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Keep Out The Cold, In Style

 

Black down puffer coats, while warm and sometimes essential for cold Pennsylvania winters, make me long for a more original piece of outerwear. Bright colors and patterns are always a staple of my wardrobe, so why not have a unique jacket?

Polka dots are always in style so this bold and graphic wool jacket from CoffeeHouse. CoffeeHouse was not a brand I was familiar with so a little research online revealed that CoffeeShop is a part of Santa Fe Apparel. According to their website “We manufacture true outerwear that always stays on the cutting edge of fashion. We’ve become notorious in our industry for designing quality garments for trendy-savvy consumers. We pride ourselves not only on the creation of great jackets and coats but also on our ability to make them available to a wide array of shoppers through private label designs and our own four collections: CoffeeShop, CoffeeShop Kids, Mo-Ka, Bleecker & Broad!”

My cost at my local Goodwill Keystone Area store was $9.50 and this coat would have retailed for around $65 when new. The classic black and white color scheme will always be in style and the wide collar and button-down sleeves add some flair.

Since I’m always a fan of mixing prints, I paired this with a plaid Loft blouse (Goodwill: $4.95: Retail: $59) and a red and black knit scarf (made from bamboo!) from Papillon. This is another new to me brand and the scarf has buttons that enable it to be worn in a variety of ways. There’s a complete YouTube video to show you how to style it in a variety of ways! “Papillon™ transforms the everyday scarf into the style of your choice to coordinate with any outfit on any day! This innovative design has buttons at each end to allow endless versatility in fashion, security, and comfort. Transform your Papillon from a scarf to a shawl or cardigan, just to name a few. Make it yours today and create your own style!” (Goodwill: $1.97: Retail: $49)

Simple dark wash skinny jeans from Loft (Goodwill: $7.25: Retail: $79) and a black leather B. Makowsky purse (Goodwill: $6.97: Retail: $198) are wardrobe staples that can be worn in a variety of ways and with different outfits. To finish the ensemble, I added black, heeled booties from Linea Paolo. The embroidery and embellishments elevate these from just regular black boots and the red finished off the look and pulls it all together. My cost at Goodwill was $8.99, but these retail for $225.

I still love that I find fashion brands and styles that surprise and delight me! And Goodwill Keystone Area makes it possible for me to discover new brands at prices that I love as well as making me feel good about shopping through their mission of supporting the local community.

From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Coat: $9.50
Shirt: $4.95
Jeans: $7.25
Scarf: $1.97
Boots: $8.99
Bag: $6.97
Total: $39.63
Retail: $675+

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Goin’ Fishin’

 

It may be a little chilly for regular fishing right now, but I caught myself this perfect, oversized fisherman’s sweater – a wardrobe staple that can adapt to many different occasions. Below are a few highlights from the history of this unique sweater, but you can read the complete history here.

The fisherman sweater, previously known as an Aran jumper, served both Irish fishermen and farmers starting in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The sweaters take their name from the Aran Islands off the Irish coast. The cold seas and gloomy, rainy weather on land required a weather-repellent outer layer to these workers warm.

Enter the fisherman sweaters. The wives of the fisherman and farmers knitted cream-colored sweaters with intricate cable and Celtic knot-like stitching. The women had to be extremely skilled because each sweater can take up to two months to complete and have 100,000 stitches. The patterns on the sweaters symbolize various meanings. The cable stitch depicts a fisherman’s ropes and a wish to catch many fish. Originally, these sweaters were made with lamb’s wool, which naturally repelled water.

An actress and princess made the fisherman’s sweater famous and fashionable: When VOGUE magazine featured a photo of Grace Kelly wearing a fisherman’s sweater while sailing, demand from the public took off. They later included a pattern in the magazine, and the sweater was recreated in new colors and patterns by home knitters and mass retailers, other than the original cream version.

I hooked this classic sweater during a visit to the Muhlenberg Goodwill Keystone Area store. I had found the floral Chico’s pants (Goodwill: $4.95; Retail: $79) (realistically, they are comfortable, more professionally-styled leggings) on my first sweep through the store. If I find one unique piece, I try and find something to coordinate with it, so I don’t have to search and match a color or pattern later. I headed to the sweater racks and eventually settled on the Old Navy cotton fisherman’s sweater. (Goodwill: $5.75; Retail: $39)

It will be great to pair with jeans or a midi skirt and sneakers for a modern take. For this look, I did a French tuck with the sweater over the black and floral pants. There are many colors in the pattern so I can wear it with a variety of shades.

