Blog 2019-05-13T18:19:18+00:00

Valentine Thrift Love

Valentine’s Day came and went without me blogging about my finds, but no matter! Everything I thrifted from Goodwill is still perfect for lots of different occasions, like a picnic date or a visit to a botanical garden!

Let’s start with these like-new shoes I found at Goodwill for $8.96. 

shoes with price

I’m enamored by the lace design; the shoes look simple and delicate, but they’re also fun and comfortable. The lace fabric design adds a versatile touch — another way I would style the shoes is to pair them with a really nice suit for a relaxed business/casual look.

Then there’s the dress I found at Goodwill for $5.98.

dress on hanger

I love the simple vertical striped pattern. It gives the illusion that I’m taller than I actually am- which kind of boosted my self esteem a little! The back ties mean I could elevate the waist a bit, and I think that helped make it look more flattering.

back of dress

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s day!

modeling dress

If you spent the day alone like I did, know that you weren’t alone! Netflix was my Valentine!

sitting on bench

Here’s to celebrating thriting, no matter what day of the year it is! XOXO

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By | February 18th, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Hot Prices for Chilly Weather!

Hello Thrifters! I hope all is well and that you’re ever so proud of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Being from a country of soccer, it took me a while to be interested in football, but I’m so happy they won the big game!

Lately I’ve been consumed with work but I was able to fit in a quick trip to Goodwill – and wow I’m so glad I did! I found a great jacket, and a really nice pair of fitted blue jeans.

The jacket I found at Goodwill is this white puffer jacket from Dollhouse.

puffer jacket

It was as new as new could be! I’ve never been into puffer jackets because I always thought they looked funny. This jacket certainly changed my mind and I knew I had to buy it! I love it! It keeps me warm enough but doesn’t make me sweat. And, the price was just $12.98!

Then I found this simple distressed pair of jeans.

jeans on hanger

The length and waist fit perfectly. I usually wear belts with most jeans, but I didn’t have to this time. The denim is very light and soft, and althought they are skinny jeans, I don’t have to do the “wiggly dance” to get into them! They’re my new favorite jeans now, and they only cost $6.98 at Goodwill!

When the evenings were a little cooler I wore the outfit I thrifted for an evening stroll.

blogger posing
It’s chilly, but I’m nice and cozy warm!
blogger posing

What have you found at Goodwill? I’d love to hear in the comments! Until next time, stay warm and thrifty!

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By | February 11th, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

What to wear to brunch?

Hey lovely thrifters, I hope you’ve been well! Am I the only one who felt like this past January was the shortest one ever?! Hehe.

So far I’ve been successful maintaining my minimalist closet; I hope you’ve been able to commit to your New Year’s resolutions as well. One thing I haven’t been so good at is keeping up with friends, so I decided to meet up with one on a brunch hangout.

I needed a simple dress and of course I had to check Goodwill first! That’s where I found this little green dress with pockets. I LOVE pockets! The dress captured my eye even though it looked kinda “boring.” (Except the pockets, of course!)

dress with tag

The price of the dress was just $5.98 at Goodwill, which is about what most dresses sell for at Goodwill. I’m on a budget, but I don’t mind paying $6 for a dress I know I’ll wear a lot!

I realized that a good statement collar could elevate this simple dress. So I decided to pair it with a pearl collared top and it worked really well. I felt like the “missing” element on the dress disappeared when I made that little style tweak!

blogger in dress
See the collar peeking out from under these gorgeous flowers? 🙂

Unfortunately, due to a sudden emergency my friend had to cancel our brunch hangout. So I decided to take pictures in the dress, because why not?

blogger in dress
model in dress

If you’d like to visit these fun photo opps, they’re at 1113 S. Florida Ave in Lakeland, behind the Born & Bread Bakehouse.

Have fun, and thrift on!

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By | February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

A Classic Look for Class

 Hello my thrift hunters, I hope your week is going well. School has resumed for me, and I already want the semester to end! Hehe. I haven’t been able to go to Goodwill as much lately, but when I popped in last week I found this nice Ralph Lauren Oxford shirt.

oxford shirt

Initially when I saw the shirt, I thought it was for a man, but it’s definately a women’s cut. The shirt was just $9.98 at Goodwill, which is amazing! On the Ralph Lauren website, it sells for $89.50! This is an absolute win for me.

I have just one in-person class, so I decided to wear the shirt paired with a White House Black Market skirt I found at Goodwill and the tunic I found at Goodwill and featured in a previous post. I wore the skirt on New Year’s (hence the noisemakers!) It was brand new, tags still on, and originally priced at $98 – the Goodwill price was just $9.98 — or about 90% off! Score!

skirt

I love to layer because the temperature has been quite cold in the morning and warms up in the afternoon. I was neither too cold nor too warm throughout the day, and I love the look!

blogger in outfit

 I think this outfit was cute and simple for lectures, studying on campus, or on a coffee date or hangout with friends.

blogger studying

What do you think? See you next time, I’m off to class!

blogger smiling
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By | January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Fit & Thrifty!

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!

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By | January 11th, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Christmas with Calvin

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!

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By | December 10th, 2020|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|
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