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While I enjoy the thrill of walking into a department store and dropping some cash on the latest Rebecca Minkoff bag or some new block heels – one of my absolute favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning, is with latte in hand, and on the hunt for a rare vintage find.

I have actually found that once I started going to second hand shops like My Sister’s Closet and Goodwill, my style actually improved significantly, because I had to challenge myself  think outside of the box when mulling over the racks and racks of used threads. I’m serious!

Thrift and consignment stores are a great place to expand the horizons of your own style, because more often than not, when you walk into a second hand shop, it can be somewhat of an unorganized  s*it show – so you have to force yourself to dig deeper (literally and figuratively) into what you think is cool – as opposed to mannequin shopping for what is on trend.

Take notes, you may find yourself gravitating towards the same kinds of pieces which indicate a clue about your own ‘signature style’!  For example, in my early thrifting days I opted for accessories like leather bags, or unique belts and my obsession grew from there. I literally scored a vintage Celine belt for $3.50. Yes, it’s real. Yes, I’m sure.

Once I began expanding my imagination to see beyond all of the ‘who the eff would ever, and I mean, EVER wear/buy/make this crap?!’ kinds of stuff – and I started to see the ‘woah, is that a vintage Zac Posen cardigan?!’ stuff {Once again, not kidding – I scored the Zac Posen  blazer I’m wearing in this post for under $50…#winning}.

So next time you find yourself sitting on the couch on a Saturday with little to do other than Netflix n chill – look up the nearest Goodwill or thrift store and start a vintage collection of your own. You never know what treasures you may find!

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BTW – if you have used threads of your own that you want to get rid of, don’t forget to check out the F-Blogger’s Guide to Consignment so you can shop guilt free by recycling your duds!

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Zac Posen Blazer – Thrift Score

Button Front Denim Skirt – Topshop

Saddle Bag – Rebecca Minkoff

Lace- Up Block Heels – Forever 21

Knuckle Ring – Kendra Scott