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.
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
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