30 03, 2021

Skipping into Spring

By | 2021-03-30T17:21:34+00:00 March 30th, 2021|0 Comments

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!

18 02, 2021

Valentine Thrift Love

By | 2021-02-18T17:28:59+00:00 February 18th, 2021|0 Comments

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

11 02, 2021

Hot Prices for Chilly Weather!

By | 2021-02-11T15:29:41+00:00 February 11th, 2021|0 Comments

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

3 02, 2021

What to wear to brunch?

By | 2021-02-03T16:04:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

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!

22 01, 2021

A Classic Look for Class

By | 2021-01-22T16:56:03+00:00 January 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

 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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11 01, 2021

Fit & Thrifty!

By | 2021-01-11T16:59:09+00:00 January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

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!

10 12, 2020

Christmas with Calvin

By | 2020-12-10T19:17:33+00:00 December 10th, 2020|0 Comments

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!

30 11, 2020

Tis the Season to Save!

By | 2020-11-30T19:40:25+00:00 November 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Hello thrifters! I can’t believe the holidays have already drawn near and I bet you are heavily involved in holiday shopping! If so, you should know Goodwill is now running a $5 off coupon! You can find it here: http://bit.ly/35H65b3

Just show the coupon on your phone to the cashier and you’re good to go! There are always great things at Goodwill for the holidays – from new ornaments and home décor to donated dishes and platters perfect for family dinners!

Today I want to share with you some simple yet sophisticated attire I found at Goodwill. I found this tunic style top for $7.98.

shirt with tags

A great price, especially for a piece that was brand new with tags still on! I love it when that happens! The material is stretchy and it feels really soft. I’ve worn it all week while running errands and going for a stroll.

When I wanted to dress up a bit I paired the top with these boots I bought last year from Goodwill. Pairing the boots with the outfit makes me have an autumn feel – although Florida weather doesn’t permit wearing boots all the time. (We all know how our “autumn weather” is.)

modeling outfit

On another day, I styled the top by pairing it with this high-waisted slit skirt. I bought the floral skirt a couple of years ago at Goodwill for under $4.00. Pairing the top tucked into the skirt made it seem quite sophisticated, but still a casual look.  

modeling outfit

The style and cut of the top makes it really versatile – I think it was a great find and an awesome addition to my closet. I’ll show you in the future other ways I plan to style this top.

In the meantime, get out and use your Goodwill coupon, and let me know what you find!

31 10, 2020

Survey Says…Best Accidental Halloween Costume Ever!

By | 2020-10-31T20:49:40+00:00 October 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Happy Happy Fall, lovely thrift hunters! I’ve been away for a while, taking a much needed social media break, but I’m back! I can’t wait to show you my last minute, accidental Halloween outfit!

I wanted to dress up as Woody from Toy Story, although I’ve never paid much attention to the movie. I’ve reluctantly watched it because I sometimes babysit and thought it’d be fun to dress up as that character. But, finding a last-minute Woody costume wasn’t in my thrifting future!

I somehow stumbled on a suit set at the men’s section of Goodwill, and it dawned on me I could pull it off by dressing as Steve Harvey. Lol!

The striped suit set I found was a total of $40.00.

suit set

Next I found a large men’s vest for $4.18 (I adjusted the back with a safety pin so I could fit in into it), and a tie for $3.98.

vest and tie

Next I grabbed a new handkerchief for just $1.29.

hankerchief

This photo was my inspiration, and I think I pretty much nailed it!

photo comparison

I couldn’t find any black shoes that would fit from the men’s section, so I improvised and paired the suit with my platforms.

full costume

I think the only missing element here is my unshaven head, but I’m only willing to go so far for this look! 🙂

full costume

I don’t think the look is too bad for a last minute Halloween outfit! What do you think?

Happy Halloween, enjoy your candies!

21 08, 2020

Summertime & the Thriftin’ is Easy

By | 2020-08-21T18:32:48+00:00 August 21st, 2020|1 Comment

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.

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Stay tuned for my next outfit for Fall – I think you’ll love it as much as I do!