Thrifting is the best. I kind of thought it was a given, though. I thought everyone knew what thrifting was…until a few months ago, when Tim and I were talking about how we saved up for our trip to Italy and a man in the room listening to our presentation raised his hand and said, “What’s thrifting?”
😦 I about fell over. How could someone not know what thrifting was? How could they have never experienced the joys of finding a ratchet, 1980’s sweater in a garish pattern that you know you could rock because you have the perfect skirt to go with it? Or that feeling when you find Cartier, Michael Kors or some other brand name and scoop it out of the depths of a Goodwill and pay less than half of what it originally cost???
It made me so sad. So, it was from that day forth that I thought, “You know what? I’m going to share what I find with the world!!!”
And, I kind of already do. At least, on this blog I do! I have been getting a YouTube channel started and occasionally will post IGTV videos on the subject, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist, soooo…I’ll get back to you on that! For now though, I can blog about it! I can churn blogs out like there’s no tomorrow;video editing takes a craaaaaaaappp ton of time.
Anyways, I can’t cover every single, cool, amazing thing I’ve found thrifting in this one entry, but I can talk about some recents finds I’m in love with! Particularly when it comes to clothes!
Red Pleated Tennis Skirt: $3.99
Yep, you read that right. It’s a tennis skirt and I don’t even play tennis! 👊🏻 I mean, I took lessons as a kid, but…I’m no Serena Williams, so that didn’t last long. This skirt, however, will last a long time in my wardrobe! 🙌🏻 I love it! Love the color, the pleats in it fall so nicely and it’s just fun to wear around holidays and any season. Worn like this, or with tights and boots–it’s probably one of the most versatile things I own.
1990’s Old Navy Denim Dress: $3.49
I love getting things that are under $5, can’t you tell? 😍 This dress was just so cool. I loved the snap front buttons, the fact that it was denim. Again, it can be worn so many different ways! Wear a baggy sweater over it or a shirt under it, and you instantly have a fall look.
Blue Jean Shorts: $4.99-$6.99
I don’t remember exactly what I paid for these shorts since it was forever ago, but I do know one thing: they used to be pants! I’m notorious for getting blue jeans from Goodwill and cutting them into shorts. You can make them the length you want, distress them, do whatever to them. I refuse to pay $24.99 for cheap, way too short shorts that look like crap anyway. 👋🏻
Polka Dot Dress: $9.18
Now, this one wasn’t from a thrift store, but actually was on sale at Forever 21, but I loved the pattern. I got this dress because it’s brown, which tends to look good with my hair, it goes with everything, and as you can see in the picture, you can wear a shirt under it or a sweater over it, which I intend to do in the next couple of months!
Chambray Shirt: $3.99
Gingham Checked Shorts: FREE 🚨
YESSSSSS! Give it up for free stuff! 🙌🏻 These shorts have an interesting story behind them, but I’ll give you the condensed, chicken noodle soup version. I showed up at a thrift store one day and people were going NUTS. Running around with bags, grabbing stuff. I had no clue what was going on. So, when I asked, a lady said,”Oh! Today is fill a bag for free day! You get as much as you can into one of these bags and it’s FREE!”
So, lo and behold, this is how I came to own these shorts. The funny thing is, they were like golf shorts or something–they came all the way down to my knees. 😂 So, I took them to my grandmother, Mimi, explained my vision, and she cropped them for me! I freaking LOVE them!
As for the shirt, it’s one I wear all the time and may have to retire as a painting shirt soon because since coming back from Italy, it has the gnarliest holes in it, but for $3.99, who cares?!
Old Navy Floral Dress: $8
I don’t have a full picture of this dress, but originally at Old Navy, these skater type dresses sell from about $24.99-$32.99!
It was like brand new too!
Gosh, you all don’t even know how fun this post was to write! It makes me want to share some more of my thrifting finds and adventures! My two main passions are thrifting and travel, so I may go back and forth between the two. After all, I still have to do a post on the amazing VRBO’s we rented while in Italy! 🇮🇹
Until next time! 💋
P.S. I drank some coffee before writing this and thrifting gets me fired up, so I’ll probably come back and read this and be like, “Dang, Avery! What was UP that day?!”😂
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