About Me

My name is Nicole.  I’m a 44-year-old wife and mother of three awesome kids, aged 12, 10 and 8.  I started style blogging in August 2012 after my husband lost his job and I discovered thrifting as an avenue for affordable fashion and retail therapy!  Read all about the beginning here!  He found another job soon after, but I continued with my adventure of shopping second hand for myself for a full year, kept going for the next six years, and I’m still going strong! Originally called VV Boutique Style,  I rebranded as The Spirited Thrifter in March 2015.  I have had great adventures sharing my love of thrifting, sustainable fashion and everyday style and am always up for more!  Here are some other facts about me:

  • I moved from Alberta, Canada to Houston, Texas in July 2017. It has been a major transition and I’m so happy y’all (!) are following along with my journey!
  • I worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for more than 15 years before moving to Texas.  I love love loved my job and considered it a great blessing.
  • My photos are real-life styled!  My kids have been my faithful photographers for years and will work for gum and video games!
  • Best for last, I love Jesus and know that from Him all blessings flow – including the privilege of thrifting and blogging!

Have any other burning questions? Contact me or leave a comment!  I would love to connect!

See, I am doing a new thing. Isaiah 43:19


  1. Phyllis Wilson Reply

    Hi! Do you know a thrift shop that carries luggage or travel bags?


    • Most thrift stores have luggage and travel bags but, as is the nature of second hand shops, the stock varies so you have to check in frequently. Also be sure to inspect these items closely.

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