. My latest excursion took me to one of my favorite Salvation Army’s. One thing to note about the Salvation Army is that each week they have 1 color ticket half off. This weeks 50% ticket is tan. I stepped in the store got my cart and let the hunt begin. I love this Salvation because they price most of their merchandise very  reasonably. To make a long story short I bought 2 coats, 1 jacket, and 4 dresses for a total of $13.10. Needless to say I had an awesome thrifting day. I could have gotten much more but I TRY to pace myself ;). Check out the pictures below to see my amazing fall finds.

Until Next Time Smooches,

The “Thrifty” Fashionista

Beautiful tan Merona Coat $1.53

Cute Plaid coat $3.00

I can see me now with this jacket, a cute grey mini skirt and some hot tights. I see fashion in my sleep lol. Jacket $2.06

Max Studio Dress $0.78 (78 cent)

Forever 21 dress $1.03

Forever 21 dress $1.03. I can see this with mustard colored tights, my grey suede scrunch boots and my thrifted vintage gray leather jacket BAM!

Akira Sweater dress $2.56. I love me some thrifted Akira :)!!!!

Drumroll please……………. the GRAND TOTAL is $13.10. How can you beat it????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 10th Anniversary Akira Chicago!

Happy Monday my fellow thriftanistas.I know your dying to see what awesome treasures I found at all the thrifty sales this weekend. However I will reveal them in my next post. Today I want to take the time to say Happy 10th Anniversary to a fabulous, fashion forward, trend setting boutique called Akira Chicago. For those that don’t know Akira Chicago is an upscale boutique that started in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown area in 2002. They have since grown to 17 stores throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Now I have to honestly admit that I have never actually been in Akira. I can hear you all saying “then why are you wishing them happy anniversary?”. My reason is two-fold. Reason one I love fashion, in addition I salute any business that has 10 years of longevity and continues to stay fashion forward. The second reason is because I own 6 fabulous Akira dresses (via my local thrift store). So although I am not an Akira shopper……….I am an Akira lover. Who know’s I may even have to stop at my local Akira store to see what fabulous sales they having going. You all know if I buy RETAIL it has to be on SALE :). Anywho check out the picks below to see some of my fabulous Akira finds.

Smooches,
The Thrifty Fashionista

Thrifted Akira Dress $8.90 with 50% off

Me looking fabulous in my thrifted Akira dress and thrifted Nine West Shoes!

Thrifted Akira dress $8.99 with 50% off

I love thrifty Fashion!!!!!!!

Thrifted Akira dress $7.49 with 50% off

Thrifted Akira dress $7.49 with 50% off

I love this dress but it’s a little baggy and a little long for me. I smell a give away coming :). Oh and I have on thrifted shoes by LAMB.

I know you guys have already seen this picture but it’s Akira and I LOVE IT!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrifty Look of The Weekend

This past Saturday I went to an event for an up in coming fashion magazine called HUSH Chicago. The event was to benefit and launch The Hush Kickstarter project. The who’s who in Chicago fashion were attending so you know The Thrifty Fashionista had to be in the house. So what was a thrifty fashionista to wear to keep up with the movers and shakers in fashion? Something FABULOUS and THRIFTY of course. Check out the pictures below to see my AWESOME look of the evening? What do you all think? Did I look like I could keep up with the fashion elite???????

Until next time smooches,

The Thrifty Fashionista

Akira Black Label Dress thrifted $2.00
Jewelry $1.00 a piece from my local beauty supply. (3 packs bangles, earrings, necklace and ring…… total: $6.00). Purse $3.50 thrifted. Shoes $9.99 Chernins Shoe Outlet.

Glam outfit $21.50………..Fabulous evening priceless!!!!!!

For more information on Hush Chicago Magazine check them out on FB at http://www.facebook.com/#!/HushChicagoMagazine