I chose comfortable Clark’s tall boots (Goodwill: $7.47; Retail: $200+) and a vintage, oversized clutch in rich oxblood leather. (Goodwill: $3.99; Retail: $40)

2021 is my year to embrace colorful and comfortable clothing. This outfit checks all those boxes as well as being sustainable and stylish. I just read this quote “The magic of shopping secondhand is that you don’t find the right clothes. The right clothes find you.” I whole-heartedly believe that and hope you all give thrift shopping a try in 2021. Shopping at Goodwill Keystone Area isn’t just good for your wallet; it can warm your heart as well.

From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Sweater: $5.75
Pants: $4.95
Boots: $7.47
Bag: $3.99
Total: $22.16
Retail: $350+

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

New Year’s Eve 2020

 

A year ago we were all toasting in the New Year for 2020! It was going to be a great year! 2020 means perfect vision or being able to see clearly. We were all so optimistic! We had no idea what was about to arrive. I don’t need to recap all that happened as we all know how 2020 will be remembered.

But now, we’re about to ring in 2021. We’re a little more cautious, a little unsure, but also hopeful. Your New Year’s Eve is probably not a huge gathering, but hopefully a small intimate party of your immediate family or friends. You might not be dressing up in something sparkly or festive and could even be in your pajamas all day (we’ve all done that a time or two this year).

But why not add a little fun to usher in the New Year? My outfit (completely thrifted from Goodwill Keystone Area) adds a little shine along with some practicality and comfort. It started with this lurex jacket from Alice & Olivia. I had purchased it earlier this fall when dressing up around the holidays still seemed like a possibility. It sat in my blog stash until I styled it for this New Year’s look.

I did my research as I wrote this blog and discovered it retailed for $595. Wow! It still sells used online for $200. That gave me a little hope and some encouragement for 2021! And to keep thrifting! But, I don’t usually part with my amazing finds. I still have the $2,500 bag I purchased at the Goodwill outlet for under $3.

The rest of the outfit is simple and classic – a tank top, jeans, clutch, and flats. The black velvet tank top was from Chico’s (Goodwill: $3.95; Retail: $50). The jeans are from White House Black Market (Goodwill: 4.75; Retail: $90). The suede black clutch is from Loft (Goodwill: $4.97; Retail: $60). And the “Banks Glitter” flats are from Circus by Sam Edelman (Goodwill: $3.95; Retail: $80).

While you are out shopping at Goodwill Keystone Area for some holiday gifts, maybe pick up a little sparkle for this special night? Toast to the New Year in something special – even if it is pajamas with a couple of sequins on them!

I hope 2021 brings us all happiness and health. Maybe you find joy in simple things and everyday life! Stay safe this holiday season – wash your hands, wear your mask, and keep social distancing.

Happy New Year,
Kirsten

Jacket: $7.50
Tank Top: $3.95
Jeans: $4.75
Flats: $6.97
Bag: $4.97

Total: $28.14
Retail: $875+

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Blogiversary

 

This holiday season starts my 6th year as the Goodwill Keystone Area fashion blogger. I’m still excited every time I walk into a Goodwill Keystone Area store, not knowing what treasure I might leave with. The thrill of the hunt is amazing, but even more amazing is the fact that Goodwill is such a wonderful non-profit organization that supports the local community and possibly even your friends and family members.

You might see me just having fun modeling thrifted fashions, but in reality, Goodwill Keystone Area stores and business services fund programs and services that help people with disabilities learn job and life skills. 92 cents of every dollar that goes into the register helps fund programs for local community members seeking hope and independence.

By shopping at Goodwill Keystone Area retail stores you are also helping the environment by repurposing clothing and home goods that could otherwise go into a landfill. Donating your used goods helps supports 40 stores in 22 central and southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

Goodwill Keystone Area’s mission is “To support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their fullest potential as workers and as members of the broader community. Goodwill helps persons with disabilities as well as people who are at an economic disadvantage or may lack education or work experience. Additionally, we provide job skill training to youth and seniors.”

I’m proud to represent such an organization. The clothes are fun to shop for, model, and write about, but being a part of a non-profit which changes lives is the best part of being the Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blogger.

