Dirt Cheap is a ridiculous store. According to the website, most of their stock is customer returns. But they also receive overstock, damaged merchandise, liquidations, and out of season goods. It’s about as organized as you’d expect a place called “dirt cheap” to be, so shopping turns into quite the adventure.
I’d been looking for pointed toe nude ballet flats and Dirt Cheap delivered! These were originally from Target.
Shirt: Goodwill (Originally Liz Claiborne) $3.49
Shorts: Goodwill (Originally Delia’s) $2.99
Shoes: Dirt Cheap (Originally Mossimo from Target) $10
Earrings: Rue 21 $6
Necklace: Rue 21….it was part of a set, so approximately $1.50?
Purse: Goodwill (Originally Fossil) $2.99
Belt: JC Penney $1
The best find, however…
Drum roll please…
A set of Calphalon pots and pans for only $40! Now, the largest pot was missing. But seeing as this set goes for $199 new, I think it was still a great deal. I can’t wait to cook on these.
Wishing good thrifting karma to everyone,
So, I’ve never owned a wrap skirt before. Despite its initial resemblance to an apron, I think it looks pretty good! Especially when paired with these great thrifted boots that make me tall, but not too tall. I’m uncomfortable in high heels, and always feel like I’m going to tip over! Fortunately the 90’s are making a comeback–that means chunky, stable, comfortable heels are in again. Sigh of relief.
Skirt: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Express) – $2
Shirt: Goodwill (Originally Old Navy) – $2.99
Boots: Goodwill (Originally Michel China) – $5.99
Earrings: Garage sale – $0.75
Necklace: Garage sale – $0.25
Closeup of makeup and jewelry.
“Eyeliner wings sharp enough to cut a man” -My sister Penny
OK, this outfit isn’t completely thrifted. Those boots were a splurge, but I wear them all the time so they’re worth it! And hey…..I got them on sale :P
Shirt: Thrift shop in Virginia (No tag) $0. Thank you Ann Marie for the lovely gift! :D
Cardigan: Salvation army (Originally Mossimo Supply Co.) $2
Pants: Goodwill (Originally Noble) $2
Socks: Wal-Mart $6
Necklace: Garage sale $0.25
Purse: Goodwill (Originally Fossil) $3.50
Boots: Aerosoles $60
Spendaholic over here what whaaaaat
But seriously, that purse is one of my favorite finds ever. Similar purses at Fossil go for about $200-$250 new! I scored a good one.
My university’s College of the Arts held their annual ball and I was lucky enough to go this year! However, I didn’t have any formal clothes up at school. Last semester, I brought several fancy outfits and didn’t end up wearing a single one….so when I was (attempting to) pack light for this current semester, I decided to leave all my formal clothes behind. Big oops! I guess I DID need them after all.
So on the day of the ball, I trekked out to the outlet goodwill. The selection is amazing and it’s never let me down.
SCORE! I found this dress that I swear was tailor-made for my body! I think it fits perfectly. Also, it has no tag, and from the looks of the stitching and the zipper, I’m almost positive someone made it.
Here is what I wore to the ball. However, this is before I curled my hair, and put in contacts and more makeup. Ignore my face, just look at the outfit! :P
Dress: Goodwill (originally homemade?) $2
Shoes: Marshall’s (originally Aerosoles) $15
Necklace: Goodwill (originally aerie) $8
Expensive necklace, right? That was from a Goodwill in Annapolis. Their cost of living must be a lot higher than what I’m used to. Oh, and their dresses started at $8-$15, they even had formals as high as $70 *faints*
Is it too late in the year to be wearing a sunflower print? I don’t think so! Besides, the fabric of this skirt is surprisingly heavy, making it a great transition piece between the summer and fall.
Oh, did I say skirt? I meant, believe it or not, a skort. I feel like I’m in the 6th grade again! The long cardigan somewhat disguises the awkward back of the skort, hehe.
The back of my skort:
Skort: Goodwill (I.N. San Francisco) $2.99
Shirt: Community Thrift in Virginia (Aerie) $2
Cardigan: Salvation Army (Mossimo Supply Co.) $2
Shoes: Goodwill (Madden Girl) $3
Necklace: Ross $5
Purse: Goodwill (Mossimo Supply Co.) $2.99
Oh, one more thing. I ordered a few items from a website called dresslink.com. The prices are *almost* as good as a thrift shop! This is because they’re sold wholesale from China. On the down side, shipping can take almost a month.
I’ve ordered a few jewelry items from China before through eBay. They were definitely hit or miss. Some were exactly as described whereas others looked nothing like the picture, and some never arrived at all! (a scam). When my dresslink items arrive, I will do a review and side-by-side comparison with the product images to see if they live up to what I was expecting!
To give an idea of the prices, I ordered these items:
Plus a pair of underwear, but I didn’t put a picture of that one :P
All of my items had free shipping. I can’t wait til they arrive and I can review them!
This picture is from my July/August trip with John’s family. We rented a house in Maryland, and one day we went to DC. My favorite part was the National Gallery of Art! The painting I’m standing next to is by Frank Stella.
Tank top: Goodwill (Originally Old Navy) – $2
Shirt: Garage Sale (Originally Delia’s) – $1
Shorts: Garage Sale (Originally Abercrombie & Fitch) – $2
Belt: JC Penney – $1 on clearance
Shoes: Garage Sale (Originally Jellypop) – about $2
Necklace: Forever 21 – $7
Purse: Garage Sale (Originally Vera Bradley) – $0
I may have mentioned this before, but I bought that purse for $4 at a garage sale and later found $4 inside of it! LOL!
Long time no blog!!
A few weeks before school started, I went with my sister Penny into New Orleans. She had to take care of some fees and paperwork at UNO, where she has just started as a freshman. I was excited to see her school for the first time….their campus was small, but very pretty. Apparently there is a near-constant breeze since they are located right on the water!
Shirt: Community Thrift (in Manassas, VA) (Originally Aerie) – $2
Skirt: Forever 21 – $11 on sale
Vest: Goodwill (Originally Bugle Boy) – $1.99
Shoes: Goodwill (Originally Madden Girl) – $3
Necklace: Gift from Dad and Andrea – $0
Wallet: Garage Sale (Originally Vera Bradley) – $1
I love to throw on that vest, it can complete just about any outfit! It began its life as a little boy’s denim jacket. Luckily, it fit my shoulders, and it was super cheap because it was a kids’ item. I cut off the sleeves and bleached it, figuring the lighter color would suit more summery outfits.
Fun fact: Bugle Boy declared bankruptcy in 2001, so my vest is at least 12 years old. Retro!
Another fun fact: When washing the vest, I found rocks in the pockets. It did indeed belong to a kid….