Too Thrifty Chicks



It’s my day off and I’ll wear sequins if I want to…

So Nov. 16 I had a rare day off with nothing more to do than frolic in these streets with A. Reese. She had a few hours to kill before jetting off to paradise so we made a plan to pop up at the Warby Parker Class Trip pop-up showroom at Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Stay tuned for an epic post about that adventure.

A. Reese says: “Wear something blog worthy.”

I say: “But of course.”

Enter my sequin dilemma…

Challenge Thy Name is Sequins for Day!

I love sequins y’all. And by love, I mean would wear them all day every day, ya know? I lucked up on this top for FREE as a “thanks for volunteering” gift about a year ago. And while I loved the colors and the mint condition of this silk and beaded halter-style top when I first laid eyes on it, I’ve been stymied for months about how to make it work.

And my lack of an idea meant that the top’s time was running out — it was coming up on its expiration date. I have a strict rule that I live by so that my closet doesn’t overflow with stuff I don’t wear…if I haven’t worn it in a year, it’s gotta go.

But low and behold inspiration struck. After one of my marathon conversations with A. Reese, my creative juices started flowing and, eureka, I figured out how to turn my challenge into opportunity. The rest is thifty fashion history.

First things first. I needed a way to make this work. This halter-style top would have worked on its own in the summer, but its cold outchea! So enter, my trusty white button down shirt. A workhorse staple of my wardrobe.

Once the dilemma of how to turn this halter top into a weather appropriate shirt was solved, the ideas flowed faster than hot chocolate sauce.

So many ideas and just one little old me :-(. The possibilities are endless and even, dare I say it, work appropriate.

You’ll have to stay tuned to see which outfit I chose for our photo shoot at the Warby Parker pop-up. The suspense is killing you right?

Until next time…

Keep it thrifty,

— M. Ricks

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A spectacle in spectacles: Too Thrifty Chicks Get on the Warby Parker Bus

So this happened today…

Outfit of the Day (OOTD) photo shoot pops up at the Warby Parker pop-up showroom at Woodrow Wilson Plaze, Washington, D.C. and an epic spectacle ensues!

One more for the road…

We’re kind of awesome and we kinda know it. 🙂

We had so much fun and we can’t wait to tell you about it. Stay tuned for a post on our day hanging out with the good people at Warby Parker and their stylish, do-gooding ways.

Keep it thrifty.


— R&R