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…

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…

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…

Value Village – December 2016

I love thrift shopping more and more. It just becomes my secret (not so secret) place to go to debrief. Lately, I’ve been finding things not only just for myself but also for friends as well as sourcing to sell so I’ve been spending a bit more time there and giving more and more care and thought into what I bring home. Here’s what I spotted: Elevenses blazer $10, Anthropologie brand Zara coat $40 North Face jacket $40 G-Star jacket $20 Zara pointy flats, BNWT, $18 I spotted so many…

What’s in my preloved bag?

Women tend to have an on going laugh about the things we find in our purses. Our bags become an abyss of treasures and memories – I’m pretty sure I currently have glow sticks from last night’s Christmas party in my bag right now. As odd and funny these objects we find in our bags tend to be, they become very heavy to carry along with us that bag clean outs are like mini cleanses for our souls. A soulful purse clean out is what I have recently gone through,…

Life Preloved – November Update

At long last, I am back! My blog went down sometime in the spring and in all these months since, I’ve been making connections both online and in person, getting involved in various events in my community that support sustainable fashion, discovering other mediums of social media such as the videos of my thrift hauls on Instagram and I’ve opened an eBay shop. I did miss writing and have since met lots of new people and brands that have inspired me as a perfect fit of my own goals for…