I hope you are ready for this new month! Today I’m bringing you something different and you get to meet a super cool somebody. So about a month ago I embarked on an interesting trip with this one special lady. This was a place I had never been before and we did something that was absolutely new to me! We went THRIFTING!
Now I know for most people this may not be such a joyous experience that one would go on about but it had me so excited! This experience literally opened new doors for me not only physically but mentally too! Yes it’s that deep! I’ll share my experience a little later.
For now, you all need to know that this happened all thanks to Chiedza aka Smurf Dinkie of Diary Of Smurf Dinkie (DOSD). So meet Chiedza as she tells you all about it!
What is Diary of Smurf Dinkie (DOSD)?
Well my aspiration is to become a stylist. I’m building Diaryofsmurfdinkie (DOSD) to become a styling platform. A place where I’m the person people call to be dressed for anything. From day to day clothing to special occasions. And it is also a fashion blog showcasing most of the designers I get to meet and it’s also about thrifting, going out and searching for cool finds and showing people that thrifting is such fun!
How did you come about finding your style?
Its really been a journey lol. I’ve been a Goth chick, Tomboy, Girly girl, I only wore skirts once a point in time. I just didn’t like the way pants looked on me lol. And now I feel like I am in my element, I am basically classified as a hipster – google says the meaning is : a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.
When did you start thrifting?
I started thrifting since I was 16 years of age, so it’s been about 10years wow! I had no idea it’s been that long lol!
What are the advantages and disadvantages of thrifting?
- You get to find cool stuff from shoes, to handbags, to scarfs, to skirts you name it.
- You get stuff at a really good price.
- When you have an up and coming event like a wedding or party you can always find appropriate clothes for the event.Disadvantages
- Sometimes if you don’t pay attention you might grab something with a stain or hole or event the zipper might be not of use.
- Sometimes the stuff is extremely dirty.
- The noise and hustle to get stuff.
- Digging to find stuff isn’t as easy.
Where would you recommend people buy (thrift) their clothes in Zimbabwe?
I would recommend people to go to Mbare Flea Market, Charge office and Copacabana Flea Market.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed hearing all about it from the lady herself! And now you can go and check her out on the following platforms :
There will be a second part to this so watch out for that. Until then, let’s have fun, discover and share!