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As I was on my way for some groceries at Ranch 99 in Sacramento in the stormy spring rain, I miraculously stumbled upon a Goodwill outlet. I had been craving some thrifting but with my stomach growling only dinner was on my mind.

However.. when I saw the neon painted windows that screamed ‘$1.89 per lb’ for clothes… I srsly screeched into the parking lot and ran inside!! I’m normally very comfortable with thrift stores since my mom has been a thriftier since I was a baby on Mission street in the city. However – this outlet was a little bit of a shocker.

Huge bins FILLED to the top with items and people wearing face masks, gloves and all digging through the bins to find goodies. Of course, I jumped in. But next time, I’ll prob wear my cleaning clothes b/c I felt pretty gross when I left.

It was all worth it though because I found tons of awesome things including 2 dresses, 3 shirts, 2 shirts for my niece, one shirt for my sister, one shirt for Kellen, a lamp shade here, fabric for my lamp shade here and 2 new pieces of art… all for $8!! That’s what? Like 60 cents an item! I’ll take it!!

One of the items I found was this super mumu sea shell dress! I just loved the fabric and saw the potential.. so I sewed it to a perfect fit!!

Here’s the before:

AND… here’s the AFTER!! Def new fav dress!!

I thought this little rope belt looked perf with it!! What do you think??


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At the end of a long day of bargain hunting at the White Elephant preview sale, I drove back up to Sacramento and took in all of my new finds!! I went in with a budget of $100… and still had $20 left on my way back up!

Here are just a FEW highlights of my major scores! Too many scores to post a pic of everything!!

New Tablecloth!

Kitchen Goodies!!

Makeup and Sewing cases!

Sewing supplies I’ve been looking at getting forever!

Most ADORABLE key holder EVER!!

Frames, craft supplies, pretty trash can and more!!

Beautiful gold and olive dress!!

Purse and gloves!


Beautiful table linens and new decorations!

Bookshelf ends for Kellen!

And one of my new FAVORITE things… my February Angel!

Like what you see?? The sale for the public is March 3rd and 4th!! Get there EARLY for the best deals!!

Happy shopping!


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Endless shelves of baskets, lines of dressers, bins of scarves and massive tables overfilled with shoes. Sounds like heaven, right? Well, I found heaven on earth and that is the White Elephant Sale in Oakland, CA.

For years, my family and I make the ‘preview’ sale benefiting the Oakland Museum OUR event of the year. We count down the days from the 1st of the year to the sale weekend. We strategize on who’s going to which department first and study the map of the 96,000 square foot warehouse to be sure we know where each department is. Do I go to the shoe department first? Accessories? Kitchen? Books? Art? Brick-a-Brack?? Agh!! So many options!!

I was told not to share the sale on my blog so I wouldn’t ‘giveaway the secret’. Well, seeing how the line to get in is well over 1,000 ppl deep, I don’t think it’s too much of a secret anymore… so I wanted to share the amazingness with all of you!

Here’s a look at the experience:

My family; all smiles eagerly waiting for the doors to OPEN!

The line behind us wrapping through the Oakland neighborhood.

Kitchen Dept!


Emma shopping in Children’s dept!



Baskets in Brick-a-Brack!

See my next post for what I actually BOUGHT!!! Fabulousness!!










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Ok; so I have to admit that I did go shopping for myself over the holidays. I mean, with all of those crazy sales, how could I resist??? Especially when I kept getting those Jeremy’s additional sale emails; went from 40% off to 50% off to 60% off to 70% off to 80% off to 90% off. I’m serious… yes.. 90% off the lowest ticketed sale price. INSANE.

I happily made it to a few of the sales including the 70% weekend! I was accompanied by the lovely Loressa Hutchinson of L on Sac for that sale and we had a blast!! I had to prepare her for the madness at hand, but only after experiencing it did she realize the high of walking out the door with a bag of bargains. I hope she has as much fun as I did!

Here’s a look at two of my favorite purchases from that trip – festive shoes!!

