I AM (the) MOANA (of thrift shopping)!

In the same way that Moana comes from voyagers, I come from dumpster divers. My Great Granny Florence would go "shopping" at the dumpsters in Alexandria, VA and bring home any and every item that was in reasonable and recognizable condition. My first jewelry box was a mini wooden wardrobe-style contraption (like, 11 inches tall)… Continue reading I AM (the) MOANA (of thrift shopping)!

One Year of curious sparkle dirt

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Flashback to January 2017. I knew I wanted to start a blog and I knew that my first post was going to be… Continue reading One Year of curious sparkle dirt

Thrift tip: Forget the numbers

Hi friends! I'm jumping in here with another tall tip / thrift tip. Don't look at number sizes at the thrift store. Have an idea of your body's shape and scout out clothes that match what you know about yourself. I would have passed by my all time favorite thrifting finds - a Talbot's pea… Continue reading Thrift tip: Forget the numbers

On Scissors: Round 2

A friend asked me a few months ago how I choose the right length when shortening a full skirt.  I wrote a bit about this in a post for Tall Tips Tuesday -Thrift Long and Alter 🖖🏼 - but I don't think I went into enough detail, just some hand-waving math proof shenanigans #imamathmajor.  Since this… Continue reading On Scissors: Round 2