Thought I would share with you another way I've found to keep our budget in line. I won't kid ya, the kids have been a bit hesitant when it comes to fully embracing a thrifting/recycle minded mindset. Not only are you donating items to help a specific cause. In North Carolina it was PTA Thriftshops because they donated money to local schools. I would occasionally visit a Goodwill location and sift through their $1.49 bin. I was amazed by the beauties I found there.
|Fav summer hat- $1.99|
|Boots- $5 or 7|
I went to a party that changed the projectile of my life. I met Blanca Apodaca. We hit if off right away and she invited me to join a jam session with some people she knew. That friend invited another and before you knew it we formed Milk n' Honey with those musicians. While starting to find my identity as a musician my love for thrifting was ignited and it has never gone out. In fact, it burns even brighter now.
With downsizing I have kept things that really mean something and will hold up over time. Of course, anyone who follows this blog or me on one of my social spots (to the right) knows that I LOVE both shoes and bags. I donate and find others that I adore. Right now I have worn my yellow converse everyday since grabbing them at Savers. Savers was the spot in Orange County, CA (MnH days) and carried on in Quebec City, Quebec, and STILL at our new home State of Nevada. The difference now is that both Jalen and Myles are onboard.
*Sidenote- at Savers when you donate items they give you a card with they hole punch at 5% for every bag. It caps off at 30%. Add to the the fact that they usually have a tag sale with a specific color being 50%off. Now.....don't try to combine those...it not happenin'! That makes buying there an easy decision. They take clothing, accessories, furniture, housewares, books, dvds, sporting goods and more.
Remember this the next time you pass by a thrift store in a small town or in your city. There...waiting for you....are designer labels, vintage goodies, comfy sleepwear, shoes with little wear, and much more. Buy the items, clean them, then make them yours. Whether or not you like to mix patterns, go monochromatic, or somewhere in the middle you can feel comfortable that you are not spending too much and being part of a recycling and
|Converse- $6.99 (with 30% off)|
Til next time,