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Spring 2015 Trend Alert!

Posted on by darlene | news | thrifty-over-50

  With the first day of spring just around the corner, I headed to Thrift Town with my list of Spring 2015 Trends to see what I could find. I found not one, not two, but THREE on trend items! That’s right…each of Read More →

Stripes…From Day to Night

Posted on by darlene | news | thrifty-over-50

    I’m a sucker for stripes. I have like, five striped shirts. OH-kay…six. Remember, this is a judgement free zone. 😉 On a recent trip to my beloved Thrift Town, located at 3900 Menual Blvd. just east of Carlisle here in Albuquerque, Read More →

Perfect Pocket Tee

I’ve noticed tee-shirts with pockets growing in popularity lately, and decided to make my own! Perfect Pocket Tee  Step 1: Find an old tee-shirt and cut out elongated pentagons to use as pockets. It’s easiest to use the bottom hem of the shirt as Read More →

Valentine’s Day…on a Budget

Posted on by darlene | news | thrifty-over-50

Once again, I headed to my local Albuquerque, NM Thrift Town to help me set the mood for a romantic evening at home this Valentine’s Day. The first stop inside Thrift Town was the sleepwear section, of course! They had quite a variety Read More →

Lacy Days

I love drapey flowy clothes, and the addition of lace to most clothes can help accomplish these whimsical qualities. Thrift Town has a great selection of window dressings, which often times are adorned with lace. I spotted two cute window valences on my Read More →

Cool Patchwork Coat

As of late, I’ve become interested in patchwork. I have seen many cute patchwork coats with billowing almost skirt-like bottom hems, but they cost up to $400! I figured that I could make a similar coat for a much better price. I picked up Read More →

Ponchos, Tunics and Faux Fur Vests…Oh My!

Posted on by darlene | news | thrifty-over-50

Everyone knows how important it is to have a list or an idea of what you are looking for when you thrift, right? If you don’t, nine times out of ten you will get overwhelmed and walk out the door with nothing. That’s Read More →

Velvet Haze

I’m obsessed with velvet, and with Thrift Town’s great selection, who wouldn’t be? I found two great pairs of velvet pants at Thrift Town. The first pair was only $3.99 and they fit like a glove! Perfect for lounging around. The second pair was very baggy. Read More →

Name Brands…On Any Given Day

Posted on by darlene | news | thrift-style | thrifty-over-50

A couple of posts back I mentioned how I had found some amazing finds at my local Thrift Town here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That happens EVERY time I shop there. I found a heaping buggy full of great clothing and spent HOURS Read More →

Velveteen Dream

On my last trip to Thrift Town I had velvet in mind. I was hoping for one piece of velvet clothing (if I got lucky), but instead found 4 velvet dresses! The first one that I found was just about perfect so I didn’t alter it. Read More →