Why I didn’t buy that cute top that was on sale!

A few weeks ago, when the shops were opening up in my hometown, I was out browsing with my friend. We both love consignment and thrift shops, so we set out to visit those first.

I had some summer items on my wish list that I was looking for. A linen dress, a skirt, and maybe a new top or two. Really I just want to be comfortable this year.

My friend brought over a super cute navy and white breton stripe tank for me. Not only was the top really cute, but it was also on sale! I took it into consideration. It was only going to be about $9 after the discount was taken. I would be silly to pass up on such a deal, right? I decided against purchasing the shirt.

Let me tell you why.

The striped tank top just did not check enough of my boxes that help guide my purchase decision. Before I make any clothing purchase, I ask myself these questions:

  • Will this piece go with the other items I already own?
    • I tend to wear mostly black and white as my base neutrals. I have slowly added in a few accent colors into my wardrobe, but I do not own anything in navy blue anymore. Since that color is not included in my wardrobe normally, I know I would have a hard time finding different ways to wear it.
  • Will this piece serve me across multiple seasons?
    • This question is difficult when it comes to summer pieces. I only buy tank tops that I can see myself layering with a sweater or jacket in the fall and spring seasons. Since most of my sweaters and jackets are black, green, or cream in color, the navy tank did not pass this test.
  • Would I buy this piece if it were not on sale?
    • If the answer is ‘no’, I usually automatically pass on the item. This tells me that I do not need this item, and that it’s most likely just an impulse purchase.
  • Would I buy the ethically made version of this piece?
    • Again, if the answer is ‘no’, then I usually will pass on this item. If I am not willing to spend more money on an ethically made version of a product, I should not be buying the product in the first place. This tank top, though it was cute, would not be one I would purchase at full price ethically made. This is not a good purchase for me.
  • Would I get at least 30 wears from this piece?
    • 30 is not a magic number for determining how much I like a piece (though it helps). The number 30 gives me perspective. 30 wears may not seem like a lot at first, but you would be surprised how many times you ACTUALLY wear your clothes before you get rid of them (hint- its usually much less than 30). The number 30 tells me that I need to choose pieces that will last. The piece needs to be a style that I will continue reaching for over and over again (why I tend not to buy trendy pieces), and it needs to be high quality enough to endure many washes and wears. If my answer is ‘no’ to any of the “30 wears” criteria, the piece stays at the store and does not come home with me.
  • Does the piece fit the way I want it to?
    • This may seem like an obvious question, but I couldn’t tell you how many times I bought something that was on sale even though it didn’t fit right. I did this a lot in high school. I wanted to wear what my friends wore, and I wanted the size on the tag to make me feel good. Take Hollister for example. Even as a high schooler, I knew that the brand was notorious for running small. I’ve been a size medium in most brands since I was 12 years old. When I went to Hollister, I would wear the size medium clothes, but they always felt way too snug on me. Did I ever think to size up? Not my dumb high schooler brain. I was buying for the tags and the logo, not the fit. More often than not, I would buy the t-shirt or camisole, wear it a couple times, and it would be left at the bottom of my dresser drawer for many years to come. If I had only sized up, maybe I would have liked those clothes better. Clearly, I am way past my Hollister phase, so I am willing to try sizing up so that I can get the fit and comfot I want from a garment. If you don’t like the fit, don’t buy it!
  • Does this piece fit my lifestyle?
    • I am a teacher. I have the summers off. I want to be a mom someday. I don’t go to a lot of fancy events. If my clothes don’t fit into my lifestyle, I won’t be purchasing it. There will be no more hunts for dresses that I could wear to a wedding… Truth be told, I already have a lot of those, and they already don’t get worn enough.

I left the consignment shop with a different top that day. I found a great linen button down that fits right into my current wardrobe. If I bought the navy tank, I honestly don’t think I would’ve even worn it yet weeks later.

All this to say, making purchase decisions is not always easy. I ask myself a lot of questions before making each fashion purchase. Honestly, I’m going to mess up. Sometimes I don’t have realistic expectations. I think I am going to use a piece much more than I end up wearing it down the line. Believe me, I’ve bought the special occasion dress with the intention of wearing it to more events, but haven’t. Give yourself some grace.

There are lot’s of sales going on right now since the shops are reopening (are the sales really any different from before though?). Try and ask yourself these questions before making any impulse purchases.

