We are ultra excited today to feature one of our favorite fashion bloggers, TaziaLynne! We love her advice on how to look gorgeously fierce on a budget! Take it away, TaziaLynne!

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Staying on par with different styles and creative content for my blog can be a challenge when dollar signs begin to stack up. Here is my secret to success, Uptown Cheapskate! They have loads of gently used clothing, sometimes even brand new with tags still on them for at least 60% off retail value!  I’m no millionaire, although I have high hopes as does every 25 year-old. My favorite addition to their stores is their new Top Shop jewelry selection. At a price I can afford and still pay rent, they have some of the best quality! (For a Nordstrom junkie, I would prefer Uptown’s selection over Nordy’s any day because it’s less picked over!) There is a way to look fierce, beautiful and in with the trends. You have to be smart, creative and of course confident in what you wear. Don’t be afraid to be bold and try new things! My process of shopping for my blog is picking clothes that push my comfort level. I always love them! It’s like adding a new piece to my personality that wasn’t there before. ‘Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!’




TaziaLynne grabbed those gorgeous earrings and sunglasses at Uptown Cheapskate.

Check out her Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more inspiring fashion advice!

Photos taken by Hunter Kofford Images.




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Spring is officially here! Start you season on trend with this year’s latest fashions.

Love that Gingham Style:

We love everything about this playful style that evokes innocence and class. Wear yours in a dress, button down shirt, shoes, and more.


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Next up: Joggers

This trend has been floating it’s way around Europe the past few seasons and has finally made it’s way across the pond to the States. Featuring an elastic waistband and stretchy material, what’s not to love about these comfy pants? Dress them up with bold jewelry, heels and a fitted jacket, or slouch them down with with  a loose tee and your favorite sneaks. Not just for girls, this trend can be worn by guys too!

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Asymmetrical Hem:

Asymmetrical hems are the 2015 take in the high-low. Try them on skirts, shorts and slouchy shirts to add interest and variety.

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My name is Chrissy and I am privileged to be the store manager and buyer at Uptown Cheapskate in Arlington, TX! I have always been an avid resale shopper so being a buyer at Uptown is a dream job! You never know what is going to walk through the door—who knew you could find treasures in a bag or bin? I enjoy watching for new trends and LOVE when we see them come in our store. As I buy clothes that come into our store I like to keep in mind the latest fashion trends and the most up to date celebrity outfits. Many times a customer will bring in a picture of a celebrity in a certain outfit that they just must have and this is when I get to work with them to create a lookalike outfit they love.

My personal fashion icon would have to be Sophia Bush, hands down! She is classy and emits self-confidence. You can always count on effortless style from Sophia Bush. It’s never too much or too little. It could take a team days picking out her perfect look for an event and, just like always, Sophia always seems to wear it with total confidence and comfort. One way Sophia stays current is through basic splashes of color here and there without ever wearing overwhelming color. She’ll wear a basic tee with jeans, but then have on the most adorable orange flats that every girl must have. This is one way that I find myself recreating her style. While a simple outfit is perfect for a shopping or a day full of errands, always make sure you have on a bright color that reminds everyone you are still fashion forward and current. No girl ever wants her outfit labeled as “plain,” so always remember that a little color never hurt anyone!


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While Sophia has worked from a very young age as a regular on the television show One Tree Hill, she has never conformed to Hollywood’s idea of a “perfect” body. While still young, Sophia stood up against a large company that she believed was selling young women the idea that their bodies weren’t good enough by producing a shirt with the label “eat less” in bold. Girls are constantly being told that there bodies are not good enough and that they must live up to these impossible standards set by models and the fashion industry, and Sophia would not stand for it. Instead Sophia started her own campaign called “Zero is not a size.” With this campaign she reinforced the idea that every women’s body type is different and there is not one ideal size for every girl. Because of her, many young girls were able to define themselves based on more than the size jean they wore. Sophia reinstated that every girl should find her own style and that the same style doesn’t look great on everyone. However, everyone has a style that looks great on them. I can’t think of any celeb I would rather take style advice from, and as I help women as they come into our stores, I know this statement to be very true. Shopping is all about finding the outfit that makes you feel good!

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As I mentioned, many women come into my store asking if I can help them recreate an outfit that they saw a celeb wear. To illustrate how easy it is to affordably dress like the stars, I mimicked my favorite celeb with these outfits! I found all these great pieces that match her style at our Uptown store.

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In this picture Sophia went for a hipster outfit for a night out on the town. This would be a perfect outfit for a night out with friends at a local bar or outdoor party! She dresses down her lacey black dress by putting on a forest green jacket and brown closed toed shoes. I was able to match this outfit by wearing a black dress with a green jacket and black booties. All of these items were found at Uptown!


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I love Sophia’s outfit in this last picture! She went with a red blazer that makes her really pop as she walks into a room. The color red really draws attention and makes a great outfit for a first date or a concert! She pairs it with high-waisted black shorts. With the final touch of black pumps she has made the perfect outfit! As every girl knows, a pair of black pumps is essential to your wardrobe. They are perfect for almost any outfit and match so many things that they are a must have, especially a pair that is comfortable but adorable!

Chrissy Pointer
Uptown Cheapskate Arlington, TX

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  1. Ernestine jones March 6, 2015 Reply

    Would like to know what type of clothes you will accept I have plus size clothes.

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      Uptown Cheapskate March 6, 2015 Reply

      We generally accept Womens XS-2XL or 0-18, and men’s size XS-2XL. Hope to see you in soon!

  2. Natalie Brinton March 7, 2015 Reply

    Do you accept prom/formal dresses?

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      Uptown Cheapskate March 9, 2015 Reply

      Some of our stores do so it would be best to call your individual location to make sure. All of our stores accept cocktail style dresses.

