Thrifty Ways To Give Back This Christmas

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” -Buddy the Elf I love Will Ferrell, but for me the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to give my time, energy, and resources to bless someone else. I emphasize the giving back part of the holidays with my children. … Continue reading

How to Thrift with Gratitude

For me, thrifting is more than just buying cute clothes at an unbeatable price.  It’s even more than the thrill of an awesome thrift score (although that’s a huge reason I do it!)  Thrifting is part of a lifestyle – a lifestyle made up of choices to save money and find value in something that … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Twelve: Fur


On the Runway Fur – both real and fake – continues its popularity streak this fall season.  Fur could be found in large or small part; a popular new use is trimming with fur, such as Viktor & Rolf’s black-fur-trimmed white coat.  Often designers opted to go outside of the boundary of “natural” colors found … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Eleven: Hats!


On the Runway Over-the-top hats were everywhere this runway season.  This trend may have been sparked by the royal wedding last year, but it has really reached its sweet spot this fall.  I don’t think I could pull off one of these gigantic Marc Jacobs hats (although they are fun to look at!) but I … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Ten: Opulent Baroque


On the Runway Some of the runway looks for fall look as if they belong in a royal court from centuries ago, but at the same time look completely appropriate and fresh today in 2012.  The trend is tied to the golds from the Shiny & Sparkly Fall 2012 trend.  I love the black-and-gold looks from … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Nine: Prints


On the Runway Bold prints are still very much in vogue and keeps with the rest of the trends in bringing an “opulent” feel to the runways.  Mixing prints, head-to-toe patterns, and reptile prints were all spotted on the runway.  Prada featured a memorable patterned orange suit.  I love this whimsical orange cat print on … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Eight: Colorblocking and Pop of Color


On the Runway Colorblocking has been popular for at least a couple of seasons, but it’s still going strong for Fall 2012.  Burberry styled a purple top with a bright red skirt for an intense pairing. Balenciaga mixed color-blocked leather with a reptilian-printed top. Source: via Natalie on Pinterest Source: via Natalie on Pinterest … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Seven: Menswear-Inspired Suiting


On the Runway Another standby staple, designers suited up in menswear-inspired ensembles.  Many got a fresh update with vibrant patterns.  Rochas navy-printed suit and Prada’s striking bright orange suit are just two examples. See more runway inspiration on the Destination Thrift Runway Inspiration Pinboard! Ideas for Styling Blazers have been popular for seasons with fashion bloggers, … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Six: Military Inspired


On the Runway A perennial fashion staple, military inspired silhouettes and colors were at the forefront again this runway season.  Rag & Bone showed off military-style jackets.  Max Mara and Victoria Beckham channeled olive green and brass hardware in their military silhouettes. Source: via Zenobia on Pinterest  – See more runway inspiration on the Destination Thrift … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Five: Shiny and Sparkly

Trend Five: Shiny and Sparkly

On the Runway Gold, glitter, and sparkle are big for fall.  High-sheen leather was also a big showstopper this season (see my post on this in Trend #2 of the Fall 2012 series.)  Flowing golden gowns by Elie Saab and Marchesa showed the Midas touch.  The glittery textures of Marc Jacobs’ pink coat and Tibi’s … Continue reading