How do you make your own purchase decisions? Is there a question you think I should add to my list? Add a comment! I would love to hear it!

May 30X30 Recap

This was the first 30X30 capsule challege that I started and completed! I have done 10X10 challenges in the past, but none that lasted 30 days! I am really excited to share with you all of my looks, my favorite looks from the last 30 days, and what I learned about myself through the process!

Scroll through the slides to see all of my 30X30 looks!

I had such a fun time with this 30X30 challenge. If you want to read about all of the pieces I worked with, you can read my 30X30 picks blog post!

These were my three favorite looks from the May 30X30:

The first picture was actually day 29/30. It was a perfectly sunny day, that was just warm enough for shorts, and just cool enough for long sleeves. I felt very “french-chic” in this outfit and was very comfortable all day. This outfit’s top is old fast-fashion, the bottoms are thrifted, and the shoes are from Veja.

My second favorite outfit from this challenge is one of my favorites because of its minimalist vibes. I like the simple black tank paired with my mom jeans. No shoes because #stayathome! The top is L L Bean, and the bottoms are 90s Vintage Lee from Poshmark.

I chose my third favorite outfit because of the pieces I paired together. I normally would not have worn my oversized denim jacket with these pants that I had bought for work this winter. This outfit shows one of the things I learned from this challenge: that I can pair more things together in my wardrobe than I thought I could. The headband was also a fun, last minute touch. The jacket is my vintage Guess denim jacket, the top is the L L Bean tank, the pants are an impulse purchase from this winter, and the shoes are from ABLE.

Going into this challenge, I didn’t think that I would learn much. I knew my style, I knew I picked items that I would normally make outfits from normally, and I knew I picked items that could be layered or worn on their own. I actually ended up learning A LOT.

  • I learned how to pair items together that normally I wouldn’t. I know this sounds obvious, but I really ended up making more combinations of items than I thought I would. Like my outfit shown above with the oversized denim jacket paired with my chic black work pants. I LOVED pairing something so casual with something so sleek. It both dressed up the jacket and dressed down the pants. It left me wondering what else I can do that with in my closet!
  • I learned to appreciate my accessories. Honestly, I got somewhat bored of my 30X30 picks about halfway into the challenge. It’s not that I don’t like those pieces. I love each piece so much! I’m just used to having my whole wardrobe at my disposal all the time and love having the variety to choose from. To keep myself interested in my outfits, or even to elevate a very simple outfit, I used accessories! I tied my scarves to make headbands (see slideshow pictures), I used my shoes and purses, and I played with my necklaces, earrings, and bracelets more than I have in the past. I loved how a different pair of earrings made the outfit feel so different. I hope to remember this in the future when my my closet needs to feel “new” again.
  • Most importantly, I learned to be kind to my body. One of my initial picks (my chambray pants I’ve had for 4 years) didn’t fit when I put them on for the first time in the middle of the challenge. Instead of being hard on myself and spiraling into negative self-talk, I decided to move on from those pants and buy an item I’ve had on my wish list for a long time. I bought my mom jeans during this challenge! I bought my 90s vintage Lee jeans. Instead of holding on to something that made me feel bad, I traded them in for something that makes me feel good (not to mention they are also WAY more comfortable)!

I am so glad that I decided to do this challenge. If you are looking for a way to use items in your closet more, capsule challenges are a great way to get more wears-per-item! I hope that you will consider doing a capsule challenge in the future! Maybe I will do another one during another season. I am curious what it would be like to do one in the fall/winter instead of the spring/summer.

If you have done a capsule challenge before, how did you like it? What did you learn? Each person has a different experience. I would love to hear about it!

How to get your dream closet on a budget!

Whether your style has changed, or your life style, or even if you just want a closet re-fresh, it can be pretty pricey to revamp your wardrobe. Not everyone has the budget to go shop online and buy everything on their closet wish list. Here are my tips for getting your dream closet on a budget.

1- Buy your clothes from local consignment stores

Consignment stores are a treasure trove of unique and quality pieces. They are where I have found some of my most favorite items in my closet! I have purchased cashmere sweaters, spring jackets, dresses, and jeans from consignment stores. There are so many pros for shopping consignment.

