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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!
4 03, 2020

Skipping into Spring Like…

By | 2020-03-04T13:59:44+00:00 March 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Happy spring everyone! (Well, almost!)

I am super excited to share with you my first vibrant spring thrift finds. This week’s outfit is quite simple, fun, and stylish. I think it’s also Florida weather-friendly. And who doesn’t love the spring weather?

blogger close up
I sure do!

At Goodwill, dresses usually sell for $5.98. I spotted this super cute JCREW dress covered in yellow daisies. JCREW is a normally a pretty pricey brand, but as always, Goodwill packs BARGAINS! A JCREW dress for less than $6?? Yes please!

dress on hanger

Next, as I glanced across the shoe rack, I saw these vibrant yellow, button style shoes. Automatically, I knew this was it! I had what I needed for my first outfit of spring! The shoes were brand-new and the Goodwill price was $12.96. They don’t have a brand name but I think they’re stylish and interesting. I had no doubt they would pair well with the daisy dress!

shoes

So here’s my debut spring outfit! I think it would be just right for an Easter family gathering or a spring music festival. What I really love about the dress (besides the Goodwill price) is the V-neck style; I love that it does not show too much cleavage, and the yellow daisy print really makes it special.

 

blogger in outfit

So here I go, stepping into spring and thinking of other colorful Goodwill finds I can pair with these unique flats!

shoes on feet
See you soon!
24 02, 2020

A Walk in the Park

By | 2020-02-24T20:07:57+00:00 February 24th, 2020|2 Comments

Hello lovely friends!

I hope you’ve been doing well. I’ve been so excited about this week’s blog. My Goodwill find is this gorgeous dress I found for $ 5.98. I think it’s perfect for spring and summer, maybe at a picnic or a botanical garden. Once I tried it on I really wanted to show it off to every person on the entire planet, I love it so much!

dress with tag on

Although the dress does glorious justice to my body, I also thought to accessorize it with this cute bangle I found from Goodwill for just $1.99. I love the colorful pearls and cute gold rings. I have a very tiny wrists so I usually shy away from wearing armbands or bracelets, but I had to have this cutie!

bracelet collage

So guess what? On my off day, I decided to go to a park and get closer to nature. I must admit my outfit might not be just what you’d want to wear to a park, but hey, I did it for fashion!

Besides the gorgeous flower print on the dress, I love the stretchy material. It adjusts to my body and fits so well.

wearing dress
I love the off-shoulder sleeve; I get to show off my clavicles LOL! And, I love the flare on the bottom – I think’s playful and stylish!

Of course if I’m going to take a stroll in the park, I need to carry a bottle of water with me. So I decided to rock this beaded purse I found at Goodwill for $2.98, sometime back in 2017. The purse is super spacious and lightweight. It holds a water bottle, my  tripod, and my mini wallet. It’s a gem and big purses are a trend this spring!

dress with purse

Someone thinks I’m a nut, but I’m crazy for all the bargains at Goodwill!

squirrel at park
Whaddayou think?
13 02, 2020

For the LOVE of Thrifting!

By | 2020-02-13T16:12:46+00:00 February 13th, 2020|2 Comments

Hello friends,

This week’s thrift hunt was exciting! You might even say I LOVED it! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and Cupid knocked on my door and asked that I devote this week’s blog to a Valentine’s day fashion outfit.

It took me some time to score anything red that would fit me, but I managed to find some gorgeous, yet simple outfits from the place that has my heart – Goodwill!

blogger in outfit
Not bad for $10, right?

This first outfit is a plain white distressed sweater paired with a bold red floral wrap skirt. I decided to pair them together because the distressed sweater gives off a stylish street edgy vibe and the skirt gives off a bold and gracious vibe.

sweater with tag
skirt with tag

As you can see, each piece was under $5 at Goodwill! Be still my heart! This outfit is perfect for an afternoon lunch with your date on Valentine’s day or a Sunday brunch with your girls.

Now for my second outfit — I like to think that this dress chose me before I could choose it! I found it for just $5.98 at Goodwill. It has a knot front and an open midriff.

dress with tag

The open midriff style is a bit outside my comfort zone, but I was in love and couldn’t leave it on the rack. I figured there HAD to be a way to style it so it was in my comfort zone without taking away the fashion sense or identity of the dress. And I found a way! I decided to wear a white tube top to cover the chest area and still look fabulous.

blogger in dress
Happily in my comfort zone!

This dress is fun and flirty and is totally perfect for a date night!

I have no plans for Valentine’s Day, but you can certainly bet I will be dressed up in my newfound favorite dress watching my favorite movie (Catch Me if You Can), on Netflix.

