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.

-Molly

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Thrifted OOTD: Striped sweater

Thrifted OOTD: Striped sweater

I keep saying that I want to the weather to warm up, but then again…I would miss cozy sweaters like this one! Sorry for the poor webcam quality today.
Photo on 3-13-13 at 4.25 PM

Sweater: Goodwill (Originally Gap) – $3.49

Jeans: Goodwill (Originally Old Navy) – $2

Boots: Goodwill (Originally X-Appeal) – $5.99

Jacket: Christmas present from Dad :) – $0

Purse: Burlington Coat Factory (Originally Nine West) – $15

Necklace: I think it came from Target, but I really don’t remember how much it cost. I’m sorry!

Total: $26.48

OOTD: Old Navy is plentiful at Goodwill, apparently

OOTD: Old Navy is plentiful at Goodwill, apparently

Today, my friend Kathleen and I gave an impromptu campus tour to some friends who are thinking about transferring to our university. I’m glad I had my long black peacoat on. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, it was chilly and breezy this morning! Best part is, I got that coat for $2 at a garage sale last summer.

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Shirt: Goodwill Pound store (originally Old Navy) – about $0.30

Hoodie: Goodwill Outlet (originally Old Navy) – $2

Coat: Garage sale (originally Old Navy) – $2

Jeans: Goodwill Outlet (originally Old Navy) – $2

Shoes: Forever 21 – $6

Purse: Burlington Coat Factory (originally Nine West) -$15

Total: $27.30

A Goodwill Outlet?! (and OOTD)

A Goodwill Outlet?! (and OOTD)

I didn’t know Goodwill outlets existed until recently. My reaction to finding out was “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!” At this store, everything costs $2.

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Sweater: Goodwill (Originally Axcess) – $2

Leggings: Walmart – $6

Boots: Goodwill (Originally Merona) – $4.99

Necklace: Gift from sister Penny! – $0

Purse: Burlington Coat Factory (originally Nine West) – $15

Total: $27.99

I figured I’d also post my hair and makeup, I quite liked it today!Image

What I got at Goodwill:

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Can we take a ┬ásecond to look at how insanely long the neckline of this top is? A bandeau or undershirt will definitely be needed! I’m wondering if this shirt originally came this way (or maybe something happened to it?) The tag says J. Crew so that is really a steal for $2.

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This green tank top is from Old Navy. It is ribbed (something I generally despise) but the ribs are so small and soft I didn’t even notice them until I looked closely.

Oh Goodwill, you are so good to me.

Molly

Goodwill shopping with Sean (and OOTD)

Goodwill shopping with Sean (and OOTD)

Hello everyone!

Today I had a Goodwill date with the best thrifting partner I know, Sean. My mission was to buy some tank tops/muscle shirts for spring and summer. Sean didn’t have anything in mind but he came across a very cool (faux) leather jacket for only $5.99! I need to stop bringing him along because he finds pieces that I wish I had found. Jealousy…lol.

First, here is what I wore, or my Outfit Of The Day (OOTD:

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Shirt: Goodwill (originally Gap) – $2

Sweater: Goodwill (Originally Rue 21) – $2.99

Leggings: Forever 21 – $6

Boots: Goodwill (Originally X-Appeal) – $6

Purse: Goodwill (Originally Nine West) – $16

Ring: eBay, wholesale from Hong Kong – $.99

Necklace: Forever21 – $6?

Total: $39.98

Our first stop was the “Goodwill Pound Store” where everything was sold for $1.49 a pound. I KNOW RIGHT. Here is what I got:

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A basic teal long-sleeved shirt.

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A summery tank top, just what I was looking for

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And this itty bitty excuse for a pair of shorts….I don’t plan on wearing these in public, but I needed something like this to wear over a swimsuit : P

And the very best part? All three of these totaled in at 89 CENTS .

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Next to the Pound Store, there is a classy yet pricier Goodwill.

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Sandals $3

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Sandals $3

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Tank top $2.99

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Tank top $2.99

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Dress $2.99 (I think it was supposed to be $5.99, but she charged it as a shirt. I didn’t realize til afterwards! Oops and yay at the same time)

The last place we decided to stop at was Hand Up Thrift (or the HUT…get it?) Thanks Connor for suggesting it just earlier this morning!

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Two puzzles…..fun times

A huge THANKS to anyone who’s still reading this far! This is my first blog post ever, so I’m definitely still learning. I hope this helps me become a better writer, photographer, and (of course) bargain shopper.

Peace!

Molly