About

Hiiiii! :) I'm Brittany Xavier and I began my personal style blog, Thrifts and Threads in December 2013 to highlight my affordable finds as well as brands I find worth the splurge, those investment pieces I'll wear again and again.

I currently live in Old Town Pasadena with my husband Anthony and daughter Jadyn and our french bulldog named Eloiseย (and I'm just obsessed with the three of them)!

My style is versatile, casual, comfortable and a bit edgy. We're a family that enjoys city life, traveling as much as possible, quiet moments at home and everything in between. My blog first started out as only fashion but over the last three years so much of it really includes the lifestyle aspect of my everyday life and love that you guys are such a large part of it! :)

Brittany Xavier Times Square

 

My hubby has been a regular contributor to the site with our weekly Blogging Tips series, created for those of you who would like to start your own blog or looking for ways to efficiently grow one you already have. Check out Blogging Tips and stay tuned for more upcoming weekly posts!

Making my blog my full-time job wouldn't have been possible without the support of my readers and I hope this space serves as a daily dose of inspiration and happiness. I shared a bit about my journey to making this into a full-time job and my hubby also wrote a post when he quit his job to join me full-time. These will give you a bit more backstory on where we're at today!

I'm incredibly thankful for every one of you who stops by, so please drop me a line to introduce yourself! We really strive to be a resource to you guys and listen to suggestions of what type of content you want to see more of. So whether it's Instagram, or e-mail, always feel free to reach out and share your thoughts. Thanks so much for visiting!

xx Brittany

51 Comments

    1. Brittany November 11, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Aw thanks Anna!

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  1. Suz August 26, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I love your blog – I voted for you in the Bloglovin’ Awards! Good luck!

    xox,
    Suz & the Sun

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    1. Brittany November 11, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Thank you! :)

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    1. Brittany November 11, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Kara!

      xx

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  2. Cairlyn September 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Brittany! Love love your blog + writing. It’s super relatable, I love it! Definitely admire your blog! I recently started my own blog a couple months ago and was wondering how you strategically monetize your blog? You may be covering this in your installment of blog advice!

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    1. Brittany November 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Hi Cairlyn, thanks for following along! That will definitely be something I’ll be covering in the series, stay tuned! :)

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  3. LA Picker December 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Hi Brittany, love your blog! You post some really neat stuff! Can’t wait to see more :)

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  4. Phuong February 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Brittany,

    I am a huge fan of your blog and IG, I’m casting models and was wondering if you would consider modeling for our lookbook?

    We’re doing a minimalism basic look for spring, would be fantastci to hear back from you! Thank you!

    Phuong
    http://www.fabrizio-gianni.com
    @fabriziogianni

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  5. ece March 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

    What’s your height?

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    1. Brittany July 22, 2016 at 1:21 am

      I’m 5’10 :)

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  6. Angela Kent March 31, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I love your blog and resources. Thanks so much for having such a great, inspirational site, and sharing your amazingly useful tips on blogging. I am so excited to have stumbled across your blog!! Sincerely, Angela at http://www.sustainablestylesolutions.com

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    1. Brittany July 22, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Aw thanks for following along! xx

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  7. Moji June 12, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I’m so glad I found your blog, I just spent almost an hour at a stretch consuming the absolutely useful and beautifully written resources you have on here. Well done! You’re such an inspiration to me as a blogger:). I also love your style, your smile and your blog layout.

    Love and love
    http://www.howmojistyledit.com

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    1. Brittany July 22, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Aw thank you! :)

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  8. Timothi Jane Graham June 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Brittany!

    I just stumbled upon your blog and love it. I’m in Pasadena half the year. The other half in NYC. Who does your hair? I usually head to Nine Zero One to get my hair done. Any place decent in Pasadena? I’ve been searching high and low. Where do you go? By the way, you rock!

    Timothi xxoo

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    1. Brittany July 22, 2016 at 1:23 am

      Hi Timothi! I go to Dell at Spoke & Weal in West Hollywood :)

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  9. ceren July 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I saw your instagram page and found myself scrolling down until I got your first post:) your style is so classy and beautiful. it was nice to see some pieces which we I have already had:) you are such a good inspiration
    xx ceren

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    1. Brittany July 22, 2016 at 1:24 am

      Hi Ceren! Aw thank you :)

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  10. Caitlin August 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Brittany! I just found your blog and I love it! I love how you use affordable items, but also highlight pieces that are worth the investment. As someone who is looking to grow as a blogger, your tips really help!

