12 Months of Thrifting: March Prompt – Mugs & Glassware

Welcome back to the third prompt of the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge. Last month we focused on thrifting vases and this month we’re thrifting glassware and mugs. Why thrift glassware and mugs? Whether you’re a casual thrifter or collector, Goodwill carries a variety of glassware and mugs in all shapes, colors, sizes, and textures. Classic, vintage, funky or quirky …

12 Months of Thrifting: February Prompt – Vases

Welcome back to the second prompt of the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge. Last month we focused on thrifting storage solutions for our homes and this month we’re thrifting vases. Why thrift vases?Recycling vases is one of the most sustainable things you can do for your home. Places like Goodwill Akron carry a huge variety of vases in all shapes, …

12 Months of Thrifting: January Prompt – Storage Solutions

We’re kicking off the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge in January with what might seem like an obvious one for the beginning of the year: storage solutions. However, many people don’t think to head to Goodwill for storage solutions when they’re organizing or decluttering their homes. Goodwill has so many creative and low cost options for storage and organization solutions …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge Introduction

Welcome back to the 5th edition of the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. If you’re just joining us, this challenge is designed to help you build a home or wardrobe of thrifted essentials, month by month. Here’s a quick recap of past challenges: 12 Months of Thrifting: Wardrobe Staples 12 Months of Thrifting: The Essentials 2.0 12 Months of Thrifting: …

12 Months of Thrifting: December Prompt – Embellishments

We’re wrapping up this year’s 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge with one of my favorite themes: embellishments, sparkle, and shine. Although we’re focusing on thrifting embellished items in December, you can shop and style this theme year round. From vintage to new, I can always count on finding beads, sequins, and sparkle at Goodwill. Before we break down some ways …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: October Prompt – Plaid

Ah, October: spooky season, sweater weather, and the perfect time to start incorporating fall plaids into your outfits. Like everything else on our 12 Months of Thrifting list, plaid is both a wardrobe and thrift store staple.  Plaid is such a versatile heritage pattern with deep Scottish roots. From preppy to punk, plaid has made it to every corner of …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: September Prompt – Suede

Welcome back to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. It’s officially fall y’all! This month we’re thrifting and styling suede. Real, vegan, or faux – doesn’t matter, as long as it’s secondhand. If you’re wondering: is suede still in style? YES! It never left. Here are my top reasons why you should embrace this fall trend: Suede is one of …

12 Months of Thrifting Introduction

Welcome to a new year of thrifting! If you’ve followed along for a while, you might remember this challenge from a few years ago. The original challenge was designed to help you thrift the basics and essentials, become more comfortable in thrift stores, and be more intentional with your purchases. Based on reader feedback, we found that many of you are ready …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: January – Dash of Embroidery

Welcome to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge! The prompt this month is to add a “dash of” embroidery to your outfit. In this bonus episode, we introduce the challenge and discuss styling and thrifting tips for the first prompt. Why embroidery? Embroidered clothing is beautiful, luxurious, and will make any outfit pop and come to life. My favorite thing …