11 01, 2021

Fit & Thrifty!

By | 2021-01-11T16:59:09+00:00 January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Happy New Year to you all! Just like that we’ve made it to another year, and I’m excited to see what this year brings.

My resolutions are to embark on a more healthy lifestyle journey and maintain my minimalist wardrobe. Speaking of a healthy lifestyle – a good way to begin would be to start training for the Hippie Dash for Peace, Love & Goodwill! It’s a super fun, unique race event!

I went to Goodwill the other day and there were so many donated items that were brand new with tags still on! I’ve never really browsed through the active wear section, so I decided to give it a shot – and I’m so glad I did! Since I plan to exercise more this year, I wanted to find new or gently used leggings. I didn’t have to look long, and there! I saw a pair of brand new leggings with the tags still on.

leggings

The Goodwill price for the leggings was just $7.98, but they retail for $34.99. I love the material (not itchy), the fit, the comfort and mostly the multicolored design! The leggings will pair well with other colored tops — this is a great advantage for me, as it will allow me to maintain my minimalist wardrobe.

I paired my new comfy leggings with shoes I found last year in Goodwill’s men’s section.

shoes and leggings

Did I mention the leggings also have those handy deep pockets? They hold my phone and debit card perfectly!

putting phone into pocket

I’m so glad I browsed Goodwill’s active wear section! Here’s to a happy, healthy – and of course thrifty – 2021!

model posing

See you soon!

10 12, 2020

Christmas with Calvin

By | 2020-12-10T19:17:33+00:00 December 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Holly Jolly Christmas, my thrifting elves! I hope your shopping is going swell. I’m so glad to be done with mine, I can finally relax. This week, I decided to go shopping for myself at Goodwill. I had a feeling I would find something exciting, and sure enough I did! (The power of positive thinking!)

I headed over to the Oldsmar Goodwill, with my $5 OFF coupon ready to go! You can get your coupon HERE.

It only took me about 5 minutes to shuffle through the dress section and find my perfect Christmas dress. Here’s a sneak peek!

dress with tag

Lo and behold! A cute black cocktail dress with POCKETS! Not to mention it’s also a Calvin Klein dress! At just $7.98, this was a massive steal!

I snatched up the dress and headed over to the shoe section to look for some heels. There were lots and lots of cute shoes, but none in my size that would go with the dress. Then I remembered this cute pair of Calvins I found last year at Goodwill for $14.96.

red heels

And I imagined how perfect it’d be to match those shoes with this dress…

dress on model

Just like that, I had found my holiday outfit of a Calvin Klein dress and Calvin Klein heels for under $30! Merry Christmas to me!

model in dress

And did I mention it has POCKETS?!

Now it’s your turn – get your coupon and go to Goodwill for holiday shopping!

30 11, 2020

Tis the Season to Save!

By | 2020-11-30T19:40:25+00:00 November 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Hello thrifters! I can’t believe the holidays have already drawn near and I bet you are heavily involved in holiday shopping! If so, you should know Goodwill is now running a $5 off coupon! You can find it here: http://bit.ly/35H65b3

Just show the coupon on your phone to the cashier and you’re good to go! There are always great things at Goodwill for the holidays – from new ornaments and home décor to donated dishes and platters perfect for family dinners!

Today I want to share with you some simple yet sophisticated attire I found at Goodwill. I found this tunic style top for $7.98.

shirt with tags

A great price, especially for a piece that was brand new with tags still on! I love it when that happens! The material is stretchy and it feels really soft. I’ve worn it all week while running errands and going for a stroll.

When I wanted to dress up a bit I paired the top with these boots I bought last year from Goodwill. Pairing the boots with the outfit makes me have an autumn feel – although Florida weather doesn’t permit wearing boots all the time. (We all know how our “autumn weather” is.)

modeling outfit

On another day, I styled the top by pairing it with this high-waisted slit skirt. I bought the floral skirt a couple of years ago at Goodwill for under $4.00. Pairing the top tucked into the skirt made it seem quite sophisticated, but still a casual look.  

modeling outfit

The style and cut of the top makes it really versatile – I think it was a great find and an awesome addition to my closet. I’ll show you in the future other ways I plan to style this top.

In the meantime, get out and use your Goodwill coupon, and let me know what you find!

19 11, 2020

Giving Thanks for Thrifty Finds!