Since I always have to have a fabulous anniversary outfit – here it is! The beaded sequined bolero jacket from Belle Point weighs about 5lbs but is another wonderful vintage find. My holiday theme this year is color and fun if you haven’t noticed! This little jacket adds a pop of fun to whatever I would pair it with. It was $7.50 in the holiday section.

The rest of the outfit can be multi-seasonal. A traditional LBD (little black dress) from Loft features intricate pleating on the sleeves and bodice and a bow tie at the neckline. I like the floaty feel and comfortable fit of the fabric. It’s perfect to dress up or down and light enough to be worn in warmer months. It was $6.95 but retailed for about $79. The gold clutch was a vintage find at the Goodwill Keystone Area outlet in Reading. The Calvin Klein boots – made from vegan leather – also feature pleating detail on the back of the shaft. (Goodwill: $9.97; Retail $79).

Thank you for joining me on thrifty blogging journey. I hope you still enjoy reading my posts as much as I love creating them.

Happy holidays from your thrifty fashionista!
Kirsten

Jacket: $7.50
Dress: $6.95
Clutch: $1.00
Boots: $9.97
Total: $25.42
Retail: $300+

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Holiday Traditions

 

In a typical year, I would head out to get our Christmas tree and a few poinsettias in a functional outfit that was worthy of roaming around a hill in chilly weather. Maybe a down jacket or a fleece coat. But nothing about this year is typical. If I can make something as simple as getting a tree a fun fashion moment, then why not?

Like many other families, we are decorating earlier than normal to bring some traditional festivity to an abnormal year. Decking the halls inside and lighting the lights outside has become something we can do to make our home a little more cheerful. If you need any décor, be sure and stop by your local Goodwill Keystone Area store for a variety of holiday decorations from wreaths, to ornaments to Christmas stockings!

We headed out recently to get our tree and a few potted poinsettias to bring some nature into our home. The local greenhouse we go to was filled with a variety of colorful plants. It was the perfect place to showcase yet another festive sweater that featured a Christmas tree complete with embroidered and beaded ornaments and shoulder pads (which I left in!). The shoulder pads give it away as 80s or early 90s, but the label was cut out, so I don’t know who designed this beauty.

I did wear it with jeans from Loft (Goodwill: $6.50; Retail $79) and “Wilma” duck-toe boots from Esprit (Goodwill: $7.47; Retail $60). These were completely appropriate for possibly spending an afternoon in the great outdoors.

After selecting a few flowers we spent a few hours of family togetherness in the car stopping at a few local tree farms to find the perfect tree. We eventually found one right around the corner from our house from a nice family-owned business. I couldn’t resist a few photos in the pines as we hiked around the hill. Make the world your runway!

Don’t save those “good clothes” for “special occasions”. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we have to embrace what we have and who we spend our time with. Use the good china and crystal, wear the sequins, and celebrate everyday traditions, especially around the holidays. And don’t forget to shop at Goodwill Keystone Area stores for the perfect items for everyday use or special occasions. Every day is what you make of it!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
Kirsten

Sweater: $5.75
Jeans: $7.25
Boots: $7.47
Total: $20.47
Retail: $200+

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

It’s a Merry 80s Christmas!

 

I’m an 80s girl through and through. Give me all the popped collars, pegged jeans, and preppy fashions. I grew up with pop art, Duran Duran music, and Esprit and Benneton clothing. There was no lack of color in my wardrobe when I was in high school. But, everything that is old is new – again and again. So finding older items has become harder as more people are searching for them at Goodwill Keystone Area stores – either for their wardrobe or to resell.

Still, I’m amazed that I can find fabulous vintage 80s Christmas sweaters at my local Goodwill Keystone Area stores. Maybe this year it is from all the cleaning out that everyone did while they were quarantining at home. If so, then I thank you for this gorgeous find, whoever you are! This sweater is from Chicago designer Lisa Nichols and originally sold (in the 80s!) for $225 – $250. According to her bio, her sweaters appeal to women who really want to be noticed and who want something fun in their wardrobes. You can read more about her here.

Each year I make it a goal to uncover at least one or two “ugly” or “festive” Christmas sweaters. And for these, beauty is in the eye of the beholder because I think this one emblazed with Christmas balls, gold trim, plaid detail, and even actual ornaments, sewn to the hem and collar, is a stunner! The chunky knit and cropped length also gives it away as a true vintage find.

