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, consignment shop, ebay, craigslist, a yard sale, or anywhere else you find secondhand clothing.
Because I wrote so many holiday-related posts, I haven't run Thrifty Threads for awhile. But I'll be back to a regular schedule with a Thrifty Threads post every Thursday, as long as I keep receiving photos. Today, I'm so happy to have Kristen from The Frugal Girl back for the third time. If you haven't heard of it, I encourage you to check it out immediately. Kristen writes a fantastic blog that's packed with recipes and frugal lifestyle tips, and it's communicated in a style that is so open and honest that she endears herself to you right away. She's also an excellent photographer and frequently posts photographs of her projects as well as her beautiful children. I think of her as the mom, sister, and best friend you always wanted, all rolled up into one.
I thought Kristen's casual outfit would be a nice switch from the holiday dresses I featured last month. And for those of you who live in colder climates, this photo can serve as a reminder that you won't always be freezing, that spring will return. Kristen bought this new Target t-shirt at Goodwill for $3. The Mossimo brand jeans were just $6.50. A cute, comfortable, casual outfit for less than ten bucks. That's what I call a very smart shopper.
Thanks Kristen for sending in that photo! Click here to check out Kristen's last appearance on Thrifty Threads, when she modeled the dress that was the inspiration for this series. Now readers, it's your turn. If you shop secondhand, put on your favorite outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We all want to see your fabulous finds! So don't be shy, we welcome everyone on Thrifty Threads, and encourage women of all ages and sizes to participate. And I'm still waiting for another brave man to send a photo, I've only had one so far.
Please leave your tips for secondhand shopping in the Comments section. And click here to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.