I was telling my hair dresser the other day that I would guess 75% of my closet is thrifted or consigned.
She sounded shocked. So much so I thought about whether that was really truthful. I really think it is.
If I haven’t thrifted or consigned something, it’s been bought on major sale, and I’d say about 5-10% is new and full price.
Here’s a little bit of proof:
top: $12 Ann Taylor via The Clothes Mentor, skirt: $2 Loft via Goodwill, sandals $32 Nordstrom Rack
I’ve bought all these pieces within the last 5 years, and none of them were over $40! Granted, a lot of these finds depend on if you have a great thrift or consignment store in your area, but here are a few tips and tricks to help you end up with some major discoveries of your own!
In the August Style File for McKinney Magazine I’ll share:
- What pieces to look for at what kind of resale stores;
- A few mental tricks to score the best pieces for your personal closet & style;
- Specific examples of mixing thrifted finds with the rest of your closet;
- Plus where to shop what if you’re in the McKinney area.
Click on the magazine image and flip to pages 36-38 for a few of my best thrifting secrets!
PS I have to tell you, I’m still pinching myself that this is real. I can’t even believe that it was chosen for the front cover. A LOT of that is thanks to you guys who have found GTR so helpful and have inspired me to keep writing and finding new avenues to share the message you don’t have to have a lot or spend a lot to have great style! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! Love y’all. Kissy-face-emoticon. :)