I started Thrift & Tell in the fall of 2017 as a fun way of sharing the deals I was already finding for myself and for my friends. Since then, it’s taken on a life of its own and grown to be a way to share fantastic deals and tips with my followers each day.
While I think T&T is about fashion and not so much about me, I know some of you like to know about the “woman behind the bargains” so here are a few details about me:
I am a DC native (well sort of, I grew up 10 minutes outside of DC in Maryland.)
I am the youngest of three, and at 31, still very much the baby of the family.
I studied Art History & English at Bowdoin College (only to do nothing related to that for work!)
My mom was born and raised in Ireland, so I am an Irish citizen.
Style Philosophy: If you invest in accessories, no one will ever guess that your top is from Target and your jeans are from Gap.
Personality Type: ESFP
Favorite Housewives Franchise: New York (without question)
I have a full time job outside of T&T.
I went to all-girls Catholic school from K-12 (and have the Catholic guilt to prove it.)
Favorite Movies: Father of the Bride (I&II), Notting Hill, Clue, & You’ve Got Mail
I am smart with money- not cheap. I cannot stand cheap people, especially those who are cheap with their friends & family. Don’t you dare suggest we itemize the bill at dinner.
I say it like it is.
Songs That Never Get Old: Dreams Fleetwood Mac - Got to Give it Up Marvin Gaye - Slow Burn Kacey Musgraves- Native New Yorker Odyssey- Stardust Nat King Cole- La Belle Fleur Sauvage- Lord Huron.
Happiest State: Golden hour on a beach with friends I love.
Love: Leopard Print, Laughing, White Jeans, BravoTV, Chutzpah, Entrepreneurship, Cashmere, Clean Sheets, Anything with Glitter.
Detest: Paying Retail, Balenciaga Sneakers, Shoes on the Bed, People Who Itemize the Bill at Dinner, Pickles, Stinginess, Delayed Flights.
Real Housewives Tagline: “You probably didn’t ask for my opinion… but you should have....”
Icons: Joan Rivers, Kelly Ripa, Erika Jayne, Dolly Parton, Karen Walker, Kate Spade, Iris Apfel, and any other outspoken, strong, smart, funny woman.
My T&T Essentials
Chanel Ballet Flats
Twinings Earl Grey
White Noise Machines
Burt’s Bees OriginaL Chapstick
Tiny Hair Claws
Compass Cold Brew Coffee
The Real Housewives
“Secrets of Wealthy Women” Podcast
"You Are A Bad Ass" By Jen Sincerro