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

Taking it to the (mostly empty) streets!

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!

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By | May 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hello, Spring Break!

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!
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By | March 11th, 2020|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Skipping into Spring Like…

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!
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By | March 4th, 2020|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

A Walk in the Park

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?
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By | February 24th, 2020|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

For the LOVE of Thrifting!

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!
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By | February 13th, 2020|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Work It!

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!
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By | February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|
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