By | 2020-11-20T14:01:48+00:00 November 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Hello my lovely thrifters! I hope you’ve been well and are soaking in all the Autumn joys. Thanksgiving is drawing near and I wanted to share another Goodwill outfit with you.

I know with all the calamities of 2020, there will be different arrangements for our Thanksgiving gatherings. For some it’ll be an intimate gathering with a few family members, and for others it may be a virtual dinner party.

Whether you’ll be having dinner virtually or in person, to a degree I think it still matters to show up looking dazzling!

So here’s a simple yet a bit sophisticated orange dress I found on the racks at Goodwill for $12.98.

dress with price tag

When I first saw this dress, I immediately fell in love with the shoulder tie and the lace design that runs on the thigh. The material is really stretchy and hugging at the same time. And with a happy quarantined weight gain I initially thought it wouldn’t fit but it does!

dress close up

So who said dresses need to be paired with heels all the time? Guess what? I found white Tory Burch trainers at Goodwill for just $8.96!! If you’re familiar with the brand, they usually retail for around $200!

Tory Burch shoes

I couldn’t believe my eyes! They are unimaginably comfortable to walk in, and I love the blue sequin that runs on both sides of the shoes. I think it adds character to the shoe and adds an uplifting personality to the wearer!

shoes and tag

In all, my total outfit from Goodwil was just $21.94!

model at park

You really can’t beat that price!

I hope you have a lovely and memorable time with your loved ones. Continue to stay safe.

Always remember, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”- Lao Tzu

31 10, 2020

Survey Says…Best Accidental Halloween Costume Ever!

By | 2020-10-31T20:49:40+00:00 October 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Happy Happy Fall, lovely thrift hunters! I’ve been away for a while, taking a much needed social media break, but I’m back! I can’t wait to show you my last minute, accidental Halloween outfit!

I wanted to dress up as Woody from Toy Story, although I’ve never paid much attention to the movie. I’ve reluctantly watched it because I sometimes babysit and thought it’d be fun to dress up as that character. But, finding a last-minute Woody costume wasn’t in my thrifting future!

I somehow stumbled on a suit set at the men’s section of Goodwill, and it dawned on me I could pull it off by dressing as Steve Harvey. Lol!

The striped suit set I found was a total of $40.00.

suit set

Next I found a large men’s vest for $4.18 (I adjusted the back with a safety pin so I could fit in into it), and a tie for $3.98.

vest and tie

Next I grabbed a new handkerchief for just $1.29.

hankerchief

This photo was my inspiration, and I think I pretty much nailed it!

photo comparison

I couldn’t find any black shoes that would fit from the men’s section, so I improvised and paired the suit with my platforms.

full costume

I think the only missing element here is my unshaven head, but I’m only willing to go so far for this look! 🙂

full costume

I don’t think the look is too bad for a last minute Halloween outfit! What do you think?

Happy Halloween, enjoy your candies!

22 09, 2020

FALL-ing for Sustainable Fashion!

By | 2020-09-22T14:47:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|1 Comment

Hello lovey my lovely thrifters! Have you been finding some great Goodwill finds? I have!

Today is the official first day of fall, my favorite season of the year. If you’ve read some of my blogs, you’ll find that I wear long sleeve shirts a lot, so now I can finally (well, eventually) have a good reason to rock my long sleeves!

Here’s a look at my latest fall outfit, thrifted from Goodwill. First, I found this extremely comfy fleece sweater for just $3.98. This brand can be usually found at Target and sells between $30-$40; finding this was a great bargain!

sweater on hanger

Lately I’ve not been in to carrying purses, I prefer carrying a  wristlet. But this beautiful burgundy crossbody bag grabbed my attention and I figured it would match well with the sweater. And, it was brand new and just $4.97 at Goodwill!

purse and price

To top of this great Goodwill shopping trip, I found a pair of  BOOTIful ( Lol, get it?)  boots for $8.96. They’re barely worn and really comfortable, and there’s even room for toe space even when worn with socks. I think the boots matched well the purse and sweater.

brown boots

A good match, right?

purse and boots close up

Here’s the sweater, purse and boots paired with jeans I already owned. I love this fall outfit, and I only spent about $18 to put it all together!

entire outfit

Drop comment and let me know what you think!

Until then, see you next time thrifters!

21 08, 2020

Summertime & the Thriftin’ is Easy

By | 2020-08-21T18:32:48+00:00 August 21st, 2020|1 Comment

Hello my lovely thrifters! Have you been finding some cool summer finds at Goodwill? I have! I know we have until next month for summer to officially end, and that can’t come soon enough for me!