Consignment stores:

  • carry lightly used clothes, shoes, and accessories
  • are often locally owned
  • tend to carry more high end brands
  • have off season clothes at a great discount
  • have a wide selection of styles, brands, and trends
  • may allow some price negotiation (especially if you are a regular)
  • constantly have new clothes coming in
  • sometimes have clothes that are new with tags (NWT)
  • allow you to try on before you buy (can’t do that online)
  • are up on current trends
  • allow you to sell your clothes and use credit in store or give you cash!

One of my favorite things about consignment stores is that last bullet point: I can sell my own old clothes and use that credit in store! Bringing my lightly used, stylish clothes to a consignment store allows me to sustainably clear out my closet, earn money with minimal effort, and pass on my pieces to have a second life in someone else’s closet. After my pieces sell in the store, I get a cash credit or check that I can use to purchase something else I will love wearing.

I have to say, my favorite part of shopping consignment is knowing the store owners. I frequent a couple consignment stores in my local area, and I love that the store owner knows me by name when I walk in! She also has learned more about the kinds of pieces I like, and can help me find things that fit my style! Supporting and shopping local business is so important!

2- Buy your clothes secondhand online

My personal favorite online marketplace is Poshmark because the selection is so big. You can find almost anything on Poshmark from vintage clothes to items that are recently sold out online.

You can also refine your search. If you are searching for a denim jacket, you can type and refine your search to find exactly what you are looking for. You can sort by brand, color, size, gender, etc. This feature is super helpful if you don’t have the time to browse consignment or thrift stores, or if you want something to fit your specific vision.

There are SO MANY great secondhand shops online now. Some other secondhand clothes sites are The Real Real, Etsy, Lovanie, Vestiare, and thredUP.

3- Wait for the sale

This sounds so obvious- but often the urgency we feel when we want to purchase something makes us forget this simple solution for saving money. Most of the time, we don’t immediately NEED the item we are searching for. If you can wait a bit, most of the time a sale will roll around for the item you’re eyeing. As my parents always reminded me as a high schooler, there’s always going to be another sale 😉

I have not personally used them yet, but there are browser extensions that you can use to alert you when an item goes on sale. One that I have heard of is Shoptagr. This way, if you really want to buy something new online, you don’t have to constantly watch for sales yourself.

Another reason its good to wait for a sale and delay your purchase is that you may discover that you don’t really need that item anyways. I know that most of the time, when I delay a purchase, I find that that forget about it. For me, if I delay my purchase, and I’m still thinking about it a week later, I am more likely to use enjoy that piece in the long run.

In addition to all of these tips, I will add that you should always look to buy high quality pieces that will last. It can be tempting to buy cheap clothes in a rush, or purchase something quick from a fast fashion store, but those clothes are not going to be good for you in the long run. Just because something is on sale, it doesn’t mean you need it.

Look for quality, not quantity 😉

I hope you have found some inspiration for building your dream closet on a budget. Maybe you already have a favorite consignment store, or maybe this post has encouraged you to check out your local shop. Tell me how you have found dream pieces on a budget! I would love some more tips myself!

If you are looking for thrift tips, go to my Top Tips for Thrifting post!

How I found my wish list pieces secondhand

I have heard so many times throughout my life that thrift shops only have the ugly, outdated, and worn out clothes that no one wants anymore. While sometimes this can be true, I have found quite the opposite!

Its true. Thrift stores are the first place that people think to drop off their old clothes they don’t want anymore. Thrift stores get SO MUCH clothing, that people who work there don’t hang up and sell everything that comes through their donation center. The people who are sorting end up choosing and pricing only the pieces that they think are re-sellable. For example, you won’t find the thousands of high school, club, and sports t-shirts hung up with a price tag on them. What this means is the thrift stores and secondhand stores only pick things that are worth selling.

Because of this, I have made it a priority to use secondhand and thrift stores my first stop when I am searching for something on my wish list. Even though the process of finding each piece takes more time, I have found it well worth my time, and gotten more for my dollar.

I want to share with you some of the pieces that I have found secondhand that were on my wish list for a long time.

1- My oversized denim jacket:

I saw the oversized denim jacket trend on Instagram. I loved the idea of having the kind of jacket that can be layered to transition into each season. I saw a lot of really nice jackets online from ethical brands like FashionABLE and Everlane, but I did not have the budget to buy one new. I set out to thrift one. I have a few consignment stores and thrift stores that I search when I am on the hunt. After going back to this same thrift store several times, I finally happened upon it at Salvation Army! I looked up some of the tags and details for the jacket and found that it is most likely from the late 80s or early 90s. I love the unique details it has like the rounded pocket flaps on the chest, and the big pockets that are actually functional! (So many women’s denim jackets don’t even have pockets!)