  3. alisha March 7, 2015 Reply

    There is a upcoming Showcase for the Boutique owner I work for & we wanted to contact you in reguards to possibly covering the showcase.

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      Uptown Cheapskate March 9, 2015 Reply

      Hi Alisha,
      Sounds exciting! To contact the store owner nearest you about this, go to the “stores” page.

  4. heather March 8, 2015 Reply

    I was wondering do you take prom dresses and wedding dresses?

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      Uptown Cheapskate March 9, 2015 Reply

      Some of our stores buy prom dresses but it would be best to call your individual location first. We don’t buy wedding dresses but thanks for asking!

  5. Rossy March 9, 2015 Reply

    Today was my first time walking into the store I was impressed on how nice and professional the employees are the store is very clean and organized and they have very big variety of items I end up buying a coach handbag for only $39.99 I saw it on line and it’s $209.94 I love it is an a great condition and clean.

    • Author
      Uptown Cheapskate March 9, 2015 Reply

      So glad you had a great experience, Rossy! Thanks for the nice comment, and we hope to see you again soon.

  6. Alyssa Cross March 10, 2015 Reply

    I was wonderING if you guys took swimsuits?

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      Uptown Cheapskate March 10, 2015 Reply

      We usually only accept swimsuits that are new with tags. Thanks for asking!

  7. Valeria gonzalez March 11, 2015 Reply

    How about a michael kors one time used purse?

    • Author
      Uptown Cheapskate March 11, 2015 Reply

      Yes, we love Michael Kors. Bring it in–we’d love to take a look!

  8. Hugo Ramirez March 15, 2015 Reply

    I would like to know how much clothes do you guys accept at one time?

    • Author
      Uptown Cheapskate March 16, 2015 Reply

      There’s no limit! You can bring in whatever you have, and we’ll go through your items to appraise them based on style, condition, brand, and store inventory. We’ll make you an offer on the items we can accept, and you’re welcome to take the rest back, or donate it to charity.

  9. Heidi March 18, 2015 Reply

    Today I sold 4 items & I felt like I did not get what it was worth. Only 8$? Really? It was quality clothes too. Makes it feel like I lost money!

    • Author
      Uptown Cheapskate March 19, 2015 Reply

      Thanks for selling to us, Heidi! We’re sorry to hear you didn’t get what you felt your items were worth. We make offers that are carefully designed to give you the most we can while keeping prices in the store as low as possible, and maintaining a profitable, locally owned business. It’s a tricky balance! Our pricing software generates an offer based on style, condition, brand, inventory, and what sells well in the store. Besides earning cash, when you sell to Uptown, you’re also benefiting the environment, allowing someone else to have amazing style for much less, and you’re contributing to growth in your local community. We hope you know how much we appreciate you selling, and hope this helps you understand your payout.

  10. Jocelyn March 25, 2015 Reply

    Is there a maximun number of items I can take? I just cleared out my closet and boy do I have alot!!

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      Uptown Cheapskate March 26, 2015 Reply

      There is no maximum! We’d love to see your things. Make sure the items are clean, in great condition (no missing buttons, stains, fading, etc.) and in current style. If you bring in a lot at once, it might take us a little longer to appraise them, but it will go a little faster if you lay the items flat in a box or bin. We’re so excited for you to stop in, Jocelyn!

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February- Email- Business wear

Work clothes.
Probably the most boring sounding type of fashion imaginable, but we’re here to change that. Don’t let your office go-to fall into a pit of never ending black slacks and flats. It’s time to mix it up.

Here’s how:

Try for a bold dress, and match it with a pair of sleek nude heels. Give the dress a pop of contrast with either a solid color belt or a statement necklace.

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A skirt/shirt combo is always a great option for the office. It’s comfy, yet classy, and can be worn in so many different ways. Don’t be afraid to mix prints and textures. Match a shorter skirt with longer sleeves to keep it office-appropriate, and a little embellishments are an easy way to glam up an otherwise ordinary top.




For guys, we love the dark shirt on dark slim suit look with a coordinating skinny tie. Get a pair of statement shoes, and try colored laces for some variety.



Casual Friday:
Just because it’s casual, doesn’t mean it’s boring. Pair your comfiest jeans with cute flats and a chambray shirt. Accessorize with a bold necklace, and don’t forget — a blazer will turn almost any outfit into a professional win. Be sure to check Uptown Cheapskate first for those more spendy items, as they’ll save you a ton!

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Work it.




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  1. Elvia Becerra January 12, 2015 Reply

    I was in your store today , and loved all the items I found to change my wordrove.

  2. Samantha February 1, 2015 Reply

    I had a question about what types of shoes you guys accept? I have a pair of brand new cheer shoes I have never worn, but I was wondering if you would accept athletic shoes at all. Thanks!

    • Scott Sloan February 7, 2015 Reply

      Yes! We love athletic shoes and apparel. Bring them in anytime and we’ll look at them and make you can offer.

  3. Kimberly Best February 12, 2015 Reply

    Do you accept lingerie?

    • Author
      Uptown Cheapskate February 12, 2015 Reply

      Kimberly! Thanks for asking but we don’t currently buy lingerie.

  4. Marilyn February 14, 2015 Reply

    Do you accept designer (Coach) bags without certificate? What about Fossil? Cowboy boots?

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      Uptown Cheapskate February 16, 2015 Reply

      Hi Marilyn! Yes we sure do buy all of those things. They don’t need certificates but we will authenticate them.

  5. Kelsi February 23, 2015 Reply

    Do yall buy pageant dresses?

  6. wendy d February 24, 2015 Reply

    My aunt passed and I was cleaning out her room do you accept real jewelry like sterling silver

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