Wednesday, June 29, 2011


This is a Tucker dress from Target (via Goodwill) I'm wearing backwards, because it is cuter that way! My bff Lisa said that I had to be careful because if I bent over you could see my pipik. (Yiddish for chicken butt/bellybutton depending on who you ask)

Gap Eyelet Top (via Goodwill)
Mossimo Tight Rolled Jeans (Goodwill)
Mossimo Wedge Sandals (Goodwill)

Old Navy Dress (Goodwill)
Flips? No idea...

I am doing a Denver Thrift Tour on July 9th.....Get your t-shirt and join us!!
*Ok I have to throw my friends under the bus here...I had lunch with them and they said, "Why do you have a shirt that says "I Less than Three Thrifting?" Ladies that less than three is a heart, get it!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Field Trip

We took a little trip to Marin....which is across the Golden Gate bride from San Francisco, this year is its 75th Anniversary. It really is a work of art.

I wanted to check out the GDub while I was there visiting my old neighborhood...
People email me all the time saying that thrifting in their area is difficult and they can't find quality goods. I will admit, you really had to look hard to find great things, but alas I did! I picked up a BCBG dress, a wrap shirt from an Irish company...(tags with the Euro price still attached) a pair of high waisted white pants, (tags attached) and two Marona dresses with the tags, and a Brooks Brothers tie. In the San Francisco area you can find really great vintage 70's shirts and pants, that I haven't seen in my area. I would recommend doing a Goodwill stop on your next vacation! I think it is interesting how donations differ from city to city. What does your Goodwill have to offer? Go check it out!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Heart Thrifting Schedule

Ok Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the schedule for the Denver Chapter Meet Up!

10:00 am Meet at the Cherry Creek Goodwill on Leetsdale and Elm

12:00 Goodwill on Belleview and Parker Road

2:00 Goodwill in Parker on Parker Road

I will be the girl in the I <3 Thrifting T-shirt! You can find out all of the details about this event, AND get your very own cute t-shirt here:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Michelle Obama and Goodwill

This dress that First Lady Obama is wearing is from heard me! I love the fact that the First Lady wears off the rack clothing that everyone has access to.

So what does that have to do with Michelle Obama and Goodwill?

This skirt, that's what

$3.99? Love it!!

I love Michelle Obama's style, and I love it even more that you can find pieces at Goodwill for $4.00. Americans need to re-address our spending habits. Where to start? Goodwill of course!

*Excuse me, First Lady Obama but if you would like me to put together some more adorable outfits for you and the girls from Goodwill just let me know! I'm here to serve!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I Heart Thrifting Party!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting came up with this amazing idea! I will be hosting the Denver get together...are you available? Details to follow!! #ilovethrifting on Twitter.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Makeover Monday or....

I'm a fan of Goodwill! (See what I did there?)

These standing fans will set you back between $209-$229. (Wait they're on sale! So now they are only $146-$159) For a fan? Is the air the same? yes sir it 'tis.

So if you want the aforementioned fan just drag your happy self over to the G-Dub and hit the Home Depot on your way home.

$8.99 now that's more like it! One day I will have the energy to use a calculator to figure out the price difference. I can't do it in my head. No, seriously the calculator in my brain was broken a few years ago.

*Thrifting Tip* When you are buying any sort of electronic device from Goodwill,
plug it in there and make sure it works.

Get out your adorable vintage pail, soap and some hot water and wash her right I need to tell you that you can't wash anything with electrical stuff in it....I didn't think so....You are only washing the fan parts that you have REMOVED from the fan.....

Now you can bust out the Clorox wipes and wipe down ALL the rest of the parts. Put it in the sun to dry for about an hour or so. This is a great time to make a latte and read some blogs....go ahead.

This fan project started out as Brushed Nickle, and then moved on to Oil Rubbed Bronze....a girl is entitled to change her mind...

If you aren't me you will number the items so you know where they go....I like to fly by the seat of my pants, so I can freak out later. That's just me, you do what works for you.

Tape this part off.....I wish I could have painted over it, but then how would you know what buttons you are pushing? Ponder that....

Look how cute it turned out! Save yourself some money and have cute stuff....what could be better?


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eye Candy

People ask me all the time, "Do you actually buy shoes at Goodwill?" My answer is yes! Would I buy used flip flops or worn out running shoes? Don't be disgusting.......but these gently pre loved little numbers? Why yes, wouldn't you?!

Steve Madden


Mossimo New with Tags

I thought so.

You can de-germ-ify them with a little Vodka in a spray bottle, it might make you feel better, but people might think you had a vodka tonic for breakfast.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You say Pottery Barn...I say G-Dub

Pottery Barn......$59.00


You save $52.00....that buys a lot of chocolate bars, marshmallows, and graham crackers!

I like to use my galvanized bucket to place over our fire-pit at the end of the night. AFTER I douse the fire, I invert the bucket over it to keep any stray ashes from burning down the neighborhood. You're Welcome.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Tale of Two Sweaters

This is the trailer for the HBO Documentary Film Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags.

Shmata is the Yiddish word for rag, but it is more commonly used for a piece of clothing.....I'm going to throw on a shmata to walk the dog.

I happened upon this documentary a few months ago and my view of clothing and fashion has forever changed. In the documentary they explained how 95% of ALL American clothing is manufactured in foreign countries. ALL brands are outsourced and created in the same factories side by side. What does that mean to you? Well it means that Ralph Lauren and Walmart jeans are made side by side with different labels sewn in. Once you stop shopping retail and start thrifting this becomes truly evident.

I purchased the same sweater in two different colors one with a JCrew tag sewn in and the SAME sweater with an Old Navy tag. One retailed for $80.00 and the other for $20.00 most likely. What does that say about quality? It is allll the same......Here is the thing, I picked them BOTH up for $3.99 each at my local Goodwill. My $8.00 goes back into the American economy, more specifically into my local area, and spending money in Goodwill puts my money into job training for struggling teens and adults in my city. Win, win. If you think about it...thoughtful consumerism is very fashionable. No one knows what brand of sweater I'm wearing in the first place. No one has ever asked me where I purchased my sweater since Jr. High..... As long as you like it, that's all that matters. Go thrifting!

You can watch clips here:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WIWW All Dressed Up!

Everyone needs some cute summer dresses in their arsenal. You might as well pick them up at the GDub so you can have lots to choose from...
My poor children don't share the love of the camera. My husband is like our own family paparazzi...some like it some do not.
BCBG Dress (GDub...who else?)
Dexter Shoes....My new favorites! Goodwill!

Don't worry we took these pictures before his prom date came over....

My son is wearing my husband's tux.....he looks adorable in it!
(, husband doesn't wear it much)

Tip #1 Stand up straight.
(or else you will look pregnant in that dress.)

No Name Dress.....Goodwill!
Same Dexter Shoes....that is why I look so tall in this picture.