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.
The Academy Awards show is on Sunday night, and I thought it would be appropriate to get into the spirit with a black-tie edition of Thrifty Threads today. Dana is back for a repeat performance in a lovely gown she wore to an Emmy awards ceremony, where she attended as the producer of a call-in show called It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle. The program won the award in its category 7 times, in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C .
Dana bought this dress for under $10, and she says she's never purchased a dress for these events outside of a thrift store or consignment shop, and she never will. She got her jewelry free, for helping a friend clean out an estate sale of someone she knew. And she purchases the shoes on clearance. Click here to see Dana in another glamorous gown.
So if you're going to an Oscar party and you feel like dressing up, you just might be able to find something in a thrift store for less than the price of the wine you'll be bringing. Dana, thanks so much for sending those amazing photos. Readers, it's your turn. Put on your favorite thrift store outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We all love to see what you're finding out there in the secondhand universe. Anyone is welcome, no matter how young or old, and I'm still waiting on a man brave enough to join Alan, the sole Thrifty Threads male model so far.
Do you shop secondhand? Please leave your best tips and advice for finding secondhand scores in the Comments section, and click here to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.