I’ll admit I might have to give up the Goodwill habit, but overall it’s pretty harmless, and less expensive than smoking, gambling, or phone sex.
Plus, I’m editing my closet. I know, buying more items from Goodwill seems like maybe I don’t understand the concept.
I really do understand the benefit of having fewer clothes so I can more easily get dressed in the morning. I’m buying the basics I need and love, to fit me now, and am moving lots of items out of my closets by swapping via my Swap Stuff (see tab above), passing on items to friends (in person or via mail), giving things to my daughters if they like them, or if all else fails, simply seeing what the local consignment shop will take, and then donating the rest to the Goodwill.
When I was there on Saturday, I actually dropped off an entire trunk load of items for donation before even entering the store. Oddly, that simple act of passing on items or clothing we aren’t using made me feel lighter of spirit.
Now for some of the items I scored, all under $4, that you’ll see on the blog (not washed or Dryel’d yet, so please ‘scuse the wrinkles):
Loft skirt (finally got some polka dots, y’all!)
Jeanne Pierre cropped three quarter sleeve open knit sweater
Isaac Mizrahi for Target charcoal dress (fully lined)
Jones New York plaid skirt (fully lined, incredible swing to the shape and heavy fabric)
And the piece de resistance….
St. Malo fully lined leather skirt (deep black, pristine condition, I can’t find any cracks or pulled seams)
And so, there you have the nuggets I found when I panned for gold at Goodwill this weekend (charcoal sweater dress not included). Thank you to everyone that has already submitted a pic for my upcoming Goodwill Goldmine Party; there’s still time for you to share a pic of you wearing something scored from a Goodwill or other charity shop. You have through October 1 to email me a pic and a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and for those of you that follow me regularly, I returned those Frye boots. As lovely as they are, they didn’t look great on me; my calves are too small for most knee high boots, and my heels kept slipping when I walked in them. Since that purchase made me feel guilty, the return made me feel lighter of spirit, too 🙂
Did you shop this weekend, and buy anything to update your fall wardrobe (or next spring’s)?