Friday, January 29, 2010

She Shops, She Scores!

I haven't found the "rich people's" Goodwill yet, but I do like to shop my local thrift stores for great finds, just like Jen who is hosting a Frugal Fashionista Fashion Show and I'm linking up!  I could probably find ten outfits in my closet from Goodwill, but I'll stick with one of my most recent and very favorite purchases, my "muppet coat."

It is a beautiful winter white Talbots size XL in like new condition.  I probably wouldn't have looked twice at this jacket, but I've been following Jen's posts on fashion, and unique details are one of the things she says to watch for, so I tried it on, and loved it.

I paired it with a soft white tee, my daughter's scarf and a pin from my jewelry cabinet, dark jeans and brown shoes. 


Then I found the headband (I show in the pocket), and the colors reminded me of this...


I love the rosette headband! 

The fine net detail was perfect for the event to which I wore this outfit, a wedding rehearsal which I coordinated!  Of course I couldn't wear this to the wedding, since I coordinated that as well, and didn't want to risk getting something on my $5.49 jacket!

And remember my post about Ann Kroeker and her excellent book, Not So Fast?  Well, I was excited to find her book, The Contemplative Mom, at the Goodwill last week for $1!  Talk about doing the happy dance.  I was thrilled, and saved myself $8.99 over the retail price.

I also picked up:

  1. The Other Side of Love by Gary Chapman, still has the $12.95 sticker on back!
  2. Avoiding Deception by Sharon Daugherty
  3. and Hidden Keys of a Loving Lasting Marriage by Gary Smalley
Each of them were $1 at Goodwill, except the Chapman book, which was just $0.50 at the library!  I frequent both places looking for books to use, and to resell.  I've spent $0.50 on a paperback library book before, and sold it for $15 at a homeschool bookfair!

Some people flip houses, but I prefer much smaller investments because they fit my lifestyle at the moment!

10 comments:

Jen@balancing beauty and bedlam said...

YEA - I am so thrilled that little tip helped you because that is one AWESOME find!! Love that and pairing it with the tea and scarf make it fabulous! Thanks for linking up at our Frugal Fashionista Fashion Show. :)

Sandra said...

Tammy that is a beautiful jacket and from Talbot's I'm thinking at leat $100.00. I know you looked beautiful in it with your dark skin and dark hair with glory highlights.

Organizing Mommy said...

That's a beautiful sweater/ jacket. It reminds me of the shell also. fun!

Danielle said...

Yea! Congrats on your find! I love Goodwill!

Abbie said...

Cute sweater! And isn't it fun to see how things you find fit into what you already have? (I, too, love used books as a way to save money!)

Rachel Boldman said...

I like your idea about shopping thrift as an investment. Makes a lot of sense. I love that you call it a "muppet coat!" :)

Rhonda in OK said...

that sweater is so nice - I'm guessing you can wear it all the way until it gets summer again - if it ever comes again - are you in snow and ice too?

Betsy said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! It's always so great to meet other bloggers with similar interests! I love to shop the thrift stores...soooo fun!:)

a King's daughter said...

@Rhonda~Yes, we have about .5 to .75 inches of ice and about 5 inches of snow. The roads were terrible here on Friday and we haven't been out of the house, except to get something from the store across the highway! It's been a cozy weekend at home.

a King's daughter said...

@Sandra~Thank you for reminding me I have "glory highlights!" I keep looking at them thinking they are **just** gray! Love you!