image Thrifty fall dress

I thought going into fall, it would be fun to share some of my favorite thrifted finds with you all! I am big into thrift shopping, and while it is not always easy to find my style at the consignment stores, sometimes I get lucky!

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This dress was a thrifty find from last fall online. I am a member of several Facebook groups for plus-size gals. It is lots of fun, and I find some really awesome things from time to time. However, there are some things to keep in mind for shopping and swapping on them!

First off, make sure you check out the rules as soon as you join and make sure you follow them. Some admins will delete you for the tiniest infraction. Also, if you are selling, you want to make sure you are doing it right. If you are buying, you want to make sure you do it by the book. A lot of groups run pretty much the same, but sometimes you run into one that is different than the rest.

Second, I suggest that anyone new to this should kinda lurk a bit. You can get used to who regularly posts, and get a feel for buying on the page. I have only gotten burned once as a buyer. This leads me to my third rule…

Since almost everyone does business by Pay Pal, only pay by invoice. This protects you if something goes wrong. No invoice, no help in a lot of cases.

Also, if you can, look at feedback on the group. It helps you know who is a good seller and who is a good buyer. Also, know that some of these groups are prone to drama. There are some great scores in groups in which I belonged that had so much drama that while I love the deals I could find there, I left because I could not take the drama.

Thrifting via Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram can be fun. I have spent the last year decorating my home and finding cute pin up looks and other cute outfits thanks to the thrifting groups and pages. Learning the rules and getting a feel for the groups or pages really helps you in your experiences.

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This dress was actually one of my first finds, and I cannot wait to wear it again this fall. I hope my tips have helped you in getting started. As always, I look forward from hearing you via messages or in the comments below!

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