Come thrifting with me: Tiktok version

This past weekend I headed out to some Frenchy’s locations (one I’ve never been to before) and while hunting for gold I decided to film a few things and put together a TikTok thrift vlog. Here’s part one and part two. Let me know what you think! I love making these, I also have a couple other thrift videos up, so if you’re on TikTok let’s be friends! I didn’t make a video of what I actually took home, but I’ll show you, because I know you’re interested.

The first is this Madewell dress. Yea it looks like a sack, but I love it. It’s got high slits on both sides and is made out of material that feels good to the touch. It’s probably my favourite find of the day.

Then I picked up this Theory dress strictly for resale. I’m heading to my favourite consignment shop soon to drop off some other things I don’t wear anymore, so figured I’d try to consign this dress while I’m at it.

Then my partner found a couple warner bros. Shirts from the 90s. The red one’s mine, green Taz is his. Yes these are purely ugly nostalgic wearable items for around the house. I’ve completely given in to comfortable house wear

Since we’re looking at questionable items, next is this Oh Henry sweater my partner also found. When I said the Madewell dress was my favourite, I lied. It’s this sweater.

Normally I find a lot of nice home goods pieces I like, but this weekend I only bought these crystal cocktail glasses. Already put to good use!

Other notables are this Ted Baker sweater. I can’t decided if I want to keep or sell?

And this aritzia babaton mockneck. Keep or not to keep. That is the question.

Lastly I found this comfy Arie lounge shirt. It’s nothing special and I was going to leave it, but it’s so soft and I gotta be honest, this is what I “wear to work” now. I have no business buying nice clothing. I’m a corporate PJ woman.

So what do you think? Was there anything in the TikTok videos you saw that I should have gotten? Should I consign the nice pieces? I’ve been really good at not picking up everything I see at Frenchy’s. Trying to be intensional and realistic but it can be tough!

Quick Frenchy’s Pit Stop

So today I’m suppose to be running adult errands (think groceries stores, Costco, health food store) but those things are boring and sad. So, I made a little detour to Frenchy’s to add a little bright spot to the day. I came home with a couple items, as always.

First I found this plaid JCRT new with tags market bag (As seen above). Obviously I didn’t know the brand. It’s a very cool, small, sustainably made, individually cut and made to order brand out of NYC. I’m for sure not cool enough to know what this company is, let alone wear it. But I snagged it for $2 so I will.

Next I found this vintage tee. Just like every other thrifter, I’m constantly on the hunt for vintage band tees. This Bon Jovi number has a vintage tag from the 80s. So I knew it was at least old. It could be a parking lot bootleg, but it matches an eBay listing with a good description. So, jury is still out.

Excuse my busted nails

The last quick thing I picked up is this cropped Puma tank. It’s nothing special, I thought it was cute. Like a lot of people in January, I believe I will workout and be healthier this year. Insert eye roll here. Getting new workout clothing is motivational right?

And that’s it! It was a quick in and out (about an hour and a half) hunt. I have been thrifting a lot lately, finding amazing pieces, so I think I’ll start this blog back up. If nothing else but to serve as a personal, historical thrift diary of my life.

Come thrift with me!

My try on haul. I think I ended up taking home half of these things. the first yellow check tank is so cute but looked so terrible on me! I brought home the Anthro denim top, the blue free people top, the pink cardigan with zigzag designs, the white LLbean fleece at the end and the MinkPink dress
Then I took a second video to get a peep at the brands
A view of the shoes at frenchys from my first stop. It was a flop for me this time. Didn’t find any shoes or boots.
A little view of the clothing layout at frenchys. Anyone remember when it was all in the bins? I can’t believe I was upset when they started hanging the clothing. I could never go back to bin digging!
This curated basket of greys was cute, but I didn’t end up getting anything at this stop
A messy backseat shot of my thrift haul
This Smart Set tag gives me the nostalgia.
I didn’t get any of these, but I loved them!

The Best Thrift Find of 2021

My best thrift find of the year goes to this vintage Burberry blazer. It didn’t fit me, nor had I anywhere to wear it, but does that matter when it comes to designer label vintage? I don’t think so. Either way, I paid $5.50 for it and flipped it for $150.

Fall Thrift Haul

Today, I had a few hours to kill while waiting to pick up my pup from the groomers. I decided to head to Value Village since I had a 30% off coupon. Last night I did some online shopping and quickly realized how expensive retail clothing is even when there is a sale. Not wanting to spend $120 on a few dresses, I abandoned my shopping cart and made a mental list of the things I wanted. We all know how much I love thrift shopping, but lately I don’t feel like wasting hours digging through mountains of junk. Shocking. I know. Today, with time to waste and coupon in hand, I found myself with a good excuse to browse the endless racks at VV.

First, I noticed while looking through my fall/winter wardrobe I was missing a lot of dresses. To be honest, my summer wardrobe is also missing a lot of dresses. This year I’ve been getting rid of quite a lot of ‘things’. A lot of my ‘things’ just happen to be clothing. I wanted a red dress, and other fall-ish items to fill the gaps in my current wardrobe. I was surprised to find two dresses that fit that bill. Zara collection knit navy dress I love this Zara collection dress. It looks brand new, and has pockets! The tweed fringe and high neckline are right up my alley. It was $6.99 after discount. Zara collection navy tweed knit dressRed and blue flower thrifted dress from winnersThe second dress is a brand I recognize from Winners. It’s nothing special except for the fact that it’s red with a really pretty print and in new condition. Which was on my mental wish list. I really like the high, keyhole neckline on this one too. It was $5.94 after discount.

These next two items are my favourite finds. Black leather boots from Zilian. They are hardly worn! There is a zipper down the back which gives them a floppy look, or can be worn zipped up. The leather is buttery soft. They were $11.89 after discount.Zilian black leather bootsDrake general store cabin blanket navy I’m a sucker for anything from Drake General Store. I found this grey cabin blanket for $6.99 after discount. It’s currently selling on the site for $68. Grab one for yourself here: Drake General Store Cabin Blanket

Lastly is something I didn’t really need or was looking for. I picked up this Billabong laptop bag because it was $1.99 ($1.39 after discount) and I love the woven print and a great deal! Billabong laptop bag All in all, I spent $38.18 total and saved $14.25 with my 30% off donor card. Not exactly what I had abandoned in my online shopping cart but I’m happy with the start of my fall wardrobe!

The Luck of The Thrift Shop

Over the weekend, I stopped into one of my favourite Frenchys locations. I found a few cute things and lots of great name brands. I had a full basket but it just wasn’t my day. Nothing looked right, fit right or really matched my style (it’s easy to stray from your style when sweaters are only $4.75). After an hour or more, I walked away with one thing, this Wildfox tank top.

Top 60 Thrift Blogs to Follow in 2018

… and I’m one of them! What? View the full list here: Top 60 Thrift Blogs to Follow in 2018.

Top thrift blogs to follow 2018

When I’m not thrifting, or hunting for my next bargain, I’m working full time in search marketing. So, I feel a little swell of pride that I’ve been able to rank my little baby blog in any list. Thanks for all you mystery people checking out my finds, and for being interested in the stuff that sometimes grosses other people out.

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.

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!