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Thrifty by the Sea!

Hello there, thrift friends! I hope your Spring break/season has been amazing. I’m excited to show you my latest finds from my recent trip to Goodwill-Suncoast in Trinity. Check out those prices tags! The total cost of my simple, stylish, spring-y outfit finds was just under $21!

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Let’s talk about the blazer. I didn’t think blazers were my thing. But I love the color of this one, and for $6.98 I couldn’t resist! Turns out, it was absolutely perfect for a breezy spring day on the Florida waterfront! I love how the color almost matches the sky and the sea!

 

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Now let’s move onto the shorts…I LOVE them. The material is great, breathable, and good quality. The length of the shorts compliments my height and torso. And I love the versatility of how the shorts can be styled. And, of course, the price. I scored them for just $4.98 – you can’t beat that! 

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Now…the shoes! I got them for $8.96. The  flowered Skechers retail for $86 – so my Goodwill price was basically about 90% off! WOW! Not only taht, but the shoes are super comfortable and supportive. They are my new favorites!

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I think this outfit looks great next to the sand, sky and sea! What do you think? Where would you wear it?

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Until next time, Happy Thrifting! 

By |April 25th, 2022|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Cupid Was With Me!

Love means never having to say your sorry…so I won’t apologize for this blog post being just a little late! I know you’ll forgive me when you see my
latest Goodwill haul! 

 

clothes with tags

 

Can you believe the luck?? A $4.58 LOVE sweater, a distressed jean skirt, which I got for $4.98, a long sleeve Ralph Lauren shirt for $4.98 (like what?!). And, I also found these fairly- new Christian Siriano heels for $9.96. Plus a super cute bag for just $4.99 (thanks to half off week)!

 

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Here are pictures of how I styled it. I love the simplicity of the combination of the outfit, and I also think it’s especially a nice outfit to wear to meetup with your girlfriends over drinks for Valentine’s Day (if you’re single like me)!

 

I gifted myself with flowers in honor of the day, and even toted them around in my new bag from Goodwill! 

 

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Peace and Love everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day. XOXO until we meet again with my next round of fantastic Goodwill finds!
Speaking of Peace and Love, are you signed up for the Hippie Dash for Peace, Love & Goodwill? It’s the grooviest race in Tampa Bay and I know you’ll LOVE IT!

 

By |February 22nd, 2022|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

A jewel in my crown

Black woman in long green dress smiles at Ringling Museum in Sarasota
This dress can work so well in lots of different occasions!

Happy September, thrift friends!

I’m so excited to share my recent Goodwill find. It happened to be in my favorite color: green! And not just any green, it’s a beautiful emerald jewel tone that’s perfect for the (slightly) cooler temperatures.

But maybe best of all, because this dress happened to be discounted as part of Goodwill’s colored tag deal. That’s right, this classic piece was originally $5.98 but I paid only $3 at the register!

I paired the dress with a black top with a beaded collar I found at the same Goodwill-Suncoast on Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg. Immediately after I spotted it on the rack, I knew it would pair well and complement the elegance of the green dress. And, it was only $5.98.

Black woman in long green dress smiles with eyes closed among palm fronds
The beaded collar really tied the look together!

The purse was thrifted some time ago in 2019, and I kept the price tag on there as proof to my friends when they didn’t believe it was from Goodwill. My statement rings were also a Goodwill pickup from several years ago. With the dress and shirt, that’s only $8.98 spent on a beautiful new outfit! Second-hand shopping can really pay off.

For this styling, I wanted to go for a monochromatic look. I think the dress can be worn to wedding, a date, church, or other formal functions, or any occasion where you want to elevate your style. It was the perfect look for a visit to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota! Have you ever gone? It’s a beautiful location and a fun day trip not far out of Tampa Bay!

I’m in love with the simplicity of the dress and how I accessorized it. I hope this inspires you to wear your favorite-colored outfits.

