Hi lovelies. Morgan here.
You know how you always hear about people finding the best things at thrift stores?
Like, oh hey, where did you get that dress? It was 10 bucks at a thrift store? OK, goodbye.
I am a total negative Nancy when it comes to thrifting. There! I admitted it.
But here I am about to tell you about the Willett sister’s adventure at Goodwill and if it changed my mindset. Did we find designer duds or fall flat? Can you actually put together a full ensemble for cheap? Did Alex find a weird emoji shirt with eggplants and peaches on it? Keep on readin’ my people.
Let me first mention: I am the most impatient person on the planet earth. I swear I have other golden qualities but patience is not one of them.
Simply the act of going into a crowded store like Forever 21 freaks me out. When I say that my idea of the worst job in America is having to organize the dressing rooms in that store, I am not kidding.
So when Alex and I were trying to decide what to do with our Saturday afternoon and she suggested we attempt to go thrifting my immediate thought was “noooooope.”
Then I got to thinking… I do enjoy a good challenge. I am a firm believer that my gift to this earth is my ability to shop and I really did want to see if it was possible to put together a look from a thrift store. This could potentially save me, (and others), a lot of money in the long run. So technically, I am doing this for y’all. My fellow shoppers. My people.
So long Nordstrom’s… hello Goodwill? Hm, we shall see.
Here were The Sister Sauce base rules.
We each get forty bucks. One hour. And we can put together as many outfits as possible.
READY… SET… RELEASE THE BLONDES! (Please picture us sprinting into Goodwill like we are going into battle for Sparta or some ish. I’m legit giggling in bed as I am writing this).
Note: If you don’t enjoy digging and expect to find the golden ticket within the first 10 minutes of thrift shopping, this is not for you. AKA, that is the exact kind of person I am, so I had to constantly remind myself that there are gems out there. Just don’t give up Morgan!!! I kept telling myself… “What would Stacey and Clinton do?”
I truly hope some of you watched ‘What Not to Wear’ and get my reference.
Long live TLC.
After an hour of scouring the racks, we met at the dressing room and here is the test… were we able to actually put together outfits?
Drum roll please……
OK, I AM ACTUALLY VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOU GOODWILL.
SKIRRRRT. Switching gears. Alex here to describe more in depth what went down.
I’m going to walk you through what we found and how much it costs. Prepare to be mind blown. And unlike Morgan, I actually thoroughly enjoy digging through mounds of clothes, so this is right up my alley. It’s like a treasure hunt!!! It just requires patience, upper arm strength and amble amount of hand sanitzer. (I don’t know about you but when I go on hour long shopping hauls, my hands end up dirty and battered from carrying around so many clothes hangers). IT’S THE SIGN OF A WARRIOR.
Here’s what I found…
My most killer piece that I found was a hand-beaded All Saints skirt that most definitely cost several hundred bucks originally. It’s ridiculously detailed and you can just tell some LA socialite dropped it off at Goodwill randomly. Lets start a rumor that it was Paris Hilton’s skirt! Join me in the rumor. Regardless, the skirt cost $5.49. FIVE BUCKS FOR A SUPER EXPENSIVE SKIRT? God bless Los Angeles.
I also found a brand new pair of Supreme Vans that were crisp, clean and white. I love mixing streetwear pieces with other unexpected items so I snatched these up with the intent of doing so. These were my most expensive purchase at $19.99.
I found a sweet Marvel superhero shirt as well. I’m girly and nerdy and artistic all rolled into one so this was a winning piece in my book. I got it for $3.99. I ended up combining all 3 of these pieces into my first outfit!
One of my other favorite pieces I found was a pair of high-waisted black pleather shorts. I don’t know about you, but finding high-waisted shorts that actually fit WELL is difficult and these fit perfectly. They’re def going to be a stable in my going-out wardrobe. $5.49, baby!
The last thing I found was this cool high-low shirt. It was brand new with tags and was from this boutique on Melrose Ave. The shirt was originally $180 and I got it for $3.99. Ah, sweet, sweet success.
*Insert hair wooshing noise, here.*
Morgan’s treasures include a pair of strangely prestine Nine West studded stilettos, (leave it to Mo to actually find a pair of nice heels at Goodwill), for the whopping price of $14.99. They’re very “I’m a business professional in the day but enjoy a good tequila shot at night” if you know what I mean.
She paired the heels with a drop waist, tank dress for…. $8.49. I see you channeling Breakfast at Tiffany’s, girl. The dress is kind of like a sweatshirt material and is really unique.
For her second outfit, she found a Levi denim skirt for $6 and BRAND NEW Steve Madden booties for $10. Yes, you read that correctly It’s crazy because denim skirts are so trendy right now and I bet you couldn’t find one for under $40 online. Goodwill is a game changer, y’all!
Oh, Morgan also bought an XXL Calvin Klein t-shirt for two dollars and I truly thought she had lost her mind when she said she was buying it. Like… are you planning on sleeping in that? We got home and she whipped out the kitchen scissors and 2 seconds later, her baggy men’s shirt was a crop top. OF COURSE Morgan found a way to make something into a crop top. *Insert eye roll here.*
All in all, we each spent ONLY 40 dollars on our shopping haul.
LOVE YOU GOODWILL! We’re about to make this treasure hunt a monthly thing there and suggest you do the same! You never know what you’re going to find. 😉