Hey guys! My name is Allison, and I am a self-confessed thrift-a-holic. It all started years ago in college, when I had no money to spend, but still had that looming urge to buy pretty new things each season. We have a Savers not far from where I went to school, and now work. I tried it once back then, and it has been my all-time favorite ever since! Sure, I've gone to pretty much every thrift store in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area (and some beyond), but I find myself going thrifting after work about once a week when I've had a particularly long or stressful day. I have a very bad habit of carrying that stress around with me outside of work, and by taking my mind off of it by scouring the racks at my local thrift store really helps me let it go. It's visual distraction at its best. Most times I leave without having purchased anything (this, after years of buying things, then purging them to make room, then buying more... I just dont have an apartment large enough for that anymore!). But sometimes, yes, sometimes Savers is like a little gold mine, all just waiting for me to dig through it! You could say, thrifting has become like meditation for me.
Oh, and I could never pick just one single most favorite thrifted outfit, but this one is one of my current favorites, with ALL of the things I'm wearing being thrifted. Can you believe it? It does happen!
All thrifted! I love it! Thanks so much, Allison!
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