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  11. Myisha August 9, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    When my husband I were looking to move closer to the city Old Town was one of our options. We opted for Claremont, but frequent old town to shop, eat, and explore quite often. Loving your blog and style! -My

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    1. Theodora September 27, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Love your blog!!๐Ÿ’•

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  12. Jules August 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Hi there! Been following you on Instagram for a while and love it. I don’t do Snapchat, so it was really cool to see you on Instagram stories in “person.” Please keep doing those. ๐Ÿ˜ŠExcited to follow your blog!

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  13. Audrina November 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Hello Brittany. Came across your blog through Pinterest and really love it. I am fitness blogger myself (much newer than you) and definitely want to read some of your Blogging Tips. Thanks for sharing everything and you rock girl!!!

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  14. RK November 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

    It’s just been about a week that I have started blogging g and I love your style. My blog revolves around fine dine and timeless style that goes with it. Do offer tips on growing my network.

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  15. Chidalu November 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Wow! It’s feels good to learn that your husband quit his job to join you fully. I look forward to the time people will appreciate bloggers and blogging more in my part of the world. I’m also glad you are a wife and mom…some folks think blogging is just for single ladies with no future ambition. Great job!

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  16. Chrismel Leguisamon November 25, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Hii Brittany!! I literally just found your blog, I first saw your instagram page and started to follow you there and now here I am reading old post and loving every piece of this awesome and helpful blog. I’m really looking forward to see more. Xo

    Kind regards,

    Chris

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  17. Stylists to a T November 28, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Love all of your posts!! Great style and love that you incorporate your family into some photos!
    Keep up the great posts!
    xoxo

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  18. Emma November 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Hi Brittany!

    I have just started following your blog and I absolutely love it! You have great style and I love seeing everything you and your family does. I have been thinking about starting my own blog for some time now and you have really inspired me!

    Awesome job and can’t wait to see more!

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  19. Ashley Reed December 7, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Just found your blog! Love it and love the tips!

    Ashley
    Meadowsandreeds.blogspot.com

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  20. Ava January 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Brittany, your blog is really amazing,I love it so much, especially the blogging tips. I just started my blog a few weeks ago an I hope your tips will work! It’s a lot of fun to blog and I hope to get some feedback!
    Ava
    fiftycurvyblonde.com

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  21. Shannon D'Noffria February 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Finally a blogger I can look up to and has my same vibe!!!! Thank you and your family for making this possible ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  22. Sarah March 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful! Love your style as well :) just love everything! Ahhh!

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  23. Abi April 22, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Hi Brittany! Your story is a wonderful one and very inspiring. I am an up and coming stylist and blogger and your tips are invaluable. Thank you for investing in your readers.

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    1. Brittany April 22, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Aww thank you so much and for also following along :) Big things in the works coming soon!

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    2. Brittany April 28, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you Abi for the kind works :) More to come within the next few weeks!

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  24. Amber Nall April 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I just recently purchased your e course on Instagram! It’s been very helpful. I absolutely love your style too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Brittany April 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! Please let me know if you have any questions throughout the course :)

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  25. Ashley flowers May 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    love everything about what your brand represents! DM’d you on Instagram :)
    Xx,
    STAX AND STONE

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    1. Brittany May 7, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you! :)

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  26. Dana Seng May 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Brittany! Lovely to connect with you! You have such a beautiful family!
    Your work is very inspiring!
    xoxo- Dana

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    1. Brittany July 12, 2017 at 1:06 am

      So sweet, thanks so much! :)

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  27. Ashton Guevara June 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Just found your blog and I’m in love! I love your effortless style so much!

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    1. Brittany July 12, 2017 at 1:06 am

      Thank you! :)

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  28. Imen July 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I’m a huge fan of your style, IG, Blog, Family… everything! It’s always on point and we can feel that you really love what you are doing! That’s amazing and very inspiring! xoxo – Imen

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    1. Brittany July 12, 2017 at 1:06 am

      Aw thank you so much! :)

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  29. Kacie July 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    So I just found your blog a few weeks ago but I am obsessed! Especially love your blogging series. As someone who is really trying to get into the blogging world, it has been an incredibly helpful and thorough resource so I just wanted to say thank you so much! New reader for sure <3

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    1. Brittany July 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Aww thank you :) It’s great to here you’re starting to get into blogging, love that!

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  30. Asha July 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Love your blog! Do you ever sell your clothes anywhere? You have a dress from a. Few years back that I also have but I’ve since had a baby and it no longer fits like I would like. Would be interested in purchasing from you if you do. Total long shot I know but thought it was worth asking. Thanks!

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  31. Kathrine August 2, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I love your blog so much and I admire what you do..I hope some day to do the same! You have amazing taste and even though many fashion bloggers have similar to yours, yours stands out for me because I see similarities to mine…even though I’m studying to be a vet, fashion has always been my passion..I hope you continue inspiring women with so many choices to look beautiful everyday!

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