Friday Fun + Frugal Finds: 1/2 price day at Value Village + trying to find frugal fashion

Friday Fun   Frugal Finds

I have been a bit inspired by my friend Renee over at Living, Laughing and Loving to start looking for more clothes while I am thrifting.  Have you seen her Fashion Friday posts?  I think in her last post 80% of her clothes and shoes came from Goodwill and they were super cute!!  Inspiring, I tell you! Smile   Except for the jeans, this entire outfit including the shoes came from GW Fashion  (aka. Goodwill!) Smile 

 pink scarf outfit 1pink scarf outfit 2

(Photo courtesy of Living, Laughing, and Loving)

I get discouraged with the prices ($4.94 for a t-shirt?) but I am trying to be more diligent in looking anyways.

Here is my Goodwill trip:


  • Scarf – Goodwill $1.81  (I actually braved the bins of used/secondhand undergarments – aackkk! to find this scarf.)  Why oh why doesn’t Goodwill hang their scarfs up like Value Village??  (Remind me to pack some gloves in my “thrift store kit,”  I already have baby wipes and hand sanitizer in the car for a quick cleanup when I get done)
  • Dress – 1/2 price color at Goodwill so $2.95
  • Wreath – also 1/2 price color so $0.49
  • Tic Tac Toe game – 1/2 price too – $0.75

And half-price day at Value Village was last week too.  And for some reason, everyone in our town and the next town over decided to come out for it.  The lines were insane!!   I looked around for a bit, found some things but not enough to justify waiting in line for 45 minutes, and stashed it where I could find it.  I ran all the rest of my errands and stopped back by on my way home.  The lines were gone and my finds were still where I left them – yay!


  • set of 4 red napkins – 1/2 off $0.49 each so $0.25 each = $0.98/4
  • set of 4 green napkins – 1/2 off $0.49 each so $0.25 each = $0.98/4
  • full white sheet – 1/2 off $2.99 = $1.49 (I have BIG plans for this – can’t wait to show you! It is going to be the repurposing project of the year! Winking smile)
  • skirt – 1/2 off $4.29 = $2.64

There’s my finds for week!  Would love to see what you found?!

Shopped any yard sales yet?  I saw the first one yesterday at a home in our neighborhood – yay!!!



  1. Ha! You’re funny! Thanks for the shout out! 🙂 I’m definitely a GW girl though I do need to branch out since my MIL finds amazing deals at the regular old thrift stores.
    And lol’ing at you braving the second hand undergarments. Why are they even there?!
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    • Christina says:

      I have NO idea why they even accept second hand undergarments. But sad to say, 2 people in front of me the other day were buying handfuls of bras??? 🙁

      hmmmm… wondering what “regular kind of thrift stores” you have? 🙂

  2. Go you for braving “that” bin! Lol! I agree with Renee…why do they even have it? I would NEVER buy any used undergarments. GROSS! =) Loved this post, however, you scored some great finds! Thrift store shopping is FUN!
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    • Christina says:

      hahaha! I have no clue why they have “that” bin! The crazy thing is, I was in there a few weeks ago and both ladies in front of me were buying a handful of bras??? I mean, past the gross factor – they are probably worn out too?

      Yes it is fun – but I haven’t braved that bin again 🙂

  3. You scored some great deals! Very interested to see what you do with the white sheet!! I’m sure it’ll be awesome! =)
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