September 17, 2009

Thrifty Threads

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 used or recycled, from Goodwill, a thrift store, or a consignment shop.

Today's model is Dana. This fabulous photo was taken at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards in Boston. What a gorgeous gown! And congratulations on the Emmy, Dana! Dana worked for 4 years as the producer of It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle, an issue-focused call-in show. The show won the Emmy award in the interview/discussion program category 7 times, in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

Dana bought this great dress at a consignment store for under $10! That's incredible. She says she's never bought a dress for these events outside of a thrift or consignment store, and she never will. The jewelry was all free, she got to keep it after helping a friend clean out an estate.

Thanks Dana, for adding a touch of glamour to the Thrifty Threads series. How inspiring that you can find a beautiful dress for a formal event at a thrift store. Readers, it's your turn. Put on your favorite secondhand scores, snap a photo, and send it to me at We all want to see your fabulous finds, so don't be shy! The clothes can be dressy or casual, funky or classic, and you can be male or female, large or small, and young, old, or somewhere in between. I'd like to issue a particular challenge to my older readers, because I'd love to highlight being fabulous and over 50, that kind of thing. So if your hair is gray, or your children are all grown up, or you're retired, we want to see your thrift store scores! And if that doesn't sound like you, all photos are always welcome.

Do you wear secondhand clothes? What are some of your favorite scores? Please share your stories, plus compliments for Dana, in the Comments section. And if you want to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads, click here.


Anonymous said...

Dana is fabulous!

Angela said...

Anonymous- I agree! I love the photo!

Alea said...

I love the dress and the picture!