Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Wanna wear cropped jeans on a cold winter day? Tuck them into knee-high boots, like it did with these white Lucky jeans I found for $5. #thriftystylechallenge #whitechristmas . . . . #thrifted #luckyjeans #ralphlauren #plaid #frenchcuffs #equestrian #preppystyle #thriftshopping #opshopping #charityshop #styleblogger #sfstyle #instablog

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fall Trends 2016: Satin and Velvet

Luxe textures and fabrics have been big trends so far this year, especially satin and velvet now that fall is here. Thankfully for us thrifters, these were in style about 20 years ago too, which means there's a good chance of finding fad-friendly pieces if you keep you eyes peeled.

The slip dress signals the return of a trend of underwear (or at least sleepwear) as outerwear. Satiny, silky and slinky slip dresses were all over the red carpets and fashion pages of the 1990s, but thank goodness we aren't pairing them with butterfly hair clips and blue eye shadow these days.

And yes, velvet is back in a big way. But you have to be careful while thrifting this trend. If you want to look contemporary, stay away from crushed velvet, especially for structured pieces like blazers and dresses. Crushed velvet was a big trend in the nineties, but the trend today is for smooth, un-distressed velvet. Also, stick to blacks, browns and jewel tones. Pastel velvet is passé.

Black Velvet Blazer - $7 from the Salvation Army
White Slip Dress Gown - $4 from Goodwill
Coach Kitten Heel Slippers - $6 from the Salvation Army

white satin evening gown

Monday, December 5, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Cutting down Christmas trees in sunny California yesterday. It was just chilly enough to justify wearing this thrifted coat and scarf. The coat is a vintage find for only $20! #thriftystylechallenge #allwrappedup . . . . #instablog #camelcoat #vintagefinds #vintagecoat #plaidscarf #holidaylook

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fall Trends 2016: Sweater Dress and a Shawl

The best part about fall in northern California is that you can start to wear fall styles without really having to bundle up. It's not until now at the end of November that daytime temps start to drop below 60° (15° C), so until a light jacket or a wrap is all you really need to keep away the chill during the day. We get to enjoy the fun of layering without worrying about practicality.

There are some brands that follow fads but still manage to be true to a core principle. In the case of Bebe, the colors, styles, and embellishments they choose may change, but you're pretty much guaranteed that anything Bebe will be skin tight and lots of fun, no matter what decade it's from. This sweater dress is definitely form fitting, but pairing it with a shawl and a sophisticated mary-jane heel takes this look from club to gala.

90s Vintage Bebe Sweater Dress - $5 from Goodwill
Spanish Flamenco Fringed Shawl - $5 from Mt. Carmel Thrift Store
Vintage Italian Cross-Strap Mary-Janes - $6 from the Salvation Army

black bebe turtleneck sweater dress

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


My shopping look from yesterday: $9 Franco Sarto ankle boots from Thrift Town, $8 blazer vest from Salvation Army and vintage BCBG top from Bloom in San Rafael. . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #instablog

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fall Trends 2016: Levi's and an Oversized Sweater

While warm weather is lovely, both of us eagerly await the cooler weather of fall each year. Maybe it's the crisper air, maybe it's the changing colors on the trees, maybe it's the anticipation of the holidays to come...but probably it's the opportunity to wear a portion of our wardrobes we haven't been able to in more than half a year!

With so many trends from the 1990s reappearing this year, it's been particularly easy to follow the latest styles while thrifting. Finding great pieces still involves quite a bit of hunting, but when we do find them, we're guaranteed to be paying just a fraction of what similar pieces are going for new, whether designer or fast fashion.

Oversized Sweater - $6 from Goodwill
Compare to $89 from Nordstrom or $25 from Target
Raw Hem Vintage Levi's 501 Jeans - $11 from Goodwill
Compare to $89 from Levi's

doubleminted oversized green sweater outfit

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


I swear I see this blanket scarf everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram. Makes it feel even better that I paid about $3 for it at Goodwill! The dress is thrifted too. 😊 #thriftystylechallenge #perfectlyoversized #blanketscarf. . . . #scarf #plaid #skaterdress #oversizedscarf #instablog

Monday, November 14, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


This is definitely not a look I'd go for, but I've seen it so much on Pinterest I had to give it a try! Plus it gave me a work-appropriate way to wear this oversized silk tank. #perfectlyoversized #thriftystylechallenge #instablog

Friday, November 11, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Wore these thrifted satin trousers to the fundraiser for my boss's foundation last night. Also, the @ralphlauren pumps I'm wearing are super comfy! If you ever come across some, snatch them! #thriftedchicstylechallenge #satinpants . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #instablog

