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22 09, 2020

FALL-ing for Sustainable Fashion!

By | 2020-09-22T14:47:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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!
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?