In my early thrifting days I would spend a Saturday morning with a black coffee, a small amount of cash in my pocket and a plan to hit 2-3 shops in search of treasure. My focus in those days was to find vintage…60’s coats that still felt current, silk scarves with wild prints and the occasional dress or blouse that still had some life in it. My favorite city to thrift in was Los Angeles when Dr. Hubs was doing a fellowship in aesthetic surgery. I had 6 glorious months of driving all over looking for treasure.We even went to a few flea markets together and found some fun lamps (that we still have!) and other little decor goodies. Some of those early thrifting finds aren’t in my closet anymore, but boy it was fun finding them.
Totally shocking right? A plastic surgeons wife who (gasp) is thrifty. Well it comes out in certain areas of our lives…in others I have no issues paying for quality and convenience. This is the first blog of a series about thriftiness. It’s something people value but seem to rarely talk about. I on the other hand am never afraid to say I bought something at consignment or scored it at a Goodwill years ago. Trust me I’m a big believer in supporting retail businesses and investing in quality pieces. But I’m very thrifty as well, particularly in three specific areas of our lives…more on that later.… Continue reading