In researching the first TFF e-book, Dress for Less, I came across one of the best little books I’ve ever read: Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, by Jennifer L. Scott. Why did I love this book so much? The book reminded me of how to take frugal living to a higher and more elegant level. Continue reading “Lessons About Frugality From This Brilliant Little Book: Lessons From Madame Chic”
By 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…)”
A while ago, TFF ran posts about ThredUp and Twice as Nice, an online consignment shop. Well, we found a clothing swap site, Swap.com. Continue reading “Swap.com Online Thrift/Swap Shop for Clothing, Toys, More + Free Shipping Code”
It’s estimated that parents will spend $250 per child on back-to-school clothing this year, according to a new study released by The National Retail Foundation. So…if you have two kids, you’ll drop around $500 this summer for clothing and so on. It adds up. Unless you have another traditional source of clothing… hand-me-downs. Continue reading “Saving Hundreds of Dollars a Year on Back-To-School Clothes: The Joy of Receiving Hand-Me-Downs”
I love thrift stores (just bought two nearly-new designer tops for myself at Goodwill Westport today!). So here’s an innovation: an online thrift store! Continue reading “New Online Thrift Shop For Designer Duds”
Today Aimee and I took our daughters to Goodwill in Westport to shop for clothing. My daughter really needed summer clothing — we are out of hand-me-downs, unfortunately. (Ah, those were the good years when I rarely had to pay for great clothing, but now, the hand-me-down stream has dried out.)
Here’s what my daughter found and everything looks fantastic on her. She found four items that were $3.99 each. So, for $16, she was able to get four items for the price she’d pay for one flimsy piece of clothing from a regular clothing store. The tops are in great shape, hardly worn, and the jeans (Old Navy–with adorable detailing) and shorts (Gap–also with cute detailing) look brand new and fit her perfectly. We left before Aimee checked out, but I think her family scored some great deals, too, since it was “1/2 off blue ticket” day.
I can’t wait to get a day to myself when I can scour the racks for some new items.