Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blessing #108 - The Goodwill Fairy Strikes

Spring is right around the corner, and I have had a major question on my mind.  What am I going to wear?

I know that sounds shallow (and it probably is), but you have to understand that last spring and summer I had nothing to wear. 


Maybe that's an overstatement, but it felt like it.  I wore this denim jacket about every other day.    It just seemed like I couldn't find anything that I liked to wear.

Yesterday, I went to Goodwill to look for some fabric for a project, and I had one of the best Goodwill days I have ever had...EvEr!

Here's what I got (just focus on the tops and not my jeans and boots....and ignore my hair for that matter)


I'm not 100% happy with this striped sweater (1) and navy tank (2) together.  It needs something else, but I don't know what yet. 


The silky coral multi-layer tank (3) and the white tank (4) underneath look good with my grey sweater for now, but I don't know what I'll pair them with this summer. ***I was getting tired of taking pictures at this point. 



Even though this brown Ann Taylor shirt (5) is long sleeve, it's sheer and perfect for warmer weather.


I put this coral sheer sweater (6) with a ruffled top that I already had. I may end up putting this sweater with a more simple shirt and a belt, but I don't know yet.


I loved this sheer polka dot belted shirt (7). It's cute by itself, or I may have to pair it up with something else. I guess I should also cut the Goodwill tag off.


I love this little black jacket (8).  I don't know if this ruffled shirt is it's permanent friend, but it's working for now.


This peachy/coraly t-shirt (9) looks great under a sweater I already had.  Can you tell by all these outfits that I've been a little obsessed with tangerines and coral colors?


I saw an outfit like this on pinterest so when I saw this striped shirt (10) I knew it would look great with this belt and sweater that I already had.

The Goodwill Fairy really hit big, and I feel like I am ready for spring now.  I may even be able to retire my denim jacket...but I do love that jacket.

I found many of these shirts on the same rack.  They were on a rack fresh out of the back room.  It must have been a donation from a woman my size with impeccable taste!

If you add it all up I got these 10 tops for $41.64.  That's the price of one shirt elsewhere! I've been saving up to get a new camera, but I had to break into my new camera fund for such a good deal. 

Somebody else was blessed by the Goodwill Fairy yesterday.


A really nice Goodwill customer saw me with my two boys and said, "Hey, there are some Harley Davidson boots if you are interested."  I looked at her and said, "My son is wearing a pair of snow boots right now.  So yes, we are interested." 

Four dollars later and I have one happy, HaPpY little boy, but he was too busy looking tough to look happy in this picture.

I'm sharing this post with the Pleated Poppy's What I Wore Wednesday and Real Momma, Real Style on Momma go round.


10 comments:

  1. WAY CUTE outfits!! [i think the blue-striped sweater one needs that necklace that you are wearing with the peachy/coraly t-shirt]  I have lost a bit of weight recently and am looking forward to some thrifting SOON to find some suitable spring/summer clothing!!! :)

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  2. Good looking outfits!  And really good looking boots!

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  3. Mama, now that I have these motorcycle boots, Can I have a motorcycle? Me and poppy can go riding.
    Can I please, please, please. I know I can talk poppy into buying me one.  #3

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  4. You are my hero could you come down and help me shop for 5 girls. Love you!

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  5. Nicely done!  Which Goodwill store provided this lovely bounty of fashionable finds???  By the way, love the necklace in Find #6 pic.

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  6. What great finds! And I love the look of the striped shirt with the cardi and belt! I like where you are going with the navy striped sweater with the shirt, maybe a bright green scarf or a light blue necklace? Or even some color blocking with something magenta? Navy is such a great color to mix others with!

    Nicole
    http://RealLifeDressUp.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow, what a great Goodwill trip! Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by how much there is, but my favorite jeans and purse and from there. I love how you styled all your new pieces!

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  8. Major score!  I just started thrifting for clothes lately, and am AMAZED at what people give away!  That top outfit (striped sweater and navy tank) is adorable and so on trend... just add a pop of color with a scarf, jewelry or shoes... red or yellow and it will be fab!  Newly following, come see me some time... Orangies Attic

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  9. love the stripes and polka dots!

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  10. StylesavvywithkimMarch 12, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    I know what would look great with a few of those outfits....an orange belt!!!! Great blog and fabulous finds at GW!!!!

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