• Clothing,  Thrifting Tips

    How to Lighten Bold Colors on Clothing

    We’ve all been there. You’re strolling the aisles of your favorite thrift store, coffee cup in hand and a great playlist streaming through your earbuds. You’re in the zone, flipping through old polyester jackets with sky-high shoulder pads and denim dresses with Tweety Bird patches sewn on. You know exactly what you’re looking for — and what you’re definitely not there to find. Then, you spot it. It’s the perfect shape and size, with the perfect vintage flair that always catches your eye. The only problem? It’s washed in a shade brighter than the noonday sun. Or, it’s a patchwork of mismatched, conflicting colors that actually kind of gives you…

  • Thrifting Tips

    Let’s Talk About That Smell (You Know the One)

    There’s nothing like finding the perfect thrifted dress. It’s dainty with a string of pearl buttons down the front. It’s floral. Preferably, it has deep pockets to store treasures like a smooth rock from a child, or a tiny bouquet you pulled over to pick from the roadside on your way home. You bring it back to your house, slip it on and pray that the funky scent wafting from it earlier at the store is gone. You even rolled down the windows on the way home to air it out! It should surely be fresh as new by now, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, even after multiple washings with regular detergent, your…