This post is about how minimalism and capsule wardrobes aren't always the right thing for everyone, myself included. Of course, with some biology and brain science!
*UPDATE June 2020: Since I originally wrote this post, I have ordered multiple Goody Boxes, and have not had great experiences. In one box, I kept no items, and every order has had at least 2 items that I would not have even ordered if the product information, measurements, fiber content, and quality descriptions had… Continue reading ThredUP Goody Box Review
This point has come up in other parts in the series, but it deserves its own section in further detail. There are two optimal times to make a decision about whether to purchase something, and neither are in the checkout line while you’re running late to your bestie lunch date. 1. The first optimal time… Continue reading The Nerd’s Guide to Thrifting, Part VII: Don’t leave your final decisions for the last minute.
Part four is another sticky thrifting error made when some super deal makes us do all kinds of weird mental backflips to justify our purchase, when deep down, we know it's probably not as great as it seems in the moment. Click the image to read on, or tackle the whole series by clicking the link in the header menu!
Part IV deals with that classic thrifting error we've all made where we settle for something that's just not quite perfect and will inevitably need some kind of lovin' (holes, missing buttons, rips, stains, etc) but we convince ourselves that it's 'good enough' for the pricepoint, and why that ultimately often leads to disappointment. Click the image to read on, or take on the whole 6-part series by clicking the link in the top menu!
Part II of The Nerd's Guide to Thrifting deals with the tricky subject of being willing to leave a store empty-handed--it's no easy feat, so click the photo to read on and see what you can do about it! If you want to take on the whole series at once, go to the link in the header for the whole shebang!
This is the first in a six-part series on thrifting that I am so excited to share with you! I've been a 'serious thrifter' for the better part of two decades now, and between my embarrassingly large amount of time spent in thrift stores all over the United States, plus my passion for psychology, I'm hopeful that I'll be able to contribute some original thoughts to the subject and that it may be of help in some way. Click the image to read on! (If you want to take on the whole 6 part series at once, click 'The Nerd's Guide to Thrifting' in the top menu!)
It seems like an odd place to start off, talking about something so heavy. But it's something that has weighted on me for a long time, and it's so foundational to the way I view the world of eco-consciousness, sustainability, and ethical goods that I feel the need to begin here in hopes that it will provide the relevant background to understand all my future points I might make here on this blog. Click the image to read on!