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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!


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

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

  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).

  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!

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


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