I Know I Look GOOD!!!!!!

Hey my fellow thriftanistas have you ever had that moment where you rocked a thrifty look that was sooooooo fabulous you couldn’t take your eyes of YOURSELF? I had that moment last Saturday when I attended my high school’s all classes reunion party. First let me say that this was a white party (not people…….attire). So of course when I found out about the event the first thing I thought was what would I wear? I racked my brain trying to figure out what I had in my vast thrifty wardrobe only to realize I had nothing to wear. I know you are like sure YOU had nothing to wear? I swear it’s the truth. I apparently don’t thrift very many white items. This meant it was time to go THRIFTING. My goal was to find a really  HOTTTT white dress. On my first thrifting excursion I found a really cute white dress by ZARA. However I wasn’t quit sure I wanted to wear it. In that moment I remembered that I had thrifted a beautiful pair of white Trina Turk Los Angeles pants at the Salvation’s Army’s 87 cent per pound sale. In my mind I could see me rocking them with a fabulous white fitted blazer………… so back to the thrift store I went. Unfortunately I didn’t find the style I wanted. I was a little bummed but I decided I would just wear the cute ZARA dress and pair it with some hot accessories. Outfit complete so I thought. Two day’s later I stopped in my local thrift store to kill some time and the when it happened. I was in the store 3 minutes when the most beautiful white corset jumped out at me. I could not believe it. It would go with my pants perfectly adding that HOTTTT element I would looking for. The corset was $4,99 and NOT ON SALE but I was SOLD. I paid for my new white corset and hightailed it out the store. I got home and put the corset with the pants and new I would look good kicking it with my fellow EAGLES. Party night rolled around and when I put on my thrifty white outfit I felt FIERCE. I had ditched my thrifted mommy flats and became a SEXY THRIFTANISTA. I LOOKED GOOD!!!!!! Check out the pictures below to see how I paired my thrifty finds to create one SMOKING HOTTTT outfit. Oh and I had a great time with my LINDBLOOM EAGLES.

Until Next Time Smooches,

The Thrifty Fashionista

FIERCE!!!!!!!!

I don’t know what better……….the FRONT or the BACK?

I LOVE THIS CORSET! Thank you thrifting GODS!!!!

Thrifted Trina Turk Los Angeles pants

I thrifted this fab purse to complete the look

Thrifty Look of the Day!

Good Afternoon my fellow thriftanistas. Back in May I posted a picture of me in a cute thrifted brown and floral peasant dress. The dress was a Village Discount Outlet 90 cent special. At the time it was still cool in Chicago so I paired the dress with a tank underneath and my favorite pair of moccasins. Now that we are in the fabulous warm weather months I put a new spin on an old favorite. Check out the picture below to see 1 fabulous dress with 2 different looks. I love transitional clothing :).

Smooches,

The “Thrifty” Fashionista

Look 1: Thrifted Dress $.90 (90 cent)
Thrifted Belt $.96 (96 cent)
Earrings Beauty Supply $1.00
Thrifted Necklace $1.00
Thrifted Tank Top $.90 (90 cent)
Thrifted Boots 2 years old $5.99 ( I Think)
Thrifted Cuteness PRICELESS!!!!!
Look 2: Same dress 90 cent, Thrifted hat Gymboree $2.00 (Yes I said Gymboree….I have a peanut head) Necklace and bracelets from the beauty supply store $1.00 a piece, thrifted L.E.I sandals $2.00. Cute summer look PRICELESS!!!!!

Fabulous Weekend Finds!

