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Thrift Store Savvy: Wearing Nothing New

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This super-quick TED talk from Jessi Arrington was so inspiring!

In this 5 minute video, Jessi confesses that she buys every single stitch of clothing that she owns from second hand shops. Check out the talk and some tips on scoring awesome thrift store and vintage finds!

As she mentions in the video, thrifting not only saves you money, but it’s good for the environment. When you shop for clothing at a thrift store, garage sale, or vintage shop, you’re giving a brand new life to a well-loved garment.

I also love that she touches on the mindset that goes along with a thrifted wardrobe. It’s about expressing yourself, and not worrying about what people think. She says, “If you are surrounding yourself with the right people, they will not only get it. They will appreciate it.”

Amen, sister!

Next>> How to Find Awesome Scores at the Thrift Store

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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