August 6, 2009
Welcome to another installment of Thrifty Threads, AKA "Most Stylish Compact-y Outfit," where readers model their favorite secondhand clothes.
A Compact-y outfit is anything used or recycled, from the Goodwill, a thrift store, or a consignment shop.
Today's model is Meg, who blogs at My Nifty Thrifty Life. Meg writes about her other thrifty finds (like furniture and straw purses and baby quilts), her 100 free-range hens and what she does with all the eggs, and her love of Jane Austen, which I share. Meg set herself the goal of reading Ms. Austen's entire collection this summer. I'll have to check in with her on her progress. I hope she didn't get hung up on Northanger Abbey (not my favorite). Meg's blog is warm and welcoming, with its tone of Southern hospitality.
Meg found this lovely vintage dress at the local Salvation Army. It was marked at $3.98, but on Wednesdays everything is marked 1/2 price, so she only paid $1.98! Wow. What a bargain. It's really pretty. The thing I love about vintage dresses is that they never really go out of style. I like to be stylish but not trendy, because I hate it when an outfit looks really dated just a year or two after I bought it.
Congratulations Meg on your incredible deal, and thanks for sending the photo. Now readers, it's your turn. Put on your favorite thrift store outfit, take a picture, and send it to me. My email address is on my profile page. I want to do Thrifty Threads every Thursday, with a Wine Finds thrown in here and there. So keep the photos coming! I love the variety of clothes we've been seeing, and it just goes to prove that there are treasures waiting to be found in your local shops. You can check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads by clicking here.
Please leave your tips and advice about thrift store shopping, your favorite scores, and compliments for Meg in the Comments section.