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I Was Racially Profiled in NYC

Welp. How do I begin? Let’s all take a deep breath, get a cup of tea, and settle in for this story. I walked into Beacon’s Closet, a super white hipster store, on W. 476 more words


Previously loved!

By Marta Mahoney

My son bought a used motorcycle last year, and he refers to it not as “previously owned,” but as “previously loved.”

That’s a good description for our merchandise at the ALI thrift store! 217 more words


Of Blacks and Rainbows: Halloween Outfit Modernized

On the 31st of October, I and my girl best friends agreed to have level-up fashion statements in our outfits for the Halloween instead of those what ubiquitously seen on TV and internet which costumes and outfits were inspired mostly from the zombie apocalypse. 64 more words

The Last Few Weeks

Even though it’s about a million degrees out today, (actually it’s 70, but for February that’s a million) we do still have some cold weather left to trudge through. 262 more words


This is what 49 looks like.

Like many others before me, I’ve been debating for some time whether or not I should jump on the blogging bandwagon. My interest was first piqued while taking a Fashion Merchandising certificate program in 2012. 249 more words

Style Over 40

Upgrade Your Basics Pt 1


I truly feel that the foundation of a great wardrobe is having fashion basics in your personal inventory.  Basics are classic transitional clothing items that can be worn and paired with a number of garments.  307 more words


The History and Evolution of Thrifting

1. Thrift/Secondhand Stores


When one thinks of thrifting, Goodwill is generally the first thing that comes to mind. Not only is it an iconic thrifting store, Goodwill is a nonprofit organization that helps unemployed individuals and others that are in need. 606 more words