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How to Thrift When You're In a Hurry-3 Easy Tips!

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Today-I'm going to be sharing a few of my go-to tips when thrifting or shopping in a hurry< something I do all the time!

1. Make a bee line to the dressing rooms (if there are any)
I do this ALL THE time. If I'm thrifting in a time crunch (I'm talking 30 min-1hr lunch) I run to the dressing room to pick up any loot that didn't end up fitting someone. You may or may not find anything but regardless you cut the rummaging time. Someone's already picked through to find good items. Talk about efficient!

Didn't find anything? Don't fret! Look on the racks closest to the dressing room. You may or may not know this but people are lazy AF and will not put something in the right place-not excluding myself :p 

*Pro-tip: Check the area near the cash register too for any of those last minute regrets.

thrift store layout

2. Create a wishlist beforehand
Trust me even a seasoned thrifter gets overwhelmed the moment they walk into a thrift store. The other day, I went to a new thrift store in my area and stood in the entrance for like 5 minutes staring in awe of how large the store was and how I was going to possibly find anything. Needless to say-I did. hahahah!

Creating a wishlist really keeps you on track for what you should look for and prioritize looking for at the thrift. I like to spend some time thinking about what trends are in line with my style and jot them down. Head over to check out my August Thrift wish List to see my current list.

Based on what's on my wish list, I'll navigate around the store looking for these items. 

For example, if I have black high-waisted jeans on my list, I'll go straight to the women's jeans section and first look in the dark/black denim then fan out to the men's section if I haven't found what I like. 

fashion wish list

3. Pull what catches your eye, sort later
I learned this the hard way and still to this day fail to follow my own rules. Jokes on me -__-
I've learned to grab and throw anything that I like into my cart. There's a few reasons for this: 

  •  You don't spend time deliberating whether you should get it
  •  You get more time to go through more items.
  •  It also gives you time to figure out what you want. I've picked up a shirt that I ended up hating by the time I was at the check out. 

What are some of your shopping tips? Share them below, I'm always down to up my shopping game!

August Thrift Wish List

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hey hey beauties!

I'm excited to see what August brings in terms of thrifted goodies. Back in July I purged my closet of the things that didn't make me happy or vibin' with my style. I donated two bags worth! 

I'm getting a better & better grip of my style and things that I know fit me well & fit my aesthetic.

This month I hope to find:

1. Interesting tops: Ok, so this isn't as specific as I'd like it to be BUT that's the beauty of thrift stores, you never know what you're going to find so you kinda have to go with the flow. I'm thinking:

-wrap tops

-lace-y camisoles

-soft casual tee's

-structured tops

-button ups (can never go wrong with good silk/cotton button ups!)

OMG... check out her Barbie bag charm. *Drops everything and runs to find Kelly*

OMG... check out her Barbie bag charm. *Drops everything and runs to find Kelly*

2. High waisted denim (jeans & shorts): So this is a repeat from last month but ever since I ordered these high-waisted jeans from ASOS, I've fallen in love with this cut of denim. 

*style tip: To all my curvy women, high waisted denim is amazing! They accentuate your curves & you can forget about muffin top!

high waisted denim

3. Black jeans: I have alot of denim and I need something to break it up and what better than black denim. lol!

4. Chic black tote: I need a purse that I can carry around a lot of stuff, laptop, notepad etc. And I need it to be black and made of soft leather.

Classic Structured Leather Tote-cuyana


What's on your thrift wishlist this month? 

Liebster Award Nomination

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Oh my goodness! Today I was nominated by Alison at Girltoblogger for the Liebster Award, to say I was surprised is an understatement. Alison was one of my very first followers and you guys know the first few days that you're launching a blog or business those first few people who are nice & welcoming always leave an impression. Not to mention she has a really cool blog featuring lots of beauty recommendations. hey girl! 



To give you a little background this award is given to bloggers by other bloggers and started back in 2011. This is what I love about the internet, cool people coming together to support & be part of a larger community. How cool right!? :)

Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and make sure to acknowledge them.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that you were asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 5-10 other new bloggers to receive the award.
  4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

My Q & A:

1. Do you like reading? If so what’s your favorite book?

I do! I love reading, my favorite book has to be hands down Malcom Gladwell's books. They're so good, they're a mix of science and psychology. So interesting! My Favorite: Outliers

2. What inspired your blog name?

It took me a while to come up with my blog name. I wanted my blog to evoke that emotion when you get something on sale or find a killer deal at the flea market or thrift store. It's a huge thrill and I love it even more when it's an item that makes me feel luxurious.  I live for these thrills!

3. If you could trade lives with a celebrity for one day who would it be and why?

Hmmm.. I would have to choose Rihanna, I would love to check out her closet!

4. What is your favourite blog post you’ve ever written?

I would have to say it's my most recent blog post about being carefree & forgiving. I really believe we can be hard on ourselves as humans and we don't realize. It's part diary entry part therapy session. Basically, my way of getting people to be ok with feeling a certain way.

5. Whats one thing immediately puts a smile on your face?

My family dogs or dogs in general :)

6. What was your inspiration to start blogging?

My inspiration was creating a space where I could share my love for thrifting & show people that even if you have very little to work with in terms of money, you don't have to spend alot to look stylish.

7. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?


8. What is the best TV series you have ever watched?

Sex & The City, I mean you can't mess with a classic. It's the perfect combination: fashion, real life & NYC. 

9. Are you a cat or dog person?

See question 5. Dog person all the way.

10. What is your favourite song at the moment and why?

I'm addicted to listening to Wild Thoughts by Rihanna, DJ Khaled & Bryson Tiller. It's partly because Rihanna is going through this truly IDGAF moment and I'm joining her. hahaha!

My nominations go to: 
When Life Gives You Limes

The Princess Prevails

Beauty and Bentley



Nominee’s Questions:

  1. Out of all the countries you have visited, which one did you like the most?
  2. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?
  3. What is your favorite beauty product by far?
  4. Cat or Dogs?
  5. How would you describe your style?
  6. What is currently your favorite book?
  7. Who is your style icon?
  8. Apple or Samsung?
  9. Why did you start your blog?
  10. What's the hardest thing you've encountered while blogging?