Welcome to Thrifty Thursdays

Welcome! My name is Quinn, and as a Mount Mary University student, I am a lover of all things cheap. This doesn’t mean that I have to give up my love of clothes, and neither do you!

 

My sense of style is very 80’s inspired. I love anything high waisted and oversized. I am also all about comfort. I won’t wear something if it doesn’t feel right. Why go throughout the day feeling constricted when you can be comfy and still cute? My blog will journey through thrift stores that contain vintage and comfortable clothing, and steals on normally expensive items!

 

I want to show that your bank account doesn’t have to take the hit in the process of shopping – you don’t even have to give up pricey name brands. Venturing out to thrift stores for the first time can be intimidating, though, so I’m here to do that for you so you know where to go and what to look for.

 

Some of my favorite pieces of clothing I have now are from Dretzka’s Department Store, located in Cudahy, and Goodwill – both stores sell second-hand, donated clothes.  

 

My favorite pair of jeans are high-waisted Tommy Hilfiger jeans. I still remember shopping in Urban Outfitters and running excitedly up to these jeans–it was love at first sight. When I looked at the price tag, though, I realized I needed to suppress my love. They were a painful $100. Ouch! 

I might have gotten a little bit too excited when I found Tommy Hilfiger jeans for only 10 dollars…

Original Keds.

I do own these jeans now. I usually pair them with my original Keds. Sounds pricey, right? Tommy Hilfiger jeans are normally a minimum of $100, and original Keds are $44.95. I own these items now because I was able to find the jeans for an incredible $10 at Dretzka’s, and my Keds were $6.99 at Goodwill. I saved at least $127.96 from going to thrift stores rather than getting these items from their original source. My future blog posts will entail even more amazing steals from hand-me-down stores.

The original Keds label.

 

The vintage look is definitely in style lately, and places like Urban Outfitters and Topshop are trying to sell this look for hundreds of dollars. Although this is my style, there’s no way I can afford that, so I’ve learned the beauty of thrift shopping. Through this blog, I hope to find outfits that will save you money that you will also feel confident in.

 

Let’s go shopping on a budget together!

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