dina wearing a custom the future is thrift jacket

Hi, I’m Dina!

I’m an Akron-based thrift blogger, podcast host, and branding consultant for thrift stores and creative entrepreneurs. My personal style is bold and colorful and I can’t resist a fully beaded vintage dress.

How to Subscribe to the Podcast

If there’s one thing thrifters love more than finding treasures, it’s talking about finding treasures. Two treasure-hunting friends, Dina and Shannon host Allow Us to Rethriftrodeuce Ourselves, a monthly podcast about secondhand style, thrifting tips, and sustainable living.

How to shop a Middle Eastern Food Market

Growing up in the Middle East, certain staple items like spices, breads, and cheeses were always stocked in our pantries and refrigerators. That’s why specialty and gourmet food stores and markets are extremely valuable in the United States. Arabs frequent these stores to stock up on foods and ingredients that remind us of home.

Dear Thrift Stores: We Love You, But Please Stop…

Oh thrift stores. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We love thrift stores so much we dedicated an entire podcast to thrifting and sustainability. But every now and then thrift stores do things that make us scratch our heads and wonder why they do them. In this episode, we discuss things stores do that may hurt the thrift experience or in some cases, completely damage the item.

Vintage Off the Shoulder Dress

I found this vintage off the shoulder dress at the Salvation Army recently. I tried to challenge myself to modernize it with trendy accessories and I just couldn’t get myself to do it. I kept falling back on older feminine pieces like my straw bag and pink Prada shoes.