Okay, I get that there are a lot of people who would not think of thrift shopping when thinking of International Frugal Fun Day…but I do!
After all have a look at the definition of frugal:
2.not costly; meagre
More Wrap Dresses: I’m sure I told you when I shared the last op shop wrap dress with you that I have a thing for wrap dresses. Considering this is numbers 3 and 4 bought during the past 3 months, I would think that is no longer in doubt! I just find it so hard to pass up a wrap dress when they are costing $6 or $7! Especially the one with the smaller print as it is from Witchery who sell such lovely clothes. This one is a slightly heavier knit jersey and hangs really well. I like the larger print dress because it is brown and turquoise with a kind of oriental chrysanthemum print to it. I’m thinking all my turquoise jewelry will look great with these two dresses.
It Really is Oxblood: I couldn’t get a pic that showed the fantastic oxblood colour of this silk top. It looks far too red in the photo. I’m hoping that as I talk a little more about using the oxblood trend in Spring that I can get some good pics with this shirt. I bought this shirt for two reasons…well maybe a few more…but the main reasons were, 1) the colour, oxblood is such a hot trend in the Northern Hemisphere for Autumn and I am sure it will be big here in the Southern Hemisphere in 6 months, and 2) it’s 100% silk! Bonus reason was that with the price being half off, it was $5! Now that is some frugal fun.
Nautical Navy Stripes: After the success of my recent nautical look I really wanted to add something else a little nautical to my clothing repertoire. It needed to be something that was good for travel as I want to take it with me on holiday, which means pretty wrinkle resistant as well as comfortable. This 3/4 length sleeve t-shirt with thin navy and white stripes and ruffle will be cute with white jeans or bed Capri pants while traveling. As the price was only $4, I don’t have to be too precious about it either. So if I buy too much while on holiday and it gets left behind, it’s not likely to break my heart…although I do think it is terribly cute!
These are my reasons for sharing op/thrift shopping with you on International Frugal Fun Day. I truly can’t think of anything more frugal, or more fun!
- Interview with FrugalBeautiful.com on Frugal Lifestyle for Fashionable People (credit-land.com)
- Shop Smart :: Frugal Tips for Fashionistas (sooofabulous.com)
- Vintage Chanel? (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Spring 2012 – Vintage Haul (astimegoesbuy.me)