Restyle4Life

Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

One Year Retail-Free!

on April 4, 2014

I did it! I have not bought any clothing from a retail store in one whole year with the exception (and I made this exception when I made the promise, so it’s legit) of a one-time shopping spree when I was on vacation. Even then, I didn’t buy much and I even thrifted while I was away.

I have become so accustomed to thrifting now and have a greater appreciation for the individuality that shines through when I’m not faced with becoming a fashion slave to what’s trendy. I’ve learned to look for quality pieces that I can mix and match into my existing wardrobe and still look fashionable. The greatest freedom for me is that I am free to wear what I want, to express myself and to feel good about myself.

Not to mention the money I’ve saved which has allowed me to do other things. It’s a win-win situation. Most of all, I’ve let go of the stereotypes that come with thrift shopping. I’m actually a little disappointed that it’s becoming more and more acceptable. I see people from all walks of life when I shop and I also see prices rising.

I’ll post some of my favourite thrift stores finds from this past winter soon. Spring is finally making an appearance and I intend to hit the stores to build my warm weather wardrobe very soon.

Happy Thrifting!

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