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August 25, 2015

Let’s Go Shopping!

Hey Everyone!

My name is Shanika Pichey and you can find me over on my personal blog, Life is Pichey, where I talk about the latest clothes I’ve made, recipes, books, or anything else that comes to mind.

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I’ve always loved a good bargain, but as I got older I started to become more conscious of items I bought and how they were made. My personal style has changed as well, so if I am not making something for myself I like to find unique, well-made pieces.

Shopping at Goodwill allows for me to shop (eco) consciously and possibly find a one-of-a-kind items.

On some trips to Goodwill, I have a specific plan in mind (of what I need to get). Other times I just browse and see if I luck out.

So…Let’s go shopping!

This view can get a little overwhelming but with some patience (and digging), gems can be found.

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A lot of times when people hear “thrift” they tend to think “cheap” or “worn down.” Fortunately, that attitude is changing; especially when you find clothes that still have their tags on them.

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Also, expensive tastes do not have to be expensive.

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I’m kicking myself for not getting this curtain panel. They would have made for some cute pants.

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This set would be a great addition to any table scape. It screams THANKSGIVING!

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Before there was Pinterest. Old cookbooks like these are great finds! Who doesn’t still use tips and tricks (while cooking) that were passed down from generation to generation?

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I did get these wooden bowls. While they were most likely used for eating, I plan to use them as props and storage.

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I loved the structure of this top. I instantly thought “Skinny jeans and booties!” I had to have it.

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The dresses are gorgeous as is but if you like to get creative, the possibilities are endless!

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Tell me, what’s your thrifting style? Do you go with a specific plan? Or do you keep an ongoing mental checklist?

7 Comments

  1. Sweet finds!

    Although the folks on those plates don’t look too happy…;)

    • I thought the same thing! Eh, just cover them with food.

      • You’re right. They’re probably just hungry. 😉

  2. Nice finds! I had my hands full there with stuff, it’s hard to stop once you start.

    • It really is. I had to edit myself.

  3. Love Goodwill and got items for 7 people for $81. Can’t beat it. I love to grab goodies for friends. Vintage finds are great too.

    • Yes! Countless times I have send photos to friends and family saying “I hope you like this because I’m buying this for you!”