Thrift Haul – October 2017

Ahh October, I’m glad the month is over thrift-wise as it’s my least favourite time for the thrift shops being so packed with non-thrifters looking for their Halloween costumes. I have been frequenting other locations for thrifting rather than my usual location so it’s been nice to branch out from the regular. If you are in Edmonton, my new favorite location is the Value Village near NAIT. I thought this one would not be good but perhaps we should never judge a book by it’s cover, the shoe section has…

The Art of Slow – Life Pause and Reset

I recently started blogging again after a long hiatus. In fact I had a bunch of blog posts in the works and just hit publish on a couple of them with their original date being mid February, it’s now August. My year started out so strong and inspiring, I was blogging up a storm and connecting. I even started writing more truthfully with this segment ‘The Art of Slow’, which was a very deep and personal theme of some new directions I wanted to start playing with in my blogging.…

Thrift Haul – August 2017

It was a great month for thrifting and making some great thrift connections either online or in person! Value Village featured the feature image of mine of the white hobnail vase and flowers on National Thrift Shop Day, I won a $25 gift certificate and gained many new followers – welcome, glad we could connect! I love thriftshoping for both housewares and clothing! I’ve been checking out a few different locations lately than my regular Value Village on Whyte Ave location, just for variety but my normal location will always…

What I’ve Thrifted in 2017 So Far

Even though I haven’t been blogging officially for majority of the year, I’ve still been doing lots of thrifting for myself and sourcing for my eBay shop. Most of these have been captured on my Instagram but let’s have a look back and put them together into one pretty post! H&M rug $11 – I think I was a rug dealer in a previous life. Brass elephant bank $5 – cute little guy! Starbucks mugs are what I always look for though I find them so often now that I’m more…

EBay Tips From My First Year

I’ve always been into reselling in various forms from consignment store to shop closet events and online forums such as Kijiji and the now obsolete Trend Trunk. But I always stayed away from eBay as it seemed very complex and scared me. It wasn’t until some of the accounts I follow on Instagram shared more of their sales and tips, that I realized it was a very supportive community of resellers and I decided to give eBay a try. Once I did, I was questioning myself as to why I…

The Art of Slow – Zapato Sanchez

Our shoes are perhaps the most important item of our wardrobe if we consider how much we rely on them for support and for getting us through our day from work to nightlife or even for travel. Our outfits can be dressed to the nines and our shoes could equally be as complimentary but if they are not comfortable then our whole mindset is off. And when we consider shoes, we think they are made in some factory far away… and sadly, they typically are. Shoe making is perhaps one…

The Lost Art of Slow – A Sensual Practice

The lost art of slow is a theme I’ve been thinking about exploring and bringing into light for awhile. The inspiration for this post came to me from a few sources but also because I began to realize a few ways in which I incorporate slow living into my lifestyle and ways in which I wanted to evoke it even more. To me, slow living means giving appreciation to old traditions, customs, ways of life. Bathing with bar soap versus body wash, letter writing through cursive writing, having your clothes…

Favourite Preloved Finds 2016

Another successful year of thrifting is in the books and I’m reflecting on the finds of 2016 and anticipating where this next year will take me. I’m still feeling the magic of the new year or perhaps it’s just my year of the Rooster energy brewing! I have no particular number or order of my favourites, just the ones that are memorable and stand out to me. It is too hard to narrow it down to a top five or ten – you can’t do that to an avid thrifter!…

Value Village – December 2016 Part III

Thrifting post Christmas is a pleasant experience, I had never seen the store so clean and some sections were almost bare! But fret not, the staff were bringing out many items as I was there so it could be a good time to go, to get the fresh picks! Once the Christmas season is done, the thrift stores will all return to normal until August when they start preparing for Halloween season and then Christmas again. I always find the rows a little cramped with the seasonal items which makes…

Value Village – December 2016 Part II

Lately I’ve been thrifting about every two weeks as I not only enjoy it but also am putting more care into buying for sourcing so that everything I buy is especially curated. We all have our routines when thrifting and I’ll put everything I’m interested in into my basket and then do an edit of the end so that I’m not overly advantageous with my spending. Here’s what I spotted on my second thrift haul of the month. I went on a Friday afternoon and the store was a bit…