 

blogger smiling
I hope you enjoy all the Hershey’s kisses and love!
3 02, 2020

Work It!

By | 2020-02-03T18:11:04+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|6 Comments

Hello my lovely friends,

Since it’s the start of a new year, there have been a lot of meetings at work lately. I work part- time at a bank and I usually dress business casual. This week, I had to meet with my department manager, so I had to look professional. Of course, Goodwill was my go-to! I love to wear long sleeve blouses; they provide me with warmth and comfort, especially when it is freezing cold at work. I decided to wear this super cute Ann Taylor top; which cost me just $9.98 at Goodwill.

shirt with price tag

The material is so soft and easy to iron.  I also love the lace and neck details on the top. The label kind of felt a bit stiff and I thought it would make me itch, but that was not the case at all. It is a large size. Although I love to wear loose-fitting clothes, I was a bit skeptical about how it would look on me. But as you can see, it made me very happy!

smiling selfie
A selfie on my way to work!

I paired the top with trousers from White House Black Market. These pants were also $9.98 from Goodwill, which is a GREAT price for that label! I don’t own too many trousers with patterns, so I was excited to have them. I love that the ankles were not a loose fit. The material is also stretchy. I hope to wear these cuties for a long time.

pants with price tag

For shoes, I usually opt for flats. But this time I wanted to have an elevated look. I decided to pair the outfit with these simple yet stylish shoes which I found for $9.96 at Goodwill. They’re like brand new! Even with a heel they were very comfortable. On my way to work I grabbed a pair of black flats in case my feet began to hurt, but truth be told, I could have just left them at home and spared myself the extra load.

shoes with price

This $30 outfit, all from Goodwill, was all I needed to rock my day at work. It also helped me exude more confidence while executing all my tasks! 

sitting down in outfit

I hope you have a lovely week friends!

standing up in outfit
See you next week!
27 01, 2020

Longboard Fashion

By | 2020-01-27T16:02:44+00:00 January 27th, 2020|2 Comments

Hello lovely friends,

I cannot believe we are almost done with the month of January. I hope all has been well with you. School has been great so far and not too stressful. (At least not yet haha). I’ve been managing my time well, so I decided to get back to an old hobby – longboarding. I haven’t been on my board for about 6 months.

I decided to fashionably debut my first longboard ride of the year, courtesy of Goodwill.

shirt with tags on

On this longboard thrift hunt, I spotted this button up shirt from Vans. It was originally marked as $39.50. Goodwill priced it at $7.98; which is a steal! But to top it off, it was a red tag discount week, so I paid just 4 BUCKS for the shirt. Although I shop at Goodwill all the time, I’m always amazed at the inventory and the prices!

blogger wearing shirt
Super cute, right?

The other item I found was also brand new with tags on! Old Navy jeans, with a stretchy, super skinny fit. I paid $9.98 for these.

jeans with tags on

I always opt for a high waist skinny jean because low waist jeans pull down when I bend low. These pants are perfect, giving me comfort and mobility while I cruise on my board.

blogger sitting on longboard

My thrift hunt was incredibly terrific. I wanted to literally purchase the entire store. Getting back on my board felt nice. I had fun riding my board while looking fashionable at the park. I would totally love to know how you spend your leisure time, and what hobbies you have. Drop a comment below!

blogger standing with longboard
See you next time!
15 01, 2020

Campus Chic

By | 2020-01-15T16:08:35+00:00 January 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Happy New Year, my lovely friends and fellow thrifters!

I hope the holidays brought you more joy than you could ever imagine. Mine was great. I got to catch up on some much needed sleep. School resumed for the spring semester and I’m excited to get it done and over with. I decided to you show you my super casual (yet stylish!) on-a-budget school outfit. The lecture rooms are always cold and I hate shivering to my bones. So I decided to wear a sweater.

I came across this Express sweater from Goodwill. It is unbelievably soft and light weight. It had a little stain on the arm, but it was in a great condition. The price was $7.98, which is amazing, but I asked for a discount because of the stain. The manager was incredibly sweet and offered it to me for half off! Say whaaat?!

On the first day back from the holiday break I wanted to look a bit stylish and chic. I decided to pair my outfit with these heeled “flats” I found at Goodwill, just $7.96!  I usually opt for a pair of flat shoes since the lecture halls and buildings are quite a stretch from each other, but these shoes felt like walking on clouds and they did not make much noise either!

My first day back to school was amazing! I liked all my professors. This simple outfit gave me all the comfort I needed. I felt cozy, comfy, and cute – which contributed to an effective learning day for me!

 

(It’s also good to learn you can look great while dressing for less! I give myself an A+!)