about danielle

My name is Danielle, and I am addicting to thrifting.
Here's how it all started:

KI6A4148 I’ve always been a thrifty person, and I was raised cheap.  It all started when I was little. My mawmaw used to take me garage sale-ing with her. She says that she used to take me to neighborhood garage sales, pushing me in my stroller, and I even had my own little coin purse to get myself some goodies. My family frequently brought me to thrift stores growing up. My mom wouldn’t let my sister and I have expensive clothes from places like limited too, Hollister, or Abercrombie.  We shopped at Rave Girl and JCP instead, but we always looked nice, and you could never tell that our clothes cost a fraction of other girls’. 

Once I got to college and had to start paying for my own clothes, nothing changed for me shopping wise. I was still cheap, and I shopped at TJ Maxx, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, and occasionally the Goodwill. 

Now how I became addicted to thrifting? That allll started with my mom. Every Friday she had to go run errands, and her bank was on the same road as the Goodwill. She started stopping at the Goodwill every Friday, and she was coming home with all kinds of goodies! I caught the thrifting bug too, so I started thrifting more and going to the Goodwill in my college town.  That’s when I started realizing a pattern… someone would tell me my shirt/shoes/pants/jewelry was cute and I’d say “GOODWILL!!” and they were always in shock! 
That’s how Goodwillista was born….

I created this blog to show and inspire others that dressing great doesn’t have to cost you.  I am able to dress myself stylish and my home beautifully all on thrifted and bargain finds! 

IMG_2868croppedApart from being a thriftaholic, here is a little more about myself...
I am married to my college sweetheart, Larry. We live in south Louisiana with our toy poodle, Charlie Girl Poo. We're Christians, and we strive everyday to live a Christ centered marriage. We both graduated with degrees in Business Management because we both want to be the boss. I grew up dancing my whole life, and I miss it with all my heart. One day I plan to be a crazy dance mom(just kidding!). I love to binge watch tv series on Netflix. Thanks to Pinterest and calling my mom, I'm slowing learning and loving to cook. Larry sure does love it, so that's what matters most, right? Though I'm not the best at it, I enjoy decorating our house. I like DIY projects, and I am hoping to get back into sewing soon (which will make my thirfting adventures a whole lot more fun!). I am a Disney fanatic. I worked in Disney World while in Disney College Program in the fall of 2011.


  1. Hi there Danielle!

    Just wanted to stop in and say thanks for following :) and how can I not return the favor with a blog that has "goodwill" in the title. A woman after my own heart ;) Hope to see you around!

    Wildflowers 3

  2. Hi Danielle,
    You are just too cute, with a beautiful smile! I have been wearing clothes from the Goodwill ever since I can remember. I think almost everything I own is from a garage sale or a thrift store - mainly the "Goodie". When I found your blog over at Blissful and Domestic, I had to check it out because I LOVE the Goodwill.

    Happy to be a new follower and invite you to come see me at www.thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com.

    Blessings from Oklahoma City,
    Meredith at A Penny For A Thought

  3. So glad I found your site! I love all of the looks you put together. What is your instagram name? I'll follow :).

  4. Hi! I'm a new reader of yours and I love your outfit posts so far! I'm also a bargain hunter and thrifter. I have really gotten into buying large thrifted pieces and refashioning them so they work for me. I look forward to reading your future posts!

  5. Instant follow! I love your blog and your style!!! :)

  6. Hi, I am stopping by from the Anything + Everything Link Up. I love thrift shopping. So happy I found your site. I am a new follower.



  7. You are my new IDOL!! I love thrifting, a girl after my own heart. Can't wait to read more & see the great things you are going to do in your new home!

    xo. Kailagh

  8. Hi! I love your blog! I am also really into thrifting! Now following you with GFC! :)



  9. Hey girl, I LOVE the blog and everything to do with thrifting!! I thrift all the time and at least 60% of my wardrobe is from the thrift store. :) Keep posting and follow my brand new blog!


    Love, Beka

  10. Just found your blog today. I shop all the Goodwill's and Salvation Army's in every city I go through when traveling from south Arkansas to NW Arkansas.

  11. Just found your blog today. I shop all the Goodwill's and Salvation Army's in every city I go through when traveling from south Arkansas to NW Arkansas.