Meet Nicole Rowan, the woman behind The Spirited Thrifter, a blog about secondhand shopping and everyday style.
Nicole is now in her fourth year of blogging, and she says it has been a life-changing experience. She tells us how a bout of retail therapy at Value Village led to her blog, and why her blog evolved from VV Boutique Style to The Spirited Thrifter. She also talks about the opportunities the blog has brought her, and where she fits in Edmonton’s fashion blogosphere. And she talks about her current focus on mindfulness, and how that will inform her life and her blog’s content over the next year.
Nicole had a lot of recommendations for blogs and Instagram accounts that she likes to follow. Here are the links she mentioned in the show, and a few more she came up with afterwards:
- Karlynn Johnston’s The Kitchen Magpie, @thekitchenmagpie on Instagram
- Jill’s Makeup Fancy, @jillsmakeupfancy
- She Does Create, @shedoescreate
- Life Preloved, @lifepreloved
- Deb the Locavore’s Vesta Gardens, @debthelocavore
- @akward_gazelle on Instagram
- Kira Paran’s Northern Style Exposure, @northern_style
- Brea Johnson’s Heart and Bones Yoga, @heartandbonesyoga
- Riverbend Gardens, @riverbendgarden
- Change of Clothes, @chgofclothesyeg
- Frances Wallace on Instagram
- Sharon Litchfield, @sharon_litchfield
- Lucid Lifestyle, @shoplucidifestyle
- Red Ribbon Boutique, @redribbonboutique
- Ana Pejkanovic’s March and May, @marchandmayblog
- Breakfast Club YEG, @breakfastclubyeg
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