In the same way that Moana comes from voyagers, I come from dumpster divers. My Great Granny Florence would go "shopping" at the dumpsters in Alexandria, VA and bring home any and every item that was in reasonable and recognizable condition. My first jewelry box was a mini wooden wardrobe-style contraption (like, 11 inches tall)… Continue reading I AM (the) MOANA (of thrift shopping)!
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Flashback to January 2017. I knew I wanted to start a blog and I knew that my first post was going to be… Continue reading One Year of curious sparkle dirt
Last Year 2017 was a year of adventure and abundant creativity, but also one of intense anger, confusion, and betrayal. My New Year's Resolution was to reduce food waste and hell if that didn't fade out of view by the second grocery shopping trip of January. And then narcolepsy. I tried to fight against my… Continue reading My Word of the Year
Okay y'all. If you live in Fairfield County area, have I got a thrift store for you! I recently went to the Westport Goodwill for the first time and it's like the Whole Foods of Goodwill's. I walked away with some seriously amazing finds that deserve their own posts later on. But I've been living… Continue reading Latest and Favorite-est Thrift Store Find
Hi friends! I'm jumping in here with another tall tip / thrift tip. Don't look at number sizes at the thrift store. Have an idea of your body's shape and scout out clothes that match what you know about yourself. I would have passed by my all time favorite thrifting finds - a Talbot's pea… Continue reading Thrift tip: Forget the numbers