I look in the mirror and I don’t feel older, and don’t think I look older, yet here we are. A year has passed since I started this adventure of shopping second-hand for myself and I am moved to tears thinking on what a wonderful year it has been.
Let me count my blessings:
First and foremost, my husband found a great job and is thriving, and this has had such a positive impact on our family.
Second, I have found JOY in thrift shopping that I never would have imagined, AND, many of my friends have joined in my joy which multiplies it exponentially!
Third, I have met many many wonderful people via blogging and experienced even more JOY in the blogging community, in my local community and the larger social media community. I have written guest posts and been featured in the newspaper and on other blogs. My expectations were far surpassed!
There have been so many blessings, I feel like good fruit is blooming and dripping off every aspect of this hobby of mine. So I must thank you! I thank my family and friends for their support and enthusiasm, I thank the people who read and enjoy my posts, and I thank my IRL and on-line community for making this a truly rewarding experience.
Now, in case all y’all are curious, I have been keeping track of my thrifting spending and I’m going to be real and share it here.
I tallied up the total amount that I have spent this year on thrift shopping for myself (kids and household purchases are not included). Drum roll please……
I challenged myself to a year of shopping second hand and now that I’ve started, I have no desire to stop. Here is what you can expect:
I am setting aside $1000 for my thrifting budget for the next year and will continue to shop ONLY second hand for myself with two exceptions:
- I will be having my turn in Splurge Sorority soon and will have $500 to splurge on something just for me!! I AM EXCITED! I have a few things in mind already. I promise to share down to the penny when my turn comes!
- I will continue to support my talented jewelry designing sister She Does Create by purchasing and wearing her unique accessories. It’s very selfless of me, don’t you think? Insert halo.
I will post my finds and show the world how AWESOME thrifted-style can be! I also am launching a new page on VV Boutique Style:
Click on over to read all about it! I want to share my love of thrifting with the world* and am at your service for the following:
- closet consultation
- style consultation
- accessory consultation
- thrifting guide
- reviews, ads, sponsorships, etc.
Email me for rates and appointments. VV Boutique Style is pleased to accept Visa, MasterCard or cash. Doesn’t that sound official?!
*This is what I would say in my Miss America speech.
I continue to view this little space of Internet as a place to explore my creativity, style and humour! Thrifting remains a joyful blessing and hobby, and the more I can share the merrier! VV Boutique Style is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest so click on over and let’s connect!
I will conclude VV Boutique Style’s birthday party with some of my favourite looks and posts from the first year: