If you’re looking forward to a leisurely three-day weekend, you may want to take some time to hit up the holiday sales here in Sacramento-there are some excellent deals to be had! Take a look at what’s going on:
The Freestyle Clothing Exchange store in Citrus Heights will have a $1 sale all day on Saturday.
While the Sacramento SPCA Thrift Store won’t be open on Memorial Day, they will have an awesome $3 or less clothing sale going on over the weekend.
Thrift Town will be having a 2-day sale, starting on Sunday.
WEAVEWorks Recycled Fashion will have 50% off all clothing on Memorial Day.
Go Thrift will have 50% off storewide on Saturday and Sunday.
Goodwill will be having 50% off storewide on Memorial Day.
For us girls, there’s nothing quite like finding that perfect red lip color. We scour the make-up aisles everywhere from Sephora to Target, trying to find the color that makes us feel
like a million and look like Marilyn Monroe. Luckily, my eureka moment came to me recently when I tried The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in “Beso” by Stila. It is a serious game changer. “Beso” is a gorgeous true red shade and just like the name suggests, it stays ALL DAY. I really can’t stop singing its praises. I’m so inspired by this lippie, that I’ve been looking through my closet, trying to find outfits to complement it. Ultimately, there’s no better combination than a bold red lip with classic black and white.. Old Navy shirt, Goodwill, $3.99
Gingham skirt, Eco Thrift $.99
Bow belt, SPCA Thrift Store, $2
Heels, WEAVEWorks, $5.98
It’s time for another Q & A Wednesday! This week’s question comes from reader, Del Moore.
Question: “Do you hand wash or dry clean your thrifted clothing items before wearing them?”
A: I tend to get this question quite often, especially from those dubious shoppers who think that everything at the thrift store is filthy. To this, I always respond, “You can clean anything!”
While it would be nice to have my clothing dry cleaned, I just don’t have the time or budget for it. Instead, I utilize a few tools to clean and freshen my thrifted clothing and shoes.
First up is Downy Wrinkle Release. This is my everything. I’m always weary of washing silk and chiffon pieces, so I’ll give them a spray down with this to freshen it up and remove any wrinkles. It’s pretty affordable as well–you can pick up a 33 oz. bottle at Target for $7.
Next up is good old dryer sheets. When I find items that look like they’re in good condition, but I still want to freshen them up, I’ll just throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet for 20 minutes on the delicate setting. Clothes come out looking and feeling like brand new!
With all other clothes like jeans and cotton tops, I will throw them into the washing machine. I do have to agree with everyone else when it comes to jeans–I just don’t feel clean if I don’t wash them first. And if you happen to discover any stains on your newly thrifted pieces, don’t freak out. You can use regular dish soap to wash the stains away! All you have to do is dab a little soap on the stain and rub the fabric together, then rinse it away with warm water before you throw it in the washing machine. The item will come out better than ever after a good wash!
Finally, there’s the issue of thrifted shoes. This seems to be the item that weirds people out the most in terms of cleanliness. But have no fear, Clorox wipes are here! I’ll take one of these and wipe out the inside of the shoe, concentrating on areas that may have built up dirt or residue. They come out looking great and smelling clean. If there are any stains on the outer portion of the shoes, then you can use the old dish soap trick (I told you that stuff is amazing!)
So there are my tips for how to wash and freshen up your new thrift finds. Hope it was helpful!
Leave your question for the next Q & A Wednesday in the comments below!
Until next week…
This weekend is Mother’s Day and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than to shop the day away with my Mom! If you’re thinking of doing the same thing, then check out the sales going on in Sacramento this weekend:
Freestyle Clothing Exchange is going to have a $1 sale on Saturday, May 9th at their midtown location!
The Sacramento Antique Faire is back on Sunday, May 10th. Go treasure hunting with your mom at this faire, located at X and 21st, under the freeway.
The SPCA Thrift Store will have a 25% storewide sale for Second Saturday.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful moms out there!
I thought it was about time to introduce a new feature here on my blog, so get ready for “Q&A Wednesday!” Every Wednesday, I’ll answer a question from you guys! It can be about thrifting, my life, hobbies, or (nearly) anything else. Without further ado, let’s kick things off with the first question!
Q: “When and why did you start thrifting?”
A: My passion for thrifting didn’t fully evolve until I was in college, but I started shopping at thrift stores back in high school. I would volunteer at the local thrift store where my sister worked during the summer and see the amazing things they had on their shelves and I remember being shocked at the prices. In high school, I didn’t think twice about dropping $60 on a pair of jeans or $30 on a top (thanks American Eagle), so seeing cute clothes available for such a low price was a new and exciting experience for me (and I’m sure it was quite a relief for my parents). I would buy things from the thrift store every so often and I even purchased a few prom dresses at consignment stores, which was always nice because there was no risk of being caught in the same dress as someone else (a horrifying thought to a teenager). This has become one of the main reasons for why I love to thrift now–it allows me to be completely unique, something I pride myself in. It has become such a joy for me to discover pieces that are so “me,” but that also have a story behind them. Not to mention, I’m getting everything for a complete steal! I’ve always been frugal, setting budgets for myself since I was 8 (not even kidding), so thrifting was a natural choice when it came to shopping for clothing and accessories. Now, I would say 98% of my closet is thrifted.
It makes me giggle now to think about dropping so much money on a t-shirt, but that was a different (more affluent) time. While in college, I didn’t have a lot of spare cash to spend on clothes, so thrift shopping came more out of necessity than ever before. I quickly became obsessed with finding the best deals and had to share my experiences, thus Thrift Your Heart Out was born. I hope to share with everyone the awesome benefits of shopping at thrift stores through this blog and to get everyone as excited as I am about thrifting!
Feel free to leave your question in the comments below. It can be about anything (within reason), so don’t be shy!
Until next week…