Sunday, August 1, 2010

Thrifty Blogger of the Month: Emily of The Daily Fashionista!

Meet August's Thrifty Blogger: Emily of The Daily Fashionista! I love Emily's classic style, which she puts together on a budget with thrifted and bargain finds :) Thrifting is one of her favorite past times (mine too!), so I am excited to share her great tips and stories!

Another's Treasure: When did you first start thrift shopping, and why did you begin?

The Daily Fashionista: I started thrifting back when I started dating my now husband, when I was 18. While in high school, I was too self-conscious to actually go thrifting because people would always ask where I got my clothes from and I was scared what people would think if I shopped at the thrift store. Now I could care less! Zach always shopped at thrift stores to find awesome clothes he could put a punk rock theme grandpa cardigans and plaid pants...all that one day he took me with him and I was hooked!

AT: What do you consider your best thrifted find ever?

TDF: My best thrifted find would have to be this dress I scored at my favorite thrift store called Thrift Store USA. It fits perfect, still to this day, and I get tons of compliments on it for it's loud pattern and shapely silhouette. It was probably my most expensive dress I've found at a thrift store, but I couldn't resist it. Even if it was $6!

Dress, Thrift Store USA; Photo Courtesy of The Daily Fashionista

AT: What would be the ultimate coolest thing to see for a dollar at a thrift store?

TDF: This is a tough question! I could think of a million things, but the best thing I could find for $1 would have to be a perfect fitting flat oxford shoe in a cognac color. I've been searching for these for months!

AT: Do you have any tips on finding great things while thrifting? Please share!

TDF: The best tip I can think of is, Have Patience! It's important to take your time to scour every aisle that you are interested in. One time I found a great blouse that was actually hiding in the kids section of the thrift store, so I snatched it up! And sometimes you need to look through an aisle more than once, because the clothes can be so packed that you may have missed something good.

And I know sometimes when someone has one bad experience with a thrift store, they never return. This can be a mistake, since most thrift stores rotate their selections daily. The thrift store I visit the most often adds at least 1000 items a day!

Thank you so much for your awesome tips and thrifting tales, Emily! You can check out her blog here :)



  1. thanks so much for the feature! It really was lots of fun:) We will definitely need to figure out a blogger meetup/thriftstore trip!

  2. You're welcome! I love the answers you gave- you had some cool things to share :) And we definitely should have a thrifting meetup!

  3. Emily sounds great! I'm def going to check out her blog- thanks for featuring her!

  4. I agree with Sarah! I just went over to her blog, and I love her style!

  5. Great choice, Emily is awesome!! I love reading about others' tips and experiences in thrifting :)


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