Thrifty Threads 2

Sadly, I still haven’t received any photos for a new Thrifty Threads post, so until you (yes, you!) start sending in your fabulous finds, this post is an encore edition of an early installment…

Welcome to the second 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: anything you bought at the Goodwill, a thrift store, or a consignment shop.

Today’s model is Stacey, who blogs at My Friend Oprah about living a healthy, fun, and sustainable lifestyle. She’s recently taken The Sustainable Food Budget Challenge, which is to feed her family of 3 for under $80 per week on local and organic foods. And so far she’s doing it! She posts a lot of delicious vegetarian recipes on her blog, along with menu plans, how to make mayonnaise from scratch, gardening tips, and a lot of other interesting topics. Check it out.

Doesn’t Stacey look great in this jacket? She bought it for $12 at her local consignment shop in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s called Enchanted Forrest. The label is Zara, which she’d never heard of until a recent trip to New York City, when she walked by the shop. Judging from the other items, she thinks the jacket would have easily sold for over $100.

Thanks Stacey for sending in that lovely photo. Okay readers, who’s next? Put on YOUR favorite thrift store duds, take a photo, and send it to me. I know my first two models are both gorgeous and look like models themselves, but don’t be intimidated. We all want to see your fabulous finds. So please don’t be shy. We want to see REAL women with REAL bodies modeling their versions of fabulous. You can find my email address listed on my profile page.

What’s your favorite thrift store score? Please tell us about it in the Comments section.


  1. FOO says

    Thanks so much for the lovely write-up!

    I hope others will submit – this series is a wonderful idea and a great way to promote thrift, living well *and* having fun!

  2. Ellen says

    This is such a fun, interactive feature of your blog, Angela! I admire the way you get your readers involved. Keep it up!

  3. Anonymous says

    BUFFALO EXCHANGE is 100% where its at. After ten years, I still buy 90% of my wardrobe from there. Today’s outfit for an art opening pic to come via regular email………

  4. lala2074 says

    What a great jacket! I love Zara! They have really stylish pieces in quality fabrics and are very well made.

    You look great!

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