You have to check out this blog by an AWESOME and resourceful young woman who is in the midst of buying 365 dresses, with $365, and transforming them into modern, wearable clothes in 365 days. It's amazing! It all started last October when she lost her job and wanted daily inspiration akin to "Julie & Julia" to lift her spirits.
Here's a link to her blog, New Dress A Day.
And here's a link to a story Mother Nature Network published about her.