The Value of Things

6:30am on Saturday morning, my dad pulls out of my driveway to start our “Give Away Day” adventure in downtown Kingston. This is the day that the city permits anyone to leave unwanted items on their property by the sidewalk […]

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The Sleeveless Dress Controversy

There have been several articles in the news this week about former short-lived Canadian PM Kim Campbell making vocal remarks about her opinion on sleeveless dresses being demeaning to women, at least when placed beside men in suits. She then […]

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I have nothing to wear!

“70 percent of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30 percent should be icing and fluff — that’s color, pattern, shine, and accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out […]

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Dress for the Job You Want!

I had written a post about this same topic three years ago but I felt it was time to revisit it. Here is a passage from the first post: I can’t imagine you haven’t heard this English idiom. Essentially what […]

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Body Positivity

Let’s talk body positivity for a moment. Every day I’m subjected to body shaming remarks, customers exchanging “I don’t like it” remarks to one another, unwarranted opinions that deeply effect people. For me every day at work, I can vouch […]

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After-Holiday Tips

I made a video before my trip showing some of my tips for going on a solo adventure. I had a list I thought I had it all figured out, quite simply because it was my 5th time going away. […]

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Financials Behind Consignment, The Gamble

To explain the numbers when thinking about consignment I’m going to use the information from one of our “shopaholics” who often brings $3,000 worth of brand new items in one session to start my post. First let’s talk best case […]

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We Are All Equal

Anyone who has ever worked in customer service knows how awful it can be. Some days the awful overshadows the good. Granted the ratio of good to bad is probably far better good than bad, but what do we tend […]

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Tips for Consigning Clothing

Remove the sales tags if it shows a low value or a price sticker. I collected a few sales tags to show you what people leave on their clothing that they are bringing in. “Outlet $9.99 Compare at $19.00” “Value […]

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How Consignment Works

I am often asked about how I can afford to thrift as much as I do, they suggest my wardrobe is massive and bursting at the seams. I buy a lot of clothes, that we will admit up front. But […]

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Tips for Thrift Shopping

If you cannot view the video above, please check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwYxutG-jJg The number one question a thrift-lover is asked on a regular basis is: “How do you ever find anything?!” The thing about thrifters is we don’t […]

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