I am a recent thrift-convert. Maybe it is a sign of the times, the changing economy... although I think it has more to do with a changing mindset. There was a time in my life when I could not pass a garage/rummage/tag/estate sale, flea market, auction, or antique store without stopping to "check it out". Then I developed an aversion to them altogether. Now I find myself yearning the organized chaos, the possibility of what if, and the pride of scoring the perfect find that no one else has. Anything far removed from the overly-bright retail stores, overly-packaged new items, sensory-overloading mall, and overly-sterile shopping environment I have been living in the past ten years. In light of my new-found shopping outlook, I have scoured the internet and scored some real thrift finds in the blog world. Enjoy!
First is an inspiring article I read on Elle News Blog: A Thrift Store Shopper at Heart
Next up is this lovely post I uncovered out of the comments from the first article: Standing naked in a thrift store
Fashion is all about the thrill of the hunt for me. There is no excitement, no challenge for me in entering a mall and picking from a limited selection. A thrift store is inherently a land of infinite possibilities...
Advance Warning: This post is a bit cheeky and heavy on the word “crap”. It's a harsh word but I could not find another. Junk came to mind, but there have been many times I found value in junk. (Junk food being the exception.) Unless it’s a nitrogen-based soil amendment, crap has no value. I’m writing about pointless retail crap that will sit in a landfill for the next 250-500 years. This post felt sluggish in writing, but Anonymous Reader, living in the self-proclaimed land of the newly-wed and nearly-dead, this post is for you...
All roads lead to another... which led me to this adorable blog: Apron Thrift Girl There is nothing in particular I want to highlight about this blog, but I could not stop reading it.
For the ultimate testament to thrift, I dug up The Uniform Project. Have you heard of this? A woman is wearing one dress for 365 days to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement revolutionizing education in India. She spices up the dress daily with accessories, creating totally new looks. I guess that is one way to answer the age old question, "What to wear?"
And just for the fun of it... one of the posts on one of the many thrift blogs I sifted through led me to this place: There I Fixed It I am all for repurposing, but these just made me chuckle. I especially like the wire-rack grill. Husband of mine, don't get any funny ideas!
See you tomorrow!