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!
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
I’m really happy to be posting on this blog again.
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,
Today was spent with family and a couple great friends. We grilled and swam in our backyard pool. My sister Penny and I coordinated our outfits to be extra-festive today. We were fabulous on the Fourth!
Shirt: Goodwill (Originally Quizz) $3.49
Shorts: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Chic) $2
Bandana: Garage sale $0.25
(my shorts were made in the USA, how appropriate!)
Dress: Goodwill (Originally French Connection) $4.99
Bandana: Stolen from ex-boyfriend……$0
Penny found quite the great deal on her dress…..after some googling, it looks like her dress cost $138 at original retail price. The price she paid is about 96% off! I’m jealous. I found the dress, but it looked WAY better on her, so I begrudgingly let her buy it…..haha! Penny and I love thrift shopping together. Our tastes and our sizes are similar enough that we can share some things, but different enough that we don’t fight over the items we find….usually.
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
Wow, the last time I updated was in November! Hopefully I can get back into the groove of posting more often. I’m trying to learn how to take good pictures of myself with a tripod, and it’s harder than I imagined. I think if I had a nicer camera it would be easier…(and by nicer I mean a DSLR instead of an itty bitty point and shoot)…but let’s face it, I’m not going to buy a nicer camera unless I can find one at Goodwill LOL
I just love beaded/sequined sandals. I have quite a few of them now (all thrifted of course!) and they’re a simple way to jazz up an outfit. Much better than flip flops!
Today I tried the “crown twist.” It’s kind of a French rope braid that goes all the way around your head. I’ll need to practice this one a lot more, but I’m happy to say that my slippery hair managed to stay put for quite some time. Usually it slips right out of a braid!
Shorts: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Chic) – $2
Shirt: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Mudd) – $2
Belt: Goodwill (Originally Ann Taylor Loft) – $1.99
Shoes: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Kenneth Cole Reaction) – $2
Necklace: Gift from Dad! – $0
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*