Exam Break at Tilly’s
April 29, 2008

Maybe it’s a final that you’re stressing so you put a little less effort into what you’re wearing.

After getting coffee at 4 a.m. at Sheetz and then heading back to the library, you figure it’s all right to stroll in wearing a bulky sweatshirt.

I almost agree, but I also feel dressing cute can beat the exam blues. Today is gloomy, the basement at my mother’s house flooded and the worst thing is? I packed all of my winter clothes away. So of course it’s cold.

Rather than unpack, I checked out Tilly’s to feel the warmth of bargains and to see if any great sweatshirts had gone on sale. Look at these.

Even if you’re not a fan of swing jackets, you can not beat a beautiful red one for only $4.97

The jacket is pretty springy, but it’s always a good idea to check out what is out of season for maximum savings. I love this sweatshirt for $39. 97, originally $68.99. I adore the all-over leaf print.

Good luck on finals, we’ll be rooting for you here at Newest Wrinkles, despite being buried under our academics as well,
Lim.mie

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(Need Help?)Basic Tips for Thrifting
April 3, 2008

So now that you have the confidence as well as a list of prime thrift locations in the local area, it’s time that I gave you some tips for the actual process of finding quality thrifted items.

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1. Don’t get overwhelmed: It’s normal to feel a little anxiety when walking into a thrift store. Furniture and books in the middle of clothing racks? No neat displays or finely filed clothing racks? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and think of all the money you will be saving!

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2. Start with colors: It would take you a thousand years to look through EVERY item in the racks, so I simply stand back, and look for colors that catch my eye. It cuts your search time and prevents you from purchasing items out of obligation.

3. Don’t assess all the items immediately, cruise through the racks, and snag whatever you think you might like and move on. It’s a jungle out there ladies! You need to stake your claim on any good items! I guarantee if you look at an item for more than a minute and put it down, someone will be right on your tail to snatch it up.

4. Once you think you have everything you would like, carefully examine the items. Here are some things to look out for

-holes

-stains (check the armpits on lighter garments, gross, but remember that places like the goodwill have no requirements for clothing items they accept)

-missing embellishments (stones, beads, etc)

-loose threading

If you see any of these things, I would suggest letting it go. However if it is a particularly nice item (designer) or if you are at a consignment store, you can usually get an additional discount, but only if you ASK for it.

Remember thrifting is a chance for you to have fun hunting for QUALITY items at amazing prices…not simply cheap clothes.

Here are some links to other sites with good tips as well

10 tips for thrifting

thrifting like a pro

Happy Thrifting!

-TC

Here Comes The Sun
March 28, 2008

Those summer nights are quickly approaching my little fashionistas and it’s time to prep your wardrobe. After all, who wouldn’t mind being confused for Kate Beckinsale when walking through the Quad?

As April quickly approaches, it’s time to put away your ugly North Face jackets and store your knee-high leather boots. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi and pull out your spring and summer finest. This outfit is quite versatile and can be worn to class or a night out on the town. This printed blouse is the perfect fit for those of us who enjoy a comfortable yet stylish look. This trapeze style top hides what’s underneath and accentuates your stunning neckline. Paired with light denim jeans and eyelet wedges, summer will be sure to follow wherever you may go. Until next week… ~JM

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1. High Waist Wide Leg Jean from Express $79.50
2. Cleopatra Printed Top from Express $44.50
3. Eyelet Canvas Peep-Toes Wedges from Target $22.99
4. Button Fly Black Wristlet from Target $12.99