2- My oversized white button down

You would not believe how many white button down shirts and blouses are at thrift stores! If one is on your wish list, go try on as many different styles as you want! I found this one at Salvation Army a few years ago and it is my favorite go-to shirt. I layer it over tanks, under sweaters and jackets, and wear it on it’s own tucked or un-tucked. I did not have to search as long for this item on my wish list, but it is still just as special to me as the ones I really had to hunt for.

3- 90s Mom jeans

So this last favorite (of many), is my 90s Mom jean. I searched far and wide for a long time in consignment and thrift stores. I tried on several pairs of jeans never to find the fit I was looking for. Once ‘shelter in place’ started, I really wanted a comfortable pair of jeans (yes, they do exist haha). I decided that since I couldn’t go thrifting as I normally would, I would check online secondhand stores. I got these jeans off of Poshmark. They are so comfy! I highly recommend looking at online secondhand platforms before buying new!

I have SO MANY favorite secondhand finds! I will continue sharing with you my favorite finds in later posts. I hope this post has inspired you to thrift shop more for your wish list items. You may find something really unique and special like my jacket!

If you don’t go thrifting often, check out my Top Tips for Thrifting post! I hope you will share the things you find with me!

I’ve cleaned out my closet, now what?

So you’ve been working on paring down your wardrobe and finished cleaning out your closet. Maybe you used my guide for paring down your closet and have a lot of clothes in your ‘get rid of’ pile. What do you do with all of those items?

I went through this myself. The first time I cleaned out my closet, I took seven garbage bags full of clothes to Salvation Army. While it was an easy way to get the clothes out of my house, I noticed something as I went to Salvation Army a few weeks later. I noticed that I had donated a lot of old t-shirts. You know, the ones you get in high school when you are in sports or clubs, or the ones you get when you sign up for a 5K. I noticed that there isn’t a section in Salvation Army for “old high school memorabilia”. I thought to myself, where do the clothes go if they are not sold in the thrift store?

A lot of clothes that are donated to Goodwill or Salvation Army don’t end up getting sold there. A lot of it gets packed up and sent either to another charity shop, or it gets shipped around the world to developing countries, where they are already overwhelmed with the amount of clothes being sent there. Clothes that go unwanted often get burnt up or sent to landfills.

It got me wondering, “What can I do to make sure my clothes don’t end up in a landfill or burnt up?” I did some research, and found out that there are so many other things you can do with your ‘get rid of pile’!

Instead of donating your clothes to overwhelmed thrift stores, you can…

1- Take your gently worn and in-style pieces to a consignment shop. This is a great way to support local business and the easiest way I have found to sell your used clothes. I have a favorite local consignment store that has taken dozens of pieces from me to sell in her store. Not only does the store owner benefit from my clothes being sold there, but I also got a portion of each sale that I could take in cash, check, or in store credit. Most of the time I ended up using my store credit on one or two items at the shop, and those pieces are still some of my favorites.

2- Have a clothing swap party. Invite friends to bring their clothes to your home, church, or community center and “shop” each other’s closets. It’s a fun, free way to refresh your wardrobe and take home some new-to-you pieces. My church has a Clothes Closet community giveaway each month, so any clothes left at the end got donated to the church charity where community members can take them for free.

3- Ask someone if they might want some “hand-me-downs “. Before I get rid of a bag of clothes, I’ll usually ask my younger sister if she would like any of the items I am getting rid of. The hand-me-down opportunity does not end there, though. Whatever my younger sister doesn’t want, other people I know might also want my hand-me-downs. One time, I had the girls in my youth group and their moms come to my house for a try-on party! Some of my friends brought their old clothes to my house for the girls to pick from too! We had snacks, and music, and a lot of fun playing “fashion show”. The girls got to “shop” for free and got to spend some quality time with each other.

4- Re-purpose your old clothes. Do you have an old oversized shirt that you can turn into a skirt? Maybe some stained t-shirts that can be cut into cleaning rags? You can turn your old high school sports and club t-shirts into a quilt! I did that with my college and high school shirts last winter over a couple of snow days. If you aren’t crafty, there are people on Etsy who can make the quilt for you. All you have to do is mail your shirts to them!

