Marisa Turns Thrift Store Finds into New Career
After losing her job as a writer for an online magazine, Marisa Lynch decided to take her creative skills and love for fashion to the next level. She challenged herself to purchase thrift store dresses that cost a dollar or less and turn them into chic, modern pieces. “My motto turned into 365 days, 365 dollars, 365 dresses.”
Although getting started was difficult, Lynch remained focused and started a blog to keep track of her progress. “I got rid of my gym membership and everything else that was costing my wasted money, and needed to focus on what made me happy.”
A year later, Lynch’s life changed dramatically: 365 dresses has landed her a new career. “I started to get really great press and I got a book agent. I sold my proposal last May, and the advance on the book is my new income -- my book comes out in October of 2012. My craftiness has become my career!”
Marisa’s advice for others who have experienced financial hardship is to “stay positive and be creative. It’s not the end of the world if you lose your job. That just means you have more opportunities to open new doors. You never know what will come from experiences that you might have, and adventures you might take. You just have to work hard and be creative.”
To find out more about Marisa’s dresses, visit her blog at NewDressADay.com.