Thrifting Fashion

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I just have to say I have yet to find a FABULOUS blog, with beautiful outfits that have been thrifted. I realize that we all have our opinions on what style is… but there is a reason I only buy name brand/boutique/ and designer items from thrift stores. Im honestly a little disappointed that I haven’t found any. If all of these ‘fashion thrifters’ saw my spare closet, they MIGHT drop dead. My spare closet is FILLED with designer clothes (yes, they were ALL thrifted, or purchased for DIRT CHEAP). AND, I don’t even go to yard sales (who wants to wake up at the crack of dawn??)  If your a size 0-8 I can put a FABULOUS outfit together for you that retail would cost over $100, for me no more than $20! PLEASE someone challenge me! Unfortunately smaller sizes are SO much easier to style… for one reason almost everything looks good on them, and secondly because that’s usually the best stuff at the thrift stores. You can find fabulous plus clothing too, but its a challenge.

I dream to have my own TV show one day either on the style channel or HGTV called “Thrift your home”

If anyone know of any fabulous thrifting blogs please let me know.

Goodwill Haul 4.15 Designer Clothes/ Shoes & Home Goods

Goodwill Haul 4.15 Designer Clothes/ Shoes & Home Goods

2 Adorable Victorias Secret swim tops (.99 each) Anne Klein Zebra heels NIB (retail $278, paid $4.99) Lilly Pulitzer childs McKims (retail $80, paid $2.99) Michael Kors Tank ($3.89) Frye heels (4.99) Diane Von Furstenberg shoes ($4.99) Total spent $23.89 … Continue reading

About this blog, me, & all things thrifty!

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I get so many questions when I start talking to people about what I do, and so I decided to start a blog to answer all of those questions, and to share with others what I do. When I eventually got old enough to move out, I  quickly realized, I didn’t have money to go buy gorgeous furniture from Ethan Allen, or Pottery Barn.. so I went to Goodwill instead. I used to be the kind of person that wouldn’t be caught DEAD in a Goodwill, or any thrift store for that matter, and I would even get embarrassed at Yard Sales, shuffling through other peoples “junk”.

I was a young adult in school, with no money, and a minimum wage job, but I knew there had to be a way to get what I wanted. I wanted a beautiful home with nice furnishing, house décor, and of course nice clothes as well! I would constantly find pieces at Goodwill that I knew had potential. Not only was I finding furniture to repaint, but I was finding DESIGNER clothes! I couldn’t believe it. Brand name clothing like BCBG, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Lilly Pulitzer, Vera Wang, Coach, Kate Spade & so much more. Most of the items would not fit me though they were all sized XS and Small, sometimes Mediums, But I would find shoes, Purses, everything! After thrifting a few times, I knew I hit a gold mine. I started buying all the nice things and giving them to friends, and even selling some on EBay!

I have a huge closet filled with adorable clothes from goodwill & thrift stores, that I post online to sell. Recently I’ve been using Poshmark, Ebay, & Facebook. Sometimes its hard to keep up with everything, so eventually I will probably end up hiring someone  to help. Its definitely a full time job. I go to thrift stores at least once a week, sometimes up to three. After the buying, everything gets organized and hung, then photographed on a mannequin usually, then I post it online to EBay, Facebook, or Poshmark.  The description gets written, and then shared with as many people as possible! Sometimes I do consignment as well. Instead of a normal consignment store taking 50% or more, I only take 30% and the rest goes to the customer.

Sometimes I hate talking about what I do, because some people look down on it, but there are so much clothes in thrift stores. I usually have to dig to find a lot of great things but there there. I spend a lot of money at the thrift store, I usually drop at least $50 every time I go. I know the money I spend there goes back in to the community. I also feel like I’m helping them keep the store from being overcrowded. It really is overloaded with clothes, at least in my area it is!  I would really love some feedback on this topic. If you feel its wrong for someone to do this, please let me know, and tell me why. I would LOVE to hear all opinions!

If anything this is to help people realize there is money to be made. If this wasn’t my job, I would be at a retail store or restaurant taking a job from someone else. Its really important nowadays to find something you love to do, and be able to make your own money, on your own time.

I’m also a Photographer, and hopefully one day a decorator! Later this week I’ll share pictures of my home, and photography!

please excuse this image of my Ebay closet, its a hot mess!! Hopefully I’ll be able to organize this soon!

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