National Consignment Day with The Real Real #NeverThrowAway
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National Consignment Day with The Real Real #NeverThrowAway

I have been shopping second hand shops, thrift stores, estate sales, and consignment shops for about 12 years now to score designer pieces at a fraction of their original cost! It can be disheartening though to be on the hunt for that perfect item and know it could be hiding at a yard sale, 3 States away, and I’ll never know about it! My inability to hit up every treasure hunting spot in the world has led me to broaden my search to the internet! There is still an ‘art’ to second hand luxury shopping online though, and today, on…

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Thrift Store Halloween Costume Ideas
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Thrift Store Halloween Costume Ideas

If you know me even a little it’s probably surprising to hear that I have never been any version of Holly Golightly for Halloween! One of those reasons for this is because I can never find a costume that feels authentic. It occurred to me recently that Holly is too real a person to me to be condensed into a big-box-store costume. The best way to duplicate someone as fabulous as Holly is to comprise a costume using real clothes. Surprisingly, you can create an authentic looking Holly outfit for far less at a thrift store than you can picking one up…

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ThredUp Round Up
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ThredUp Round Up

After publishing an exposé on my personal shopping habits earlier this week I had so many of you message me on social media to tell me about ThredUp! I’ll be honest, y’all; I had never heard of ThredUp till last week and I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to check it out! I’ve already placed my first order and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! I scored an all-designer-label outfit for $154, which retailed for almost $950. Beyond the great deals though something that I really love about ThredUp is that you’re not going to see these outfits duplicated. You can buy…

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DIY Lace Embellished Sweater | Beginner Level Sewing Video Tutorial
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DIY Lace Embellished Sweater | Beginner Level Sewing Video Tutorial

I’ve had this incredibly soft (and now very worn-in!) sweater for about 5 years and every Fall, when I pull it out of storage, it somehow feels even cozier than the year before! So many fond memories of playing in the snow in Germany, sipping hot cocoa by a bonfire at a friend’s farm and curling up with a good book during a Winter storm is attached to this sweater for me. This October I started thinking about how I could give it a little update without compromising the comfy factor! (i.e. nothing that would make the sweater unwearable for entire…

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