Thrift haul 2024 (17 February). 6 garments. $20 weekly budget.

thrift haul 2024 february 17

6 beautiful thrift haul purchases for $23 (I went over budget).

In this thrift haul video, I’ve featured the 6 garments I bought on one of my weekly thrift shopping adventures. I went a couple of dollars over my $20 limit (but it was worth it). I’ll show you what I bought, the price, why I bought each piece and what I plan to do with them. Like many, I love shopping but I haven’t had to buy clothes new for years now because there are so many amazing pieces at my local op shops. Here is a snapshot of this week’s thrift haul and why I bought each item.
Watch YouTube thrift haul video below.

Thrift purchase 1 – Stretch jersey dress $2

thrift haul 2024 gold versace dress

First, I bought this stretch jersey dress for $2. It reminded me of the Versace fashion of the 90s. It’s a bit big for me but will be super easy to alter. It will be a great mid-season dress. I can wear it as-is or throw on some tights, a coat, and ankle boots if the weather is cooler.

thrift haul 2024 leopard print skirt

Thrift purchase 2 – A-line leopard skirt $5

Next, I got this A-line leopard print skirt for $5. I always buy a-line skirts thrifting because I think they’re flattering, no matter your size, age or height. They’re also hard to sew because they take up so much fabric when you cut them on the bias.

thrift haul 2024 floral sundress

Thrift purchase 3 – Red and white striped sundress $5

I couldn’t resist this red and white striped dress. It was $5 and there is so much fabric. It’s a gold mine. It’s too big for me but I will be able to upcycle it into 2 maybe 3 separate pieces. I’ll also be able to use the leftover fabric for other projects. This was a great value purchase and I can’t wait to get started on it. I’ll post a video of what I do with it so subscribe so it pops up in your feed.

thrift haul 2024 striped sundress

Thrift purchase 4 – Pretty floral sundress $5

Next, I got this pretty summer dress. It was like new and I imagine someone bought it online not realising it had this impractical longer hem at the back. If you’re 6 feet tall this might work but otherwise, it’s just extra fabric that drags on the ground getting dirty. Knowing me, I’d trip on it and break a hip. This will be an easy 10-minute alteration reducing the hem length. I’ll create a video of easy ways to do this with and without a sewing machine.

thrift haul 2024 polka dot skirt

Thrift purchase 5 – Spot skirt $5

Next, I bought this spotted skirt for $5. It will be a practical, comfortable addition to my corporate wardrobe that I’ll be able to wear all year round.

thrift haul 2024 bird dress

Thrift purchase 6 – Dress $1

And finally, I got this dress for $1. It was on the ‘last chance’ rack and probably would have ended up in a landfill or cut into rags if I hadn’t bought it. Aside from the price, I couldn’t go past the beautiful bird pattern. I’m always a sucker for anything with a bird on it. This is a great mid-season dress. I’m going to reduce the length and add some elastic to the sleeves to make them more of an on-trend style. Quick and easy.

And that’s it. If you want to see more of my thrift hauls, throw me a thumbs up.

Thanks for watching and I hope I’ve inspired you to get thrifting.

See you next time,

clothes upcycling

Why clothes upcycling is important.

Clothes upcycling promotes a more sustainable, creative, and responsible approach to fashion, all of which contributes to a healthier planet and a more sustainable future.

Environmental Impact

Clothes upcycling helps reduce waste by repurposing old or unwanted garments, often diverting them from landfill.

With the fashion industry being one of the planets largest polluters, upcycling and repurposing clothing reduces the need for new materials and decreases carbon emissions associated with the product and disposal of clothing.


Traditional clothing manufacturing consumes significant amounts of water, energy, and raw materials.

Upcycling clothing not only extends the life of existing textiles, conserving these valuable resources, but promotes more sustainable consumption patterns.


Creative Expression

Upcycling clothes and other materials encourages creative freedom by transforming old clothes into unique, personalised garments.

Upcycling and sewing fosters innovation and encourages people to experiment with designs, creating one-of-a-kind items that reflect personal style and creativity.

Cost Effective

Upcycling clothing can be very cost-effective by reducing money spent purchasing new clothes but can also assist charities when clothes are purchased second hand from charities.

Quality and Longevity

Repairing and mending clothing enhances the longevity of existing garments, giving them longevity in your wardrobe and limiting the need to purchase new clothes.  This contrasts with fast fashion items, which are frequently designed for short-term use.