My t-shirt quilt I made with my mom over a couple of snow days in January of 2019.

5- Sell your clothes. You can always sell your clothes without a consignment shop. You can sell your clothes on Poshmark, send them to Thred-up, or sell vintage pieces on Etsy. If they are from sustainable brands, there is a new shop called Lovanie that you can sell ethically made brands on. I have not sold clothes online yet. To be totally honest, I just haven’t felt like dealing with the hassle of mailing things to people. I am becoming more and more interested in trying though. We’ll see!

6- Re-categorize some items. This idea does not apply to all of the items in your ‘get rid of’ pile. When I say “re-categorize”, I mean wearing certain items for different purposes than before. For example, an old t-shirt that you don’t want to get rid of can be re-categorized as pajamas. Maybe old jeans with a hole in them can be still worn for yard work.

7- Donate to specific charities. Certain items like old prom or homecoming dresses can either be sold on consignment, or given to charities. Cinderella’s Closet is a charity that takes old prom and homecoming dresses and gives them to girls for free! Look and see if there’s a Cinderella’s Closet charity or something similar near you!

I hope these ideas have inspired you to do more with your ‘get rid of’ pile. Are there other ways that you have re-purposed or given away your unwanted clothes? I would love to hear about it!

So next time you do a closet clean-out, think about what you are going to do with your unwanted items. Maybe it will be a great opportunity to try something new!

May 30X30 Challenge

During this time while we ‘shelter in place’, it can be hard to find things to look forward to. I have been looking forward to doing my first 30X30 challenge!

This challenge, hosted by @petraalexandra and @jazzyhwang is starting tomorrow, May 1, 2020. The challenge is to choose 30 pieces from your wardrobe and to wear only those pieces for the next 30 days.

I have done 10X10 challenges in the past and have really enjoyed them. I’ve been told that 30X30 challenges are easier, but I still had just as hard a time choosing my pieces!

Since we are heading into May, I found choosing my 30 pieces a little difficult. You never know what kind of weather you will have in May in Illinois! So, I tried to choose a variety of pieces that all work together and can be layered.

My picks for the May 30X30 challenge this year!

Just listing the pieces I decided to include would be boring, so I thought I would put them in categories. I made a conscious choice to choose pieces that were a mix of ethically made, second-hand, hand-made, old fast-fashion, and semi-recent impulse purchases.

Ethically made: All of the shoes are from ethical and sustainable brands, except for the running shoes. Veja, FashionABLE, Birkenstock, and Nisolo are all great ethical and sustainable brands! The running shoes are Adidas, and while they are not considered an ethically made brand, they are the only sport shoe brand rated as ‘Good’ in the Good on You App!

Both the black windbreaker and the grey pull over are Patagonia, and the black leggings are Athleta. The purse is also from FashionABLE. The black striped tee is Everlane. The black lounge pants are PACT.

I would also include my Eileen Fisher linen pants and jumpsuit in with the ethically made pieces, but I also got them second-hand.

Second-hand: Like I said, the linen pants and jumpsuit are second-hand. I got them off of Poshmark recently. The denim jacket is vintage Guess. The long-sleeve button down shirts, short sleeve button down shirt, the knit tank, polka-dot tank, and denim shorts are all second-hand from thrift stores.

Hand-made: I made the rust sweater, and just changed out the buttons today!

Old fast-fashion: The chambray chinos, black wrap dress, white, rust, and black t-shirts have all been here for a while. The black and white long sleeve tops have also been in my closet for a bit.

Recent impulse buys: I almost decided not to make this a category, but it’s important to include. Nobody’s perfect.

The green shirt dress, and black “cargo” pants were recent purchases this winter when I needed a pair of new work pants. I’ll admit I didn’t need the dress, but I bought it anyways and I am going to get my 30 wears out of it (at least…it’s an amazing dress!).

I don’t list all of these items to advertise any brands. I just didn’t want people to look at my wardrobe and think that my closet just magically looks this way. I’ve spent the last three years curating my closet and choosing lasting pieces that I love. I want people to know that you can find pieces you love in many different ways! Start with what’s already in your closet! Continue wearing old fast-fashion pieces. Look for ‘wish list’ items second-hand, or save for them and get them from an ethical brand. Try making something for your closet. And lastly, don’t beat yourself up if you give in to an impulse buy. We are all human, and we’re just trying our best.

