weekend sale circuit: sept. 19-21

tumblr_n8ja1iHZHT1qabu3po1_1280Another weekend is upon us and there’s lots of sweet thrift-store sales to take advantage of. Best get it in and shop now before stores are overrun with Halloween-costume shoppers!

Hidden Treasures September Sale: Spruce up your space, and enjoy 40% savings at this St. Anthony thrift store today and tomorrow, on everything from furniture to books, clothing to kitchen goods. Since prices at this shop are already reasonable, you could wind up finding serious bargains.

ReSale 101’s Birthday Sale: In honor of their birthday, ReSale 101 is offering 25% off housewares and vintage today and 25% women’s clothing tomorrow.

Assistance League Thrift Store Open Sunday: As part of Penn Avenue’s Penn Fest, the Assistance League Thrift Store in Richfield will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, a day they’re typically closed. Show this 30%-off coupon and save big bucks on any one regularly priced item.

Rank & File x Hello Vintage Pop-up Shop: You’ve got one more shot at catching these lovelies before they pack up and head back to the Mall of St. Paul. Catch them at Bull Run tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. And tune in here tomorrow to what I found at their sale last weekend. It’s pretty major!

Wishing you happy, relaxing weekends.

xo,

Meghan

Photo by: John Humble c/o Mayan Handball Court.

the beauty thrifter is in!

DSC_4207In celebration of the glorious stretch of days we’ve been having, I whipped up a DIVINE-smelling body spray that encompasses everything I love about these fleeting Indian summer afternoons, including floral sweetness, mind-clearing eucalyptus, perky citrus and soothing, cooling aloe.

DSC_4216You can find the entire SUPER EASY how-to over on Beauty Bets today, just in time for the weekend!

xoxo,

Meghan

Photos c/o: LB Jeffries Photography.

weekend sale circuit: sept. 13-14

rankfile + hello vintageFor days I’ve been thinking up ways to best break my blogging hiatus, and then last night it hit me. Why don’t I tell you about a couple super-sweet secondhand shopping events, happening this very weekend? Sounds good, right? Right!

Rank & File x Hello Vintage Pop-up Shop: Aw man, where to start? I guess with Libby and Katie, the talented women behind these businesses and this can’t-miss event. These girls are picking pros, each with their own strain of impeccable taste, keen eye for design and a selective inventory that runs deeps. Usually one has to trek to the Mall of St. Paul in order to peruse their collective stash of fairly priced ’60s-’80s-era housewares, artwork, handmade goods and textiles, but this weekend, they’ve hauled it all to Minneapolis so they can pop up next to Bull Run’s original location. How convenient is that? Catch them there tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. And tune into their Instas—@rankandfile and @hellovintagemn—for sneak peeks of what’s up for grabs. (So much good stuff, I can already hear my wallet weeping.)

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The Most Glorious Garage Sale: My friend and business partner Rae and I have lots in common, including a shared tendency to hoard inordinate amounts of vintage in our basements. Fortunately for all of us, she’ll be setting tons of it out to sell at her rummage sale tomorrow, starting at 8 a.m., including loads of clothes, shoes, small furniture, tasteful modern and vintage home decor, accessories, housewares, linens, crafts supplies and other bargain-priced miscellany you’ll definitely want to buy. Go early and bring cash! 

Wishing you wonderful, thrifting-filled weekends dearies!

xo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

I’ve never seen myself as a jeans and T-shirt type of girl, but I have to say, there are definitely times when nothing else feels as right. The tee below I bought from a grizzled guy with a bunch of old stuff laid out on a tarp behind the “village” bar up north near my cabin. Hanging up alongside his pop-up tent was a long string of soaked Harley tees from St. Paul and Sturgis, 3 for $10.

I shared a peek of one on Instagram already, but this is the one I’ve been wearing most often.

high plains thrifter // harley teeDSC_6733Except for the eagle, it’s pretty plain, but it’s also hella soft, and I find myself putting it on after work before I head out to do my weeding, watering or walking of the dog. All lame activities compared to the two-wheeled adventures its former owner probably had whilst wearing it, but hey…at least it’s not in the dump, right?

xoxo,

Meghan

Photos c/o: LB Jeffries.

moonlighting with meaning

tumblr_n1til8vJw11qfvu82o1_1280I started a new moonlighting gig this week. It’s nothing fancy, just a regular ol’ retail job. But I’m so happy about it, I had to tell ya! I’m working as a part-time stylist at the Free People store in, where else, the MALL of AMERICA. After breaking up with my main freelance client, and a dream of a new kitchen thisclose to reality, I knew I had to pick up some extra cash somehow, and it had to be earned in a way that didn’t involve sitting in front of a screen. It’s pure serendipity I met the woman who hired me the same day I read this article on beating on-the-job burnout. Sometimes life works out nicely that way.

The store itself is full of beautiful clothes and thoughtful details, two things that totally soothe my soul. My first official day was yesterday, and I forgot how exhausting it is to be the new girl with not a clue what’s going on. Fortunately, the staff seems to be comprised of 100-percent sweethearts. If you’re in the area, come pay us a visit and let me hook you up with cute stuff! And be sure to give the store a follow on Instagram. (It’s an extra-pretty account.)

xoxo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in + a giveaway alert!

brushing out This week over on Beauty Bets, I had the privilege of working with Sally Beauty Supply to do a quick how-to featuring Ion products and tools. In it I share a new super-fast way to get “I just had my hair in braids all day waves” as well as some awesomely affordable Ion product picks. If that’s not enticement enough, there’s also a pretty rad BEACH VACATION giveaway going on in conjunction to the post. If I wasn’t disqualified from entering, believe me I’d be ALL OVER IT. My girl Bets has all the details…please do go check it out, enter and WIN.

xoxo,

Meghan

Photo by: Sara Montour.

recently thrifted

I’ve been in a bit of bling-buying mood recently, which usually spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for my bank account. Instead of picking up the first sparkly thing that caught my eye at the thrifts (or 10 of them), I vowed to seek out well-made pieces that would fill a need in my collection and/or complement what I already have. Here are three of my favorite finds…

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset I’m planning on finding a longer, thinner chain for this silver and enamel eagle pendant ($15), but in the meantime, I’m wearing it as is. Like all the time. And I can’t even explain how delicate these shell earrings are ($10). Both were purchased from the lovely Holly at yesterdays’ Double Peace Studio’s pop-up.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset It’s a rare day that I leave the house without a bracelet on. And on silver days, I’m most definitely wearing one of my beloved cuffs. When I spotted this beauty with abalone inlay ($12) at Second Début‘s St. Louis Park location, I had not choice but to snap it up.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetP.S. Did you know that Second Début location has a vintage section? It does, and holy crap is it amazing! Not at all cheap, but definitely home to some top-quality stuff.

xoxo,

Meghan