I don’t know about you, but I love thrifting. I don’t think there’s any question about that. My thrifting game in Colorado was top notch. I always found something awesome at our local goodwill. All the vintage things I could ever want. I was worried that when I moved to Brooklyn I’d have to put my thrifting adventures on the shelf. If it cost $12-15 for a vintage dress in Colorado then most certainly I’d be paying a pretty penny for a vintage dress in NYC. At that point, why bother thrifting?Boy was I wrong! This dress is one of my new favorites. Check out those square buttons! And do you want to know how much it cost me? $5! I could get three dresses here in Brooklyn for the prices I was paying in Colorado. If I could do cartwheels this is where I’d be doing them. Where did I find this number? L Train Vintage! L train Vintage is a series of thrift stores found in Manhatten and Brooklyn. I haven’t been to all of them, but my current favorite is their location on Sackett Street called No Relations Vintage. The best part for me is that everything at No Relations is vintage. No more sorting through trends from the past two years. So basically I was able to find an entire new spring wardrobe for $30 and all of it fits my style preferences. If you’re in Brooklyn then I highly recommend stopping in. I can’t wait till my buddy Alex comes to visit because I know she will LOVE this place. My other thrifting go to is the local thrift store on the military base. But it’s better for items rather than clothes. L Train Vintage on the other hand really only has clothes and accessories with a few exceptions. I am excited to go explore new places now that I know that just because I’m in Brooklyn doesn’t mean everything is super expensive (just half of the things!). I’d love for you to tell me in the comments some surprising places you’ve scored awesome finds. Also, if you have any other recommendations in NYC, that’d be great. There’s still so much more for me to explore here
Besides just clothes shopping for the upcoming warm seasons I’ve also mixed up my hair colors recently. In fact, these pictures are already dated for hair color and they weren’t even taken that long ago. It’s been fun mixing things up. The multi-layered color choices work great for this quasi pin-up hair style. It’s definitely more maintance this way though.
Other then that, April has been really great. We’ve had family come in, my daughter had her 5th birthday, and it’s finally getting warmer! I’m looking forward to sharing my patio garden with you and how I’ve been able to maximize our tiny space to fit all sorts of different plants. It’s been a challenge but I’m hoping to have a decent amount of extra veggies and fruits this year. Have you been up to anything now that the weather is getting warmer? How excited are you for spring? I know I’m looking forward to it!