January 10, 2013

Thursday Thrift Tip: Size Doesn't Matter

Shirt: Old
Sweater: Goodwill $3.49
Limited Jeans: Goodwill $4.99
Charlotte Russe Flats: Goodwill $3.49
Belt: Came on a dress
Total Outfit Cost: $11.97

So, since I get a lot of, "teach me your ways!" and "share your tricks!" I have decided it is time I share all my secrets with you! 

Thrift Tip #1:
Size Doesn't Matter
Whether you're searching through the endless racks of clothing at the Goodwill or shopping the clearance rack at TJ Maxx, don't worry about looking at the size on the tag! Since the items are so cheap, it's okay if they don't fit exactly right. And sometimes some items are at thrift stores because of the size. For example, the sweater I have on above is an XL... I am a small/medium. My guess is that the person who originally purchased it dried it in the dryer and it obviously shrunk! And since it is just a tad too big, I added a belt, and voila! This XL sweater is now a small!

I hope my thrift tip helps... now get yourself to a thrift store and try it out! :)


  1. Love keeping up with your thrifting! I'm a 'thrifter' too! Today I found an Old Navy pullover, an Express sweater, a Guess sweater dress, and a really cute slouchy vest at a consignment store for less than $40 total. Each item easily cost over $40 when bought new. Plus, everything still looked new! You are so right about size, the sweater I bought today is long and baggy, but looks adorable belted & paired with leggings & boots! Keep up the good thrifting!! Can't wait to learn the rest of your tricks!

  2. I'm totally with you, if it's cute, try it on! Great casual look :)

  3. That's a great tip! I used to be so traumatized by the size on the label and I now regret passing up so many good deals because of the size. No more! Love this grey outfit on you. You look terrific!

  4. I totally agree with your tip! I have found so many great things that weren't actually my size but worked anyway.

  5. New follower and love your blog. I have just started to hit to thrift stores more lately after finding a lot of Pinspirations!!

  6. This sweater is so cute on you - what a great find!

    Nicole @ Sequined Patterns

  7. That is such a cute sweater and love how you styled it with the belt! That is a great tip too about ignoring the size label. Thanks so much for linking up!

    The Tiny Heart
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  8. so many good finds! I love the sweater belted like that!

  9. Great tip, yes I frequent my favorite local place "SAVERS" I just feel better giving clothing a second chance at a new life!

  10. Cute layered outfit! I'm your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too. xo


  11. Great tip! I am usually a medium, but I've found items in large and XL at the thrift store that fit. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you back next week.
    Penniless Socialite
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  12. You're way too cute! Love your spin on thrift finds :)
    I am all about a good deal too...whether it's a markdown store, consignment or thrift. Looking forward to more of your post! Found you thru ARD :)

  13. SUPER CUTE outfit for a ridiculous price, love. :-)
    I'm a new follower.


  14. Hey! Great tip. Your outfit reminds me of some clothing items in my closet, so I sense some inspiration coming on. Found you via Lily Among Thorns! Happy Tuesday!

    Newest follower :)
    Silver from A Silver Snapshot

  15. Adorable, I love it! <3 Em