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Blog the Blogger: Tales from the Thrift

Stop what you are doing right now and head tales from the thrift
over to Tales from the Thrift! Christina is undeniably my favorite New York City thrift fashion blogger. She encompasses everything that I love about resale. She knows a steal when she sees one, shops frequently and puts together impeccably styled looks for a fraction of retail cost. I daydream about my experiences thrifting in the Big Apple and I love following Christina because she always gives insight on the places she shops. You’d better believe I’ve got several of her posts bookmarked for my next New York trip! Today, I wanted to give you all the chance to get to know her a little better.

1. What is the first article of clothing you remember that you loved to wear?

I used to have this crazy pair of overalls I absolutely loved when I was maybe seven or eight. They were covered in this funky fruit print, with colorful oranges, pineapples and bananas everywhere. And it even had a matching baseball cap, haha! I remember being really into bright colors when I was a kid, and I’m trying to tap into that and add more color to my grownup wardrobe, which is pretty heavy on the neutrals.

2. What do you feel your best piece of fashion advice would be for your readers?

I think my advice would be not to worry too much about trends. That’s not to say you should avoid them completely–if you happen to find one you like, that works for your body and your budget, great! But I think it’s also very easy to get caught up in the endless cycle of thinking, oh, if I just had that ONE trendy new item, my wardrobe will be complete. But we all know that isn’t true. There’s always going to be another new trendy item to lust after, and with fast fashion making trends rise and fall faster than ever, it can be exhausting to try to keep up!

3. Define your style in one sentence or less.

Chic on the cheap!

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4. Who is your current favorite designer?

I was randomly invited to Katya Zol’s New York Fashion Week show a last year, and became a big fan of hers. She’s a young up-and-coming Mongolian designer, and I love her mix of modern and traditional elements, and her use of luxe textiles and textures. Her aesthetic is very “warrior princess meets the red carpet,” and I mean, what girl doesn’t want to be a warrior princess dressed in cashmere evening gown?! #Goals.

5. If you could own any single item from fashion past or present – money is no object! – what would it be?

I’m wedding planning right now, and my dress budget is on the lower end, since it’s hard to justify spending so much on a dress that, let’s face it, will be worn for a single evening. But if money were no object, I’d definitely choose a gorgeous Reem Acra wedding gown!

Bonus question– What is your favorite thrift store in New York City?

My favorite NYC thrift store is probably The Salvation Army store on West 46th in Hell’s Kitchen, which hosts a huge coat sale three or four times a year, starting in October. It’s probably my favorite thrift sale event ever–there are hundreds of coats, and I always end up finding some great ones, each priced at around $15-$20. It’s the best.

 

**Images sourced from Christina of Tales from the Thrift

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3 Comments for Blog the Blogger: Tales from the Thrift

M&MFASHIONBITES
March 22, 2015

Like the second outfit 🙂
Maria V.

DC Goodwill Fashionista
March 23, 2015

Thanks, Maria! She has great style!

Vivi
March 23, 2015

So many of my friends that live in NYC complain about the lack of great items at their local thrift stores. So I’m going to share this link to them so they can see that all (thrifting) hope isn’t lost.

Great pick for this series. Her style is nice.

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