**UPDATED NOVEMBER 27TH**
I know we’re about to wrap up Nothing New November, but if you’re hoping to thrift some holiday gifts, you should check out the sales going on this Black Friday:
Goodwill is having 50% off storewide.
The Sacramento SPCA Thrift Store is having 50% off storewide.
GO Thrift is having 50% off storewide.
WEAVEWorks Recycled Fashion is having 50% off storewide.
Threads Clothing Exchange is having 20% off store wide.
Also, Crossroads Trading Company and Freestyle Clothing Exchange are having fun shopping events on Black Friday!
Alright guys, it’s November 15th, which means we’re officially half-way through Nothing New November and if you’ve decided to take the challenge with me, you may be getting the itch to shop. I know I’ve definitely been missing my weekly trips to the thrift store.
- Host a clothing swap!
Clothing swaps are a great way to get new clothes without spending a dime. Call up (okay, text) your best girlfriends, grab a bottle of wine, some yummy appetizers, and set out all of the clothing and accessories for everyone to peruse. Seriously, swaps are the new way to shop!
- Put on a fashion show!
When you aren’t shopping for new items, it’s important to get excited about the pieces you already have in your closet. One way to do that is with a fashion show! Invite over your bestie, put on some fun tunes, and strut your stuff down your own catwalk (AKA, the hallway). You’ll have a great time AND get a chance to show off the great stuff you already have!
- Get on Pinterest!
Another way to survive the rest of the month is to get some new ideas for how to style what’s in your closet. Enter: Pinterest. I love searching particular items that I have in my wardrobe, say “Plaid button up” or “Leather leggings,” to see how other stylish ladies have put together outfits around those same pieces. Sometimes, you just need that extra boost of influence to get you excited to wear something that’s been sitting in your closet for a while. Honestly, I could sit on Pinterest FOREVER looking for fashion inspo.
I hope these tips help you guys to get through the rest of the month without buying new clothes or accessories. 15 more days–we can do it! And remember to use #nothingnewnovember to share if you’ve used these tips or any other ways that you’re getting through the challenge.
Can you believe it’s November 1st already? It’s crazy how fast this year has gone by. I’ve enjoyed many a shopping trip and I’ve found lots of thrifted treasures thus far this year, but that’s all about to be put on pause because it’s time for the return of “Nothing New November!”
Every November since I started my blog in 2012, I’ve held this challenge in an effort to curb spending and focus on wearing the items already in my closet, and as I mentioned, I have more than enough items to choose from already.
While “Nothing New November” is difficult, I enjoy testing myself. I’d like to urge you all to join me in this challenge. The only rule is that you can’t spend money on any clothing, shoes, or accessories for the month. You can, however, use a gift card to purchase “new” pieces, swap items or take items into buy-sell-trade stores and spend store credit to get new items (sneaky, I know). 30 days is a long time to go without buying anything new, but take it as an opportunity to see how you can style items that you already own. And I’ll be here for support and encouragement all along the way!
Use #nothingnewnovember on social media to show how you’re putting together outfits from your closet or swapping out items. We can also use the hashtag to encourage each other throughout the month to get through the challenge!
Alright guys, Halloween is only a few days away and I know some of you out there might be scrambling to get a costume together. Well have no fear, the thrift store is here! I’ve got 6 super simple outfits that you can easily put together using items from your local thrift store!
Cat: Black tee, black leggings, black boots or heels
Use your black eyeliner to draw on a cat nose and whiskers, then pop on some cat ears to complete the look!
Pumpkin: Orange tee, brown pants, brown flats
Grab a Sharpie to draw on the pumpkin face!
Where’s Waldo: Jeans, striped tee, beanie
Borrow a cane and glasses from gramps and you’re good to go!
Farmer: Overalls, plaid button up, boots, cowboy hat
Charlie Brown: Yellow tee, black shorts, black loafers
Don’t forget to add the signature zig zag on the shirt!
Cat burglar: Striped top, black pants, black gloves and beanie
Whip up a mask using string and paper and your outfit’s complete!
Don’t be fooled by the “Halloween racks” at the front of the store. They tend to mark up the prices on those items. With a little extra hunting through the regular racks, you’ll save yourself a few bucks and end up with a one-of-a-kind outfit!
Hope you enjoy these outfit ideas!
Make sure to tag me @thriftyourheartout if you dress up in any of these costumes!