Sharing The Thrifting Love ♥

red jeans, top, scarf worn as hair bow and shoes: thrifted / bangle: Simons
As you now know, I recently converted to thrift shopping and honestly, I don't know what took me so long.

I have to say I probably don't have the typical profile of a thrift shopper. I don't love shopping and I'm not the most patient. But I have put together a thrifting strategy that suits my personality and budget and now I LOVE it!

When I tell some of my friends and family members that I now thrift, they always look shocked and a little confused. You mean thrifting is not only for Halloween costumes and grungie college students? 

I am wanting to share tips on thrifting in the upcoming weeks and thought I should share the story of how I became a thrifter before anything. 
I never ever thrifted before last year. I come from a very bourgeois neighborhood of Montreal where, unfortunately, people judge others by how expensive their clothes are and what brands they are wearing. The type of neighborhood where you wear 200$ jeans at 15 years old. When I started University and moved out of the area to go live downtown, I was so happy to realize that style had nothing to do with your budget. And I stopped wearing labels almost completely. 

When I was in my first year of getting my Master's degree I lost my job and had to learn to do so so much with so little money. It was hard but I knew it was for the better. I decided to take that time and learn to see the way I buy things differently, from food to clothes. When all of a sudden you have 6$ a week to do your groceries, you kind of find it silly that a few weeks before you spent 150$ on a fancy hoodie... I'm so thankful for that period of my life because it really made me a much better person budget wise and thought me skills that will forever be useful.

I became all about voluntary simplicity and when I met Ramiro, I shared this new point of view on life with him. I had always cared about being elegant and well put. Until we moved to Québec city a few years ago, where most people don't care about style at all. I decided to just stop thinking about fashion for a while a focus on my work as a movie producer. Only soon enough I realized that being well put was a great tool for achieving my career goals, and so I got back into the swing of things and started shopping again but on a smaller budget. I also started this blog, to keep myself creative style wise.

Then last January I decided to quit my job at the film coop to start my own production house. I knew some sacrifices had to be made and I was fine with not shopping anymore. Until I found more and more inspiring blogs whose authors were looking fabulous in thrift finds. I decided I had to give it a go. And I haven't looked back since! 

I feel like there is a little social stigma towards thrifting and I want to talk more about it on the blog as to try and demystify this type of shopping.

That's why next week I will start sharing tips with you on how to make thrifting work for you and your style. I live in an a area with few thrift stores and yet I still find a way to wear lots of thrifts. 

It's all in the way you look at it!

On one side it might look like a flat yellow surface. On the other it might be sun drenched and flary. Kind of like today's outfit pics ;)
Have a great Friday everyone!



  1. Great colors! Lovely red jeans <33


  2. Love the red jeans with the yellow top! Have a fab weekend :D

  3. wish i could pull off those red pants! love them :)

  4. Gorgeous, absolutely adore those red jeans, they look like they will be an absolute blast to style & incorporate into SO many different looks -I'm in love!! And yay, for thrifting. I love it ...no social stigma here! ;-)

    I [usually] find so many fabulous things while thrifting, especially dresses & skirts & the price -has got me hooked! Can't wait to hear more about your thrifting experience/tips. Great post Virginie and a happy weekend to you. xx veronika

  5. Thfrifting is so great! I don't really have an eye for it, wich I think is too bad. So I will definitely be reading your tips! allthough we don't really have thriftshops over here... x

  6. Love all your thrifted finds!! The red skinnies are my favorite, I've been on the look out for one also!! Thanks for linking up to Thriftaholics Weekly. Hope to see you there next week.

  7. Oh I LOVE your colour blocking outfit, especially how they are thrifted! I am a huge fan of thrifting and consignment shopping- I probably only bought 20% of my wardrobe from retail stores. How neat that you're from Montreal- I love finding Canadian fashion bloggers! Thanks for your sweet comment, I love your style too and am looking forward to following along on your fashion journey!

  8. I love your use of colour! You look so bright and cheery and totally fab!!

  9. Ah! RED pants!! I saw someone wearing red jeans about 3 months ago and I haven't stopped thinking about them. What a fantastic find. Is it okay if I'm jealous?They go so well with the black converse! Brava :) Super cute outfit, chica!

  10. I love love love your blog girl, just started following! this style is so cute, I can't wait to hear more about your thrifting tips. super cute!


  11. Your op shopping is working for you, I love those red jeans! I'm yet to be converted to thrifting but one day hopefully I'll find something fabulous and not just mothbally or recking of fear...

  12. I love this post! Your outfit is so so adorable. I just love the red and yellow together and the lighting in your photos is stunning.

    I've been thrifting a lot more too lately, as it is more cost effective. When I do buy clothing from modern stores I almost always 100% of the time use some kind of discount, shop sale, etc. However, thrifting is way more fun! Looking forward to your futures posts and tips darling:) xx Marisa

  13. I love this yellow top! You're beautiful, I just discovered your blog and I think you love color clothes isn't it? ^^

  14. I find thrifting really good for some things (dresses and blouses), and really bad for things like jeans. Mind you, I hate jeans shopping anyway! Looking forward to reading more of your thrifting tips and stories!

  15. gaaaa, i LOVE thrifting total. can't wait to hear your tips on the subject too. boo to judging folks that can't see the bigger picture but cheers to you for rocking it in such a way they couldn't deny it's spectacularness!!!!

    i think one of my fave moments (although it wasn't a thrifty thing but a cheapy alternative thing) was when Sharon Stone wore that gorgeous Vera Wang skirt with a Gap white shirt to the Oscars. stellar style, mixing it up rules!!!

    you look awesome in that darn adorable outfit, forever inspiring me with brightness and those killer gams. ...and lovely, i adore your new blog design, it's très chic! ♥

    pea ess: thank you for your comments Virginie, especially on my mantra post. i got tingles when reading your kind words. xo

  16. I love those pants and the chucks! This is the cutest outfit!


  17. Love this post! I have recently got into thrifting my self. I too, grew up thinking that thrift stores were not the greatest. However,I find myself wanting to go more and more these days :)

    This is one of my favorite color combinations.


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