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