The thrifting segment I taped a couple of weeks ago aired today. I had a million criticisms of myself and I did my best to quiet my brain and focus on the positives. It's so necessary to be your own biggest fan and cheerleader. If you don't love and appreciate your greatness, no one else will. Do you and embrace your fabulousness! Now I will stop with the "guru-esque" quotes. Here's what I most enjoyed about the experience:
I did a brand new thing that I was afraid to do.
My blog got a numbers boost.
I like the way my voice sounds.
I shared the awesomeness that is THRIFTING!
I showcased some of my thrifty finds.
My nails looked great.
I met some new thrifters.
I saw Bob Sirott in the studio. I'm a long time fan.
Are you overly critical of yourself? How do you quiet that voice in your head?
The video freezes a lot but if you can get it to work...Enjoy!
You are welcome to stop by and look at on my DVR too. :)
UPDATE: My partial recording of the recording can be found here.
UPDATE II: There's now a working video embedded on my right sidebar. Yay!
My list of thrifting tips on the show was shortened. A few were shared during the segment. These are the tips I submitted:
- Have patience. You may have to dig to find treasures!
- Arrive early and shop during off peak hours.
- Sign up with store mailing list to find out about sales and rewards programs.
- Bring cash. Some stores are cash only.
- Dress comfortably. Bring as little as possible into store.
- Some thrift stores don't have dressing rooms. Wear a light layer under your clothes for trying on clothes in public areas.
- Bring a measuring tape. Know your measurements.
- Ignore size labels.
- Inspect items for defects, tears, holes, stains, etc.
- Be mindful of additional cost from dry cleaning, tailoring, and repairs. Ask yourself if item is worth it?
What thrift shopping tips do you have?