From Frump To Fashion – How I Upcyle $1 Thrift Store Finds Into Chic New Outfits


The before and after pictures may surprise you.

My name is Jillian, and I run a blog called Refashionista where I document my adventures in taking $1 thrift store pieces and upcycling them into something modern and trendy.
I know, I know. When you’re in a thrift store, it can be hard to see a piece of clothing like the one featured in the photo on the right and say, “YES, I’m going to make this into something beautiful.”
But I’m here to show you how – with a little tender, love, and care – I turned 11 thrift store finds into fashion forward pieces you’d be proud to show off.
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