I have a few confessions to make.
I’m not a traditional blogger. I like to blog about anything I find blog worthy or enjoyable. I wouldn’t consider myself a “niche” blogger. Blogging gives me a creative outlet, and sometimes somewhere to detail what’s going on in my life.
I don’t have a nice camera, and sometimes my pictures look less than professional. Someday I’d love to have one, but it’s just not in the financial cards right now.
We have 1 laptop with a broken monitor. The good news is: when my husband brings it home from work we can still use it if we hook it up to another monitor, but it does make daily posting a bit more challenging. If I’ve stopped commenting on your blog it’s because of limited computer use. Not because I don’t love you.
My life is not always something to brag about. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Most of the time life is just life for me. Sometimes I get in fights with my husband, sometimes I lock my keys in my car, and trust me; there are many days when there’s anything but fashion going on.
Having said that, I have to also say that I love life. I believe that it’s hard because it’s meant to be hard. It’s joyful because it’s meant to be joyful. It’s all about the way you find joy amongst the times that are supposed to be hard. I am immensely blessed to have a loving family, a wonderful home, and a life worth living. I’m so thankful that people even want to read my silly compilations, and I hope in return I can always provide a genuine attitude.
Just because there’s a lack doesn’t mean I can’t make the best of it. That’s why I shop thrift. I can’t afford to dress the way I’d really like to, so I get creative. Just because my camera’s not even from this decade isn’t gonna stop me from taking pictures and enjoying it.
I compiled a list of reasons I like to shop thrift for my clothing and many other things and what I’ve learned. I hope that as I document my thrift finds, I just might inspire someone else to save a little cash and make the best of a less than ideal situation. I can tell you from experience that I’ve found a lot of joy in the process. Enjoy!
Why I Thrift:
Because most times I’d rather have quantity than quality, but a lot of times I can get both.
I’d rather buy new clothing for my son.
It’s kind of fun, (like a treasure hunt.)
It gives me a creative outlet.
There are more important things to spend money on than fashion.
If I buy a pair of trendy shoes and hate them come the next season, I’m only out $4 instead of $30 or $50.
I love vintage.
I love unique clothing with character.
Frankly, Nordstrom overwhelms me.
Things I’ve learned:
It feels good not to dress like everybody else.
I’m not above wearing clothes that once belonged to someone else.
It’s ok to wear something over and over again.
Creativity is key.
You can spend just as much money thrifting as you would at an expensive thrift store unless you have control.
“Good finds” take patience, perseverance, and an open mind.
True thrift shopping is best done without children.
It IS possible to look put together on a shoe string budget.
It’s not impossible to find quality pieces.
A good cleaning routine goes a long way for making my new thrift item feel fabulous.
These words of wisdom are coming from a girl who used to only buy name brands and once paid over $30 for a belt. Then I got married. Then I had a baby.
So what’s your confession? What do you do to make the best of a less than ideal situation?