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Surviving The Not So Frugal Prom

As frugal people, we can probably all agree that we cut back on some parts of our lives in order to be indulgent in other parts of our lives. Enter…The PromContinue reading “Surviving The Not So Frugal Prom”

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Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT

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Last weekend, my teenage daughter and I got some great deals on clearance, including the dark wash jeans shown below, for just $5.00. Continue reading “Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT”

Winter Clearance Event at Plato’s Closet: Designer Clothing and Shoes-not just for your fashion-forward teenager, but for you, too!

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Yesterday was my third visit to consignment shop, Plato’s Closest in nearby Orange. Though it is a store aimed at teenagers and 20-somethings, it was full of folks of all ages shopping and selling clothes and shoes.  Continue reading “Winter Clearance Event at Plato’s Closet: Designer Clothing and Shoes-not just for your fashion-forward teenager, but for you, too!”

3rd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Creating a Zero Waste Closet: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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To quote Bea Johnson, fellow working mom who inspired me to strive for a Zero Waste Home, “Zero Waste is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet!”  

In her post, The Zero Waste Closet, Bea says that the Zero Waste lifestyle is sadly associated with careless / carefree clothing.  Continue reading “3rd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Creating a Zero Waste Closet: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

More Lessons About Frugality: Dress for Less–Finding Affordable Clothing That Doesn’t Fall Apart After the First Wash!

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Available now for Kindle!

Finally, TFF’s first e-book is on Amazon! Dress for Less is available for Kindle here.  Continue reading “More Lessons About Frugality: Dress for Less–Finding Affordable Clothing That Doesn’t Fall Apart After the First Wash!”

The Dilemma of Finding a Gem at Goodwill: Keep It or Sell It? (A Kate Spade Purse…)

kate spade purseBy pure accident, I found a beautiful mint condition vintage Kate Spade satin purse just staring me in the face while I was zooming around Goodwill last week. Continue reading “The Dilemma of Finding a Gem at Goodwill: Keep It or Sell It? (A Kate Spade Purse…)”