As a fashion blogger I am clearly aware of the stigma that comes with the title. The thought that I am always put together, judge mental of others clothes, and only buy fashion worthy apparel are probably three of the common misconceptions that kind of make me cringe.
What makes Reality Chic different is that I am not afraid to say that I am sitting on my couch writing this blog while wearing mismatched pajamas, if you can qualify pajamas by sweatpants and an old high school t-shirt, all while wearing no make-up and fully aware of the fact that I haven’t yet bathed today.
So while judging others clothes might be suggested by the sparkle pants comment it’s something that others should not fear but embrace as the previous paragraph clearly exclaims! Though the thought of me only wearing fashion worthy apparel was nice for a split second that too has been shot down due to the previously previous paragraph.
It’s not about being put together all the time because that isn’t reality, but knowing good and well that when you are put together you didn’t pay full price for it!
So what’s this all have to do with anything?
Well one of my favorite things is …YOUR ALL GOING HOME WITH …(sorry my inner Oprah just came out).
Anyhow like I was saying…one of my favorite things is shopping at consignment stores. Every time I walk in thinking I’m never going to find anything until I walk out with less money! They really are a great place to find quality clothes at affordable prices. You just have to look! Even Alexa Chung is doing it?
When I was recently approached by Smashion to do an interview with their Smashion Lounge and to check out their no-fees online fashion marketplace and community I got a little excited. It’s what I like to consider the 21st century version of consignment shopping! They consider themselves: “a social fashion site that features a free marketplace connecting people with a passion for fashion. Express your style, connect with others, and have fun buying and selling without paying a fee!”
As consignment/thrift shopping becomes more and more popular due to Alexa Chung’s upcoming show and a site like Smashion, it’s important to have a few rules of the game.
What to look for when consignment shopping?
1. Quality Brands- Quality last. Therefore it matters.It’s one time to pay attention to brand names.
2. Size- It’s been worn and washed and could have shrunk. In this case it’s not size that matters, but description.
3. Trends- You can’t beat consignment prices so it’s a great place to buy trendy items that don’t typically stick around.
Smashion Lounge Interview with Reality Chic!
Thrift America Tips from Alexa Chung!