Next up in our series is Christina from Tales From The Thrift. This keen eyed, brave souled individual has found her paradise in NYC's thrift shops. We reached out to learn more about her style and start in fashion.
What influenced you to start a fashion blog?
I've always been obsessed with finding great deals, thrift shopping and hunting for vintage gems, and my blog is pretty much an extension of that obsession. Before the blog, I'd go around to friends and family and always be like, "Guess how much this cost?!" And I think they probably got tired of me constantly harassing them with that question, so starting the blog sort of gave me an outlet to share how little my outfits cost.
How would you describe your style and what inspires the way you dress?
I'd describe my style as "cheap, but still chic." Even if my entire look costs less than my lunch, I definitely don't want it to look that way. One way I try to keep things looking chic on a budget is to stick with the "less is more" rule. It's really hard to screw up a little black dress or some classic distressed denim, so relying on a few simple basics and staying away from over-accessorizing can help keep even the cheapest outfit from looking cheap.
What do you hope to achieve as a fashion blogger?
My goal is just to have fun, and hopefully prove that you don't have to spend a ton of money or be wearing the latest designer duds to look and feel great. Also, I love encouraging people to give secondhand and vintage shopping a shot!
Would you like to shout anybody out or leave a final message for the readers?
I'd like to give a shout out my fiance, Chris, who is always down to take photos of my outfits--and sometimes has even more fun doing it than I do, haha. I'd also like to give a shout out to one of my blogger bestie Sunita V. (sunitav.com), who is so amazingly stylish and always inspires me! It's tough to blog regularly and just keep up with life in general, but having such supportive, creative and just plain awesome people in your life makes it that much easier.