Greetings fellow and future thrifters! I’ve spent the previous few months looking for distinctive clothes and objects, so this month goes to be simple. I’ll be recreating among the greatest “frugal” outfits I’ve worn to numerous occasions over the previous 12 months. For my emotional and internet hosting occasions lately, I’ve tried to piece collectively outfits which might be not less than 50-percent thrifted.
For instance, final December for the Metropolis of La Vernia Tree Lighting, I wore a re-homed shirt and hat. I purchased them for my daughter KJ throughout her school years and she or he determined she did not need them anymore! rating! That deal acquired me a cute vacation shirt and Charlie One hat! And as a few of it’s possible you’ll know, these hats do not precisely come low-cost.
Extra lately, I used to be requested to steer a patriotic occasion and my purpose was to piece collectively an entire crimson, white and blue outfit for the occasion. Nicely, the costume got here from Goodwill.com and I discovered a “bundle deal” on three NWT* cardigans, additionally from Goodwill.com, and one matched the costume completely! I had sneakers purchased off eBay, however they did not work out as deliberate, so a “beneficiant” pair I purchased from Julie “got here in clutch” 5 minutes earlier than I headed out the door! nailed it!
Though I am not one to “exit” on Halloween, this yr I discovered a enjoyable multi-striped thrift jumpsuit and I paired it with a shirt and a crazy-haired clown masks from the native Greenback Basic. I believe it turned out nice for a thrifty whole of $15!
I’ve some vacation occasions developing in December, so I am going to begin in search of thrifty objects to pair collectively for elegant occasions and for an unpleasant sweater contest and a few smaller social occasions.
from wardrobe to pockets
Bear in mind to come back out to the annual Tree Lighting at La Vernia Metropolis Park at sundown on Saturday, December third in your free Santa photographs by the La Vernia Lions Membership. Oh sure, I hunt down/dig up previous classic farm objects, deer antlers, and different eclectic objects, which I then paint, glitter, or “slap on a bow,” and promote them at vacation craft reveals. Sure, that too on third December. within the La Vernia Excessive College cafeteria.
Keep tuned for my December article and within the meantime, joyful vacation thrifting! I hope to see you at one or all three of the craft reveals in La Vernia on the morning of December third!
*NWT is an affordable time period — new with a tag.
La Vernia businesswoman Lynette Grey is a self-proclaimed “frugal fashionista” who loves discovering distinctive and classic clothes at thrift and resale shops. The senior Olympian and proprietor of Finest Vest says about 50 p.c of her wardrobe is from secondhand or thrift shops. Every month on this column, a married mom of 1 shares a few of her go-to discovering and saving suggestions. Contact her at email@example.com.