Thrift Haul

Hi everyone. So I recently went thrifting and found some great things. I’m super excited to share it with you all and hopefully if you don’t thrift, I’ll inspire you to start.  So in the past few years, thrifting has gotten really popular and so thrift stores have ridiculously started to raise their prices on the things that were DONATED to them. (I’m really mad about that if you can’t tell.) I don’t understand why they do that, but I guess it’s all business.  So, with the things that I purchased, I plan to either make some alterations or do a slight makeover to create something that is currently on trend.  If you follow me on Instagram @cheapbutchic, you will have seen one item I’ve already made over. Anyhow, let’s get started with the haul.

Ok. so when you first see this, you may be slightly scared and think, “What the heck was she thinking?” Well, the number one rule when thrifting is that you must think outside the box.  If you sew, you can take your thrifting up a whole new level because you can recreate and alter your finds. I bought this for $8.99 because I was inspired by this years hottest trend; the sleeveless trench coat. thrifthaul4Here is my inspiration: karla11 I love the way Ashley from FabEllis styled her sleeveless trench coat. ash1 My next thrifted find was this gray wool skirt.  The price for this skirt was $3.99. Wool skirts are a must have for Fall and Winter. This is such a classic piece and it’s must have for cooler weather because it keeps your bum warm.  I plan to shorten it to make it a bit more chic. thrifthaul1Here is my inspiration: Blake+Lively+Cinema+Society+BlackBerry+Bold+zI-FOU1F8eXl

My next thrifted item that I purchased was this long jean skirt. The price for this skirt was $4.99. I do plan on make some minor changes to this skirt as well…well, just a bit of shortening and distressing. thrifthaulHere is my inspiration: jeanskirt1So ofcourse I had to save the best for last.  The retail price on this coat is $220 found HERE. The price for this coat was $29.99, but I paid $22 because my thrift store has a sale every Monday.  This jacket looks brand new and it’s just plain beautiful! No alterations will be made on this coat because it’s perfect as is. I’ll just be dropping it off at my local dry cleaners as with all the rest of these clothes. thrifthaul3Here is my inspiration: plus-size-trench-coatWhat do you think about my finds?  Have you been thrifting lately? If so let me know what you’ve found. I’d love to hear.  Also if you haven’t been thrifting or never been, I hope I’ve inspired you. name

Glam Fabrics

So lately, I’ve been on the hunt for that perfect cotton fabric to make my Spring Skirts and I stumbled across this amazing fabric shop on Etsy.  Yes there are several fabric shops on Etsy, but this one in particular stands out to me because the owner is really nice.  The shop I am referring to is called Glam Fabrics and it’s is owned by Jennie.  I do not know her personally but I talked to her through email about how amazing her fabric was and she decided out of the kindness of her heart to give myself and my viewers a discount on her fabric.  Trust me, not all Etsy shop owners are that nice.  Jennie wanted to reach out to you all and give you the best deal.
glamfabrics So take advantage of this great deal.  Before I give you the discount code, I wanted to show you guys my fabric fabrics from her shop that are definitely on my wish list for this year.  I plan on making skirts and maxi dresses from these fabrics.
fabCollageAren’t these amazing prints?!  I Love them! The fabric is designer fabric with excellent quality.  Ok so stop by her shop and say hello.  You must hurry and use the discount if you plan on purchasing because I’m not sure when the discount ends. Who wants to pay full price right?
SHOP HERE: www.glamfabrics.etsy.com
15% Off Discount Code: tabitha14

So here is a sneak peek of some future OOTD blog posts that I have planned. I made these items with the fabric shop that I mentioned and you can too!
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Comment below and let me know which one is your favorite. Thanks for stopping by. XOXO
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Shoe Haul

Hi everyone!
So over the course of a few weeks I’ve stopped by a few stores and luckily I scored great deals on some amazing shoes. I can honestly say that I was extremely lucky on a few of these purchases. You will definitely see them in my outfits of the day photos for Spring and Summer. So along with a video haul discussing the prices , look, and feel of the shoes, I decided to take aditional photos so that you guys can take a closer look of the detail in each shoe.

Share your favorite places to shop for shoes below. I would love to hear and I’d definitely love to check those places out. Thanks for stopping by.

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Sam & Libby for Target

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Gap

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Sam & Libby for Target

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Sam & Libby for Target

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Sam & Libby for Target

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Charlotte Russe

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Charlote Russe

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Aldo

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Spotted on the Streets

If you have not gone to Target lately and looked at their Clearance, you are definitely missing out. I scored a great deal in their lately. I bought several pairs of heels for $11.98 and the tops were between 50%-60% off.  I need to do a haul or something. Target2

Lately, I have not had the time to sew because of the classes that I’m taking.  I’m graduating really soon so these classes are becoming more and more challenging.  In the meantime though, I can still play dress up!
bw8bw7bw1bw9bw4bw61bw3bw5Head on over to Target and see what you can find.  If you’ve found any deals, comment below and let me know what you found.
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Fashion Challenge of the Week

What better way to start off a new year than to THRIFT!!!  I’m sure that most of your New Year’s resolutions are to start saving money.  The love of fashion for a lot of us burns a lot of our cash so why not thrift.  I am all about thrifting.  You can save loads of money and you are able to basically find your self by recreating your own style by what you find in thrift stores.  If you have never thrifted a day in your life, start today and see what hidden treasures are in store at your local thrift store.  On Thursday, I will check up on you on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cheapbutchic) where you can post your fabulous finds that you found at the thrift store.  Alrighty then,  good luck and have fun.
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Thrifty Thursday: Transform a Thrifted Dress

Here is another photoshoot that I did with my litte brother.  I kew I wanted to take a picture in a full skirt but unfortunately I was not able to find one.  When I walked into my local goodwill, I was amazed when I saw this dress.  I like it because I wanted to show people how you can transform something so hideous into something so beautiful.  I simply cut the top off and made a full skirt.  Thanks to my brother, the photoshoot turned out awesome. I hope you all are inspired to not turn your nose up at all thrifted finds.  Turn it into something AMAZING!