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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!

29 06, 2020

Red, White & New!

By | 2020-06-29T13:49:04+00:00 June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Hey thrifters! 

It’s been a while since the last outfit I shared with you. I hope you are taking good care of yourself physically and mentally in these trying times. 

Although it’s been relatively hard for everyone, I’ve been keeping a light heart and staying optimistic for a better tomorrow. 

As you probably know, Goodwill stores had to temporarily close for health and safety reasons, and I couldn’t be any happier when I learned they had reopened!  

Fourth of July is approaching, and I managed to score a few outfits inspired by the upcoming holiday. Of course this year will be spent differently – I’m planning on doing a virtual hangout with my friends and faraway family members.

The first outfit I found was a brand new Ralph Lauren Polo dress; it was originally priced at $99.99, and I scored it for about $25. A fraction of the original retail price! Can you believe it?!

I love that it has long sleeves, is a bit stretchy, and shows off my curves. It flatters my body and I feel very comfortable in it! 

The next item I found is this super cute star-studded shirt from Old Navy. It was priced at $4.48 at Goodwill.

I paired it with white jeans from Old Navy I found at Goodwill several months ago for $9.98.

I love the material of the shirt; it’s really soft and I love the versatility of how it can be styled with either a cute dark jean pant, overalls, or jean skirt. 

My wish for this year’s independence holiday is to bring forth more indestructible unity, peace, and continuous love. I hope you all stay safe while you celebrate with your friends and loved ones.  

Happy Fourth!
6 05, 2020

Taking it to the (mostly empty) streets!

By | 2020-05-06T13:38:00+00:00 May 6th, 2020|2 Comments

Hello Friends,

I hope you are taking good care of yourself and spending quality time with you friends and families!

As you probably know, all Goodwill-Suncoast retail stores are back open – whoop! The stores are packed FULL of donations collected while everyone on the planet is home cleaning out their closets – so I managed to find some pretty cool items. And, they have new safety measures in place.

Since everyone’s practicing social distancing, the streets have been mostly empty so I planned for a streetwear-style outfit to show off when things return to normal. It’s not usually my go-to style, but I decided now was a good time to explore where fashion could take me!

First I found a lightweight yellow turtle neck for $4.448. I love how subtle the yellow hue is. Yellow makes me look flushed out so I thought this would really suit me well.

Then I found these striped pants from a great brand, Banana Republic, for just $7.98. I love how the stripes give the illusion that I’m taller. (I’m 5’4″ so an extra inch added to my height doesn’t hurt at all!

And now, the shoes. MY OH MY! They are brand new and I found them in the men’s section for only $11.99! I love everything about this sneaker. They are super lightweight and it almost feels like I’m walking on clouds.

Put it all together and what have you got? A fun streetwear outfit!

I really love this simple outfit and I cannot wait to flaunt it on the street once everything has opened back up! In the meantime, I hope you stay safe!

What do you think about this streetwear outfit? Did I do good? Comment and let me know what you think!

11 03, 2020

Hello, Spring Break!

By | 2020-03-11T19:15:34+00:00 March 11th, 2020|0 Comments

And hello friends!

It’s finally Spring Break! The time for adventures and parties is here. For this break from school I plan on going to the beach and doing other fun stuff with my friends.

Also let me not forget, I will be thrift hunting at Goodwill to find more colorful outfits!

But enough about my plans already. Now let me tell you all about this week’s beautiful hunt I thrifted. I went to a different Goodwill location and my oh my! The dress racks looked so colorful and beautiful. I found the most darling and beautiful pink dress ever. To top it off, the dress was brand new with tags on it. I LOVE when that happens!

dress with price tag

The moment I saw the dress, I was excited about the bold color and the lace details on the neckline that run all around the back of the dress.

close up face
See what I mean?

 I love the length and style of the back of the dress. As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, long sleeve shirts and dresses are my go-to favorite things to wear. I’m conscious about my arms and shoulders so I tend to opt for clothes that cover them. So while I was a little reluctant to buy the dress, its style and fun color made me bold enough to go for it!

back of dress
The neck has a long strap that ties in the back.

I wasn’t sure what shoes could go with the dress. I initially wanted to pair it with silver heels, but I couldn’t find any that day. As I was checking out, I remembered my recent yellow shoes I thrifted from Goodwill. I realized it would be great pairing plus a fun color block that would make the style even more vibrant.

sitting down in dress
You might remember I got these shoes at Goodwill for $12.96!

So, the entire outfit cost less than $30 at Goodwill. Did I mention I LOVE the dress? Besides being stylish, it’s soft, lightweight and even easy to iron! Not that I’ll be ironing on Spring Break!

in front of wall
I hope everyone has a fun and adventurous Spring Break!