I had a lot of luck on a recent trip to Goodwill. Yay! First, I found this beautiful multicolored dress for just $5.98. This dress is definitely an attention grabber and a spotlight stealer!

dress on hanger

The material is really easy to iron, and it has a white lining on the inside which is very soft. I love this dress — even though it doesn’t have pockets 🙁 I also love the cut out style on the bottom. I think it adds a little attitude to the dress.

model in dress

This dress is a great  summer find, especially at the Goodwill price of less than six dollars! I can totally see myself wearing this for an evening stroll along Clearwater Beach.

full body shot

Stay tuned for my next outfit for Fall – I think you’ll love it as much as I do!

10 08, 2020

Edgy & Economical!

By | 2020-08-10T16:01:44+00:00 August 10th, 2020|1 Comment

Hello lovely thrifters!

I’m back with another thrift hunt. It feels like it’s been raining a lot lately, but hey, anything to help cool down the summer heat. On this week’s find, I went to Goodwill (where else?) and I found a super cute pair of distressed jeans and a simple white cropped top.

The cropped top was just $4.48! It doesn’t have a brand name, but it’s great quality and it feels really comfy. I’m not sure how to describe the material but it feels super soft on the inside and a bit stiff on the outside. I also really love the “blunt” cut style of how it was cropped. To me, the shirt seems pretty versatile, as it could be paired with leggings, jogging shorts, bike shorts, etc.

Next up, as I wandered around Goodwill, I came upon these distessed jeans, from a brand called Soho. I snatched them up for just $6.98!

I love a good distressed jean, but this style almost seemed a bit too much for me. But I compromised on this and I don’t regret it at all! The jeans fit great and I even decided to accessorize them with a bag chain to add more style and edginess!

Here are pictures of me rocking this super cute casual style in front of one of my favorite murals!  

All for a total of just $11.46!  You can’t beat that!

Keep dreaming big, thrifters, and I’ll see you again soon with some more stylish outfits and amazing Goodwill prices!

30 07, 2020

An Open Mind = Great Find!

By | 2020-07-30T17:52:21+00:00 July 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Hello Thrift Hunters,

I hope you’ve been well. It’s been a little while since my last blog. I was consumed by work and will finally get a break from it sometime soon and I can’t wait!

In this week’s blog, I want to show you a simple “dress” I found at Goodwill. At just $4.48, I couldn’t afford to leave it on the rack.

Here’s the funny part, and a good reason to always shop with an open mind: My “dress” is actually a shirt with a pleated bottom and I found it in the extra large section!

I felt a bit guilty because there were so many options for smaller size clothes, but I still picked this. Or maybe did it pick me? Ha!

I would do anything for a dress with pockets, but I still couldn’t love this any less. I love the flower patterns and I love how free it makes me feel.

I decided to take a little walk in nature with my cute dress. I love how it makes me standout in all the greens of nature! Get out and shop at Goodwill with an open mind, and I’ll see you next time!

14 07, 2020

A Summer of Thrift Love

By | 2020-07-14T13:56:40+00:00 July 14th, 2020|0 Comments

I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer! Mine has been pretty good for the most part. I’ve been working from home so I get to spend more time watching my favorite Netflix shows. Speaking about Netflix shows, I’ve been enjoying watching Korean dramas! Drop a comment below and let me know what shows you’ve been watching!

This week’s thrift outfit I found at Goodwill is a long simple flower dress with two side splits and off-the-shoulder sleeves. The dress is originally from Forever21, but  I thrifted it at Goodwill for just $5.98! It looks far more expensive on than $5.98!!

dress on hanger
It doesn’t look like much on the hanger, but…

One of the things I love about the dress is it has a silicon lining on the chest area that allows it to stay in place and not accidentally reveal the entire chest area. The side split makes it super fun to wear. It feels great and dramatic whenever the cool breeze blows!

I wanted to wear it somewhere that’s also dramatic, so I headed out to the Hindu Temple of Florida in Tampa. What a beautiful place!

in front of temple
Isn’t it amaaaazing?!

This is as close to exotic traveling I could get with our current situation! But I think this dress would be great vacation attire to wear to for an afternoon lunch. Once everything settles, I plan to wear it everywhere LOL!

from the back
See you next time!

In the meantime, keep safe and enjoy the rest of your summer!