To me, this hobby of points and miles collecting is about more than getting a free upgrade or traveling for pennies on the dollar. It’s about a lifestyle: the high-low blend. The blend is a way to enjoy luxury for less, in all areas of your life. And it’s a way to keep life interesting: break some “rules!”
Drink an expensive wine while you snack on potato chips. Fly in first class (for free, on points!) on your way to backpack through India. Pair your Manolos with that t-shirt from Target.
Mix it up, people! It’s just more fun that way.
As you can imagine, I’m a huge thrift store shopper. My friends and I have found some insane pieces at Thrift Town. Mari found a pair of Chloe boots for $15. Emma found a Chanel Suit for $60. I found a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress for $5.
Thrift shops are a fantastic place to hone your style and scoop up insane bargains. At a thrift shop, you can really enjoy fashion: everything is so inexpensive that you can easily afford to play around with new styles or patterns. Thifting is also about the “thrill of the find” because you’ve got to have motivation and patience to dig. The hunt is always worth it.
Today my friend Chrissy found not one but two brand new Orla Kiely bags for $15 each. These normally sell for around $175 each, so score!
Anyone else a fan of the high/low blend?