September 24, 2009

Thrifty Threads

Welcome to 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 April from the U.K. She and her husband enjoyed a babymoon in Malta this summer. I love it! Everything about the photo is gorgeous.

April said she was 30 weeks pregnant in this photo, but that didn't put any damper on their holiday. They also did it budget-style, since the whole trip, including their flight from Europe, lodging, food, and transportation, cost only $1000 for a week. April said they accomplished that by bring 17 pounds of food in their suitcase, cooking in their room, and hitching rides from locals.

They also learned the local bus system and walked 45 minutes past the end of the bus line through hilled farmland to reach the beach. When they heard someone was driving back up the hill, they'd ask for a ride. April says they thoroughly enjoyed their English vacation in Malta, and she highly recommends a babymoon. They kept a journal and wrote down all their favorite memories.

I don't have any details about where April got this beautiful dress or how much she paid for it, because I haven't been able to reach her since she sent in the photo. I guess she's been busy, maybe with a new baby! But the dress is fabulous, she looks fabulous, and I'm so happy she sent the photo. It's so smart to buy maternity clothes secondhand, after all you're only going to fit into an outfit for a few months.

Thanks April! Readers, now it's your turn. I need more photos, so keep them coming. Put on your favorite thrift store outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at: Remember, we all want to see your fabulous finds. It's so great to see what people are finding at thrift stores all over the world!

Do you shop secondhand? What's your favorite thrift store score? Tell us all about it in the Comments section. And send in those photos! And click here to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.

1 comment:

Alea said...

What a lovely dress! It really makes sense to buy maternity clothes second hand.