Try-on Haul: Goodwill Outlet & Dirt Cheap

Try-on Haul: Goodwill Outlet & Dirt Cheap

Last weekend, I went thrifting with my best friend and queen of the thrift store, Molly. Here she is in her natural habitat: Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

(This isn’t the thrift store we visited, but it’s too good of a picture not to share)

We found some really great deals and probably bought more than we should have. But isn’t that the best kind of thrifting trip?

Everything pictured is from the Goodwill Outlet, except for the daisy top, thermos, denim headband, and Birkenstocks. Those came from Dirt Cheap, which is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine!

Here’s how I might style some of the items I found.

Daisy top ($2) and Birkenstocks-style sandals ($6). I kind of hate myself for loving these. They’re in the “so ugly they’re cute” category, I think. All I know is, my feet will be extra comfy.

I almost fought a lady for this weird bag ($2). I picked it up and was on the fence. I mean, it’s kind of crazy, I didn’t know if I would get a lot of use out of it. And she was pestering me, saying “are you going to get that? You should give to me. If you don’t want it, come find me. Hey, I’m about to check out, did you decide about that bag yet?”
Well, I bought it, and wore it to Festival International. I hope she saw me there and was jealous.

This tank top ($2) is from Paper Crane, which is a pretty expensive brand. I just love the delicate eyelash lace, but I’m afraid that it could get ruined if I tuck it into my shorts all day :(

Striped crop top ($2) and denim headband ($2). I think this works better wrapped around my bun than as an actual headband. Without some serious grippy material on the inside, headbands fall straight off my head. Am I the only one with this problem?

Just a cozy long sweater ($2). It’s really soft and seems barely worn. Of course, I had been looking for a long sweater like this a few weeks ago. I caved and bought one full price at the mall, right before I found this gem. Isn’t that how it always goes? I’m not too mad though. You can never have too many sweaters.

Such a cute dress, but SO short ($2). Remind me never to bend down, k? I feel like I should be going to a tea party or a baby shower or something.

This zigzag dress ($2) was too large in the waist so I ended up belting it with this black skinny belt ($2).

Molly found this velvet shirt for me! It’s kinda weird and dated, but I just love a good velvet for the holidays. I think it can work tucked into a pencil skirt with a pretty necklace.

As always, happy thrifting.


Thrifted OOTD: The No Fleas Market

Thrifted OOTD: The No Fleas Market

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Yesterday, I went into New Orleans with Brandon and we visited the No Fleas Market, a resale shop which supports animal welfare. When someone donates clothing, they choose which animal rescue they would like the profits to go towards. I got this great long sweater there, and Brandon found a sportcoat and hoodie. I may turn him into a thrift shopper yet!

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Shirt: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Weavers) $2
Skirt: Goodwill (Originally Forever21) $2.99
Shoes: Goodwill (Originally NY & Co) $3
Sweater: No Fleas Market (Originally 525 America) $6
Earrings & Necklace Set: Walmart $8
Total: $21.99

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I’m really happy to be posting on this blog again.

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Happy thrifting,

Thrifted OOTD: Lumberjack!

Thrifted OOTD: Lumberjack!

A while ago on youtube, I saw Macbarbie07’s inspiration video for back to school outfits. Now, she published this video on August 1st, when it was still sweltering here in Louisiana. But I loved her outfit with the flannel shirt so much that I decided I wanted one!
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It wasn’t too hard to find. In fact, I went with my friend Brad to the outlet goodwill (we were looking for clothing for a project that was later to be cut up and destroyed and painted on) and though I wasn’t looking for clothes for myself, I stumbled upon this perfect lumberjack flannel shirt from Forever 21. Today was the first time it was really cool enough to wear it!
Shirt: Goodwill (Originally Heritage 1981, a branch of Forever 21) $2
Jeans: Goodwill (Originally Noble) $2
Cami: Forever 21, $1.99 on sale
Rings: EBay, $1 each, so $3 total
Necklace: Gift, $0
Boots: Maurices, $10 on sale
Total: $18.99

Thrifted OOTD: At the National Gallery of Art

Thrifted OOTD: At the National Gallery of Art

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.
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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!
Total: $15

Thrifted OOTD: New Orleans trip with Penny

Thrifted OOTD: New Orleans trip with Penny

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
Total: $18.99

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….

Thrifted OOTD: Preparing for spring break!

Thrifted OOTD: Preparing for spring break!

Today is the first official day of spring break! I went with my friends Endya and Jared to buy some last minute things before we leave tomorrow for a week at the beach.


Dress: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Black Poppy) – $2

Cardigan: Salvation Army (Originally Mossimo Supply Co) – $2

Belt: Goodwill (Originally Ann Taylor Loft) – $1.99

Shoes: Garage sale (Originally Earth Spirit) – $2

Purse: Goodwill – $2.99

Hat: Charming Charlie – $10

Necklace: Forever 21 – $5

Total: $25.98

We bought some books to read at the beach (at a thrift shop, of course!) and then went to Old Navy. Endya found some good sales, but I’m pretty sure I got the best deal….a plain grey fitted t-shirt for 52 cents! I found one in her size for her, too! To end the day we went to a meditation session at a local Buddhist temple, which was a very interesting new experience.

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Thrifted OOTD: School spirit

Thrifted OOTD: School spirit

I didn’t have any university-branded shirts that were cute or flattering at all, until I found this one at the Salvation Army for $1 yesterday.


Shirt: Salvation Army (Originally Campus Lifestyle) – $1

Cardigan: Salvation Army (Originally Mossimo Supply Co from Target) – $1.99

Pants: Goodwill Outlet (Originaly Noble) – $2

Shoes: Forever 21 – $6

Bandana: Goodwill – $1.99

Total: $12.98

My shoes are so dirty with charcoal from drawing class, aggh!