Alejandro Ingelmo half-bootie nude pump: Jeremy’s price $395. Sale Price $8. My Price after 70% off: $2

Beverly Feldman gold and black platforms (I added the festive poinsettia but have to find a new charms to add so I can wear them the rest of the year!) Jeremy’s price $59 Sale Price $15 My price after 70% off: $5

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On my to-do list every day this week was to take some pics and blog about a few goodies I scored last weekend.. well.. I’ve finally checked it off my list as my busy week comes to a close and my busy weekend is about to start. 😉 I think a jam packed, festivity-filled weekend sounds OK to me though so does a free weekend sitting and relaxing. Oh well, there’s always time to relax in January – right?

Anywho – I found some pretty awesome things last weekend during my visit to the bay area for Thanksgiving. Check it out and enjoy! Ps – I got a tripod for my camera finally as many blogger friends recommended. It helps.. but I think when I find a remote to take them, that will be the miracle worker!

Miss Magnin at iMagnin flowered wrap dress – Thrift Town Score!



My steal of the week is this dress found at Jeremy’s for .87 cents. 🙂 Can’t beat that!!

My delicious new Tory Burch wedges compliments of Jeremy’s!

 And finally, a new Marc Jacob’s purchase thanks to Thrift Town!

Yay! What have you gotten recently that you love? Any good bargains?

Happy Weekend!!

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What a weekend this one was; and not really in a good way. Another emotionally difficult phase but I hope everyone will stay as strong as possible.

My time this weekend was sort of on and off with filling in the gaps of empty time to being overwhelmed with things to do. Normally I find a good balance of the two; but this weekend was just one of those weekends where it was either or.

So what did I do in my empty time gaps? Well, went bargain shopping. And I did find some goodies:

Thanks El Sobrante Thrift Town! Zara jean dress, Nine West pumps, urban outfitters Tee, Ann Taylor wrap sweater and unknown crocheted black dress = $10

Thanks Jeremy’s! Disel red cashmere sweater, Doo-Ri pink tube dress, BDG pink tee, fei embroidered green racer back tank and Geren Ford blue grommet dress = $25 ( I didn’t have time to post last week; but all women’s clearance was additional 50% off, I’ll make sure to let you know next time there’s a sale there!)

And, thanks Old Navy! Black and white stripped fitted sweater dress, multi-colored stripped fitted sweater dress, floral blouse, baby ballerina onesie and baby pink bowed shoes (gifts) = $1.90

Don’t believe me on the $1.90 total? Here’s my receipt! All clearance was additional 30% off and I had a $30 rewards certificate. Owed $1.90 after!

And, to end the weekend – a most beautiful sunset in good ol El Sobrante. So beautiful, so sad, so erie all at the same time.

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I made it into Jeremy’s on Saturday – and I am SO glad I did!! Instead of driving into Berkeley, however, I went to the one in South Park. It’s been a while since I hit up that store vs the College location; but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised!! Their store, however packed to the brim with bargain hunters, was still spacious and I successfully avoided a shopping anxiety attack. Just swam in their sea of gorgeous shoes, handbags and accessories that were additional 50% off.

After about an hour and a half, I left with a big smile on my face and a bag full of new shoes. Here’s a look at my latest weekend goodies!!

Antik Batik leather sandals

Original Jeremys Price: $129.00

My price: $4.50

Nine West Floral Flip Flop

Original Jeremy’s Price: $15.00

My Price: $4.00

Steve Madden Nude peep-toe pump

Original Jeremy’s Price: $29.00

My price: $10.00

Badgley Mischka Nude half-bootie pump

Original Jeremy’s  price: $139.00

My price: $15.00

Derek Lam nude double bow ankle strap heel

Original Jeremy’s Price: $259.00

My Price: $9.00

Rickard Shah Black square heeled boot

Original Jeremy’s Price $419.00

My Price: $60.00

6 pair of shoes for a grand total of $102.50! YES!

I have a feeling their clothing sale will be this weekend…. trouble brewing ahead!! AGH!

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