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Sunday Thrift Haul + Getting Frugal In 2019

Image:boots, purse and earrings showing in Sunday Thrift Haul
Over the last few weeks, I've been building my wardrobe from the second-hand stores and any sales racks I can find located at the back of my favorite stores such as Macy's, Target and EarthBound just to name a few. 
 On Friday I started cleaning all the cute accessories I found when I went thrift shopping last week. 

As I was doing so, I realized I stumbled upon some nice trendy pieces at a great price. I always hit the jackpot but this time around I struck gold. 
Image: Boots, handbags hanging at the thrift store

 Ok, maybe that is being a tad bit dramatic, but I did find some really cool stuff for my girls and me. If you guys have noticed, I didn't make a 2019 intentions list this year. Because I am still working on 2018 improvements and that is no joke. 

So, I've decided to refocus and start things over for a fresh new start. And I feel great about that, so here I will share with you my tips and a mini haul. There were a few things I had on my list last year that I knocked out, but there are still two things that I want to stay on track within 2019 by staying on my healthy lifestyle/exercise journey and shopping more frugal. Basically being more conscious about my spending. 

Today I am sharing how I plan to stay cute and stylish while saving plenty of money to do other things in my life. I've become a master in my home with planning, vacations, date nights and other things. So, I want to share a few of my shopping frugal with you guys this morning.
Image: Boots at the thrift store.Today I am sharing how I plan to stay cute and stylish while saving plenty of money to do other things in my life. I've become a master in my home with planning, vacations, date nights and other things. So, I want to share a few of my shopping frugal with you guys this morning.
Shopping frugal doesn't mean always shopping at a second hand or thrift store. Although those are fun to do. I know realistically you cant find everything you want from there. I mean you can, but that is not always being frugalistic.  (lol I just made that word up)
No seriously, stretching money is about having a good plan when going shopping.

Tip #1 
I purposely made a list of the things I wanted to purchase. For example when I went thrifting this time I wrote I was looking for a pair of gently used booties preferably snakeskin because I already have the leopard ones I found on sale at Buckle. I have been searching for a wooden purse and a vintage crossbody bag. So, when I went shopping, that is what I set out to find.

Image: Leopard boots at thrift store.My frugal plan is simple, I want to shop and find things I love from the sales, and clearance racks. Also, I have been saving a lot by using apps, and coupons on my online purchases. This year I will be paying close attention to the way I spend money shopping.
And I can now cross those things off my list because I really did hit the jackpot on this last trip to the thrift store. I know that is because I wrote down my intentions and stayed focused on what I wanted to buy. 
My frugal plan is simple, I want to shop and find things I love from the sales, and clearance racks. Also, I have been saving a lot by using apps, and coupons on my online purchases. This year I will be paying close attention to the way I spend money shopping.  

Tip #2 
Every trip to the store can become a save money experience. I noticed this holiday season there weren't a lot of big after Christmas sales. It appeared stores just kept the stock full and moving. Don't get me wrong I found some excellent stuff but where were the after New Year's sales.

You know that sale that has everything 75%.  Most stores are moving to get your sales on apps such as Target. I had to download their app to save 25% on some of my items in my cart. If I didn't then it was regular price unless it was marked on sale. So, I am paying more attention to how most stores are giving out their coupons, discounts, and deals. Most things have moved to online apps, but that will not stop me from shopping on a frugal budget.

Tip #3
Compare prices 
I went into DSW looking for a pair of boots. Yes, I found them for 69 dollars. I took a picture of them went online to Amazon and found the exact boots for the price of 39 dollars. Not kidding at all. I will be sharing them in a later post. 
It is that simple and that is how I plan to stay frugal but shopping smarter.
Comparing prices is a smart thing to do, and I plan to make sure I stay on course with spending wisely.
Image: Woman shopping for wooden handbag
 Moving forward with my haul. I love thrift shopping because it is relaxing and fun. I try to go on half off days to get a bigger bang for my buck. But in reality, I go when I have the urge to shuffle through the stuff I am looking for. On this trip, I found some excellent pieces. Yes, I got my wood purse for 10 dollars. Online and in stores these run no less than 100 dollars. Check for yourself. I was happy when I got mine from my local thrift store.
Image: wooden hand bag from thrift store

Image: looking inside wooden handbag making sure there are no scratches and dents
There were no scratches, dents or wood pieces missing.

Image: Vintage handbag from Buffalo Exchange Thrift Store In Texas
I have been on the hunt for a leather crossbody bag. I found it just hanging on a rack calling my name. Purchased this bad boy for 14 dollars, it was so worth it. I cleaned it with my leather oil cleaner. I love the rough and sturdy look of my new bag. It has an old but charming look to it. I can not wait to style with my brown open-toed shoes. So, stay tuned for that look.

Image: Leopard booties purchased from buffalo thrift exchange located in Deep Ellum Dallas Texas
 I can never go shopping without picking up one of my girls something. But this next item on my list was a steal. Seriously I scored a pair of leopards with buckles on the side for 20 dollars. I knew it was a perfect buy because they were barely worn, they trendy and I was not about to leave them. Online most boots like these are running 40 and up even on sale. I sure wanted them for myself, but hey there is no way I was going to squeeze my big feet in a size 7. lol:) So, reluctantly I gave these to my daughter. :) She proudly took them also. 
Image: Earrings purchased from Deep Ellum Buffalo Exchange Thrift Store in Dallas Texas
Last but not least I am not sure why I purchased these wooden earrings, but for 2 dollars I had to grab them. Trust me I will find a way to style them up with a daily look.

Either way, I think I scored some pretty good stuff on this round of frugal shopping. Let me know in the comments which item you like?

In conclusion: This haul and tip guide is intended to inspire and share some motivating saving tips that we all can use in 2019. This year I plan to pay more attention to my money rather I thrift or shop at my favorite high-end store. Yep, new year new me :)
Stay tuned for more blog post coming.

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie

6 comments

  1. Those items you found are FABULOUS! Idk know whether to ask you for the Leather crossbody bag or the Leopard Print Boots lol

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    1. Awww thanks. please dont ask for the cross body bag. :) Thanks for your comment
      xo Tangie

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  2. Glad you found new and cute things for a start to 2019 💕

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  3. Those leopard boots are amazing! So cute! Also you're right about those after christmas sales, the thrift stores really came through this season!

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    1. Yes I agree, What Christmas sales:) Thrift stores always have cute stuff:)
      xo tangie

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