Monday, June 29, 2015

Warm Weather & Goodwill Outlet

Hey Thrift Buddies!

It's finally summer! I am enjoying the warm weather and the freedom from school. Because I have so much free time now, I have been visiting Goodwill a lot recently! Also, I found out that the new Goodwill near me has an outlet! Goodwill outlets are amazing; it's basically the clearance section of the thrift store. All the clothes that don't sell in the main stores are sent to the outlet. They throw everything in bins and you have to dig through it all for hidden treasure. I'll be honest, this is not for the fainthearted...I have found some very interesting things in those bins, but I've also found some very awesome things! Also, at the outlet, everything is sold by the pound, meaning you can get a beautiful dress for less than a dollar!

So these are my thrift stores finds from the past couple of weeks. Some of these beauties are from the Goodwill outlet and others are from the main Goodwill store.


Sunflowers ♥




I love the vintage tag on this shirt!
Got this awesome jacket for $2 from the outlet

This is actually a skort- so 90's!
I always love a good pair of overalls

Lion t-shirt! I've actually wanted this shirt for a long time!

Overall, I had a great time at Goodwill and the Goodwill outlet.
One of these days I will dedicate a blog post solely to the Goodwill outlet, since I love it so much!





Blog: http://chantillythrift.blogspot.com


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reading Thrift Haul

Hey Thrift Buddies!

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my roommates and I took a trip to Reading, PA to go thrift shopping. We went to 3 different thrift shops that Saturday. I found some awesome things, but I never got the chance to show you what I got.

Here are some of my favorite items from that day.

love this denim dress!

this dress is covered in tiny little daisies. also this dress actually used to be a lot longer, but I cut off the bottom.
classic tee. I cut off the bottom of this shirt too.
I love this light denim skirt, it actually used to be a lot longer, but I cut it off.
tropical dress with parrots! perfect for a day at the beach! I cut the bottom off of this dress too.

That is my thrift haul! Lately I have been really into cutting off the bottom of long dresses and skirts, to better fit my petite body. I might hem them later, but as of right now I actually like the raw edges.



Blog: http://chantillythrift.blogspot.com
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChantillyForest

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thrift Haul- Goodwill Blues

Hey Thrift Buddies!

This past week I was home for Spring Break, so of course I had to take a trip to my favorite local Goodwill! I bought some items that are perfect for the warm spring weather. When I was checking out, I realized that all of the items I bought were some shade of blue. Literally, everything I picked was either denim or had a blue pattern. I don't know why (blue is not even my favorite color) but I liked everything I picked so it's all good.

Total  for this haul was less than $20!

I finally found some overalls!!! 

My new favorite workout t-shirt

Railroad stripes ♥

This vintage sail boat sweatshirt is super big and super comfy


Those were some of the beautiful blue things I found for Spring! If you want some tips on what items to keep your eyes open for this Spring check out my last blog post!







Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Goodwill Was Good To Me- Thrift Haul

Hey Thrift Buddies!

I finally got the chance to go to Goodwill last week, which I was especially happy about since I have been in Goodwill withdrawal recently.

So beautiful!

This trip was super successful; check out some of my awesome finds!


Fruit Shirt ♥

Look at those pineapples!

I'm kinda loving turtlenecks right now...

I found a denim overalls dress- so 90's and so cute

Denim Levi Cutoffs = Classic
                                         
I love these shorts so much! Can it be summer yet?! (jk i like the snow)



And last, but not least... this beauty ♥ 






This leather suede jacket is by far the best thing I found that day!!! It is in such great condition! The fringes and the camel color...oh it's so perfect. Also, I love the bohemian vibe it gives off.

So I looked it up... and this jacket is worth about $130!!! Let's just say I bought it for less than that...

All in all, I had a wonderful day at Goodwill



P.S. Check out my Etsy Shop, I just updated it for spring! It's stocked with cute button down shirts and high waisted shorts!

Shop: ChantillyForest
Blog: ChantillyThrift






Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thrift Tips- Make a List

Hey Thrift Buddies!

Making a list before you go to the thrift store is soooo important! It helps to keep you focused and allows you to get the best out of the thrift store. I wanted to share with you guys 5 tips on how to make a good list for your next thrift store adventure!


