My Extra Super Thrift Haul!!!

I had a ball in NYC today thrift shopping at the Goodwill. I think it’s my favorite thrift store so far because no matter which one I go to I find awesome pieces and deals. The one I visited today was in the Chelsea area, 103 West 25th St, New York, NY 10001.


The goal was to keep my budget under $100 and here is what I was able to purchase…But first I found these shirts with the cutest sayings on them. The only thing I liked about them was the sayings or pictures so I think I would make pillows out of them, if I bought them. I think I might buy the one with the heart if it’s still there, you know how the thrift life is. If you don’t know…”get it when you see it”.

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Here are some of the treasures that I put on the maybe list but I ended up not purchasing…

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Here are the looks I actually took home all for under $100 and mostly name brand items…

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I Love when I find that the tags are still on the clothes, which was the case for my Old Navy top…Which was 50% off today so it was $4

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I know this Liz Lange top is maternity but it feels really comfortable and in an extra small you can barely even tell…

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I thought I had a picture of me trying this on but I guess not. Probably because there was a line forming as I tried on nearly 20 items and could only take three items in the dressing room at a time. You should have seen the faces I was getting, but what you gonna do? I was on a mission. It is a size 8 as you can see which is not my size but it looked super cute baggy and flowing. Don’t worry I have something extra special planned  to show you  how I put these looks together. So when thrifting explore clothing that is not in your desired size, you might be surprised…

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I didn’t try on the pants at the store because I found them on the way to the counter and couldn’t risk finding more amazing things to buy. They had a lot of great stuff. These Zara jeans fit like a glove and are so comfortable, and I got the yellow ones half off, so they were $3.99. Awesome right? Even though the Banana Republic trousers were super cute and a size 4, they are a little too big. So I have to exchange them and I think I will need a chaperone for this trip before I get myself in trouble. The other pair of Zara jeans are actually a dark purple. I wish I could go back and get every pair of Zara jeans they had there because they really are super comfortable and seems to have never been worn. Real quality stuff…

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I found the Mossimo jeans below in the children’s department which was 50% off making them $5. shhh. If you happen to be in the smaller sizes you can explore that side of the store as well.

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Let’s not forget about the accessories…These pearls are actually kind of heavy, so they feel substantial and the price of $14.99 is offset by the dainty chain I found for $2.99. You can never go wrong with a pair of pearls and these have a little bling added to them in the most perfect way…

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I know the weather lately got y’all thinking that it’s hot out but my hands are always the first to get cold and I was definitely needing these today. I was so glad I ran into them while on the checkout line… actually I found them after I was finished my transaction, so this is not part of the $100 budget but definitely on my wish list. Oh yeah they match perfectly with my fox collar wool coat. You can’t beat a pair of leather gloves for $15. God was definitely showing off today…

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I actually bought these items below from a street vendor that had a couple of cute pieces which totaled $20…

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For your amusement only I have an epic fail to show you…this was an XL Maternity dress. It shows you that everything that looks cute on the hanger might not always be cute on, so try and stick to the thrift stores that let’s you try items on or at least exchange….

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I thank you for joining me on my most awesome thrift day, too bad I can’t give you this 10% thank you I received from Goodwill but whoever wants to come with me next time should let me know in the comments below, maybe we can meet up. Another too bad is that I can’t shop for other people being that I found so many cute things that were not in my size. Hit me up if you’re looking for a personal thrift shopper. Hope you enjoyed and Love Always…


P.S. – The exact total was…drum roll please… 13 items for exactly $96.47. So that Starbucks coffee was totally in my budget, cause I really needed it. Go me.

Out with the boys in NYC!!!

I really enjoy being in Manhattan, even more at night with all the pretty lights, diverse people and beautiful architecture. I was born and raised in this awesome city and would like to enjoy all that is has to offer. I want to share these moments with my children and would Love to show you all of our moments. This night, me and my two youngest boys Royal and Ty decided to explore 42nd street and hit up Dave and Buster’s. We had a ball playing a bunch of games, but to be honest they just wanted to win as many of them tickets as possible and then we were off to Red Lobster’s restaurant for dinner. We had such a good time. Enjoy and Love always…

P.S. – I could not leave without playing that oldschool Pacman game, which gave no tickets by the way, but was fun anyway.

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Hello, all the way from NYC…

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Hi guys. Who wants to explore one of the greatest cities in the world with me? New York City is full of things to do and all different kinds of people to meet.  I have decided to show you all the different parts of my life and all the wonderful things I find interesting like…thrift store shopping, fashion, DIY projects, interior design, food, music, inspiring quotes, inspiring the youth, community affairs and so, so much more. I hope you enjoy. Love Always…