Monday, November 7, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


A totally thrifted wedding look from over the weekend. This whole outfit, including a cropped jacket, was less than $40! Proof you don't need to spend a lot to look classy. (Tap photo to see where I got each item.) #weddinglook #weddingstyle . . . #instablog #instastyle

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


I can't wait for it to get truly cold so I can wear this Storets oversized plaid pattern coat as much as possible. It's all over Pinterest and costs almost $200 new, but we found it thrifted! #thriftystylechallenge #plaid #thriftedchicstylechallenge . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thrifter #fashion #moda #styleinspo #wiw #ootd #fallstyle #fallfashion #overcoat #storets #fashionblogger #instablog

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thrift Store Review: Goodwill Flagship in San Francisco

When we tell most people that what we're wearing came from the thrift store, the usual reaction is "No way!" or "That's amazing!" The exceptions are fellow thrifters, who quickly follow up with "Which thrift store? Is it a good one? Should I go?" And while we think every thrift store we come across is worth exploring, we've decided to start a new series of posts with our own reviews of thrift stores we've visited, so you can get an idea what they're like.

And it's only appropriate that we should start with the Goodwill Flagship store in the heart of San Francisco.

Goodwill Flagship Store



Address: 1580 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Location: The corner of South Van Ness and Mission Street, near the Civic Center.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-7PM

Parking: Street, metered (card or coin), usually easy to find a spot.

Raises Money For: Goodwill Industries job placement and job training programs.

Good For Finding: Dresses, Skirts, Jeans, Vintage

This store is enormous, certainly the biggest Goodwill in the city, so the truth is it's good for finding pretty much any item of clothing. Their jeans section is very well organized by size, and the racks are rarely overstuffed so its easy to browse. The same can be said for their dresses section, which is divided between long dresses and shorter dresses, just like at most Goodwill stores in our area.

Because of its size and prominence, this store is also a big destination for costumes in San Francisco, for both Halloween and Bay to Breakers. However, because of that, it can be a bit more picked over than some of the smaller stores. Still, they bring out weird and over-the-top stuff during these two costume seasons, which really ups your chances of finding something rare and unique.

We've found fewer high-end or brand name items at this Goodwill. Though, as mentioned before, the selection makes up for this void in genuine vintage items. There are probably fewer high-end items because this store is easily accessible and therefore the good stuff gets snatched up quickly.

Pro Tip: Just like retail stores, the weekend is the most popular time to thrift shop. If you want to snatch up the best pieces, try shopping during the week when you can. This is especially true at busy city thrift stores like this one.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Happy thrifted Halloween! We first discovered thrifting while hunting for costumes for school plays and theme parties, so of course our Halloween costumes are usually DIY made from thrifted finds. My fairy princess costume is built from two thrift store dresses that cost less than $30 together! #thriftedhalloween #gotitatgoodwill #halloween #fairyprincess . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #instablog

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


When I comes to my favorite fall colors, I figure, why not wear all of them at once? They all coordinate after all! #thriftystylechallenge #pumpkinspice . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #berry #fallcolors #fallfashion #autumn #colorsofautumn #instablog

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


My travel outfit for my trip to Nashville this weekend. This sweater was a total impulse buy for $5, but it's like wearing a comfy blanket. #sweaterweather #fallfashion #thriftedchicstylechallenge . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #instablog #nashville #travelstyle

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Wearing layers today with a thrifted lace tunic and light olive jacket. And my Border Collie insisted on making a cameo. #fallfashion #thriftedchicstylechallenge #layerup . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #instablog

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


This Michael Kors leopard print dress was an awesome $7 find at Goodwill! #leopardisthenewneutral #animalprint #goodwillfind #michaelkors . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger #instablog

Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 Summer Favorites: Pastel Mini Dresses

There's nothing like a cute short dress for keeping cool on a hot summer day. Light pastel colors make it even easier to beat the heat, as to breathable natural fabrics. Luckily both of us found just such dresses this summer when shopping second hand.

Keeping an eye out for quality material is key to great finds while thrifting. Sometimes you almost have to look with you hands, not your eyes, feeling the weight and texture of the fabric. The difference between cheap "fast fashion" type fabrics and quality name brand and vintage pieces becomes clear very fast.

While there's nothing wrong with taking home someone's Forever 21 or H&M cast offs, when everything is so cheap at the thrift store, why not hold out for those Michael Kors or Banana Republic pieces instead?

