Saying Goodbye to Union Street

Since paying off my car in November (or realizing I could go ahead and pay it off at any time without penalty!) I realized that with the help of my budgeting system I am able to save decent money and […]

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Monthly Consignment Update

Thrift Spending: Value Village on February 8th – $34 Value Village on February 10th – $18 Value Village on February 14th – $14 Total spending: $66 Consignment Income: February 1 through 7th – $39 January 8 through 14th – $125 January […]

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Hurry Up Spring!

Working in a retail setting that doesn’t follow the mall’s idea of “seasons” where they bring in the summer stock in March and Christmas stock in August… we operate based on the weather so naturally mall shoppers will walk in […]

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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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Tour My Wardrobe

If you cannot view the video above please check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8YL9TtVNLM People often say to me “wow you must have a huge closet!” well there are a few ways to respond to this. Yes and no. I […]

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The Many Shades of Blush

How long would you hang on to a unique item in hopes of eventually finding the perfect pieces to match it? 6 months this vintage skirt has been hanging in my closet, front and centre, in hopes of one day […]

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Craving Magenta

This is truly the colour of the season for me I am finding it in so many unique shades throughout the thrift stores. When I was a child a friend bought me a shirt this colour and I believe it […]

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Monthly Consignment Update

I thought this year I would try tracking my purchases and consignment income a little more closely based on the success of my first year of the “Thrift Challenge“. Thrift Spending: Value Village half price sale purchases total: January 10th […]

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Appropriate Work Attire

If you can’t see the video above please check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awne0y5yUy0 I had written an extensive article (or rant) two years ago about the importance of dressing appropriately in the post: Dress For The Job You Want. […]

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How to Hem Jeans

If you cannot view this video please view it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3_lYrfOSN0 I went through all my blog posts and was surprised to see I haven’t posted a tutorial on how to hem your jeans or pants! I have […]

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Glamour in a cozy sweater!

Last night we celebrated my good friend Holly’s birthday with a lovely dinner at Greek Islands followed by drinks at the pub. I have never eaten at that restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised! Since switching to my pescetarian diet […]

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A Great Business Suit

To explain professional attire we used to say, “look at what the girls at the bank are wearing” until it became a casual environment. In the last ten years, or as I would call it “the era of yoga pants […]

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