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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thrift Fix:How to Pop Tags with Only $20 in Your Pocket (and look good doing it!)

 

Full disclosure:

-I’ve gained 10 pounds in the past few months.

-My pants don’t fit.

-I don’t really want to lose weight (but I do want to be able to run a 5k.)

-I’m on a budget.

-I need some new pants.

Enter Thrift Fix.

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So, that’s the story. I need new clothes, on a budget. And when that happens, I head to the thrift store.

I’ve been doing this for years.  In fact, I’m a pretty regular thrifter.  And I’ve been meaning to blog about it for years, too. But I’ve never gotten around to it.

But the blogging part is going to change!  I’m teaming up with a bunch of Iowa bloggers to share how we shop at thrift stores, our favorite finds, and how to upcycle and style our finds.

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I got started this weekend by going through my entire closet and getting rid of everything too small that was in there mocking me.  Then, I picked out my favorite pants and shirts for spring and hung them all together.  Finally, I made a list of some things I wanted to coordinate with my spring wardrobe and headed to the Goodwill!  $50 later, I have a closet full of cute, name brand clothes that FIT for this season!

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Today’s outfit, at the Blank Park Zoo for a leadership class, and here’s the run down…

Sweater: Gap via Goodwill

Pink shirt: Target clearance

Pants: Ann Taylor Loft via Goodwill

Jewelry: Park Lane

Shoes: Bandolino via TJ Maxx

 

So, what do you think? Could you create an outfit based on thrift store or second-hand finds? It might be kind of a fun challenge!

(Follow along as several Iowa Bloggers take part in Thrift Fix! Click here and never miss a post!)

 

Linked up with Two Thirty-Five Blog’s Casual Friday