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Frugalistas unite!

Forgive me if I gloat – I’m not used to being so … so right on, so au courant. It was thrilling this morning, reading the New York Times, to discover what was chosen by columnist William Safire as the word of 2008:

Frugalista, defined as “a person who lives a frugal lifestyle but stays fashionable and healthy by swapping clothes, buying secondhand, growing own produce, etc.” 

Frugalista, c’est moi!  And not only because, with a writer’s income, I have no choice. I can’t imagine changing my second-hand ways even if the lottery came calling. We’ve had enough of “fashionistas,” the army of women scouring Vogue and rushing out to do its bidding.  The absurd list of “Must Haves,” the obscenity of ditching last season’s two thousand dollar handbag for this season’s.  Now we just can’t live like that any more. 

Brava to Michelle Obama, stylish and gorgeous without, to my knowledge, wearing a single visible label or ostentatious garment. 





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