The Best Thrift Stores in Orange County, California for Womens Clothing

After thrift shopping in Orange County, California for many years, I have found several hot spots that I have been able to find some of my most favorite items that I love to wear.  Each store seems to have a special and unique flavor carrying a wide range of brands, styles, and pricing.  While this list of thrift stores in partial to my tastes, I hope this can be of use to those of you who live in the area, or happen to travel through.  In this list I am going to share what it is I like about each store and if they seem to carry certain types of items regularly and/or specials and sales.  As I have mentioned many times before, thrifting is fickle.  Just because these are what I consider the best in the area, I still have been to them and have walked out empty handed.  Shopping frequently and being dedicated on what you are looking for is key to building a thrifted wardrobe that is personalized to you.



What’s New Wednesday: Poshmark, Styling Event, & Hair Tutorial

Now that Designing From My Closet is more than a blog with styling services and products, I wanted to dedicate today to sharing all the new business that is happening.  There are quite a few new listings in my Poshmark closet which is a curated collection of gently used clothing, accessories, and shoes available for sale.  I also am hosting a local event coming up this next week that I am very excited about.  Lastly, I have a much requested video I created showing how I do my everyday hair.


What I Learned About Myself From Breaking My Hip + Introducing Vivacity Sportswear

What I Learned About Myself From Breaking My Hip + Introducing Vivacity Sportswear | Designing From My Closet

At this time last year, I had been bound to a wheelchair for almost two months after finding out I broke my hip and awaited surgery.  In hindsight, I wish I would have shared that part of my life here on the blog because it was truly a huge part of it.  Long story short, in September of 2016 I went on vacation with my husband to celebrate his birthday.  We did a ton of walking which I was usually up for.  A few days in, I kept having to stop and sit down.  I then spent the latter half of our time off in the hotel room watching tv because my hip hurt so bad.  Well I am not sure exactly how it happened because I did not have a fall or an incident, but an MRI showed an internal crack in the ball of my hip that was starting to spread down my femur.  Pain does not even begin to describe this intense feeling and as I sat day after day having my husband help me with the most menial of tasks, I began to think, like think A LOT.

Today I want to share with you what I learned about myself from breaking my hip along with sharing  Vivacity Sportwear that is helping me feel really cute during stretching exercises and walking.


Designing From Your Closet Style Challenge: Second Session Registration Now Open


Did you miss the first session of the DESIGNING FROM YOUR CLOSET STYLE CHALLENGE?  After requests from ladies who were not able to make it to the first class, I am happy to announce that I am doing it again!

Or, if this is your first time reading about this STYLE CHALLENGE class, read on for more details…

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Do you enjoy reading fashion blogs, but have a challenging time putting those inspirational looks into practice?  Do you have a closet full of clothes, but still feel like you have nothing to wear?

If you are ready to make a change, take the DESIGNING FROM YOUR CLOSET STYLE CHALLENGE.