This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.

If you’ve ever thought of visiting a Thrift Store, this might be a good weekend to inquire with your local Salvation Army. All of the Salvation Army stores in my area (like a 150 mile vicinity) are trying to clear out their fall and winter clothing to make way for spring and summer clothing. Clothing items will be marked down to just $1 for today and tomorrow. One dollar!

Contact your local Salvation Army and find out if they’re planning to take part in this weekend’s sale. And hey, even if they aren’t, there’s still some incredible deals to be found. Just think about it, okay?

Point of note – this sale is Friday/Saturday (in my area) as Salvation Army Thrift Stores are not open on Sunday’s. So inquire in your area and see if they’re taking part!

Things in this photo (bought these before the sale):

  1. Tommy Hilfiger, yellow, long sleeve sweater – Cost: $10
  2. Tommy Hilfiger, dark blue, t-shirt – Cost: $2.99
  3. Adidas, black, yoga pants – Cost: $3.99
  4. Nike, black, t-shirt – The front says “Every Damn Mile” in big, bold, teal letters. (The wrinkles in this shirt came out after I sent it through the washer/dryer) Cost: $2.99
  5. Puma, black, t-shirt – Cost: $2.99

Things I had to pass up because they weren’t my size: Lululemon Yoga Pants, Calvin Klein dress pants, Columbia winter jacket, and there were at least thirty clothing items I found that were still brand new with original store tags on them!

I’m a huge advocate for Thrift Store shopping and for buying pre-owned where you can. I encourage everyone in my life to try visiting a Thrift Store to see what they can find. You never know what kind of hidden gems someone else has decided to pass up that you might fall in love with!

Thrift Haul – March 17

I’ve been visiting the Thrift Stores often lately. I don’t know what it is about wandering the aisles looking for hidden gems, but it has been calming me. Somehow, I feel as though I am cheating the system… but in a good way.

There’s a lot of benefits to shopping at the Thrift Store:

  • You are not contributing to fast fashion – trendy items that are created quickly, sold at overly high prices and wind up in the trash (or thrift stores) at the end of each season when new trends come out.
  • Quite often you can find things that are still brand new with tags on them – and you wind up paying a much cheaper price than the store tags when you buy them at a thrift store
  • Vintage is badass
  • You will find clothing, accessories, etc… that are quite often one(or few) of a kind, so no one else you know will have what you have.

I could go on and on about it. Bottom line is that I really like Thrift Stores, the thrill of the hunt and having a bomb wardrobe for a fraction of the price of what it would cost if I went to the mall.

Without further adieu, here’s what I picked up:

Vintage Men’s Levi’s Jeans

There’s a Youtube Channel that I watch called ‘Haley’s Corner’ in which she frequently picks up men’s Levi’s from the Thrift Store to wear as ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ and they look so good on her, I thought I needed to try. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about the look on my body. Cost: $6.00

Men’s True Religion Jeans

True Religion jeans are EXPENSIVEEEEEEEEEE. Finding them at the Thrift Store, I thought – I’m just going to see if I can sell these online. They’re a little bit of a different look with the light wash and dark stitching, but it’s kind of cool. I will be trying to sell these online – wish me luck! Cost: $6.00

Women’s True Religion Jeans

Again, to reiterate why I purchased the last pair, True Religion Jeans are expensive! I’ve heard there are a lot of ‘knock offs’ out there, so I did my research online to check if these were authentic before purchasing, and they absolutely are! They have all the notes of authenticity to them and they’re in amazing condition. Cost: $6.00

Ecko Unltd Tee

Honestly, I love over-sized tees for sleeping in. This shirt, when I found it, I couldn’t pass up. It’s just the most majestic colour of blue – the photo doesn’t even really do it justice. I’m also really into the ‘massive logo on the front’ look right now and this one felt in such good condition, I had to purchase it. Cost: $1.00