Good morning my fabulous, fashionable, fellow thriftanistas. As promised today I will reveal my fabulous finds from my weekend thrifting treasure hunt. The sales were phenomenal and I got some deals you just won’t believe. Spoiler alert……… I got a new pair of Yves Saint Laurent shoes for 45 cent. Close your mouth, yes I said 45 cent. I also got a pair of new Joan and David shoes for 45 cent. I know, I know you are wondering how I did it. Let me tell you the story. One of the resale stores I shop at is Village Discount Outlet. If you have never been to the Village let me just tell you they have some AMAZING deals. However you need to be a true thrifter to shop there. You don’t have to dig through the stuff but you truly have to take your time and look. Okay back to the 45 cent shoes. One of the great things about the Village is that they offer special tag items. What this means is that at any given time you may find an item that has a 90 cent special tag. Occasionally you may even find a 10 cent special tag. Stop looking at the computer like that, yes I am serious. Any-who there doesn’t seem to be any special rhyme or reason as to what gets priced at 90 cent but I love it. Back to this weekend, while perusing the shoes aisles two 90 cent tags jumped out at me. When I picked the items up I discovered they were a pair of Joan and David shoes and a pair of Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Did I also mention that the store was having a 50% off sale??? Yes be amazed my shoes went from 90 cent to 45 cent (I actually bought the shoes for my mommy). I was on a thrift high. In addition I found a Brooks Brothers shirt and a Ralph Lauren shirt for 45 cent and that was just the beginning of my day. The one thing about the 90 cent items is that the store takes the ticket off at purchase and keeps them. They have to keep track of how many 90 cent items they sale. So in the pictures you will see that my 90 cent items don’t have a ticket. However I was lucky in the fact that the sales girl missed taking one of my 90 cents tags off. There is a sample tag in the picture for you all to see. I just want to make sure when you shop at the Village you know what to look for :). Check out my other wonderful weekend finds below.

Until next time smooches,

The Thrifty Fashionista

FABULOUS FINDS!

Look at the price on the bottom.They had already been marked down. The Village marks down quickly.

These will be so cute with a nice blazer or cardigan. 45 cent BABY!!!!!

 

Two pair of sandals from Unique Thrift Stores 50% off sale

Vintage 80’s jacket Unique 50% off sale

Cute Forever 21 Military Style jacket 50% off. I’m getting my fall wardrobe together. I shop off season even when I thrift.

I love the way this jacket fits!

Another 80’s throwback

Jewelry Haul
Necklaces were $1.99 with 50% off, one pair of earrings were $1.99 and the other $2.49 both with 50% off

Learning tool for my baby and all the pieces were in the box. This would have retailed for $40.00 but I paid $1.45.

Sale Alert, Sale Alert, Sale Alert

Good morning my fellow thriftanistas. I just wanted to let you all know about a fabulous sale going on today. Unique Thrift Store is having their

42nd ANNIVERSARY SALE

Friday, July 20th – Save 50% off all items, all day. (Save 33% or 66% on all items, all day at our Fullerton location only.)

Saturday, July 21st – Save 50% off all items, all day. (Save 33% or 66% on all items, all day at our Fullerton location only.).

You know THE THRIFTY FASHIONISTA will be in the house. Look for a post soon with all of my fabulous finds. I would also love to see what treasures you discovered. Please leave a comment on this blog or email me at thethriftyfashionista@gmail.com.

Happy Thrifting,

The “Thrifty” Fashionista

P.S. Unique Thrift Store is a chain and is in other states. Do some research to see if there is one in your area. Never miss out on a thrifty sale 😉

I am on my way to the sale………hope to see you there!!!!!!

The Look for Less: Nautical Edition

Hey my fellow thriftanistas happy Thursday. Last night I went to an event for my dad. He has been a  radio personality in Chicago for 43 years. For 25 of those years he has worked at WBEZ which is Chicago Public Radio. In celebration of this wonderful accomplishment the radio station threw him a party. Friends and family from all aspects of his life came out to support him and show their love. Did I mention the event was at Chicago’s Navy Pier? Of course you know me being “The Thrifty Fashionista” one of the first things I thought about was what would I wear. My mind immediately thought the pier, boats and an outside deck equals nautical fashion. The nautical look is a big trend right now so it can be found in every popular retail store. However you know my shopping destination was my nearest thrift store. I was on the hunt for the hottest nautical pieces to create a fabulous party worthy ensemble. Do you think I was succesful? Check out the pictures below of my nautical look for less. I event outfitted my whole family in thrifted red, white and blue fabulous fashion. The Gap kids have nothing on my babies. By the way the party was amazing and I am so proud of my dad. Pictures from the party will be available on my FB page Confessions of a Thrift Store Fashionista.

