Style Stars!

Are you following our Lead Stylist Michelle Raven (@thriftstylist) on Instagram?  If not, you’re missing out!
Here’s why she’s a must-follow:
• Real-time scoop on awesome finds at Arc’s Value Village stores – When our stylist shares a post featuring a great pair of vintage Frye boots in your size for just $24.99, you hurry over to snatch ‘em up! Thank you @thriftstylist!
• Get the dish on when Arc’s Value Village will be out and about, whether we’re hosting a pop-up shop or taking our Village on the Go truck out for a spin, you’ll be in-the-know
• See what kinds of treasures other shoppers are finding at Arc’s Value Village and sharing online with hashtag #ArcsValueVillage
• Take advantage of special Instagram-only offers and giveaways
And there’s another fun reason to follow her Instagram feed!
Over the past few months, Michelle’s been inviting interesting locals (from bloggers, creators of a Twin Cities fashion magazine, vintage curators, musicians, photographers, wardrobe stylists, TV & radio personalities, artists, boutique owners, and more) to “takeover” her Instagram account for the day.  The #VillagerforaDay as they’re coined, shops our stores with a special coupon & then documents how they’ve incorporated their Arc’s Value Village finds into their life & style.
Meet the 10 most recent Twin Cities #VillagerforaDay style stars below:

1) Alisun Abbott & Katie Driver of @yourcreativemn

Be sure to follow these creative gals for DIY inspiration, tips and tricks. If you want even more hands-on DIY fun, you won’t want to miss their upcoming workshops! On November 14th, the ladies are hosting a DIY Home Décor workshop, focusing on Functional Wall Art and on December 12th they’re presenting (pun-intended!) a present wrapping workshop. Early bird tickets for the home decor workshop will go on sale September 17th and early bird tickets for the present wrapping workshop will go on sale October 22nd! Don’t miss out!

2) Kara Nesvig of @myfakeeyelashes

Kara is a local writer, beauty blogger and avid thrifter who can’t turn down a great book, some vintage vinyl or a designer fashion find at Arc’s Value Village. She is a contributor for sites like xoVain and Thought Catalog, or local publications like the Star Tribune and CityPages. She describes her personal style as a little bit country, a little bit Marilyn Monroe.  She’s a fun one to follow!  Be sure to connect with her!

3) Jody Savage of @jodysavagephotography

Jody Savage is a fine art film photographer whose soft romantic aesthetic is totally drool-worthy!  She loves shopping Arc’s Value Village for beautiful photoshoot props.  You can see her work featured in the current issue of Minnesota Bride in a feature entitled Heaven on Earth, on newsstands now.

4) Amanda Williams of @mybellamoxie

Amanda is an advocate for self-love, no matter your size.  She started the Bella Moxie blog with the mission to encourage plus size women in the Midwest to
love their bodies through fashion and community two years ago.  Stay in touch with her for fashion inspiration, product reviews, shopping tips and more!

5) Erin Foster of @duemidwest

Erin is a local gal who loves exploring her city.  Stay in touch with her for adorable pup pix, around-town adventures and thrifty finds from Arc’s Value Village!

6) Emily, Virginia and Mandy of @mysisterorg

This mission-based organization is on fire!  They sell trendy T-Shirts, tanks, jewelry and more and every purchase helps fight sex trafficking and creates a loving and positive future for women. For all the upcoming ways to connect with these babes and purchase their wares, be sure to check out the following links:

7) Mimi Giek of @ethianese_

Mimi is an avid thrifter and is always scouring Arc’s Value Village for beautiful treasures.  She’s currently working on a blog and website, but it is still under construction.  Stay in touch with her on Instagram where she’ll soon announce the anticipated release.  She also recently did a photo shoot with local photographer @Agyei_photography that will be unveiled soon!

8) Haley Nelson of @cheaprecipeblog

Savvy Haley is a blogger with a talent for creating cheap but delectable recipes that anyone can make.  When it comes to Arc’s Value Village, she’s a super fan and can be spotted there frequently perusing the clothing racks, the cookbook section of the book department, the kitchenware aisle and more!

9) Hannah Theisen of @lifestylejustice

Hannah is passionate about all things fair trade & ethical living.  She is an advocate for slow fashion and works hard to maintain a small capsule wardrobe.  You’ll want to follow along with her as she’s currently participating in a secondhand challenge through the Ethical Writers Coalition this month in which she is buying secondhand first before resorting to other shopping options for any needs and wants.

10)  Twila Dang of @popcultureparent

Twila Dang is the owner/operator of the blog Pop Culture Parent (, a blog that covers the intersection of parenting and pop culture.  She is a writer, blogger and parenting expert. Twila is also a talk radio host at myTalk 107.1 in the Twin Cities and a parenting contributor to Twin Cities Live.  You can find Twila on the radio at myTalk 107.1 FM Saturdays 1-3pm and Sundays 7-9pm and on Twin Cities Live (KSTP Channel 5) from 3-4pm weekdays.

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