Have you participated in any challenges like the 30X30? These challenges are great opportunities to practice mixing items in your closet and wear things that maybe you have forgotten about.

I hope you follow along as I post my outfits on Instagram! I will be writing a May 30X30 recap post at the end of the challenge to review how it went!

My Top Tips for Thrift Shopping

Does going thrifting for clothes leave you feeling frustrated or disappointed? Maybe you avoid it all together because it seems overwhelming? I am writing this post during the COVID-19 Stay at Home order, and I must say, I miss thrift shopping so much right now!

Thrift shopping for clothes can be overwhelming for a lot of people. It can be difficult to see past the crowded racks and see things that you like. Here are some tips that I have found helpful when I am thrifting for clothes.

1- Figure out how the store is organized. Each thrift store is organized differently. Typically, Goodwill stores organize their clothes by gender, clothing item (shirts, jeans, dresses, etc.), size, and then color. Salvation Army will organize by gender, clothing item, and color, but sizes are scattered and are not grouped together. Once you figure out how the store organizes its clothes, it will be easier to create a strategy for finding what you are looking for.

2- Go into thrift shopping feeling willing to walk away empty handed. Thrift shopping is a lot of fun. You get the joy of the hunt, but sometimes that joy can turn into disappointment if you don’t find anything you like, especially after working through all of the racks of clothes. Ready yourself to try on lots of clothes and still leave with nothing.

3- Walk in knowing what colors you like to wear. This might sound silly, but if you know you feel your best in neutrals, why waste your time digging through the sections of red and green tops? If you are like me, and have a little green and blue in your wardrobe, you can find things much more easily that will fit into your wardrobe by focusing on those colors rather than riffling through the pink and orange. However, if you have a colorful wardrobe, it may take longer as you look through all of the colors, unless you pick one to focus on (i.e. I am looking for a pink top) specifically.

4- Walk in knowing what style of clothes you like. Thrifting can be a great way to explore different styles, and is more sustainable than buying things from fast fashion stores. However, it is easier to find items that will stay in your closet for a long time when you know your personal style. Do you like flowy, patterned pieces? Do you like structured, classic pieces? Knowing your style will help you find items you like more efficiently.

5- Walk in with your wish list written down or in mind. I don’t often go shopping without knowing what I am looking for. In my fast fashion shopping days, I would go shopping with the mission of just finding something cute and new. I would end up with lots of impulse buys that usually didn’t get worn as often as I had hoped. Now, I have an ongoing “wish list” of things I want to add to my wardrobe. For example, I used to have ‘black midi skirt’ on my wish list. When I went thrifting, I was able to go to the skirt section and find several black skirts to try on. I ended up finding a pleated midi skirt that was the vintage version of the ones that are in boutique shops now.

6- Look at quality of the garments. What brand is the item made by? Is it a brand known for high quality, lasting clothes? Is it a vintage piece (often times you can tell by the tag)?Is it a fast fashion piece? I am able to find lots of high quality pieces at thrift stores. Usually, I won’t wast my time trying on clothes with a fast fashion label because I know those clothes will not be built to last.

Also, look at the labels inside the garment, usually on the side seam. What is the garment made of? Feel the fabric. Is it a natural fabric or a blend of polyester? Natural materials like cotton, linen, wool, and silk are going to feel better, last longer, and look higher quality than ones made of polyester, rayon, or acrylic yarn. By looking at the labels, I can tell if an item is going to last in my wardrobe. It’s true, brand names are not what matters, but quality does.

I know all of these tips can seem overwhelming. It’s a lot to think about at the same time. My biggest tip is to keep trying. The more that you go thrift shopping, the easier it will get to look through the racks. I am not saying you will find something worth buying every time. I still walk out empty handed all the time, but now, my eye is better trained to spot the “diamonds in the rough”.

Do you need help answering some of the questions in this post? What colors do I like? What is my style? If you aren’t sure, go on over to my Resources page and download my free workbook, “Creating a Closet that Reflects your Personal Style”. I hope it will help you discover your true style and create a closet you love for a long time.

After writing this, I can’t wait to get back out and thrift shop for some summer items. I’ve got a linen midi dress on my list that I would love to go hunt for!

Do you have any other ‘thrift tips’? Leave a comment or send an message! I would love to know what helps you thrift better!