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, a consignment shop, ebay, Craigslist, a yard sale, or anywhere else you find secondhand clothing.
Today model is Stephanie, making her third appearance on Thrifty Threads. Thanks for helping keep the series going, Stephanie!
Stephanie and I worked together back when she was a film editor in Los Angeles, before she moved to Portland and then Dallas to pursue her dream of being a singer/songwriter. She's been doing that with great success the past four years, writing, performing, and touring around the country. You can hear her lovely voice and some great original music on her My Space page.
These days, Stephanie is continuing with her "Jill of all trades" lifestyle. She recently costumed a play called Crystal City 1969 that is receiving rave reviews, and since it takes place in 1969 almost all of the items were thrifted. She also produced a Doritos spec commercial for potential Super Bowl air time and she's starting up a company called Sweet Ruby Productions to do PR/Creative Consulting/Personal Styling projects. You can check out her blog at "Those Tricks" to keep up with all her activities!
I was so excited to post another example of a beautiful party dress to inspire those of you who need something to wear to a holiday or New Year's Eve party. You don't have to spend a lot of money on something new! Stephanie bought this velvet stunner for just $30 at Buffalo Exchange. The label is Barney's and she says it fits her like a glove. The belt was $5 at a thrift store, and the shoes are from Payless. She put together this gorgeous look for a bargain basement price. She looks amazing!
Now I know you all want to get out there to the thrift stores, or ebay, or wherever you shop secondhand, and look for a fabulous party dress for the season. Good luck! And if you find one, take a photo and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always need more participants and we all love to see everyone's fabulous finds. It's so much fun to see what you all are coming up with!
Please leave your tips and advice for secondhand shopping in the Comments section. And click here if you want to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.