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Thrift Store Fashionista




With big weight loss comes a wardrobe money crisis--but it doesn't have to be. There's a blog called New Dress a Day, about a girl who takes thrift store horrors and with a few simple sewing moves, turns them into cute clothes, for under a dollar a day. The same techniques could save your own.

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Google New Dress a Day and click the blogspot selection for inspiration and because it's fun. See the pictures for how to alter your own clothes or thrift store finds. You might need a sewing machine, but a lot of what Marissa does is by hand or using safety pins strategically.

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  • Good idea, especially when one is "in-between" weights. - by PAMELALANDIS
    I typically use consignment stores. It feels great when I can find something in my "new" size at a significantly reduced price. I enjoy it for little money then re-consign it later as I lose more weight. - by STORMTMB
  • thrift stores are great. And it a great way to recyle and help the planet. If there is an "image" there are some great sellers of clothes on the auction sites.I have got some great bargains at both.Always love to have explore these store when on holiday because different regions have different things in their stores. Also great way to help charities when you donate. so every one wins. emoticon emoticon - by KRAFTIJAN
  • I purchase some of my clothes from thrift stores, especially when I travel by husband would never let me go in one locally because of an "image" issue. - by JGROTH51

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