Thrifty Thursdays

As a grad student, I have to make our budget go far. Searching thrift stores helps a lot. Every once in a while, I am lucky and find something amazing at the Goodwill or another thrift store and feel the need to share it.

I love when people discover the beauty of thrifting and see that there is nothing wrong with taking gently used treasures and making them your own.

I used to be  hesitant when people would ask where I got an outfit if the answer was the Goodwill. I almost felt like I needed to explain where the item was originally from in order to justify buying it.

I don’t do that anymore. Now I say loud and proud where my thrift clothes come from. I have gotten to the point where I feel a little hesitant telling people when I buy something at the mall for full price. It just seems so wasteful now.

Here is a skirt that I saw at the Goodwill for 2 bucks and fell in love with.

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The fabric colors are vibrant and look like something my grandmother would have used as curtains or throw pillows on her couch back in the day. I love it. I paired it with a big flower belt and wore it proudly.

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I received a couple of compliments on the fun pattern to which I responded “I got it form the Goodwill!”

D-Money and I even took a family photo while I was wearing it.

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Okay so the photo was taken mainly because our tripod just came in and we were testing it out, but the skirt still makes an appearance. Our shady cat is missing because he was in one of his anti social moods that day but Nala looks beautiful.


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