Baby Gap Hoodies

These ones have been through the dryer a few times and have a little bit of pilling on them – but I honestly don’t think my brother’s babies are going to care! I mean… they’re so stinking cute, how could I pass them up? Besides, babies grow out of things so quickly, they’ll wear it long enough to look cute and then it’ll be passed along for bigger clothing. So I’d rather pay $1.00 for it at the Thrift Store then the $35 that Gap is selling them brand new for. Cost: $2.00 ($1 each)

If you have a Thrift Store near you, I encourage you to wander in there one day and take a look around. You never know what you might find. And, like my mom always says – something doesn’t have to be brand new to be exactly what you need in your life.

Thrift Haul – March 13

I’m a big fan of Thrift Stores. Something that my mom has instilled in my brother’s and I since we were kids is that things don’t need to be brand new to be exactly what you need in your life. As a result, we’ve all been frequent visitors to Thrift Stores over the years and have managed to find some pretty great things. I’m thinking I might start sharing the things that I find. Because… why not?

Today I needed to drop off some clothing at the Thrift Store for donations and I thought while I was there, I might look and see if they had anything nice. When I got there I noticed a sign on the door that said “ALL BABY CLOTHES .50 CENTS EACH, TODAY ONLY”.

As my two younger brothers are having babies this year, I’ve been on the hunt for some cute baby clothes for them. I thought “This is a sign from the universe, time to shop!” Here’s what I found:

Toronto Blue Jays Tee

For me – this shirt looks a little worn, a little distressed and perfectly lived in for me. It’s oversized and cozy and exactly what I need. And, I’m Canadian so I am absolutely a Blue Jays fan. Price: $1.50

Tragically Hip Tee

This shirt is for me – I’m not sure what this is from, really. But I’m a big fan of the Tragically Hip and I thought it was a cool shirt. Plus I really like band tees. It felt relatively new and only lightly warn. The tag says “M&O Gold”. I’ve never heard of that brand before. Price: $1.50

Roots Onesie

My sister-in-law really loves the brand Roots. Though she hasn’t asked for Roots clothing, my brother told me she’s really hoping that she gets some. I went to the Roots store last week looking for a onesie for their baby and they were $45! This Roots onesie is going to be perfect for their baby and I still have lots of money left to purchase other Roots clothing I find! Cost: 50 cents.

Carter’s Long Sleeve Shirt

Though this shirt didn’t have tags it felt brand new when I held it. And honestly, Carter’s clothing is CUTE. Why not? Cost: 50 cents.

Mickey Onesie

This was too adorable for me to pass up. Since I don’t know if I am shopping for nieces or nephews, I am trying to stick to clothing that can be worn by a girl or by a boy. This one felt perfect. It’s only been very lightly warn and is Disney Branded. I thought it was quite the score. Cost: 50 cents.

Oscar the Grouch Long Sleeve

This shirt, Sesame Street Brand, was brand new with tags still on it. I’m honestly not even sure if Sesame Street is still a thing with kids or if it’s all Peppa Pig now, but I thought this was pretty cute. Cost: 50 cents.

Life of the Party Onesie

I’ve never heard of the Small Wonders brand before but when I felt this it felt brand new. And, it’s cute. Why not, right? Cost: 50 cents.

Nike Onesie

I just thought this was adorable. It’s Nike branded and only lightly warn. It’s definitely much more green in person – my camera doesn’t do it justice. Cost: 50 cents.


There were so many brand new items at the Thrift Store today. There were jeans, with tags still on them, from American Eagle and Hollister! I couldn’t justify purchasing them though as they’re not my size.

I’ve been contemplating starting to buy these things when I find them and trying to sell them online. I don’t know if I’ll ever do that, or if it’s more of just a pipe-dream of a side-hustle. Either way – it’s still a good place to look if you ever need or want cool clothing! There were so many pairs of Levi’s there. If you’re a Levi’s lover like I am, check your local Thrift Store.