One of my blogging heroines is Jen over at Beauty and Bedlam. She’s my go-to gal for all things thrifty, and all I needed to know about frugal fashion I learned from her.
Today she’s hosting a linky featuring frugal fashion finds.
This summer, I’ve refreshed my skirt choices with bargains from local thrift and consignment.
My new mantra: NEVER pay retail!
I had planned to model these outfits for maximum impact, but time and bad hair prevented this. Use your imaginations, dear friends; these photos do not do these clothes justice.
First up, a linen skirt with gorgeous detailing on the bottom. A simple brown peasant shirt looks great with it.
Ensemble #2 has fringe, beading, and shells woven into the border. (It is also un-ironed in this pic—sorry!)
Both of these skirts are great examples of why size doesn’t mean much in women’s clothing. The top linen skirt was a size 4, which normally would not go above my kneecaps. The second skirt was a size 16, which would normally fall down around my kneecaps. I loved the details, so I risked trying them both on and scored. Price for each: around $8.
The next skirt is my all-time best score.
I can’t describe how yummy, heavy, and beautifully draping this lined linen skirt is. I found it at a consignment shop for $ 9.
It’s from Isabella Bird for Territory Ahead.
Retail cost: $139!
Savings of $130. Score!
Unfortunately, I haven’t convinced my teen to buy anything but jeans from thrift, but I’m sold. A little detergent, a little Lysol (for shoes), and it’s all good.
Very good for the wallet!
Hop over to Jen’s and be inspired!