Today is National Orange Day– Syracuse University’s 144th Birthday. #GoOrange
On my first Sunday back in Syracuse. Of course, the snow was waiting outside to greet me. I was happy just to look at it from my porch swing on my patio.
I had quite a busy Sunday with work for my nonprofit! Click here to read about our first Style Lottery recipients.
Check out my organization, Style Lottery! Style Lottery is a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable fashion and fashion philanthropy. with the desire to uplift young women in the community. Style Lottery, through nominations from community members, selects hardworking women and men from low-income communities and gives them the gift of a free clothing.
Visit the site at stylelottery.org
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This may sound crazy, but as I have been preparing to move away from Houston I had already started mourning my thrifting lifestyle. I would miss the unique prints and trendy finds that set me back less than a Happy Meal. From what I had seen from my trip to New York in the summer, clothes in the Big Apple did not run cheap. Fortunately for me and my closet, Syracuse is not quite the Big Apple…more like the Little Orange (get it, because Syracuse’s colors are orange…nevermind). But really, the small town is more budget-friendly and affordable.
So imagine my delight when my new friend Kelly showed me this cute little thrift store called 3FIFTEEN on campus. Click the link for their Non-profit Facebook page.
The store had a boho vibe to it and there was a cute cafe on the inside. Kelly tells me the cookies are to die for. When I saw the face-sized cookie she bought, I made a mental note to go back and try one myself.
I’ve always had a thing for wooden pallet furniture!
The skirt and the polka dot blouse caught my eye. I was only browsing though, so I left the items in the store for the next lucky shopper.
I absolutely love this sign! Philanthropic fashion is one of my passions.
Here’s Kelly checking out the selections.
One day I will cut back on thrifting. Looks like that day won’t be coming for another 2 years! Cheers to Thrifting!