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, freecycle, a yard sale, or anywhere else you find secondhand clothing.
Today's model is Sandy, who blogs at Hip to be Cheap. Sandy is back for a repeat performance on Thrifty Threads, with this excellent summer outfit perfect for enjoying the outdoors in beautiful Canada.
This photo was taken with her son at Echo Lake in British Columbia, near where they live. She got married here and they visited again on their anniversary. Sandy says the area is full of beautiful lakes like this.
Sandy got this pretty top for about a dollar and she made the skirt from old jeans and Freecycled ribbon. Very cute! She says her son is usually in Thrifty Threads as well, and always looks stylish no matter what he's wearing.
Sandy says it's Hip to Be Cheap, so head on over to her blog to read about her style of frugality. Sandy's tagline is "I'm cheap and that's okay," and her profile describes her as a "modern woman trying to lessen the load of debt, consumerism, and materialism and find out what truly makes me happy." I still say she's frugal, not cheap, but maybe that's all just semantics. I appreciate the honesty in her blog about how day-to-day life doesn't always go according to your best laid plans and intentions, and I've also gotten some fabulous baking recipes there.
Thanks Sandy for sending in that great photo. It really puts me in the mood for summertime. You can click here to see her first appearance on Thrifty Threads. Okay readers, it's your turn. Put on your favorite secondhand outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at email@example.com. I always need more photos, and we all love to see your fabulous finds. Any and all submissions are welcome, including men, infants, and children.
Please leave your best secondhand shopping tips and compliments for Sandy in the Comments section. And click here to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.