Tagged: Frugal Fashion

Costly Clogs

Costly Clogs

Financial folk say you should spend no more than 8% of your annual income on clothing… which leaves me the potential spending of $1,152 each year.  Purchasing this one pair of clogs would take up 22% of my annual clothing budget, which is very close to 1/4. Which is a...

Frugal Fashion- 7/7/10

Frugal Fashion- 7/7/10

Old Navy dress, via thrift: $5 Necklace, via thrift: $1 Sandals, via thrift: $1 Tote, my own: Free If I splurge on new clothes, which I do from time to time, I like to buy dresses.  This long knit dress can be casual or “dressy” depending on the accessories.  My...

Thrifty Knitting At Its Finest

Thrifty Knitting At Its Finest

Long, long ago I came across designer Mark Fast on a personal fashion blog (don’t know which one).  I am pretty much in love with his designs although I never intend to own one.  Check out his website though… it is great eye candy for knitters! Some of my favorites:...

Frugal (Re)Fashion

Frugal (Re)Fashion

It was a gorgeous day on campus today… Perfect weather to wear my “new” skirt! Of course I did not actually buy something new.  This skirt is made from a pair of dress khakis that I initially purchased at my all-time favorite thrift shop, the Depot.  I got a little...

Frugal Fashion FCCLA

Frugal Fashion FCCLA

This Monday I had the opportunity to be an evaluator for the State FCCLA competition.  It was a wonderful experience.  I am so happy to learn more about FCCLA, but at the same time am very jealous my school did not have a chapter! This is certainly something I will...

Frugal Fashion Premiere Edition

Frugal Fashion Premiere Edition

Previously known as Thrifty Threads.  I found a new (to me) blog, My Year Without Spending, by Angela, a fellow Compact-er.  Apparently, Angela has been hosting Thrifty Thread Thursdays for much longer than I have.  They feature guests from some of my favorite frugal-living blogs.  Definitely fun to read! So if...

Thrifty Threads: Thank You, Friend!

Thrifty Threads: Thank You, Friend!

American Eagle Polo via Goodwill: $3.89 Gap Cabled Crewneck Sweater via Goodwill: $3.89 J-Crew Straight Leg Jeans via Goodwill:$3.89 All thanks to my “My-Sized Friend” living somewhere near Ames, Iowa.  The Goodwill in my college town has been so good do me in my time here.  All of the items...

Jacket Washing Anxiety & Considering Cost Per Wear

Jacket Washing Anxiety & Considering Cost Per Wear

Considering cost per wear of a clothing item is a good way to judge long-term savings.  To calculate cost per wear, estimate the number of times you will wear the item and divide that number by the cost of the garment.  For example: The jeans cost $75.  I estimate that...

Goodwill Goldmine: Designer Purses

Goodwill Goldmine: Designer Purses

Yes, designer purses.  Plural.  Dooney and Bourke, vintage, mint condition.  There were three, I bought two because I didn’t want to be too greedy.  This is not the right attitude for thrift shopping, I know.  I should put my sharp elbows to good use, but was just feeling too nice. ...

Thrifty Threads Thursday: Sweater Accessories

Thrifty Threads Thursday: Sweater Accessories

I am so excited for my new black v-neck sweater from Old Navy.  It is very comfy and will be versatile too.  I spent $20 for it, which is not bad, but more than I spent on everything else combined.  My cordoroy skirt was $3.00, the collared shirt was $3.50,...