Pinterest fashion for frugalistas

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Pinterest is lots of fun, but the down side is that it can sometimes leave you wishing for things you can’t afford. One of my favorite pin boards on my Pinterest page is my Style and Loveliness board. If you check it out, you’ll see I’ve got my fair share of ‘if I were a princess’ pins. But the real value of that board to me is the way it helps me look at what I’ve already got with new eyes.

I already own most of these neutral items. Accessorizing isn’t something I am especially good at, so this pin, and other similar ones on my board, give me nice hints to pull outfits together in ways I haven’t considered before.

 

The next few pins were inspired by my much-beloved jeans jacket. I found the jacket for $8 at a consignment store, and wear it OFTEN. I love the pearls and denim look, and have a long brown skirt just the style of the grey one in that third pin. Any of these ideas would also look nice with a lightweight denim shirt, I think.

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I love to pin haircut ideas. These caught my eye lately, and will be helpful in communicating with my hair salon lady the next time I go in for a haircut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also like to pin nail polish ideas for my girls. They’re always painting their nails, and ideas like the cute ones here can be found in abundance on Pinterest. What’s your favorite way to use Pinterest in a frugal way?

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{ 5 Comments }

  1. Haven’t done the pinterest (or Facebook or twitter) thing. I’m just thinking while those toes look neat, that must have been a lot of effort!

  2. I like to pin fun, nerdy t-shirts and figure out how to make them myself using freezer paper stencils.
    I also find tons of great inexepensive diy ideas for teacher gifts.
    And just today I pinned a few great ideas for patching kids’ jeans, and I patched half a dozen already today.

  3. My youngest has multiple disabilities and Pintrest is fantastic for frugal therapy ideas. Most therapy tools cost a bomb so cheep or home-made alternatives are great. I find some great homeschooling ideas and I have them organised on boards so when we study a certain topic I have a stock of youtube clips, printables and sites ready to go. I pin a lot of fancy ideas and adapt them as we are renovating. I have to sit a few hours a day with my daughter and pinning with one hand is an easy way to gather ideas while feeding, medicating and holding her so my boards are pretty full!

  4. I admit it…I LOVE Pinterest. It’s a “paperless” alternative to magazine clippings (which I still have too many of — ahem!). I try not to peruse Pinterest very often (because I’ll waste too much time!), but I love the “Pin It” internet browser button that allows me to pin pictures from anywhere on the web.

    I’ve pinned a lot of DIY projects for home decor, crafting, homeschooling, etc. My favorites are ones that repurpose things I already have.

    P.S. I love looking at your boards, Mary! We have similar tastes. :)