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

Ready for Adventure

Hello there my thrift hunters! I’m back again with another find for this month! On my latest trip to Goodwill I found a whole outfit – a dress, sandals and a purse! Although summer isn’t officially here yet, the outfit gives me those summer vacation vibes. The fist find is this simple wrap dress from White House Black Market!

dress with tag on

It was just $12.98 at Goodwill! The olive green color reminds me of military clothes, and I don’t mind that at all! Also, did I mention it has pockets? Yup it does. What more could I ask for? Absolutely nothing. I’m glad I got to snatch it from the rack. Next I found these cute print sandals!

sandals with price

I’ve never seen sandals designed like this. At first I thought the one-toed style would be uncomfortable but surprisingly, they are as comfortable as can be and they feel nice and secure when wrapped around the leg. These brand new sandals were just $7.96 at Goodwill! Score!

The last item was thrifted two years ago. It’s this beaded shell bag. It was just $5.99 at Goodwill. Most beaded bags I’ve seen online is priced at $8.99- $300. I’m glad I’ve held on to this purse for this while!

purse with tag

Put it all together and what have you got?

blogger in outfit

A cool and stylish outfit, that’s what! All for under $30!!!

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Until next time – PEACE OUT! Which reminds me…don’t forget to register for the Hippie Dash for Peace, Love & Goodwill! It’s the grooviest race in Tampa Bay!

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By | April 29th, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Skipping into Spring

Happy spring, lovely thrift hunters! It’s been a while I’ve showed you any thrifted items. Just a quick update on me – I’m still successfully maintaining my minimalist  closet, and I’m also taking a few cinematography classes!

Now let’s get into my thrifted items from Goodwill this month. I found them at the Goodwill Superstore in Trinity. I always love going there – it never disappoints. I always find great gems there, like this beautiful color-blocked magenta dress.

dress on rack

What perfect colors to celebrate spring season! the dress came with a braided belt, which I think adds more fun and character. I’m not always confident wearing thin strapped dresses, but the cool spring breezes made me forget about the straps. The dress was brand new with tags still on and was just $9.98 at Goodwill! Now for the shoes…

heels showing price

I found these super cute round toe heels by Ralph Lauren for half the price- it was Orange Week, and all orange tags were half price ( hello discount)! A total steal at $4.98! I thought pairing the shoes with the dress would give it a more dressy look.

dress with heels

The other way I styled the dress was pairing it my all time favorite shoes I thrifted last year from Goodwill – Tory Burch sneakers! The dazzle of blue sparkle makes it more fun pairing them with the dress. So just with $15.00 we have a brand new dress and like-new shoes! You can’t beat that!

dress with sneakers

I hope this spring season brings you continued success, see you soon with more great finds from Goodwill!

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By | March 30th, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

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!

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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!

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