Thrifting and other means of second hand collecting has become a trendy activity among young adults during the past few years. Having been raised by parents who have always loved to thrift, flea, salvage, and repurpose, I decided to document the best of my past finds and all those to come. Enjoy :)
This was my almost entirely thrifted Halloween costume for work this year! The only non-thrifted items were some of my jewelry, my boots (although I got them on super sale for $11!) and my viking helmet, which I ordered off of Etsy! The top and skirt were each $4.59 at Goodwill, the vest was $9 at Value Village and the belt was gifted to me.
Here’s my kitten, Matilda, hanging out in one of my thrifted scarves on Election night this past November!! Matilda came free to me out of a Waffle House parking lot on October 12 (although she was on the brink of death & needed about 2 weeks of heavy medication and round-the-clock care) but the scarf cost me $0.49 at Value Village. I think the kitten was a better deal, tbh.
This hoodie was $4.59 at Goodwill and I had to take it in a little to keep it from swallowing me whole, but it was totally worth it! The blanket also came from Value Village and cost $2.99…I took them both up on the mountain around the corner from my house for one of the first really chilly days this fall. :)
Ever thrown out a pair of Toms because they had a hole in the toe? I thought I’d share this (since it IS a thrifty way to save a pair of shoes!)…I did this to my old Toms a couple of weeks ago and the idea is now being shared in the newsletter and in-store workshops of a local chain of shoe stores here in Atlanta called Abbadabba’s (since my friend’s parents are the owners). I’ve enjoyed my new Toms sandals, so I thought I’d pass it along as a thrifty AND crafty idea for summer! Enjoy :)