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: Last minute shopping for a ball?!

Thrifted OOTD: Last minute shopping for a ball?!

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
Total: $25

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*

Thrifted OOTD: National Coffee Day

Thrifted OOTD: National Coffee Day

This picture is from a while ago actually, September 29th which was National Coffee Day. John made me get up at the buttcrack of dawn (ok, not really. It was more like 7:30…but on a Sunday!) so we could get free coffee at Starbucks.
Top: Goodwill (Originally Pink Rose) $3.49
Shorts: Community Thrift (Originally Mossimo Supply Co) $2
Shoes: Garage sale (Originally Jellypop) $2
Belt: JC Penney $1 on clearance (I couldn’t believe it! Even better than Goodwill pricing in the mall!)
Purse: Goodwill (Originally Mossimo Supply Co) $1.99
Necklace: Gift $0
Hat: Charming Charlie $12
Total: $22.48

Thrifted OOTD: Finally jumping on the mint trend

Thrifted OOTD: Finally jumping on the mint trend

Mint has been a trend for a few years now, especially in the spring/summer, but I don’t think I owned a single mint piece until I found this GAP tank top at Goodwill. Oh no….if I found it at Goodwill…does that mean mint is “out” already? Am I too late? Ha!IMG_0400

Shirt: Outlet Goodwill (Originally GAP) $2

Cardigan: American Apparel (Gift from Mom, thanks!) $0

Shorts: Garage Sale (Originally Abercrombie & Fitch) $2 I think

Necklace: eBay $0.99

Shoes: Goodwill (Originally Madden Girl) $3

Hat: Charming Charlie $10

Purse: Goodwill (Originally Fossil) $2.99
That purse is possibly my favorite Goodwill find ever. The leather, though it has a few scuffs and marks, has become soft with age. It’s beautiful!

Total: $20.98

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: 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.
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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.


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