1) Write it Down
     I know this one seems obvious, but seriously, I can’t tell you how many times I have made a list in my head, walked into the thrift store, and forgotten everything I wanted to look for. So write it down! Whether on paper, on your phone, or on your hand, having a list to guide you will help a lot.



2) Keep it Simple
     If you write down that you want a lime green sweater with unicorns and rainbows on it, you might be a little disappointed when you don’t find it. Keeping your list vague is better and keeps the search open ended, for example if you say that you want to find a warm chunky sweater preferably in green, you’re more likely to find results and be happy.


3) Keep it to about 10 things
     If you’re looking for some many things at a time you might get overwhelmed, so focus on searching for a couple of items at a time.




4) Leave room for chance
     One of the best parts of going to the thrift store is finding an amazing piece of clothing or trinket that you never even knew existed! If you find a beautiful necklace that you've fallen in love with and is reasonably priced, I would say get it, even if it's not on your list, Now don’t go overboard and buy every cool thing you see, but just remember the list isn't final.


5) Don't give up
     If you don’t find something on your list the first time you look, don’t give up! Keep this item on your list, or at least in the back of your mind, so that when you go to the thrift store again you can look for it. I really really want a vintage sunflower dress, but every time I look in the dress section I never see the bright yellow floral pattern. I don’t give up or get dismayed. I just keep the sunflower dress on my list, so that one day when I stumble upon one I will remember to get it.

I wrote about some other items currently on my thrift list in this blog post.


Those are my tips! Take some time to sit down and make your own thrift store list.

Hope these help you out!





BLOG: http://chantillythrift.blogspot.com/

ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChantillyForest



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ocean City- Thrift Shop Exploring

Hey Thrift Buddies!

The other day, some friends and I went on a mini road trip to Ocean City, NJ. It was an amazing trip! I've never been to the beach in winter, so I was so excited to cross this off my bucket list. The day was perfect! The sun was shining, the sky was clear, the water was oh so blue...it was just a bit chilly. After visiting the beach. we went to a little town full of super cool shops. One of the shops we came across was called Mew to You. The earnings from this thrift store helps to rescue cats. The store was so cute and homey. There were little trinkets everywhere. They also had some pretty valuable vintage stuff, which was really cool to see. We went on a day when records were half off! My friend and I picked up six records, for a $1 each! Also, there were like 5 vintage Elvis records, how cool is that!





Found so many awesome records!

Elton John & Village People ♥

Olivia Newton John & Nat King Cole- So Good!




If you have never experienced the beach in the middle of winter, I would definitely encourage you to. When it's not summer, a quiet and peaceful slumber resides on the beach and the surrounding town, It's the perfect place to find some rest and enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Also, if you ever find yourself in Ocean City stop by Mew to You, it supports a great cause!


For further thrifting adventures check out my blog- Chantilly Thrift

Also I recently updated my etsy shop- Chantilly Forest- check it out!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Goodwill Thrift Haul- Patterns & Details



Hey Thrift Buddies!


So I recently went to a new Goodwill in my area, and it was amazing! It was so big and was stocked with awesome clothes! I went with one of my friends at 11:00 in the morning and the store was basically empty!


Isn't it beautiful?!


Overall it was a great experience!

For some reason, I kept picking out pieces with awesome patterns and intricate details.
Here are some of the awesome things I found...

 total was about $20


floral corduroy button down- super soft and comfy!


I am in love with this vintage black sleeveless top. The beading on it is so beautiful and intricate! It's also super versatile; I feel like I can dress it up or down. Also, for some reason it reminds me of the roaring 1920's!

treasure for less than $4


the beading and delicate edge ♥



i love sunflowers and couldn't resist ~ it was less than $2


So a little disclaimer...I know that this shirt is kinda tacky and ugly...but I fell in love with it! I love the floral embroidery and I love that sunflowers are featured. I know this shirt will make me smile on a gloomy winter day and will also be perfect for Spring!


Patterns ♥







i love flowy tops ~ less than $4 each

Lost Beauties: Here are a couple  things I saw, but alas, they didn't fit right.

Look at these colors and prints!



Flowers & Stripes- The perfect combination


This trip was successful and I was very pleased with this new Goodwill...I will definitely be going back!

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