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WHAT TO BUY AT THE THRIFT STORE

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Hi Ladies (or gentlemen)!

It's been a whirlwind of a week between work, blogging and the holiday but we're here and we're surviving. I'm in desperate need of a nap, who's with me?

Today I thought I'd outline the easiest categories to look through when you're at the thrift store if it's your first time at the thrift or curious of the things I like to thrift. Keep reading!

When I talk to people about where I get my clothes (thrift store, duh!), one of the first things they tell me is that they we're extremely overwhelmed by the store. Yes, it is BUT if you have a plan or at least know the easiest (in my opini) categories, you're allll good. 

These categories are good starting points when you first start thrifting. Use these as a foundation and then venture off and find the things you really like to thrift. 

1. Dresses

There are soo many gems in the dress sections (if you haven't read my post about the bomb ass black even dress I found, go read it now!). Usually the dress section is small & not as large as other sections like jeans or tops. Whether you like maxi dresses or mini dresses, it's easy to find what you fancy but squatting and looking for lengths. 

2. Basic Tops

Now tops can be overwhelming, I get it. But if you know what color or textured (cotton, denim, silk or color you love, it's easy to focus on only those specific items you're looking for. If you're lucky, you may even be at a store that color coordinates their tops (I'm talking to you Goodwill!) and you can make a beeline toward your fave color. 

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3. Coats

The coat section is also relatively small in comparison to other sections in the store. You can use the same technique as dresses if you're looking for certain length (trench or short)

Pro-Tip: Don't forget to look through this section in the dead of summer, you'll be prepped for winter ;)

4. Shoes 

Ok, I feel like shoes can be a bit controversial but I've actually found some good deals in the shoe section. Since you know what size you are, it's easy just to stick to your section in order and not bother with other sizes that don't fit you. If you're weirded out by trying on or buying used shoes, I recommend wearing/or bringing a pair of socks with you so you can try on shoes in relative peace. 

Also, spraying/wiping the shoes down with antibacterial or washing them usually does the trick. :P

Hope this helps you get started + make the thrifting process less intimidating. What do you usually like to buy at the thrift? Let me know, I'm super curious!