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The GOOD Pennywise
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When I heard from my friend Jan about a local thrift shop called Pennywise, I thought to myself, there better not be a creepy clown section.  Spoiler alert – there isn’t, but there is a great resale shop on a great mission!  There are actually several PennyWise Resale Shop locations i...
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Slow Fashion Convert
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At my recent clothing swap party – which I blogged about over on Houston Moms Blog (but which is applicable no matter where you live!) – I shared a little with my guests about why clothing swaps are a good idea – namely as a step away from fast fashion and towards a more sustain...
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April Thrifting Brings May Outfits
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Let’s just pretend it’s April 30th and I’m not #alwayslate, agreed?!  I had some fun thrifting in April and scored some pieces that made April outfits and are going to see plenty of wear time in May as the weather gets warmer here in Texas! Here they are… That’s all ...
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Great Minds Thrift Alike
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Even before I moved to Houston, I followed Houston thrift-fashionistas and was thrilled to finally have the chance to join Pam’s Houston thrifters’ meet up last week! We hit up Value Village – not to be confused with my beloved VV Boutique back in Canada which is the equivalent ...
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When One Thrift Door Closes…
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Oh April!  You waited till the end of the month to play pranks on me!  I was all set to shop April’s thrift-store-of-the-month, The Red Door, on Tuesday with my thrift sis Mary… But when we arrived at 10am, the store was closed and the hours posted were different from the calendar ...
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The 5th R: Re-Made
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As Earth Day (April 22) and Fashion Revolution Week (April 23 – 29) approach, I have sustainable fashion and the environment on my mind.  I am dismayed to learn that there aren’t any Fashion Revolution activities planned for Houston!!  Houston is the fourth biggest city in the US!!  H...
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When Worlds Collide
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The internet is a peculiar beast.  Perhaps more than any other thing, it has the power for amazing good and destructive bad.  Fortunately, I see the good so much that I am often caught by surprise when the bad rears, which is fine by me.  I’ll happily turn my face to the sun any day.  For e...
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Pinspired March 2018 Recap
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I *hear* there are some people who still don’t have Instagram (eh hem, Colleen) so I thought I ought to post this year’s 2018 Pinspired March Collection along with my faves and your faves according to the highly unscientific data of Instagram likes.  Here is the month from 1st to 31st...
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March Thrift Haul
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For a trophy wife, I have been awfully busy these days so this month’s recap is coming “better late than never” (and I’ve already got a jump start on thrifting for April #freshout).  Here’s what I managed to thrift this month, besides what I scored at St. Vincent de ...
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March Thrifting at THE Guild
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Time flies when you’re busy trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up!  Alas, it’s already March 31st and it’s time to share a few things that happened this month starting with the thrift shop of the month, The Guild Shop!  To clear up any confusion, this is not ...
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What’s New?
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I had good intentions about posting more frequently but alas… life.  I actually dislike when bloggers or Instagrammers apologize for not posting.  Unless you are contractually obligated or making your living from posting frequently, you really don’t owe anyone an explanation.  And the...
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A Thrifting First
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Lately I’ve been consumed with: Pinspired March Round 5 Helping my kids with homework (hallelujah thank you Jesus it’s Spring Break now) A political system I can do nothing about (i.e., vote) but am nonetheless affected by, greatly Trying to figure out what I can do for work whilst pr...
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Short Month, Long Haul
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When you’re a thrift addict enthusiast, you don’t necessarily thrift less often just because you had a thriftapalooza.  Right, thrifters??!!  So yes, I did some thrifting in February and here’s what I got: Rejoice even if you spent… Atmosphere heart-print blouse $10 Long c...
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February Thrifting at Charity Guild Shop
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It seems like just yesterday that I went to January’s thrift store of the month according to the fundraising calendar “Houston’s Best Resale Stores.”  (Maybe that’s because I went back to MAM during Thriftapalooza!) I guess time flies when you’re having fun, an...
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Houston Thriftapalooza Part 3
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Remember back in Thriftapalooza Part 1 I warned you that the third and final part of my epic thrift trilogy would be the best?!  This is your cue to go get a cup of coffee/wine depending on the time of day and settle in because Shannon and I found the bargains, the house, the 8 foot tree and more...
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