Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Goodwill Hunting: Blow Money Buys

Hey, y'all!  So many of you are thrifting for outfits and I am pumped for you!  I would love to see what you've put together on a minimal budget.  Maybe we could have a weekly challenge to come up with an outfit for $10 or less...any takers?

So, this past weekend I had a very specific focus for my trip.  I needed some fall colored clothes.  I tend to go all Edgar Allen Poe during the colder months and wear a lot of black and grey.  But that makes me think of winter.  And it's fall - albeit one of the warmer ones - but still.  So, I went to Goodwill for some fall colored tops.  I was in luck :)  To be featured throughout some upcoming WWIWs for sure...

5 fall colored tops...$25.00

Then, Saturday, I went yardsaling.  And found lots of goodies...

24 Southern Living Magazines...$1.00


 A framed mirror for a fun upcoming project (possibly a big boy bedroom redo)...$1.00
 2 Puzzles for the Beckster...$1.00
 And, another dream-come-true thrifting moment when I spotted not one pair of slouchy faux suede boots but two pairs in grey AND brown  I know, STOP THE WORLD. 

 And the price per pair...ONE BUCK each!  So, $2.00 for two pairs of boots.  I die.  As a bonus, they are toe fungus free and the seller was a totally legit college girl.
 Then, I went back to Goodwill on Saturday for the 50% off sale and found an apothecary jar drink dispenser for $4.00.  It's just begging for me to throw a party, isn't it? 
And lastly, for a whopping 50 cents, that cute little Young House Love inspired bird sitting in my dining room fall tablescape that very much needs a table runner. 

See you tomorrow for WIWW!

20 comments:

Domestic Goddess said...

i love how you said "Edgar Allan Poe" with your wardrobe. That is exactly like me too! Last winter I spruced up with some bright colors that definitely made those dreary months better! Love the finds! That jar is great!!

RELH said...

What great finds!

Kristin said...

Ok, Abby! That's it!! My little Cowgirl has preschool tomarrow. so since i will already be in town, I'm so goin to the goodwill!!!!

Kerbi said...

What awesome finds! I can't wait to check out our Goodwill!

Nat said...

Wow you're soo good!! I really need to learn how to thrift I've been spending way too much money at the mall lately and you always find such cute stuff.

According to Ashley said...

First of all, I love Young House Love. Second of all, NO WAY with the cute boots!! Way to go!! That's 3 SUPER CHEAP pairs of boots in the last....2 or 3 weeks?!?

Jamie said...

What great finds! I really want to go Goodwilling and yardsaling now! Hope you had a great day :)

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Seriously, you're inspirational! I need to go thrifting!

Melissa said...

I hit some yard sales recently and found a few good finds! I'm really impressed with those boots though! Great find girl!!

Juicy724 said...

Jeez you sure know how to find the cute bargains! I give you props girl :) Everytime I've wandered into goodwill I get evil eye-ed by people so I feel like I dont belong! I need to start going to your goodwills! keep up the good blogging!!

Erica said...

I don't know where you live that has such wonderful yard sales, but my pecimisstic self is pretty sure I'd never find any boots like that and yard sales around here. And the Goodwill in my town...sucks. I need to visit one in a big city when I get a chance! And, you're right, I think our countertops are long-lost siblings! :)

AML said...

OHHHHH girl. You have really encouraged me to get out there and check out those yard sales and hit up goodwill...let me tell you...I have found some TREASURES!! I'm going to post about it soon. You'll be SO proud!

Kathleen said...

Ahh amazing...or should I say aMAIZEing since you're a fellow Wolverine fan. Not only do you inspire me as a teacher but you have totally redirected my thrifting! I too am on the hunt for fall colors and a teacher wardrobe. I found a cute deep royal blue wrap dress at Target clearance for 7.48 and when I found a small snag on the bottom got 10% more off. Can definitely find some accessories to pull this outfit off for less than $10 :-)

Paige said...

My goodness girl, you completely amaze me with all of your perfect finds! I have to admit that I am very jealous of your goodies!!

Michelle said...

You are my thrifting hero! I clearly need to give it another go and be a bit more patient.

luckeyfrog said...

I would love to do a $10 challenge- maybe even a $5 one!

Jillian said...

How do you know who the seller is???

Dee said...

Love love love the finds. I too am a Goodwill Junk-ie. Come over to my blog to check out my latest finds. (Like the $6.00 Giorgio Armani Blazer...What!?)
www.ALittleJunkInMyTrunk.blogspot.com

Becca said...

I'm totally impressed - I feel like I NEVER find anything good at Goodwill!!!

Aleshia said...

I love the boots!! I can't believe you only paid $1.00 each! WOW and awesome! I never find good deals at the good will or yard sales!!