My friends and I love to shop for clothes, and even though I have adopted the practice of donating an item for every new one I purchase, I haven’t always managed to find pieces to donate because it is hard to part with something I have barely worn and for which I paid good money to take home.

Smashion can be your solution to both freeing up some closet space and filling it with finds from other people’s closets. Unlike the big sites like Ebay, using this site is FREE to both buyers and sellers of used clothing! There is no bidding, just fixed prices and you pay through Paypal so your purchases are protected from fraud. There are over 1,500 items listed and you can buy everything from shoes and accessories to dresses and they have clothes for men too. You can even chat with other frugal fashionistas in their forums about their finds.

If you have never been to Yamashiro’s Garden in Hollywood, then go this or any other Thursday between 5-9pm because this fabulous famous view is yours for a $2 (mandatory) parking fee. There will now be an ongoing Farmer’s Market here starting March 4 that will last through sunset (the time to be here) and will feature organic produce and alcohol all in one spectacular outdoor setting. If you don’t want to cook, there will be a grill set up with cooked items from $4-8, and if you want to enjoy a chef making your meal, market produce will be featured on the menu inside the restaurant. The outdoor Pagoda bar will be serving cocktails and if your prefer to BYOB, they will charge just a corkage fee. Live jazz will help set the mood as sun sets, and you wonder how why anyone lives anywhere else.