Bedroom Tour: Save Money Without Compromising Style

Thrifted  Lauren by Ralph Lauren blazer,  Thrifted  mirror and dresser, shoe stand $14 from IKEA

Thrifted Lauren by Ralph Lauren blazer, Thrifted mirror and dresser, shoe stand $14 from IKEA

First blog post of the year! I’ve decided all my content going forward will revolve around 3 things...purpose, diversifying income, and fulfillment. Why? These three areas align with what I hope you all receive in abundance. Now more than ever I think it’s important to pay close attention to our lifestyle. Over the years I’ve realized any change I wanted to make in my life meant I needed to immerse that change into my lifestyle. When I tried tackling things without that fusion, results were either successfully short-lived (temporary) or not in my favor.

I talk a lot about mindset and perspective these days, when I think about those words, they’re more like the beginning of a sequence. The 1st stop is your mindset, or the way I like to put it, “mind set,” simply put this is the point you decide!!! What does that mean, it means you’re no longer talking, wishing, or wanting things to change, you’re creating change actionably in your life. The 2nd stop is perspective, after you decide you begin to see things differently, most importantly you’re more intentional around your reaction. I can’t explain the transformation you’ll experience if these are step 1 & 2 in the sequence around creating your life.

Thrifted : Blazer, pants, bustier, & crib. Mirror from an estate sale for $5

Thrifted: Blazer, pants, bustier, & crib. Mirror from an estate sale for $5

Thrifted : throw for my bed, sheer gown a gift from Fran

Thrifted: throw for my bed, sheer gown a gift from Fran

Now let’s dig into the fun part, designing on a dime! If you’re a long time reader of the blog you know I’ve been thrifting for years! If you’re new, welcome...you’re gonna get insight on how to save big money and not compromise style. Initially I began thrifting because I love sourcing unique vintage pieces and because I was amazed you could buy them for next to nothing! The financial part was the major key, I started this blog just a few years into my career, I didn’t have the coin to spend a lot of money on clothes. Thrifting was where I explored my creativity in how to look bomb and furnish my home in a way that reflected me and didn’t have my bank account on empty!

Thrifting over the years has truly become a lifestyle, it’s saved me thousands of dollars, and as a bonus it’s environmentally friendly. As I reflect, a lot of people ask me questions around “how.” How can you be a single mom and afford this or do that...a huge contribution to my how is thrifting. The thousands of dollars I’ve saved created the financial resource I needed to make investments in myself. If I was less mindful of my money it definitely would have stunted my growth in a lot of ways, I wouldn’t have had the money to invest in moving myself forward or it would’ve taken a lot longer to get to where I am today.

Thrifted : wedding dress, YES people this will be my actual wedding dress when the day comes and I scored it for $6 from the thrift. A few pair of shoes pictured here are thrifted and the plant stand is from an estate sale.

Thrifted: wedding dress, YES people this will be my actual wedding dress when the day comes and I scored it for $6 from the thrift. A few pair of shoes pictured here are thrifted and the plant stand is from an estate sale.

Thrifted : I scored a pair of amazing chairs at the thrift (chair shown here), I’m still searching for the perfect vintage fabric to make cushion covers for them, mirror from an estate sale, Harper’s crib from the thrift, and this amazing wooden bag from an antique shop for $10.

Thrifted: I scored a pair of amazing chairs at the thrift (chair shown here), I’m still searching for the perfect vintage fabric to make cushion covers for them, mirror from an estate sale, Harper’s crib from the thrift, and this amazing wooden bag from an antique shop for $10.

Even if thrifting isn’t really your thing or you don’t have the patience, I’d urge you to fake it till you make it personally, but I’d say you need to find a way to reduce your spend so you can increase the funds available for you to invest in yourself, your business, but particularly your legacy. Gone are the days where it’s just enough to have 1 source of income. We HAVE to be more mindful of our money. My motivation for this post was to emphasize that you can have a home you love, look your best, or whatever you see as a limitation AND live a more financially responsible life. Here’s a little secret, it takes money to make money, the lifestyle you want is waiting on the other end of the investment you should be making in yourself!!!

Thrifted : All but 2 of the bags pictured here are from the thrift, belt is from an antique shop, and my aunt Fran gave me this mannequin that I absolutely love!

Thrifted: All but 2 of the bags pictured here are from the thrift, belt is from an antique shop, and my aunt Fran gave me this mannequin that I absolutely love!

Bonus: Thrifting and reselling is a great way to make quick money. Whether you like it for yourself or not it can work for you as an additional revenue stream!!! I made $300 in less than a week buying and reselling items. You’re welcome ha!
Thrifted : Dresser, mirror, and this amazing mink hand warmer! I also scored this beautiful satin YSL cocktail bag for $35 at a vintage shop!

Thrifted: Dresser, mirror, and this amazing mink hand warmer! I also scored this beautiful satin YSL cocktail bag for $35 at a vintage shop!

Under each photo I give details on which items pictured are thrifted. I’ll be sharing another tour soon of my kitchen, aka my happy place filled with some amazing thrifted pieces and plants galore!  I’m a huge fan of Coveteur, ironically, some of my faves are featured on their site here and here this week! That must be the universe because I’ve been inspired to give you guys a bedroom tour a la Coveteur for weeks now! Been a fan of their closet tours for years.

A lot more lifestyle posts coming at you on the site...also share what type of content you want to see more of. My major focus in 2019 is operating this space more as a community where we discuss things more intentionally. So comment, comment, comment okurrr!! Hope you guys enjoyed it xx


Krystin HargroveLife