Want to dress like an A-lister for under $100? It can be done!
Does it really have to cost a lot of money to be on-trend? Do you think it’s impossible to have a closet bursting with designer items from Prada, Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, and Saint Laurent? What if I told you that owning clothing and accessories from Isabel Marant, Coach, Fendi, and other high end designers would cost you, at most $50? And that would be for more than one item.
It’s true. It’s all true. I recently bought a gorgeously detailed silk top from Rebecca Taylor and paid $5.99 for it. My second Rebecca Minkoff bag was $8.99 (I paid $14.99 for my first one), and I recently picked up a yummy camel colored coat from Marc by Marc Jacobs for $10.99. About a week ago, I bought a deep purple velvet skirt by Tahari for $4.99 and a Phillip Lim beautiful top from for the same price. Before that, I picked up a Phillip Lim dress for $9.99.
No, I’m not using eBay. No, I’m not looking for items that “fell off the back of a truck.” Okay, yes, I view shopping as a contact sport. It is a workout. So, what’s my secret? I thrift. A lot. And it’s funny that I’m wearing thrift store stuff when I’ve been photographed via Street Style blogs or had my photo taken for Shibumi, New York magazine (twice)and countless fashion blogs. I’ve been profiled about my style, been quoted about style in Shape magazine, Style Senders, The Gloss, and I’m sorry to say lots more that I’ve forgotten.
Even though I’m thrifting my little butt off, I look on-trend. Not like a fashion fail. I’ve decided that I really want to share the joy of getting something like Dolce & Gabbana for $14.99 with you. And I’m even going step further than that. I’m throwing in personal styling too.
Here’s what I’m doing, and I would love it if you could join me in all this fun! I’ve created a Meetup Group, Frugal Chic: Thrifting & Personal Styling. It’s free to join. Right now, there’s 121 members and it’s growing! I schedule a day long shop on Saturdays that are limited to a group of six (6) people. We’ll spend the day going through my favorite thrift stores and I will help you find your personal style, help you create one or more outfits and give you style tips that you’ll be able to use forever. The cost for the day’s adventure is $45.
The next scheduled event is on December 10. Click here to sign up for it.
If you’re visiting New York City, join the Meetup group so that you can go on a shop with me. If you’d rather have a one-on-one thrift tour and personal shopping experience, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let me show you how you can get a closet that would rival an A-lister’s without spending over $100. And let me show you how you can look your absolute best.