The Thrift Whisperer

LBD FOR YOU AND ME

Today I wore a thrifted outfit inside a thrift store to shoot a special about thrifting.

Perfect excuse to wear my favorite new (to me) little black dress and heels!

Mario’s LBD: $8, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Enzo Angiolini heels: $7.50, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Turquoise statement ring: $5, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Gold drop earrings: $10, NYC street vendor

SMART COOKIE

Shot a story about an artisinal French macaron shop where the cookies cost $2, each.

I wore an outfit that cost $8.50, thrifted.

Math is fun.

(And the macarons were YUM.)

Ann Taylor Loft dress: $7, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Gold cuff: $1.50, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

PARDON MY FRENCH CONNECTION

Full disclosure: I’m a big proponent of (most) profanity.

Not all the time, of course.

But there’s no doubt that only certain words suffice in certain situations.

Like when I sprained my ankle a couple of weeks ago.

And on this sunny Sunday, when all I wanted to do was wiggle my toes in the sand at a nearby beach BUT COULDN’T.

Thank goodness we have clothing to express ourselves! (Especially when it’s thrifted!)

French Connection FCUK shirt: $5, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Mixed Metal Bangles: $15 total, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard & SLU locations)

925 Silver Ring: $40, Gold Souk in Dubai

Ankle Boot (not pictured): paid by insurance, Swedish Medical Center

MY KID IS IN ANOTHER MEME, WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING?!?

ORIGIN STORY

Every blog begins somewhere.

Mine started, accidentally, on Instagram.

People seemed to like the thrifting finds I posted. And when my friend Jessica commented, “you are the Goodwill whisperer,” a name for a blog was born!

So thanks for checking it out. And sometimes clicking the ❤️ button. Me and my future purchases appreciate all the enabling!

CASE OF THE MONDAYS

This was a day of highs and lows.

But when all else fails, count the money you saved via thrifting!

Banana Republic skirt: $14, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

Laila & Savannah silk blouse: $25, Marshall’s

Enzo Angiolini heels (new): $8, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Statement ring: $4, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

FRUGAL FOURTH
Happy Independence (from retail) Day!
Blue bead bracelet: $1, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)
Silver bangle: $1.50, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)
Red bead bracelet: gifted a million moons ago

FRUGAL FOURTH

Happy Independence (from retail) Day!

Blue bead bracelet: $1, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

Silver bangle: $1.50, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Red bead bracelet: gifted a million moons ago

BOW TIED

I’m not usually big on bows.

Then again, this DRESS.

I paired it with some gold jewelry and no one watching TV that night would’ve suspected everything was thrifted!

Calvin Klein dress: $7, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Gold cuff: $1.50, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

Gold index ring: $3, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

FOR FOX SAKE

For today’s show, I wore two of my favorite recent thrifting finds: a fox ring and a Michael Kors dress!

I bought them separately but let’s just pretend I had the silver and black color combo worked out in my head the entire time.

Adjustable fox ring: $3, Seattle Goodwill (University District location)

Michael Kors dress: $10, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

YES TO THE DRESS

This perfect, summer-ish day gave me a chance to wear my new (to me) dress WITH POCKETS, YOU GUYS!

I paired it with a thrifted necklace, ring, and bracelet - and for good measure, wore some thrifty peep-toes and sunglasses, too.

Max and Cleo dress: $7, Seattle Goodwill (Ballard location)

Statement necklace: $12, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

Gold chain bracelet: $8, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

Gold ring: $3, Seattle Goodwill (SLU location)

Steve Madden flats: $14.99, Marshalls

Sunglasses: $10, NYC street vendor