Frenchy’s, Goodwill & Salvation Army Finds

Over the past few weeks I’ve stopped by a few thrift stores. First was Frenchy’s while visiting my grandmother in Weymouth. I found a Madewell silk blouse for $3.95 and a Kipling one strap, drawstring purse for $1.25! Small but mighty scores. Kipling oxygen drawstring purseYesterday I swung by the Salvation Army and picked up this GAP, indigo denim wrap dress for $11.99. I don’t usually thrift GAP clothing because honestly, I can’t resell it. But this dress was really nice. Soon my wardrobe will be 100% denim and I won’t be mad. Madewell pink silk blouse Although I’ve made many promises to myself that I wouldn’t thrift anymore mugs, I had to pick up this Starbucks one. I just had to. It was 99 cents and double walked so no burnt hands! How can you turn down that deal?Starbucks metal mug 2017 Lastly I ran into Goodwill real quick to take a peek. I found a VELVET military jacket for $8.99. Jackets are something else I don’t need more of (insert excuse here) I got it anyway. At least it has good resell value. VELVET military green jacket The last thing I got, again, do I really need this, was a Disney Parks authentic woven sun hat ($3.99). I’m a sucker for Disney Parks merch. I’ve got a few Disney trips planned in my future. I’m sure one will include this hat Disney parks authentic woven hatIt was pretty smooshed, all I had to do was wash it, stuff the hat to keep its form, spray it with starch spray (think hairspray for garments) and then lay flat to dry. Good as new!

Total: $31.93 tax incl.

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Surprises at Value Village

I’m not normally a fan of thrift shopping at Value Village. I mostly wear dresses and VV is double the price of Frenchy’s. I tend to stick to browsing the nick knacks and praying for Pyrex finds.

Since I’ve been purging a lot of my clothing over the past couple of months, I’ve whittled my dresses down to what I feel like is none. I thought I would browse the dresses, just incase. Half way through I felt like giving up. Nothing in my size, and I didn’t know what I was looking for. Not to mention everything was ugly or overpriced and from Old Navy. I saw a homemade vintage dress for $49!!! Insane. Shameful! I just wanted to leave. There was nothing for me. Because I was trying to kill time, I started looking through the next smaller size. That’s when I hit the jackpot. Although I’m a loooong way off from a size small, I found two small dresses that fit me. Umm.. hello vanity sizing.

I love this first one, denim and white leopard print might not be for everyone, but it embodies everything I love! It’s by the brand Dex and was $7.99 plus 30% off. Thrifted dex denim and leopard dress

Next I found this Aritzia dress that I had already purchased before from a consignment shop. I believe it was regularly $130 or something, I paid $80 secondhand (it was new with tags and I thought it said $60) eventually I consigned it back to them. An easy sale. So, for $14.99 plus 30% off I thought I could at least reconsign it. It’s burnt out velvet, swing style.Burnt out velvet Aritzia dressLastly I found a cute Pete’s Frootique reusable tote bag. It was .69 cents plus 30%. I actually already had the little pouch it folds down into. I didn’t take a picture because who cares!

Yard Sale Season is Here

Yard sale season is finally here, and I saw a post on Instagram that there was a community street sale near me. It’s so much better to yard sale when there’s a larger group participating, you can walk from one cute front step to the other. Since I found out about this yard sale on Instagram, here is my instastory photos of my haul!

I ended up getting a few things for free like the microwave popcorn maker, which I’ve been wanting, and a white ceramic lantern that will look cute on my balcony. I was also given a local print that was made for Nocturn a few years ago, and have always liked it. I was more than happy to take one. My total yard sale spend was $22.25. I paid $10 for the WILCO tour poster in frame, $5 for all the lovely Eco-friendly bric-a-brac, $5 for the metal clothes drying rack (pictured but hard to see because it’s boring) .25 cents for the Christmas Starbucks mug, and $2 for the floating frame to put my free print in.

My Thrifted Closet

Thrifted walkin closet I’ve always wanted a closet full of clothing hung on wooden hangers, like a fancy boutique. The price outweighed that desire so my closet goal was never reached. That is until I happened upon this amazing deal, 20 hangers for $12! Of course I already had hangers… lots of hangers, but I couldn’t pass up these wooden lovelies. As you can see, I purchased quite a few packs, probably more than I needed.

Most of my clothing, shoes and baskets pictured above are thrifted. Actually, most of the wicker basket I have in my closet I found on the curb. Free – the ultimate thriftiness!

I’ve been really trying hard lately to reduce the amount of clothing I own. Even though it’s mainly thrifted, and therefore not terribly expensive, I feel like I have too much (and never anything to wear!) This is why I haven’t been blogging. Instead of thrifting, I’ve been selling off my wardrobe! As for the old hangers, I sold those off too!

Thrifting For The Resellers Game

Okay, so we’ve all been there, you’re at the thrift shop and you spot something so amazing you can’t believe your eyes! How could someone donate this new with tags, last season Club Monaco trench? (Real life scenario). 

Luckily for me, the trench was in my size.  But, lots of times I’m not so lucky. The last trip to the thrift I found so many amazing pieces, I had the buy them. People sell on eBay all the time, why not me?  So when I got home I started my journey as an eBay reseller. (< click that link to view my current items!) I’m pretty excited, except I’m having more luck with the local buy and sell groups. I’m not going to give up, and keep hustling on eBay. If you have any tips for me please leave me a comment! 

Let me show you some of the things I picked up while thrifting last week at Frenchys. Buckle your seat belts! This is only a very small portion of what I bought. I wish I had taken photos along the way. My haul included a Love Moschino dress new with tags, the club Monaco trench new with tags, Givency sandals for $4.50! A Tory Burch purse (also $4.50) and Tory Burch bracelet.. the list goes on…

Wilfred free by Aritzia dress (sold)Madewell Reversible sweaterKendall + Kylie dress (sold)new with tags ($349) Current Elliot sweater, I’m on the fence about keeping so haven’t posted halogen sweater from Nordstrom, new with tags ($159) Love Moschino dress NWT size 4 so had to sell. Tory Burch resin cuff JCrew NWT ($79.50) size XL so selling  love this tank that originally was sold at Aritzia, but the brand is Azure Skies. Bought this Salvatore Feeragamo to resell, but trying to clean the suede a bit first. 

So what do you think? Please let me know if you have any tips! I’ll have to show you the things I kept in another post.