Frugal Shopaholic of the Month: Patrice Williams

Patrice J. Williams

Where are you from?
Originally from New Jersey, currently living in NYC.

Describe your personal style?
I would describe my style as casual chic. I love a good skinny jean for versatility, but I'm really a sucker for a cute, feminine dress and/or statement accessories.

Where are your favorite places to shop?
I'm all about thrift shopping. I'm all for affordable chains like H&M and Target, but thrift shopping is where I really find the one of a kind pieces for just a few dollars. Though thrifting can take some time and you never really know what you'll find, the treasure hunt aspect is what I really love. Last month I found a pair of Balenciaga booties for $1. You can't beat that!

What does being a “Frugal Shopaholic” mean to you?
Being a Frugal Shopaholic means embracing the look of high style but being savvy enough to never pay full price. 

What is a frugal shopaholic tip or trick that can share with our readers?
A tip I have that's really timely for right now, check your local thrift stores. The holiday/end of the year can see a surge in donations. People are cleaning out their closets to make room for the new stuff and they're also donating to get those last minute charitable tax write offs. And in general, people are generous around the holiday so they're more likely to let go of the amazing clothes that have been collecting dust in their closets. 

Explain your blog name?
I came up with Looking Fly on a Dime (and trademarked it!) because I wanted a name that's self explanatory and sums up my philosophy. Anyone can buy "cheap" stuff, but there's an art to making the affordable look like it cost a million bucks. I love sharing my tips and tricks with other women who share that sentiment. I've worn head to toe outfits that cost less than $10, but no one would ever know it...until I tell them! Looking Fly on a Dime is all about knowing your style is never determined by your wallet.