National Thrift Store Day

*editor's note: this was originally posted on 08/17/2019

One thing I've noticed about social media these past few years is that there's a 'National...Day' for anything. Some makes little to no sense. And the others make me want to celebrate. Like today...

HAPPY THRIFT SHOP DAY! *insert reggae/dancehall airhorn here*

You already know about My Love for Thrifting so there's no need for a rehash. I'll just say that whenever I'm in a style rut or whenever I want a particular style or design and these online or retail stores don't have what I want (or it does but at a ridiculous price), a thrift store will always come in the clutch for me. Always. Without fail.

I wanted a bright multi-color stripe dress for the longest. Entered a Unique Thrift store recently, just because, and first thing I see was this multi-color stripe faux wrap dress from Ashley Stewart. Praise be. I also did some serious thrift shopping for an upcoming holiday vacation. My plan is to style outfits from the items throughout. You'll know if it went off without a hitch when you see a recap post of said looks. So fingers crossed.

A few years ago, Savers released their 2018 State of Reuse Report nicely titled, Style Comes Full Circle. It highlights what donating gently used clothing does for the environment. Also, the report dedicates a few pages on what people want out of thrift stores. It's a great read.

Here are more great reads about my love for thrifting: