Fashion Friday: Fab for $5

By Mary Elysee Velasco

I am by no means a fashion guru. One glance through my random-cartoon-tees-and-high-low-skirt-filled closet would make you think I have multiple personality disorder. Or, at least make you think I’m confused about what style I’m trying to go for. Fashion has eluded me, and it was because I always thought you had to have the cha-ching to look like bling-bling.  But you can look good for less!

With $20 and determination in my pocket, I ventured out to find an outfit at one of the most hit-or-miss places in Gainesville: Goodwill.


Shopping at Goodwill takes a stroke of luck. Shirts, skirts and pants are usually $4, but you’ll have to kiss a lot of frogs before you get the royal treatment. If you’re feeling wary about sorting through a hodgepodge of racks, Goodwill does have an online listing, and there is a store called $5Fashions dedicated to this sort of thing.

But if you don’t mind digging for a treasure, maybe you’ll find a few statement pieces for $ 5 or less things, like I did. (Excuse my iPhone-quality photos.)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Share your thrift shop surprises by commenting below!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s