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Loading up on books and good reading habits at Goodwill

As a mother of three children, reading and education are very important to me. I always ask myself what I can do to encourage my children to read more. The answer: I’ve decided if I let them choose what they read they will be more enthusiastic about what they are reading and, in turn, engaged. […]

Stylish homecoming dresses at thrift prices

Short dresses are still the rage for homecoming 2018. Popular dress styles call for fun floral prints, sequins, satin fabric, long sleeves and two pieces, and David’s Bridal says trendy colors are deep burgundy, black, navy, red and pinks. Shop the popular styles at secondhand prices to save big on homecoming dresses. Here’s what we […]

Carly the Goodwill thrifter’s budget-friendly college looks

Going back to school for college students means budget time! Carly is showcasing three affordable and stylish outfits she found for college. Casual look: It’s important to think in layers as summer transitions to fall. It might be warm outside, but lecture halls can be cold. This layered look lets you balance those differences. An […]

Thrift Fix Picks: Back-to-school teen looks they’ll want to wear

By the time they’re high-schoolers, teens have strong — did we mention strong? — opinions on what they like and what they don’t like. Embrace their fashion opinions and style sense by shopping secondhand and letting them put together their unique look for less. Check out our back-to-school Thrift Fix Picks that will make both […]

Thrift Fix Picks: Back to school with a look for tweens that’s lit

Leggings, hoodies, athletic wear, yoga pants, flannel shirts, high-waisted jeans, skinny jeans, ripped jeans, jeans, jeans, jeans. Welcome to tween fashion. Clothing for middle school is as varied as the kids themselves. One thing is for certain, though, come sixth or seventh grade, the days of the matchy-matchy, coordinated look is over! Every year seems […]

Fashionista: Choose cropped ankle pants over capris

As I was searching for an outfit to go with my capris I, of course, scanned a few of my favorite fashion blogs for styling inspiration. Wow! Little did I know that capris are an absolute NO! According to Fabulous After 40, capris will age you and aren’t flattering. Why? Because a capri pant hits […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s stylish laundry room

There is no need to suffer with a disorganized laundry room. And who said the laundry space couldn’t have a little style, too? With three kids I feel like I spend more time in here than many other rooms in my house. When I bought my house, it originally had one white wire shelf. I […]

Thrift Fix Picks: Budget-friendly elementary back-to-school outfits

This back-to-school shopping season, parents can keep budget front of mind while students can show off their individuality and sense of style by choosing thrift. Find all the back-to-school fashion must-haves like jeans, leggings, khaki shorts and pants, button-up shirts, graphic tees, name-brand sweatshirts like Nike, athletic wear, sweaters and more. Check out our Thrift […]

What kind of thrifter are you? Eclectic

As an eclectic clothing expert, you’re a confident fashion maven with a knack for putting together uniquely stylish looks. You think differently when it comes to combining colors, patterns and trends and have earned the admiration of your peers for the cool way you dress. In our what-kind-of-thrifter-are-you quiz, we reveal the types of thrifters […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s back-to-school looks for kids

This mom of three is back-to-school shopping for looks that fit her children’s unique style. For Shelley’s14-year-old son, it’s all about high-performance fabrics and name-brand athletic clothes, like this Nike shirt and Nike swimming trunks, which are perfect for swimming in gym class at school. For those more dress-up days, plaid cargoes are a stylish […]

What kind of thrifter are you? Name brands!

If you took our quiz (find it here) and concluded you are a name-brand lovin’ fashionista, it means that you gravitate toward tags. It means you could pinpoint the brand of an item you found without even looking at the tag. It means you value a name for quality, style and reliability. It means that […]

Fashionista: Embrace horizontal stripes for a timeless look

Stripes. When I think of how to wear them I immediately think they add pounds, especially horizontal stripes. This is simply untrue! Stripes are classy, timeless and universal. According to Fashionisers blog, it’s all about highlighting or concealing certain parts of your body. Tips on how to wear stripes: An easy look is to pair […]

Dress up a dorm room your way with budget-friendly finds

A dorm room is the one place in a whole new world that you can call your own, which means it should be personalized and represent what you love. If that isn’t enough, it also should be stylish and comfortable all at once. Don’t let your dorm room be a dud. Here are some of […]

Fashionista: Put together a festival look that rocks it for less

Summer is in full swing and so are the outdoor concerts and festivals. Need a new look? Hit your local GW where there still are racks full of summer essentials — shorts, shirts, sandals, hats and purses. I love this look I pulled together. The big bonus is that it took me very little time […]

What kind of thrifter are you? Vintage!

The thrill of the hunt can pretty much be defined as finding a great vintage or vintage-inspired clothing piece while thrifting and paying a fraction of the cost for it. Not only will you have bragging rights, but you will have something that defines your unique style and sets you apart from everyone else. If […]