Hi, my name is Katie! I am a 30-something-year-old Michigan native with an eye for fashion and a passion for saving money. I am the wife of an airline pilot and the mom of my 2 little ones, Jack and Anna. I have a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and I spent 10 years working in early childhood education. I now consider myself retired from the field as I stay home with my family and pursue new adventures.
I have always enjoyed clothes and putting together outfits ever since I can remember, but after I graduated college I found myself in a bit of a fashion rut. I had graduated in the middle of a recession with a ton of student loans. I had no idea what to wear as an adult and I had no money to spend on buying a new wardrobe.
Everything changed for me when I started writing this blog. Instead of dwelling on not being able to shop as much and buy new clothes, I decided to get creative with what I already had in my closet. I started to thrift shop and find ways to update my wardrobe without spending much money. As the years went on I decided to be more intentional with my purchases and only buy clothes that I really love. I’m still learning as I go and making improvements every day, but I feel that I have created a wardrobe full of clothes that I absolutely love to wear.
Here at Thrifty Wife Happy Life, you will find a mix of thrifted clothes and clothes from affordable retailers. I believe that money can’t buy you style. Fashion is something that everyone can enjoy, no matter how big or small your budget is. I want other women to feel good about themselves in every outfit that they wear. I hope you can take some outfit ideas with you and feel inspired to step up your everyday style!
Besides blogging and fashion, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, a warm day at the beach, listening to a good podcast, any food with cheese on it, drinking coffee, and a good craft beer!
This blog is always evolving as my life changes, but my message is always the same. I want people to know that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to live a happy fulfilling life. Finding contentment in what you have is the key to happiness!