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Summer Tip: It’s All About Winter Coats

I know, I know. It’s eleventy-million and two degrees outside, Tam. Why are you talking about winter coats?! I get it – just looking at a jacket right now is cringe. BUT… if you want the best deal on a winter coat – this is the perfect time to shop for one. I was in a Goodwill last week and …

Don’t Sleep On Thrifted Bags!

We often talk about the hunt being worth it – staying the course until you snatch up that perfect piece you’ve been dying to have. It really is exhilarating! But bags? They are on a whole other level! Crossbody bags, wallets, and backpacks can be the most difficult items to find in like-new condition. But when we do – everyone …

The Hunt Is Always Worth It & Often Surprising

There are countless online Fashion Resellers – And so many of them are fabulous. You can be certain that you will find unique clothing every time. You know the saying “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” I’ve heard of someone who thrifted an item their friend had recently donated. I guess some treasures want to stay close to home …

The Power Of Thrifting Patience

If you’ve ever gone to a thrift store searching for a specific item, you know how laborious and time-consuming it can be. Before shopping second-hand became my job, I’d often give up and leave with nothing. But, if you’re willing to stick with it, the hunt almost always yields success. Here are a few things to consider when thrifting for …

What Is Fast Fashion?

Clothing that is inexpensive and rapidly mass-produced and marketed is fast fashion. Think Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy, and Zara, to name a few. Zara isn’t exactly “inexpensive,” so people are often surprised to learn they are as “fast fashion” as the others. Because fast fashion is made so, well, fast, it is generally less sustainable and lower quality. This …

How To Find The Value Of Your Clothing

So there’s a shirt in your closet that you love but you don’t wear anymore. You don’t want to donate it because it has value to you – perhaps you spent $90 on it, and it’s still in like-new shape, and you’re thinking, “I can sell this. But for how much?” The answer is literally at your fingertips. We use …

Holey, Holey, Holey

Have you ever been in that purging your closet mode, making piles of “KEEP” and “DONATE,” and you run across that Van Halen Tee you got in ’89 and realize it has more holes than a Swiss cheese factory? You stand there, holding the tee tightly to your chest, knowing you must give it up – but should you donate …

Iconic Trends That Are Making A Comeback

For the sake of time, we will highlight just four trends that we’re excited about. Well, mostly. Here we go! Corduroy. When I was a little girl, corduroy was everything and everywhere, and I rocked it so hard. There’s a nostalgic feel about it, and certainly a vintage one. Corduroy jackets are really hot right now, so if you like …

No thanks. I don’t thrift.

The two most common ways to thrift are in-store and online. If you’re a seasoned in-store thrifter, you know it can take a lot of time to find the perfect item. It can be a lot of work, for instance, learning the best days for new products, utilizing discount days/colored tags days, and knowing where the best thrifting stores are …

Make Way For Change

I shared some thoughts this week about pairing down our closets. I’ve recently done so, and although I was left with far fewer pieces of clothing, I seem to have many more outfit choices. Perhaps it’s because the clutter and distraction of unused and unliked clothing are gone, and nothing impedes the things that work for me. The stat that …