On the blog today, I am sharing with you a few exciting things. Some thrift style mixed with retail (of course on sale or clearance) and some love levels advice. I am also partnering with Triad Goodwill to bring you Valentine’s Day looks at affordable prices. As a working mom of three daughters who love fashion just as much as I do, the compromise is shopping at Goodwill. We can achieve many of the looks that we want with the brands that we love at prices that are affordable. The thing that I love about thrifting is the confidence level that it gives to the thrifter. Knowing that you can style the best outfits, never look like anyone else, and you didn’t spend your entire bank account, is an amazing feeling. When you love yourself, it doesn’t matter where your purchase your wardrobe. Which brings me to the blog title today, Love Levels.
We are in the week of celebrating a day that is exciting to many and just another day to some, Valentine’s Day. You know that day that every man/woman is supposed to go out of their way to show that they love that special person in their lives. I mean to me that should be everyday but I digress. I just want to put this reminder out there, don’t let one day make you bitter. If you don’t have a Valentine, be your own Valentine! Self love is the best love. If you want to celebrate, treat yourself to your favorite things. Take a trip to Goodwill and buy you a nice, inexpensive outfit, take yourself out dinner and/or a movie. Spend time with other friends who are celebrating self-love on that day as well. It is easy to get caught up in the chaos of the day and forget your own awesomeness.
There are levels to love. Some levels are only reached when you meet certain people. If you have been fortunate enough to have experienced multiple levels of love then my heels go off to you. Through life we learn how to love. Love is an action verb. It isn’t a word to be thrown around loosely and immaturely. Strong relationships are commitments made on the foundation of true and authentic love. So one day a year shouldn’t be the only day that we show those who we claim we love, that we love them. I actually am learning to like Valentine’s Day a little more. Yes a bad relationship will leave you bitter and hating cupid. But growth is a powerful thing. Learn how to love your whole self. No one should complete you, they should just be a bonus addition to your greatness!
There is no secret that I have struggled in the game of love throughout my adult life. Hey, I would dare to say even throughout my younger life. As you get older you learn what love is and what love isn’t. It takes a couple of hit and misses to land spot on. Just like thrifting, some pieces you just don’t know if it will work for you until you try it on. It looks awesome on the hanger but that doesn’t mean that it is going to be a perfect fit once you try it on. Some pieces you can make work for you, some you just have to say no thanks and put it back (insert giggle). But seriously, you have to be willing to take the good with the bad. I read a message once that said, your next blessing depends on what you are willing to leave behind. Whether it’s hurt, disappointment, pain or sadness, those are all set ups for happiness, joy, growth, and love. Once you master loving yourself, you can learn to master loving someone else. So about this dress, I saw it and had no idea where I would wear it. But at that price I would wear it around the house and be content! Find similar looks here JCPenny.com and Lulus.com
So enough with the mushy stuff. Where are my single ladies at? You do know that Galentine’s Day is also celebrated this month as well. It’s February 13th. Yes! A whole day for the ladies to celebrate each other. Put on your best jeans, blazer, hottie dress and get ready to mix and mingle. Who says that single ladies can’t have fun. So grab your phones and let’s get to planning.
Regardless of whether it is Valentine’s Day or any other day, take time to love on yourself. Plan a date night for you and your love to visit a Triad Goodwill location and pick out looks for each other. Grab a girlfriend and have a day out thrifting for fun. Take your children toy shopping at one of your favorite Goodwill locations. There is enough thrifting love to go around.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy pre-Valentine’s Day!