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  • Have you stopped by to shop my closet?  If not Saturday is the perfect day to stop in!  Start at Otterbein for yoga and the farmers market by @uptownwestervilleinc then head into Pure Roots for fresh eggs from @red_dog_ranch_ohio and shopping my newly stocked closet! I’ll be on hand from 11-5 to style you, answer questions, and take custom orders. .
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#shopsmall #shop614 #supportlocal #makersgonnamake #upcycledclothing #secondhandstyle #summerstyle #chooseused #letmemakeoveryourcloset
  • I can never pass up a pearl snap, especially one with metallic gold thread running through it.  What’s your thrifting kryptonite? .
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#pearlsnap #vintagewrangler #secondhandstyle #614thrift #secondhandismyjam #thriftstorescore #thriftyblogger #thriftedthis #outfitoftheday #whatiwore #chooseused
  • Thrift store tip for those smelly and super dirty handbags; fill a sock with baking soda and place inside the handbag.  Place handbag into a plastic grocery bag, tie it up and place outside for 24 hours(keep out of rain!) Remove sock, then wipe down handbag, inside and out with a warm washcloth rubbed in Dove soap.  When this handbag arrived in the mail, I almost passed out from the musty, stored in a basement for 30 years smell.  I love that with a little love and care it’s now ready for a new life of use, rather than rotting away in a landfill.
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#reduceandreuse #slowfashion #tooledleather #vintagehandbags #secondhandisnotsecondbest #secondhandismyjam #thefutureisthrift #cleaninghacks #chooseused #ihaveapurseproblem
  • It has been a long week and while I should be working on my business and my blog, and a million other “shoulds” I chose a little time at my machine, sewing for myself. No before photos, no tutorials, just sewing for me.  So use your imagination to see this top in its before state; an oversized, collared button down I picked up for $4.  Paid $1 each for earrings, necklace, belt, and purse.  The creative time for me definitely improved my mood and a thrifted outfit for under $10 is sure to get a smile on my face! 😬
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#putyourselffirst #sewingforme #creativebreak #614maker #614thrift #makeitmyself #thefutureisthrift #thriftstorestylist #repurposedclothing #upcycledclothing #secondhandismyjam #shopsecondhand #thriftedstyle
  • It probably comes as no surprise that when my hubby and I got married our wedding decor was bright, colorful, and all DIY, mostly from secondhand items.  Today we are celebrating 4 years together and on the blog I’m sharing some of our favorite DIYs from the big day.  From my brooch bouquet to custom cornhole boards, tin can planters and tequila bottles gathered from a local bar, we made the most of every item we could find to create an eclectic, one of a kind wedding that truly represented us.  Head to the blog and tell me which DIY decor is your favorite!
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#diyweddingdecor #broochbouquet #throwbackthursday #614wedding #secondhandismyjam #thriftyblogger #creativevintagedarlings
  • This recent thrift haul has a serious 90’s pastel/granny chic look going on but I just couldn’t pass up the hand painted florals on that top!  Time to cut, sew, and restyle....
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#thrifthaul #614thrift #hello90s #repurposedclothing #shopsecondhand #makersgonnamake #sewformyself #creativebreak #pastelstyle #upcycled
  • Thrift Store Styling Tip; think outside the box when it comes to layering, especially in the summer months! I paired a basic @patagonia black dress I’ve had over 10 years (looks brand new!) with a $3 dress from @ohio_thrift_stores over top, finished off with the $1 belt you saw last week.  Be sure to swipe right for the back dress detail- it’s my favorite part! .
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#614thrift #thriftstorestylist #shopsecondhand #secondhandstyle #blackandwhiteisalwaysright #wornwear #thriftstorescore #614style #thriftyblogger #dressupdaily #summerstyle
  • If you search hard enough you can find almost anything secondhand.  My hubby and I are attending an Indian wedding this weekend and I was set on wearing a traditional saree, but not buying brand new. Thanks to @poshmark and a few you tube videos to figure how to properly wear said saree, we made it to the wedding and are ready to party!
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#poshmark #shopsecondhand #chooseused #thefutureisthrift #secondhandstyle #ilovethebling #sareefashion #weddingfun