There is a strong presence of thrifty, vintage-loving fashionistas here in Atlanta, and over the past year, I've been (stalking) following their social media and blogs with a sense of awe.
Thrift Store RUNWAY? I hadn't heard of it, so, naturally, I investigated immediately.
Looking through all the submissions, men and women of all ages with so many different styles, I was blown away by how fabulous this whole concept really was. Putting together thrifted pieces, new and vintage, to make wow-worthy outfits...and then get paid for it?
Since submitting my first look*, I have been faithfully visiting the site, uploading new outfits and enjoying how thoroughly creative, fun, and unique my fellow thrifters are! It brings a smile to my face seeing people give new life to discarded goods. Eco-friendly never looked so darn sexy.
Or felt so rewarding.
I am thrilled to say that I am an official WINNER of the February 2014 cycle (judged by the lovely Keren herself). Not only did I win $500 (which will definitely NOT go to thrifting - or so I tell my husband), but Thrift Store Runway also makes a $100 donation to a non-profit thrift service of my choice. I chose the Cherokee Humane Society Thrift Store. Spreading the love to my fur-friends, y'all.
*Vintage Liz Claiborne dress for sale here!