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: Dirt Cheap Treasures

Thrifted OOTD: Dirt Cheap Treasures

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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.

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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
Total: $27.97

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,

Thrifted OOTD: Leather & Lace

Thrifted OOTD: Leather & Lace

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
Total: $73.75

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.

Thrifted OOTD: Sunflowers in September and order

Thrifted OOTD: Sunflowers in September and order


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
Total: $17.98

Oh, one more thing. I ordered a few items from a website called 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!

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!

Thrifted OOTD: I got pinched on St. Patrick’s day!!

Thrifted OOTD: I got pinched on St. Patrick’s day!!

I forgot to wear green, haha.


Don’t you just love those sailboat print shorts? I saw them at a Goodwill store and the tag said size zero. Normally, I wear a 4 or 6….with little hope, I tried them on. Thank goodness for vanity sizing, because they fit perfectly! One weird thing, though….I didn’t notice this til I got home, but someone cut out the pockets. If I were to put something in there, it would fall right through.

Shirt: Garage sale (Originally Forever 21) – $0 (It was going to be 25 cents, but the lady gave it to me for free, how sweet!)

Cardigan: Goodwill (Originally Mossimo Supply Co.) – $3.49

Shorts: Goodwill (Originally Land’s End) – $2.99

Belt: Pulled off a random tank top that I don’t wear anymore

Shoes: Goodwill (Originally Madden Girl) – $3

Purse: Goodwill – $2.99

Necklace: Burke’s outlet – around $6?

Total: $18.47, not too bad!