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About Me

I started Thrift & Tell 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 32, 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.

  • 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.

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