Anyone who really knows me, knows how much I pride myself on thrift store shopping! I enjoy the thrill of finding hidden treasures. We all have our personal opinions and outlooks on thrift stores. I personally think it is a blessing from God. Clothes, shoes, purses etc. that I know that I could not afford at the original prices are basically thrown in my lap for next to nothing basically. The keys to finding these hidden treasures are… PATIENCE, HAVE AN OPEN MIND & BRING EXCITEMENT! Those are my personal tips that I use and they have not failed me yet.
Last week I was blessed with the opportunity to win a contest that afforded me a $40 shopping spree at one of my favorite thrift stores. The reason I love Family thrift is because they have THE best prices and nice quality clothing for the whole family.
Ok so here’s how it all happened. About a month ago I was talking to one of my best friends Ramona about revamping and maturing my look. I stated that I need to start dressing like an almost 30 year old Academic Director. She told me that I have a unique style and that I should still embrace it but enhance it with matured pieces. So I said you’re right and I pray that I could get help from someone to find those pieces to complete my matured look. On my phone when you go to google search it will post random post from sites that you have visited before. So last Monday I saw a post from Too cheap Blondes about a contest that they were having and to submit a small paragraph stating why you should win. I stated that I need help maturing my look and how much I respect and love what they do etc.. I wrote it down on my Tuesday to-do list and sent it off with a prayer Tuesday morning. A couple of hours later, I received a text from Pippa asking if I could meet her to shop with her. So after I stopped screaming with excitement I texted her back saying yes ma’am! I thought it was a joke at first LOL! So on Wednesday morning, still clueless that I won the contest, I woke up energized and excited to receive help shopping. God always supplies your needs and desires that He sees fit to bless you with when you are doing your part. He will bless you in abundance!
I am beyond grateful and thankful to Pippa, Michelle and Jennifer that gave their time to help me out and for others as well. You ladies really touched my heart ♡! It wasn’t until the very end that I realized that I won the contest, I thought that she was just going to give me some shopping pointers and help select outfits for me to purchase. Pippa selected dresses and other items that I would of never took the time to look at because it wasn’t my “normal” style. I thought about how God does the same thing with us when He designed and created us for our purpose. Many times we “look past” things that we think don’t fit our feelings and way of life and end up missing out on those hidden treasures that God created just for us. Pippa found a nice pair of Coach shoes that were my size and I would of never found them if it hadn’t been for her. The funny part about those shoes was I passed right by them and they were right in front of my face the whole time.
If you feel like you are passed by and over looked by many people, understand that you will be found and sought-after by those persons that need you and will appreciate you. They will see your true value and not where you ended up!
TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