Devon's Pintucked Dress by Tulle
$20 at Black & Brown Vintage in San Jose
$3 Yellow Leather Belt from Goodwill

pink and yellow stripe pintucked dress

pastel pintucked dress by tulle

vintage pastel pink and yellow stripe button front mini dress

secondhand tulle shirt dress with pintucked stripes


Britt's Blush Wrap Dress by mo:vint
$6 from Goodwill
$2 belt and $8 wedges, also from Goodwill
$5 earrings from Family Store Thrift Shop in Mill Valley 





Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Wearing a pop of red to brighten up my Monday. Got this Simply Vera dress of Poshmark for $10. #secondhand #Poshmark #florals #instablog . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfitshare #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Warding off the morning chill in my "new" windbreaker, found at Goodwill (in the men's section!) for $3. #retrostyle #weekendstyle #windbreaker #instablog . . . . #thrifted #thriftfinds #thriftchic #thriftstyle #thrifting #thriftshopping #thriftedfashion #thriftedootd #ootd #outfit #wiw #dailylook #bloggerstyle #californiastyle #sfstyle #styleblogger #fashionblog #fblogger

Saturday, August 20, 2016

2016 Summer Favorites: Bright & Colorful Dresses

You don't have to be a fashionista to know that colors follow the seasons. Fall has its rich but muted earth tones, winter its austere blacks and glittery silvers, spring has its flirty pastels. And during the summer something about the sunny days and warmer weather that has us seeking bright colors to feel in tune with the climate.

Bold prints are trending this summer, too, and what better piece to show off a colorful print than a dress? Both these thrifted dresses of ours are perfect for sipping chardonnay by the bay, which is exactly what we did when we took these photos at Couloir Wines tasting room in Tiburon.

Britt's Flowy Floral Classic Dress
$7 from Goodwill

doubleminted classic floral thrifted dress

doubleminted classic floral thrifted a-line dress

doubleminted classic floral thrifted a-line dress

doubleminted thrifted green and pink floral dress

Devon's Bright Bodycon Stripes
$6 at Sutter Hospice Thrift Shop

doubleminted black and multicolor striped dress

doubleminted thrifted striped bodycon dress

doubleminted thrifted striped spaghetti strap midi dress

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Another case for shopping outside your size: finding the perfect oversized denim jacket! I love how this one isn't the standard style, but has more of a bomber look instead. I'm planning to pair it with sweater all fall and winter! #instablog #thriftingchallengeaug #fallpreview

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


I hadn't thought of wearing a blazer with these ripped jeans before, but it actually works! The anchor necklace is thrifted too, from the Treasure Island Flea Market. #thriftingchallengejuly #closetremix #delishstylechallenge #anchorsaway #instablog . . . #blazer #coral #popsofcolor #workstyle #weartowork #workfashion

Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Summer Favorites: Chic Shorts

One of our favorite trends that we've seen this year is dressing up shorts into chic, put-together outfits that are still casual. Finding a flattering pair of shorts can be notoriously difficult—they're either too long, to short, or just the wrong shape! But as with anything rewarding, with thrift shopping you have to push through the disappointments and focus on the prize. Both of us have managed to find cute and flattering shorts this summer, and here's how we styled them.

Devon's Black Chino Shorts
found at Assistance League Shop for $5
Linen shirt found at Goodwill for $5
Gold Clover Necklace found at Crossing the Jordan for $4






Britt's Polka Dot Shorts
found for $4.99
Peasant top found for $5.99
Shoes found for $8.99
All from Goodwill





Saturday, July 23, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram


Can't really wear my crop tops to work, so I make the most of opportunities to wear them on the weekends 😄. 📸@Caitlin_jayne #thriftingchallengejuly #denimlove #instablog

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram: Eyelet Peasant Blouse


This cream eyelet blouse was a great $5 find! Not sure how I feel about bishop sleeves, though. What do you all think? #thriftedfashion #summerstyle . . . #dinnerout #ootn #outfitshare #thrifter #thriftedstyle #thriftshopping #fashion #instafashion #instablog #fashionblogger #styleblogger #sfstyle #eyelet #lace

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram: Vintage Denim Dress


This halter dress is one of my favorite thrifted denim finds, but it was hard coming up with a way to style it for cold weather. I decided to go with a cropped vintage 90s sweater and tights. #thriftingchallengejune #denimlove . . . #denim #denimdress #sweater #vintagesweater #90svintage #instablog

Monday, July 18, 2016

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram: High-waisted Flares


Nothing like some killer high-waisted flares to make you feel groovy and long-legged. BDG jeans, found at Goodwill for $7. #thriftingchallengejuly #denimlove . . . #flares #bellbottoms #vintagestyle #retro #retroinspired #70sstyle #highwaisted #jeans #thrifted #thriftedfashion #instablog #thrifter #bargain #thriftyshopper #sfstyle #styleblogger

Outfit of the Day from our Instagram: Classic Denim Jacket


Where's my summer? Love this thrifted denim jacket, but I needed a big chunky scarf to stay warm on the way to work. #thriftingchallengejuly #denimlove #instablog . . . #denim #denimjacket #jeanjacket #denimlook #denimootd