Goodwill Hunting Vol. 2

First, I'd like to say that I enjoy thrift shopping, and I do it semi-regularly.  A friend of mine has just recently launched her own blog,, and asked for my participation in a little "challenge" of sorts.  I was super excited when Michi challenged me to a $20 thrift store shopping challenge to put my thrifting skills to the test.

Now, in a perfect world, I would be showing all of you some fabulous, vintage-y finds...but a las, I only went to the Goodwill and Goodwill isn't really the kind of place that just overflows with vintage goods like it use to.  For the most part you have to go to "vintage boutiques" for the good stuff and it don't cost 20 least not here in Atlanta.  So when shopping at Goodwill, I am usually looking for nice "closet fillers", i.e. everyday clothes.  I tend to keep my eyes open to name brands that I recognize.  If I plan to give an item a "second wind", I like to know that it's more than likely built to last.

Now with all of that said, I managed to snag four items with my dub piece.  I specifically decided to go with an autumn/fall theme since it will be upon us before we know it.

Goodwill Thrifting Gap Corduroys Mustard

First, I found a nice little pair of Gap corduroy pants in the most amazing mustard color.  They are in excellent condition, but they are one size smaller than my usual pant size.  I decided to try them on, and they worked!

Now if you want to see the other items I snagged for a grand total of 20 bucks (give or take because of sales tax. lol), check out both of our posts HERE.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Goodwill Hunting: Vol. 1

Hey gals (and guys, maybe)!  Hope you guys had a great weekend.  I'd happened to go thrifting with one of my girlfriends on Saturday and thought I'd share some of my favorite finds.  Every time I hit up my local Goodwill or Salvation Army, I always walk out with some really good stuff, which leaves me thinking "why don't I come here more often???".  So I've decided to get back to thrifting more often and will share my finds with you all.

First up, I snagged this tea cup & saucers set.  I'm assuming they're vintage.  I love the mint green color and the angel fish imprint.  Come on, who doesn't love angel fish?

Second, I found this awesome, awesome, awesome ethnic print wrap skirt.  It has a nice A-line shape and it reaches all the way to the floor (depending on how low slung I wear it).  Not only is the print awesome--it has pockets!  So chic.  I'm just giving you a sneak peak because I plan to do an outfit post showcasing it soon.

 And last, I was on the search for a pair of baggy Levi jeans that I thought I'd cut into "boyfriend shorts".  I ran across these and I love them so much, that I wouldn't even think of taking any scissors to them.  So I guess I have a new pair of boyfriend JEANS.

The tea cups cost me 5 bucks, the skirt was $6, and the jeans were $7.  I also bought an Indian tunic and another pair of jeans (J.Crew brand).  All in all, my "Goodwill hunting" was a total success.  Can't wait until my next excursion!

Happy hump day!