So, on a whim I decided to start selling thrifted treasures I find on EverThrift.
And, I couldn't be more excited.
Sophmore year in high school you'd find me at the local Value World searching for ironic graphic tees. Senior year, I wore a 1960s gown for prom. In New York, I'd wander into thrift and vintage stores to relax. I've always loved thrifting.
But, after the blur of the past five years - moving, married, three babies later and swinging dress sizes - I totally forgot, until recently.
It all started when I was dropping donations off at our local St. Vincent DePaul Society store a few months ago. Whenever I would swing by the store, I couldn't help but step in to quickly peruse the racks. My eyes would scan for textures, quality, and modern muted tones. It was (and is) a thrill finding vintage pieces that are actually wearable. Or, my heart would jump to find a brand name that was barely worn...for $3.
I guess it's like a treasure hunt. I love the thrill of finding treasure. I feel like a kid again, losing track of time, skipping out of the store with my bounty.
The thing is, a lot of what I would find wasn't in my size or something I necessarily needed. I did a little trial run selling some of my thrifted treasures on Instagram stories early last December AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. I wanted to try it again.
So, Ever Thrift was born.
I know not everyone enjoys diving into overwhelming racks and piles of clothes "looking for treasure." I get it.
Ever Thrift is for those of you who like the idea of thrifting ( Yay sustainable fashion! Yay unique style!) but don't actually want to go thrifting.
I tend to my fave four - dresses, outerwear, skirts, and shoes with the occasional accessory or top making an appearance. Everything I find is something I'd actually want to wear, which means it can swing from super feminine to tomboy nineties kid in a heartbeat. I also tend to stick to neutral grays and blacks, classic patterns, and silhouettes because they tend to blend seamlessly into different wardrobes.
As for sizes, I've collected items ranging from 2 petite to 14.
So, how to shop?
Here's the rundown:
Once a month I'll do a "clothing" drop on Instagram under @EverThrift.
If you find an item you love, comment "SOLD" underneath the image.
Direct message me your email associated with your PayPal account.
Shipping will vary due to weight and distance, but I'm aiming around $5.
*NOTE: until Ever Thrift has more of a following, I'll post Instagram stories of myself wearing some of the clothes on @JanetSEaster, but direct viewers to actually comment "SOLD" on an image over at @EverThrift's instagram page to purchase the item. Not ideal, I know, but I'm winging this friends;)
Also, mark your calendar because the next sale is......