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Friday, August 24, 2012

Frugalista Friday && Giveaway Winner

Today is the first Frugalista Friday ever.  I love fashion and I'm a teacher so I'm on a budget.  There are so many ways that I save money while maintaining my style and I get so excited when I come home with a good find, a sale item, or a coupon code.  My husband says it's like I'm a hunter coming home from a hunt with a big buck. 
A little like the lady in this video...or not so much.

Some ways I save money while shopping:
  • coupons
  • online codes
  • store rewards
  • refashioning
  • thrifting
  • consigning
  • eBay/Groupon
Over the summer, I created many items that I was wanting to purchase.  Below are some of my favorite items that I was able to create on my own and their more expensive counterparts:
I bought this fabric for $1 (3yds) at a thrift store. The skirt cost me about 25 cents to make.

I bought this lace shirt and dyed it for 50 cents at a thrift.

This is my favorite: I bought this orange blouse for 50 cents at a thrift and just had to take it in.
 I know what some of you are thinking:
"Oh well, that's great, you know how to sew."  Fact of the matter is, you can find some of these great trendy pieces at a thrift store and little to no altering may be necessary.  So be willing to go on that hunt and look at a non-traditional place for those items you are coveting.  Especially items that may not be in style from season to season or are just fads/trends.

 Now, to announce the winner of My First Giveaway!!
Congrats, Kasey Young!!
I have sent you an email.  Be sure to respond so that I can send you your gift!


7 comments:

  1. Love love love..you are sooo talented.

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    1. Thanks girl!! Super excited for what we are up to.

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  2. Yay! So excited to win! Can't wait to get my clutch!
    And I literally lol'd at the video on this post. I feel like I could do that in a store when I find something on sale, but I hold back (most the time).

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    1. Haha. I found this video and rolled!!!!

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  3. what?! You are awesome! Love this post. I SO l.o.v.e finding the cheaper alternative to adorable clothing items. I'm just learning to sew, I hope I can get this crafty at some point! Have such a great weekend!

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  4. you are an amazing sewer! i really need to learn how to sew. :(

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