Clothing Swap Alert!

Curvy girl eventThere’s going to be a clothing swap, exclusively for us curvy girls, happening this Sunday, at This n’ That Thrift!
If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is gather 10 or more pieces of clothing (sizes L-4X), drop them at the store by Saturday and pay a $10 fee, which gets you a bag full of new goodies on the day of the event!
I think Plus Size Swap is awesome for showing us curvier ladies some love and I personally can’t wait to check it out!

Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

XO

You’re Invited to a Styling Launch Party!

Launch party invite

This March, join me in celebrating the launch of the new styling services at WEAVE Works Recycled Fashion, featuring yours truly!
I’ll be there all night offering 15 minute styling sessions to help you find some new additions for your spring wardrobe. And here’s the awesome part–your $10 ticket gets you a $15 gift card to spend on the night of the event!

You can get your tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

XO

Thrifted Outfit Thursday: All Hail Queen Bey

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While googling Beyonce (you know, like you do), I came across this totally swoon-worthy ensemble:
beyonce AI mean, the retro bangs, the oversized shades, the leather jacket, the polka dots mixed with other black and white prints?! I can’t. I think I fell even more in love with her and I knew I had to try to recreate it.
Beyonce 3_full Beyonce 2_full stairs Beyonce 4_half Beyonce 5_shoes Beyonce 1_fullXhileration leather jacket, Thrift Town, $10
Polka dot dress, Threads, $11 (free with credit)
Polka dot heels, SPCA Thrift Store, $5
Sunglasses, WEAVE Works, $5

XO

Thrifting 101: Bite off What you Can Chew!

In today’s class, I want to remind you not to get overwhelmed when you go thrift shopping!

I get asked quite often how often I go thrift shopping and how long I dedicate to shopping when I go. To that, I always have the same response: I tend to go once or twice a week, usually for about 30 minutes or so. There’s literally nothing better than waiting out the traffic by popping into the Goodwill just down the street from my work. It’s a great way to unwind and you’ll never know what you can find!

No one says you have to spend an entire day bargain hunting and let’s be honest, with our hectic schedules, we don’t have tons of time to dedicate to scouring the aisles at thrift stores, but here’s the great thing: you don’t have to spend tons of time shopping! You can easily pop into a store on your way home, take 20 minutes on your lunch break if there’s a store nearby, or set a timer on your phone when you’re shopping on the weekend and find something just as amazing as if you were to take 2 hours to shop.

I’ve found some of my favorite things during my “coffee break” visits. During those visits, what I like to do is focus on one section of the store, whether that be the dresses, skirts, blouses, etc, and look through everything in that section. This way, I don’t get exhausted walking the entire store and I’m more likely to find something because I’m spending the time really looking through the one section rather than taking on looking through all of the clothes and overlooking most of the inventory.

Trust me, I enjoy shopping at thrift stores, but I’m a busy girl and I’ve got things to do. That’s why I bite off what I can chew and I urge you to do the same!

Alright, class is adjourned…

XO