Monday, October 22, 2012

Must Know Thrift Tips

Hi There Fab Divas!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, we'll be sharing thrifting tips to help you have a successful thrifting experience. Thrifting can be fun and exciting  if  you are prepared! Here are a few things you should remember if you decide to go thrifting:

1. Know where you're going. In other words, plan out what thrift stores you want to visit because you'll likely hit a few stores to find what you want.

2. Set a Budget. Thrifting can get out-of-hand once you start scoring those uber fabuless finds! We tend to set our budget as low as $20 if were just randomly out shopping. However, if we are on a serious thift trip, we aim to spend no more than $50.

3. Bring Cash. A lot of stores don't have credit. You don't want to risk losing a great buy because you have to run to the ATM! Believe me, I know!

4. Have an idea of what styles your hunting for. I usually have snapshots of Pinterest items on my phone to help me stay focused on what I'm looking for and avoid buying unnecessary items I'll probably never wear.

5. Bring a friend. We have the best time when there's a group of four or five of us shopping. Plus, 10 eyes are better than two. Bring friends who are familiar with your style and thrift for each other. That'll also help you navigate the store quicker, so you can move on to the next store(s).

6. Try on Everything. Especially the vintage items. I can't tell you how many times we've purchased something and brought it home to try on and find it doesn't fit! That's annoying!

7. Dress Comfortably! Leggings or skinny leg jean with a fitted shirt are perfect! This will allow you to try clothes on in the aisle instead of waiting on a dressing room.

8. Leave your children at home. Thrifting requires a lot of patience. You will go insane if you try to bring them with you. Ask my sister!

9. BE PATIENT. BE PATIENT. BE PATIENT...and did I say be patient? It will take hours. You cannot skim the racks - you must touch every piece! Sometimes things are hidden or even cuter close up. So take your time and explore dammit!

10. Wash EVERYTHING. Do I really need to elaborate?

 Here's are some examples to help you understand a couple of these tips
Tip #4 Pinterest/Magazine Photo Idea

Aztec Sweater| Pinterest

Aztec Sweater| Goodwill $4.25

Floral Blazer I found on Pinterest

Floral Blazer| Goodwill $5.25

Tip #6 Try Everything On

This mustard blazer was gorge but too big!

This floral blazer had "Dee" written all over it, but was too small!

 This skirt was super cute but again...too big!

This leopard high-waist skirt fit just right! I'm planning on having the length shortened to a nice pencil skirt! 
Goodwill $4.25

 Hope these were helpful!

Laters Divas,



  1. Great advice! I kno, I love kids but they will drive peeps crazy in thrift stores ;D
    x, Lara

  2. I agree with the "No Children" rule! I took my kids with me the first time I went thrifting and they nearly drove me insane! I had a much better experience when I went without them!