I have been finding so much true joy in thrifting lately! After two babies and a pandemic (and a lot of other stuff that contributed to my chronic depression), I was not wearing clothes that made me feel good. I’m also in the weird place of being midsize (14ish) and 40, with personal style that leans funky (lots of color, big earrings) in a place (Colorado) that leans into gorpcore and neutral basics, so like where am I shopping?
One day while I was in a local thrift looking for Halloween costume bits, I started looking in the clothes, and I haven’t stopped. Getting rid of a lot of old stuff and slowly gathering new pieces that fit my current body, lifestyle and style interests has been so good for my mental health. Just this week while I was out having pizza with my family, a woman approached our table to tell me she loved my style, and it made me feel really seen!
Totally acknowledge the privilege of having the time etc to do this! And shout out to my SSRI for the renewed interest in investing in myself 🙂