Ever met someone who you clicked with right away? Well today’s Thrifty Friend is someone I clicked with instantly, via social media. Rochelle of Rose Redd Said has become more than a blogging buddy. I’m happy to call this strong, courageous and fashionable lady a friend. Thrifting seems to be a walk in the park to this ATL blogger and I’m so excited to share her thrifty interview and some of her amazing thrifted fashions with you. Be sure to check out her blog; her posts are always insightful, witty and true. Enjoy!
Name, Location & Name of Blog?
Rochelle Washington, Atlanta, GA. “RoseRedd Said”
How long have you been a thrifter?
I have been a thrifter my entire life!
Describe your style in 3 words.
Eclectic, vibrant, and metamorphic.
How often do you thrift and what are your favorite thrift stores in your area?
I used to only go thrifting once a month. Even though the thrift stores are cheap, if you go all the time, you end up spending lots of money! Now, I go once a week or so. I set a budget and as long as I stay within my budget I get more thrifting time in! My fave thrift stores are GoodWill in Douglasville, GA and Value Village in Atlanta, GA (Moreland Avenue).
How did you start thrifting? Did someone inspire you?
My mother is an avid thrifter and that rubbed off onto me (truthfully, I had no choice in the matter)! We spent countless weekends scouring Atlanta and the surrounding cities for great thrifting and consignment merchandise most weekends of my childhood.
What are your top 3 thrift finds?
Oh goodness! You’re making me search the catacombs of my mind for this question! Since I have been thrifting so long, this is hard to answer – (1) Twin vintage telephone tables, (2) Adrienne Vittadini floral dress and (3) 1963 Edition of Reader’s Digest World Atlas.
What are 3 things on your spring must-thrift wish list?
High waist shorts, boyfriend jeans, and a crop top.
Are there certain items you will not thrift?
I will not thrift panties or bras, pots and pans or mattresses.
Who are some of your style inspirations?
Solange, NeShanta of Style is She, Rita Ora, and Denise Huxtable.
What would you say to someone who wants to try thrifting but has no clue where to start?
I would say just start by going into the store. Once you get in there, your shopping instincts will kick-in. Only purchase items that you love. Don’t buy something with the intention of altering it if you KNOW you won’t ever do it. Don’t buy something with crazy stains. Keep Dryell on hand for at home dry cleaning and be cautious with second hand furniture that has cushions.
How can the WNJ readers keep up with you?