Thrifting Bus Tour

As much as your girl loves to thrift, I've never been on a bus tour specifically geared towards thrifting.

So on a bright slightly hot and humid Saturday, I donned a thrifted dress, slung a crossbody bag over my chest and proceeded to the DMV Thrifting Bus Tour hosted by Ayanna of Thrifting Divas.

Sometimes I thrift just because but majority of the time, I have a mental list of what I want and need. In regards to this bus tour, my main MAIN goal was to accumulate as many skirts as possible. Skirts for work and play. It's been a struggle to find stylish skirts that falls into both categories at my favorite (online) stores. Thrift stores won't let me down, tho.

Hanging out with Mya of  More Than Your Average
The thrift store that kinda sorta started my love for thrifting.
'Kinda sorta' because growing up my Dad forced us to shop here.
Now? It's one of my favorite thrift stores in the DC area.

We visited the following thrift stores: Goodwill (two locations in Rockville, MD); Reddz Trading (Bethesda, MD); Crossroads (DC); and Georgia Avenue Thrift Store (DC). As we traveled to each location, Ayanna kept the energy high with snacks and drinks, thoughtful speeches, and fun giveaways.

Luck wasn't on my side at the two Goodwill locations nor Reddz Trading (no plus size options; purchased a cute top handle bag). However, things looked up a bit at the last two locations, especially Georgia Avenue Thrift Store. Next blog post will focus on my skirts haul from the bus tour. 

Ayanna did such a good job with this tour. I'm so happy to see her idea come to life now that she's here in the DC area. Plus she's really into seeing her fellow entrepreneurs blossom. Back in March, Ayanna invited me to a retreat with other growing and established entrepreneurs. Since then, we've been in constant communication encouraging each other in every aspect of our brands. Who would've thought reading her blog all those years ago and being an active member in her amazing Facebook community would lead to this? 

Follow Thrifting Divas on the 'Gram to look out for details on the next DMV Thrifting Bus Tour.