Thursday, April 23, 2009

Celebrating Thrift, Fashion and Fun!

I made a friend through the blog-o-sphere who may, in fact, be my separated-at-birth twin. What else to make of someone with whom I share so many interests? I mean, she listed "studies on happiness" as one of her passions on the profile page of her blog!

Angela's blog mostly documents her experience as she makes her way through a year without spending money on anything new and it is fantastic. She created a series called "Thrifty Threads" to highlight the fact that you can still have fun with fashion and look great without spending a lot of money. I saw her first post and knew I wanted to participate and in today's post you can find my submission.

The post tells most of the story, but I thought of some things to add: I bought that jacket from Enchanted Forrest, Asheville's finest consignment shop, in the fall of 2007 and when cold weather hits I wear it all the time - it's cost-per-wear is in the pennies.

Also, in exchange for helping my mom clean and organize her closets she always lets me take items she no longer wants and they go to this shop. Every time I go in there I have money waiting for me from those sales and I take it and put it in my "fun money jar" or I apply it to a purchase within the store - a win/win for everyone! And that, of course, makes me very happy.


Shakysgirl said...

I actually found your blog through today's post at THAT blog (I'm a new reader of Angela's)....and have spent a couple of hours today enjoying your blog. Lots of great info and interesting stories. Love your meal plans and have already told my husband we'll be following them! I hate meal planning and you've done me the favor of listing some really delicious sounding meals! Keep up the good work!

FOO said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the compliment! That makes my day! :)

I love Angela's blog and I look forward to visiting your blog, too!

Angela Barton said...

Hey Shakysgirl-
If you happen to come back here, I tried to leave a comment on your post about England (my husband and I are huge fans and spent five weeks there last year)but the comment didn't take. Also you don't list an email address. So there's no way to communicate with you!
You need to set up your comments preferences, and put an email address on your profile page.
I'm always interested in the experiences of fellow Compacters and especially when you say you're a new reader of mine!