Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Florals & Camouflage- Thrift Haul


Vintage denim levi button own
Lovely floral top
I'm a sucker for tie-dye...couldn't walk away from this hoodie

Super comfy gap sweater
Camouflage cargo pants ♥


Everything in this thrift haul was $1 each. Yep, that's right, one dollar!

So I only spent a total of $6.

It was a good day. Thank you goodwill outlet.






Monday, September 21, 2015

Simple & Sweet- Thrift Haul




vintage flowers and denim ♥

light and flowy white top

love love love this skirt- pale pink and yellow flowers on a black background

This small but lovely thrift haul cost about $12.




Saturday, September 12, 2015

Summer Goodwill Haul- 2015










1 lovely summer dress
1 yellow floral skirt
1 classic denim shirt
2 pairs of funky pants

All for less than $20

Gotta love summer and thrift shopping






Thursday, August 6, 2015

What to look for- Summer Weather

Hey Thrift Buddies!

Okay so I know that this is super super late, but let's still enjoy the last month of summer! Here are three things that you should look out for this summer in your thrift shops!


1) Classic Tops


Classic tops are exactly what they sound like, classic. They basically never go out of style, so stock up whenever you can! Plaid and stripes are patterns that will always have a place in your closet!


2) Denim Skirts


This summer I have really been loving short denim skirts. Thrift stores are overflowing with these and personally I have picked up at least three 3 in the last couple of months. Lighter denim colors especially scream summer. These skirts will keep your legs cool while making you look effortlessly put together.


3) Tropical Dresses


The thrift stores are full of dresses with colorful patterns of birds and fishes. These playful designs are perfect for summer. Wear them to the beach or to a nice dinner!


So hurry into the thrift stores and pick up some summer clothing while the sun is still shining bright!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Searching for Suflowers


Hey Thrift Buddies!

As you guys probably already know, I am in love with sunflowers! Because I love sunflowers so much, I have been searching for the perfect sunflower dress. This search has been very difficult and is often very disappointing. After searching multiple Goodwills many times, I decided to look on ebay. Ebay had a decent selection of vintage sunflower dresses, but they were often very pricey. I was able to find one that was a good price and so I bought it.  



This is the first sunflower dress I bought, except it is actually a romper. I really like they bright yellow sunflower pattern against the blue background. However, when I tried on the romper, I didn't like how it fit me...this wasn't my dream sunflower dress.

So I continued to search. I went back on ebay, and found a new sunflower dress. I ordered it and hoped for the best.




Once again I loved the sunflower pattern on the dress, but when I tried it on, it didn't fit right. The dress was a bit too long for my liking and the arm holes were too big for me. This wasn't the dress I was looking for either.


A couple weeks later, I went to Goodwill, and as I was sifting through the dresses, I found this beauty.



I think this might be the one. I love the red and yellow flowers and the flowy skirt. It's a little longer than I desired, but I actually love how it looks. I can't wait to throw this dress on for a sunny day in the park.

Don't give up searching for that special piece! You will find it one day, probably when you least expect it.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Warm Weather & Goodwill Outlet

Hey Thrift Buddies!
It's finally summer! I am enjoying the warm weather and the freedom from school. Because I have so much free time now, I have been visiting Goodwill a lot recently! Also, I found out that the new Goodwill near me has an outlet! Goodwill outlets are amazing, it's basically the clearance section of the thrift store. All the clothes that don't sell in the main stores are sent to the outlet. They throw everything in bins and you have to dig through it all for hidden treasure. I'll be honest, this is not for the fainthearted...I have found some very interesting things in those bins, but I've also found some very awesome things! Also, at the outlet, everything is sold by the pound, meaning you can get a beautiful dress for less than a dollar!

So these are my thrift stores finds from the past couple of weeks. Some of these beauties are from the Goodwill outlet and others are from the main Goodwill store.


Sunflowers ♥



I love the vintage tag on this shirt
Got this awesome jacket for $2 from the outlet

This is actually a skort- so 90's!
I always love a good pair of overalls

Lion t-shirt! I've actually wanted this shirt for a long time!

Overall, I had a great time at Goodwill and the Goodwill outlet.
One of these days I will dedicate a blog post solely to the Goodwill outlet, since I love it so much!





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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Denim Jacket Restyle

Hey Thrift Buddies,

A couple of months ago, I got a lovely denim jacket from the Salvation Army. Although I love how the jacket looked when I bought it, I wanted to try to personalize it and make it my own. I searched pinterest for jean jacket restyle ideas and here are some I liked. 

sew a canvas painting on the back

cover the jacket in patches

I especially liked the jacket with patches, so I decided that I would cover my own jacket in random patches.



This is how my jacket looks right now. It only has a few patches, but every time I am free, I sit down and sew another patch on. I like that the patches give the jacket character and I also like that no one else will have a jacket just like mine!

Maybe in a year, I'll update you guys on what my jacket looks like, hopefully by then it will be fully covered.