Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Frugal April Closet

Why call it frugal?

Because most of the clothes and accessories shown here were thrifted, some of them for a dollar apiece. The two scarves shown were, strangely enough, not thrifted, but one of them was a gift. A couple of things came from consignment stores and vintage clothing sellers. One purse was bought new a couple of years ago.

Why do frugal?

It's a budget-friendly way to shop sustainably. Plus you can find things nobody else has!

Why are there no shoes in these pictures?

I just go with what what works for wherever we're going: grey ankle boots, black Allbirds Mizzles sneakers, dressier things (but hardly ever these days).

I've used this poster before as wardrobe inspiration. This time it came up kind of after the fact, but there's definitely some "Sonatina Per Due" going on here again.

It might be this scarf:

Or this one:

Or this blouse from the thrift store's dollar rack:

Or this taupe top, also a dollar...

and a grey pullover blouse, thrifted but new with tags...

which both look good with this yard-saled necklace.

The grey beret came from a vintage clothing booth.

I think this navy  cardigan was also on the dollar rack, but in any case it wasn't much more than that.

The cotton chenille poncho (with a fair-trade label) was a little more, but still under ten dollars.

So what if I combined the newest things with each other, and with some of my basics?

Navy cardigan, taupe top

New taupe top over old tank top; free leggings from my daughter

Grey blouse, grey jeans, scarf

Cardigan over blue and white striped shirt

Poncho over white t-shirt and grey jeans

Grey blouse with white cardigan and khaki pants

Taupe top, leggings, scarf

Grey blouse, grey jeans, purple handmade ultrasuede coat (bought for a dollar from a thrift store last-chance rack)

Grey blouse, khaki pants, white cardigan

Adding a scarf and hat to that one (grey jeans instead).


Grey t-shirt dress, purple coat, necklaces, beret

Grey t-shirt dress, teal poncho, scarf
Grey t-shirt dress, white cardigan, necklaces, purse
Grey t-shirt dress hiked up to be a top; grey jeans, scarf
Some sage cardigan outfits (repeats from last month)


burgundy tank top

dark pink tank top

taupe top

white t-shirt

floral blouse

grey pullover blouse

jean-style shirt

blue and white striped shirt

grey pinstriped jeans

wine-coloured lightweight leggings

khaki pants

long sage-green cardigan, short sleeves

white cotton cardigan

navy cropped cardigan

purple coat (intended to be a long suit jacket, but it can be a spring coat too)

grey t-shirt dress with ruching on the side


blue jeans

dark blue t-shirt

light yellow t-shirt, 3/4 length sleeves (from last month)

navy jersey pants

 plum t-shirt dress, short sleeves


teal faux-leather jacket 

hooded rain jacket (not shown)


teal poncho

two scarves shown in photos

grey beret

grey-blue purse

rose-pink purse shown in photos

necklaces, earrings, bracelets

Last updated March 30, 2021


The Vivenne Files said...

You always do such a beautiful job choosing your wardrobe, and I'm particularly impressed by your thrifting skills! Thank you for taking the time and exerting the effort to share this with the world.
big hugs,

Mama Squirrel said...

Thanks so much, Janice! I have learned a lot from your website.

Joyfullyhome said...

This is really wonderful! I love thrift shopping. You have some beautiful pieces, and you've put them together so well. Thank you for sharing!

Mama Squirrel said...

Thank you so much!