Smooches,

The “Thrifty” Fashionista

Navy Jacket $2.90
red and white tank $ $.90
blue and white skirt $ $1.90
navy blue belt $.99
red deck shoes $1.90
red, white and blue fish necklace $1.90
Grand total: $10.49= FABULOUS

 

Arriving at the party

 

My big girl in her thrifted red, white and blue fashion

 

My big boy in his nautical wear

 

My dad didn’t get the nautical memo but he happened to have on white and blue :).

 

 

 

Thrifting BUY the LB!

Hey my fellow thriftanistas I will keep this post short and sweet. Recently one of my Local Salvation Army’s had a thirft BUY the LB (pound) sale. They had boxes, and boxes and more boxes of merchandise to look through. Oh and did I mention all the items were 87 cent a pound? Can you say phenomenal? I had never seen anything like it in my life. I have heard of stores doing this in other cities. However I never knew of anyone having this sale in Chicago. Of course you know THE THRIFTY FASHIONISTA had to check it out. I found some amazing thrifted treasures. There were to many to photograph so please check out the video below to see all of my fabulous finds. Spoiler alert I scored another pair of Manolo Blahnik’s.

Smooches,

The “Thrifty” Fashionista

Sex In The City Anyone?

Good morning my fellow thriftanistas. If you are anything like me then at some point in time Sex in the City was one of your favorite shows. I can honestly say I didn’t really watch it for the interesting stories. Although the ladies and all their antics did keep things interesting. I watched it for the fabulous fashion. That show definitely set some major fashion trends. One item in particular made popular by the shows main character “Carrie Bradshaw” were Manolo Blahnik shoes. Now I am all into fashion but I have to be honest and say that I had never heard of Manolo’s until Carrie made them famous. Her style was not always for me but I love that she took fashion risk. However her shoe game was always kick ass. I myself have a fabulous shoe collection. Being on a single mama budget I never fathomed that I could be a Manolo wearing mama. To be honest even if I had the money I am way to cheap to ever spend upwards of $600 on one pair of shoes. If you are trying to figure out where I am going with this story, here comes the punch line. The THRIFTING GODS did it again. I was in my local thrift store one day last week perusing through the shoe isle when a pair of shoes caught my eye. They looked to be in good condition so I picked them up to take a closer look. Imagine my surprise when I say that they were a gently worn pair of MANOLO BLAHNIK’S. I told you all things just jump out at me. I had not even checked out the price yet but I knew they were going home with me. I figured hell even if they were over my usual $5.00 budget it was worth it. We are talking about a shoe that retails for over $600. I turned the shoe over and to my great joy they were……………$5.99. Yes you read that correctly FIVE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENT. Haaallllllleeeellllluuuujjjjjaaaahhhh, I am a MANOLO WEARING MAMA. I have to tell you guys the excitement really doesn’t come from the fact that I now own a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s. The excitement comes from the fact that I own a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s for $5.99. The fact that I was able to buy these shoes for $5.99 goes back to one of my first rules of thrifting. Go into the stores armed with knowledge. The store obviously did know what they had. I saw Nine West shoes priced higher. Their ignorance was my thrifting bliss. Take the time to learn fashion and brands. You can buy a good fashion magazine or use the internet to do research. If neither of those options appeal to you then just hire The “Thrifty” Fashionista. I can help you dress and look your best for much, much less. Yes I know that was a shameless plug but hell it’s my blog. You can find personal shopping information on my Lets Go Thrifting section.

Until Next Time Smooches,

My FABULOUS gently worn Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane’s

How can you beat $5.99???????

Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane’s from Sex In The City.

Neiman Marcus.com
Manolo Blahnik
Patent Leather Mary Jane, Black
$645.00. I will definitely take my $5.99 pair

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