National Thrift Shop Day: My Goodwill Shopping Experience and Why You Should Give It A Try

Happy Friday! As summer is winding down I am enjoying every last bit of my final summer Friday’s in the office. Today not only do I get to celebrate Friday, but I’m celebrating National Thrift Shop Day with Goodwill. I’ve never been big on thrifting because I don’t have patience for it, but I gave it a try and I think it’s going to be a new hobby of mine. 

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I’m a big fan of statement picks because it pretty much seals the deal on the outfit. I found this crushed velvet button down for $6— that’s cheaper than my daily green smoothie! I paired it with cut-off denim shorts, Stuart Weitzman sandals, and a Fendi clutch. It made for the perfect hi-low ensemble. During my shopping I saw so many bomb tops like this including an ASOS blazer that I wanted so bad, but it was too small. But, no worries because this top was all I needed and more. 

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One thing I was worried about during thrifting was finding clothes that would be a good fit because I’m very small at the top compared to my bottom half. Well your girl has been in the gym and I came across a pair of Lucky Brand jeans that fit me PEFFECT. The price tag said $12, but the register said $6 so I asked no questions! I also love a good belt, so when I found this Alice & Olivia belt at Goodwill I couldn’t leave it. It was $30, but it can go with so much. I added yellow for a pop of color and it looked just as stylish at it would if I shopped at a department store. 

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So, why Goodwill? When you donate to and shop at Goodwill, you are also doing good for your  community and neighbors in need. I don’t know about you, but I’m never too good to give back to my community. Goodwill uses more than 87 perfect of it’s collective revenue to create jobs, training, and education opportunities in local communities around the world. 

I’m all for saving coin and Goodwill definitely helped me do that this National Thrift Shop Day. So whether you’re gearing up for Back to School and need some stylish looks or if you are preparing for my personal favorite season, fall, head to your local Goodwill to help the community and to slay on a budget. 

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This post is sponsored by Goodwill Industries International.