Episode 024: Vintage + Intentional Shopping



On this episode the very stylish and captivating business owner, Carrie Diaz, of Best Friend Central, shares her love of vintage and drive to create a physical space for community and friendship among women! 

She explains her passion for “slow fashion” and how being intentional with shopping has inspired her to open a second store now in Los Angeles in the Vintage District of Burbank, CA with a curated collection of vintage pieces. She’s so committed to bringing vintage, friendship, and community to her new store that not even a global pandemic could stop her from opening her bright yellow painted doors! 

Carrie and I discuss that common feeling of opening the closet door each day and wondering what to wear. While I suggest a good closet purge of items that don’t fit, aren’t being worn, or don’t light you up, she suggests ways to choose the right pieces that show off your style, and are well-tailored to your body so you feel your very best! In fact, there’s an on-site tailor at her store to help with that. 

Additionally we talk about the concept of “cost per wear” when making smart shopping choices and how it’s related to “cost per use” when investing in organization bins. 

Here are the highlights from this episode:

{10:34} Vintage is better quality

{20:52} Confidence conversations

{30:34} Slow fashion

{35:39} Price per wear

Mentioned in this episode:

Ep 7: The Essential Purge

Ep 22: A Successful Yard Sale

Link for where to recycle and donate clothes:

https://redtri.com/where-to-recycle-and-donate-clothes/slide/1

Articles on “price per wear” for clothing:

https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/blog/cost-per-wear/

https://www.heddels.com/2018/04/understanding-cost-per-wear-the-only-metric-that-matters/

I’m thrilled to support Carrie and her store that bring so much joy and style to the women in this community! 

Here are all the ways you can connect in-person and online with her:

Instagram:

@carriefdiaz

@best.friend.central

On IGLIVE: 

The Confidence Conversations

Thursdays at 11:30am PST

Website:

bestfriendcentral.com

Store:

Best Friend Central

3427 West Magnolia Blvd

Burbank, CA 91505

Need help organizing and styling your closet and want to dress the body you are in now in 3 simple steps? Checkout my Online Wardrobe Course! Read more about how you can take your wardrobe from “crappy to happy” and create a capsule collection you love that fits your style! 

For busy moms of littles, here’s a little video to give you some encouragement on those days we think, “How’s that mom so pulled together & why can’t I look like that?” Don’t worry, Mama, you can! 

FREE Wardrobe Video:

Simplify and ‘Stylify’ your Wardrobe


For more resources to organize and style your busy life, head over to EverythingWithStyle.com and follow me on Instagram @everythingwithstylemom for more organization motivation! 


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