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Frugal Fashionista


I got this great idea from: Balancing Bedlam and Beauty. She is a fabulous bargain shopper. In fact, she has a real knack for finding bargain shoes. I am a shoe snob, and I almost always buy my shoes retail. So, while my bargains often pale in comparison to hers, this summer has been rather noteworthy in the fashionista department.


One day last week, some of my kids and I were out at our favorite thrift store, Thrifty Boutique. And, be still my heart… they were having a 50 % off sale!! For you Rockford locals, It’s at the corner of Broadway and 7th.

So, to deck ourselves appropriately for the shopping day, I have on: some denim culottes (garage sale $2.00), a turquoise cami (retail $8.00) and a Liz Claiborne 3/4 sleeve jacket (Goodwill, $5.25) and jewelry from Joanna. Total cost: $12.25

While I was out at the Thrifty Boutique, I found my favorite outfit of the summer: this ensemble (below). Ralph Lauren button down/ very light weight! ($3.50) and lightweight denim gored skirt with frayed edge hem ($3.00), Jewelry: Joanna ($6.50 total) I must admit I feel skinny in this outfit–especially with the shoes!

Also: same retail turquoise cami ($8.00), turquoise over top ($1.00) and flirt skirt ($6.00)

Total: $15.00. Not sure I want to wear this in public, but I might on a weird day.

So, how about you? Any noteworthy fashion bargains this summer?

#tightwading

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