TAMPA - You may know me as the traffic reporter for the ABC Action News morning show, and as my Twitter alter-ego, @TampaBayTraffic. What you may NOT know is that I am a die-hard barganista when it comes to my wardrobe; I never met a bargain rack I didn't like!
In support of the ABC Action News Taking Action Against Domestic Violence campaign, I'm planning to put my knack for finding a great deal to good use via "Taking Action With Fashion!" For the six weeks of our campaign, I'll go "shopping" for clothing and accessories from three Tampa Bay area thrift stores that support domestic violence shelters, education, prevention and recovery programs. I'll wear many of the items on the morning show.
Also, each time I wear an article of clothing, a pair of shoes or an accessory from one of the thrift stores, I'll post a photo with the info on where I got it/them. You'll be able to purchase those items at the stores where I found them, or go find your own chic wardrobe additions. The goal is to drive up business at these great shops, because the money they raise will stay here in the Tampa Bay area, and will help those impacted by domestic violence.
The participating thrift shops include:
The Spring of Tampa Bay Boutique, 3418 Swann Ave., Tampa
The CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe, 1011 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg
RCS Thrift Store, 2960 E. Bay Drive, Largo
Check out Meredyth's Bargainista Fashion Photo Gallery at http://wfts.tv/18d3yPH .