Black woman in long green dress smiles in front of the Ca' d'Zan at Ringling Museum in Sarasota
Have you visited the Ca’ D’Zan at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota? It’s a fun day trip!

Kick it in style, Tampa Bay

Hello again my thrift friends!

Florida’s hot summertime is coming to a close, meaning that soon we’ll be able to enjoy those pleasant evening walks along the waterfront.

I hope you have been well and active this summer. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to stay on an active lifestyle, but I must admit, I need to be more disciplined and committed (hehe). But, a new-to-me pair of cute sneakers is helping me get motivated to move!

Close-up of thrifted sneakers' sole, then photo cropped at the waist of woman in athletic clothing on a skateboard outside.
What a find!

I picked up a pair of Sketchers at the Goodwill location in Trinity, FL. Not only were they a steal at $8.69 (retail between $45-$60!), but their neutral colors will be versatile for both working out or wearing around town throughout the coming fall season. For the past year, I’ve become determined to adopt a minimalist closet, so shopping second-hand is an important part of that. Any thrifted item I buy needs to be able to be worn in multiple ways and go with multiple outfits, so these sneakers are a check and check in that department!

Oh, did I mention, they’re also super comfy? The shoe laces actually stay tied, instead of slipping or coming undone. Their “air cooled yoga mat” soles make me feel like I’m walking on clouds.

With our beautiful fall weather on the horizon, I can’t wait to get moving in these new kicks!
P.S. The Trinity Goodwill-Suncoast has been rocking it with cool finds lately!

Black woman in athletic clothing jumps high while jump roping on an outdoor basketball court.
Keep moving, Tampa Bay!
Black woman smiles and poses for camera on an outdoor basketball court with jump rope, athletic clothing, and thrifted neutral pink sneakers.
These shoes go from work out to casual outfits in a snap.

Tropical Storm Ready!

Hello thrift friends! I hope your summer has been off to a good start despite the rains, and the storm that’s on its way!

Today’s find I’m going to show you is quite a simple one that’s very much needed right now (and for most of the summer)! Take a moment to guess what item I found?

rain boots

If you guessed rain boots, then you’re right!  I found these animal print rain boots from Goodwill for just $7.98. They look new, are extremely comfortable and fit very nicely – SCORE!

rain boots on
Why not wear them every rainy day?

In the past, most rain boots I’ve owned are either too wide or too tight, but these are just the perfect fit – like regular boots, not rain boots. And since it’s been raining a lot lately (and lots more is coming), these boots are my go-to. For now it’s bye bye sandals, hello rain boots!

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Puddles are no match for me now!

They even look cute when it’s not raining! What do you think?

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Stay safe and dry my thrifting friends! See you next time!

By |July 6th, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

A Closet of Many Colors

Hello there, thrift hunters! I hope this month has treated you well. For me it’s been quite a fun one. I reunited with old friends from high school and also went to a fun fair. On my recent thrift adventure at Goodwill I only found one item, but I love it!

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It’s a multicolored top that was just $4.98 at Goodwill. The top is by the brand Alfani, which I’ve seen at Macys for around $21 to $60 – so I saved tons! Score! What makes me love this top so much is the versality of how it can be styled; it can be styled – with jeans or regular dress pants and even skirts.

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts before, I’ve embarked on keeping a minimalist closet, so forgive that you’ve seen this Tory Burch shoe many times in previous blogs – also from Goodwill! But I thought to pair them with the top and jeans, and they really fit the style I was going for!

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Here I styled the top with some dressier slacks and I love this look also! Lately my style has been leaning subtly toward androgynous fashion, but we’ll see how long it’ll last. :)

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This versatile top, saving lots of money on my minimalist wardrobe, and CAMELS make me happy! See you next time!

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Fashion, Sustainability|

Who is the Goodwill Huntress?

The Goodwill Huntress isn’t just one person! The Huntress is anyone who loves to shop at Goodwill-Suncoast stores in West Central Florida, tracking down amazing finds and sharing her haul – from pots and pans to prom dresses – with all of us!

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