Designer Looks While Thrifting

Growing up I was raised by my grandmother who bought me all the designer clothes earning me best dressed in middle school. Let’s just say I’ve always in some way been into fashion and looking my best. I believe watching her somehow rubbed off on me. Once I became an adult and started buying my own things I quickly realized I couldn’t afford the luxuries of expensive designer clothing. I would frequent places like Melrose Street in California looking for the top looks in the thrift stores and travel into the swapmeets of Los Angeles looking for designer looks for less. I always had my own look  but sometimes following the trends. Fast forward and two children later I’m still looking for the look, just on a budget. So here’s where I tell you something you either no or don’t. But one persons trash is another persons treasure. Meaning I mostly shop at thrift stores looking for the best of the best. Clothes or  furniture you name it. Goodwill, Salvation Army, boutiques, flea markets and mom and pop thrift stores are my absolute favorite places to go. I can get lost in all of the wonderful things I find. On certain days these places have huge discounts like 50% off the store or clothing and certain colors of the day sometimes mean if your item has that color it’s half price. Below you’ll find some of the more ordinary or not so ordinary “pieces” I’ve found for me and my family while thrifting.
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Colors are always in!! I found this summer dress in the Goodwill and saved it for a really hot day.
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Dress and jean vest are from Goodwill.
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My daughter wearing a beautiful gown we bought from the Goodwill for around $7, the clutch and shawl are also Goodwill finds.
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My son has on a Ralph Lauren shirt $1.50 and his Sperry’s shoes $3 from the goodwill.
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Easter Sunday 2016 I dressed the whole family with Goodwill finds. My dress$3-$6, clutch $1, my thin silver belt $1 and his Ralph Lauren shirt $3 are all from the Goodwill.
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My daughters dress is from the Goodwill $3-$6.
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Best friends slaying together.
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The back of my daughters dress. Can you believe $7 bought such an amazing dress.
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We recycled this $7 dress for another military ball.
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Bathroom work selfies.. shirt, belt and skirt are from the Goodwill.
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Goodwill has the best dresses!
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Me and the birthday boy enjoyed Ruth’s Chris in our Goodwill pieces, his blazer and shirt are from there and my dress, shoes and clutch are from there as well.
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My shirt, sweater, pearls and skirt (not pictured) are all from the Goodwill.
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This off guard photo of my daughter.. she is wearing a shirt and fur vest from the Goodwill and her all black UGG boots with the bows are from Plato’s Closet.
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My sweater, Ralph Lauren tee shirt and old navy jeans are from the goodwill and my peach UGG boots with the bows are from Platos Closet.

 

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