Joy to My Wallet!


Hello lovely thrifters,
I’m Esther Bemah, also known as @thriftybesther on Instagram. About a year ago, I realized I could share my thrifted outfits and style with my friends on Instagram. I want people to know you CAN look your best on a budget! Nothing is more exciting than wearing your favorite brand labels at inexpensive prices while looking your absolute best! I’m super excited to use this space to share my love for thrifting and hopefully encourage you all to keep up the thrift life.

So, this past weekend I had the privilege of attending a Christmas party. I knew Goodwill would be the best place I could find the outfit I wanted to wear to the event. Lo and behold, Goodwill never ceases to amaze me! I found a brand new cute black mini dress from Zara. The original price was €39.95: which converts to about $44.00. But guess how much I purchased it from Goodwill?

dress and price tag
YUP, just $5.98 at Goodwill, brand new, tags still on!

I was able to pair the dress with red Calvin Klein heels, which were $14.96 at Goodwill, but the original price on Calvin’s website was over $100! You can see from the picture, the are like-new and super festive!

Also, since the evening weather was a bit chilly, I threw on a black London Fog jacket I thrifted over a year ago from Goodwill. I accessorized the outfit with two rings I purchased from Goodwill as well.

My outfit was incredibly comfortable, especially the shoes. I was able to dance the night away; which made me thoroughly enjoy the event! Below are some pictures of how I styled my new outfit.

I cannot wait to share more of my future finds!

Happy thrifting and Merry Christmas!


  1. Antwiwaa December 10, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Sissy for doing what you love and what makes you comfortable. Shine On love
    Can’t wait to read your next post.

  2. Cherise December 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    This is amazing, you looked stunning. I love the pictures. Love love the blog, very very creative with your style. Very inspiring. You go girl ?

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