Monday, May 1, 2017

Get Thrifty: Small Touches with Big Impact

When I was in my 20's I wasn't very thoughtful about my clothing choices. I would purchase things without an idea about how it would work with other items in my closet, or with a purpose. These days I have more specific ideas for my closet that will take some savings (hello Swedish clogs!) but I still want to shop in the meantime for items that will make a difference with items I already own. That's where thrifting comes in!

There are so many small ways you can make a big impact on your wardrobe. One way is with bandanas. We have found them in so many colors and prints, and all about $2. Tied around your neck, wrist, or even on your bag they give a quick pop of color and fun! 

Jewelry is another quick and inexpensive way to add some oomph to your look. These earrings feel really contemporary and thankfully super light. And at $3 I was happy to bring them home! 

The shoe racks are another place I always browse to see if there are any pairs of interest. I have a gorgeous pair of italian made J.Crew flats that I love, and I just found these red Fidji sandals that add a fun pop of color. And a quick note on brands...I find a smart phone handy when I want to check out a brand name. I knew nothing about this one, though when I looked it up I found it's sold at Nordstrom among other stores and appears to be a quality line. There are treasures to be found! (I think these cost $8!)

Another find that my girls and I have found helpful is small zipper bags. Samantha uses one in her backpack where she keeps a bunch of helpful items that she may need throughout a day. 

And we always use the little zipper bags when we are traveling to keep our make up, electronics and other bits of our life together in manageable ways. 

These little finds have given me the little kicks to my wardrobe that I am looking for while I at the same time saving money for the big items that I am hoping to add to it. Having a mix of high and low keeps allow me some freedom while being purposeful at the same time! 

What do you look for when you go thrifting? Do you have any small buys that make big impacts? Please share! 


  1. Embarrassing to say I go thrifting on Amazon...Will I never learn?????

    1. That sounds like an awesome way to do it! A perfect way to find what you are looking for!