The black suede heels are also from the 70s or 80s. The elastic loop, button close with the platform soles give their vintage away, and they are the type of details I love to find in a shoe. They make them unique and the perfect complement to the sweater. They are also comfortable enough to wear for work as the heel is not too high. These would look great with tights and a dress this winter.

The jeans from Vigoss are a new-to-me brand. Their website states that “Since 2002, Vigoss USA has highlighted the inherent beauty of denim, by creating washes and treatments that bring out its unique characteristics. From washes to hardware, Vigoss USA pays the utmost attention to each pair of jeans. Today, Vigoss USA continues to push the boundaries of quality, design, and fit through the integration of new materials and construction, making for great collections that transcend seasons, lifestyles, and trends.” They are a mid-price denim brand with prices ranging from $74 – $89 online. My Goodwill price was $7.25.

The purse, from Guess, makes the yellow in the sweater pop. GUESS is a brand that has been around since the early 80s. According to their website, “GUESS was established in 1981 by the Marciano brothers, who left the south of France in pursuit of the American dream.” Growing up, a pair of GUESS jeans with the upside triangle logo was one of my most prized articles of clothing, that and a pair of bubble gum pink Reebok hightops. This clutch is new but still fun.

Goodwill Keystone Area is an amazing resource for those of us looking for fun in their wardrobe. I’m glad that I can find beautiful, unique, and affordable pieces to make my holiday outfits standout and get noticed! Next time you’re shopping at Goodwill, have a little fun and add some vintage to your closet.
From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Sweater: $7.50
Shoes: $7.47
Jeans: $7.25
Clutch: $6.97
Total: $29.19
Retail: $425

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Thriftmas Begins!

 

Black Friday is the Super Bowl for thrifty shoppers and being the quarterback of my home team, my kids and I had to make an appearance at our local Goodwill Keystone Area store. We didn’t bother to visit any other stores because I enjoy supporting a store that supports my local community.

I arrived at the Shillington store well past opening – closer to lunchtime – but it wasn’t crowded and people kept their respectful distance perusing the racks of holiday attire and shelves of Christmas home goods and décor. There was still plenty of stock and helpful employees were refilling the supply of ornaments, wreaths, dishes, and stockings as quickly as customers were picking them up.

The rack of Christmas clothing was delightfully full and I found some amazing sweaters, which will be showcased in later blogs this month. There were all sizes, colors, and styles. If you wanted modern, vintage, or ones with witty sayings, there was definitely something for you! There was also a complete rack of cozy flannel pajama pants and festive tights.

My favorite part though was the shelves of décor. Not only was I looking for items to finish up my home decorating, but I was also on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. Goodwill Keystone Area offers a great alternative to big box or mall stores when shopping for presents. A few of the items I picked up included a Martha Stewart wreath, which was new in the box; a box of blown-glass macaron ornaments (my kids are big fans of those treats); a stem-less wine glass for a friend who moved to a new state (hope she’s not reading this!); a metal garden ornament (maybe for a gift – maybe for my garden); and a star for my tree at work.

I saw two friends dressed up as elves shopping together. They looked like this was an annual tradition, and it was fun to watch them go through the store filling their carts and enjoying the day and the mood. Goodwill Keystone Area is a treasure hunt, even more so closer to December. They save up the holiday-themed donations, and you never know what treasures you might find! Did you get out shopping on Black Friday? If so, I hope you found some great items to get your Thriftmas started!

From my home to yours,
Kirsten

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Giving Thanks in 2020

 

It may seem hard to find much to give thanks for this year at Thanksgiving, but there were a few things that I was thankful for this year. It may be hard to see the good during the pandemic, but it’s there if we look for it.

Right before quarantine happened, I was fortunate to spend some time with Goodwill Keystone Area Project SEARCH graduates. We shopped for interview outfits at the Lemoyne Goodwill store. Finding clothing that will give them confidence and start them on their way to a new career was very rewarding. I have assisted several classes and always love to see the follow-up posts when the graduates get positions in our community. Seeing Goodwill Keystone Area’s mission up close and personal is truly inspirational! See more about Project SEARCH here.

In 2020 we all realized how thankful we are for our home, family, friends, and even the internet! We found new ways to connect online (who never Zoomed before this year???), our children studied virtually and we spent a lot of time working from home, making sourdough bread, binge-watching TV, and getting outside and socially distant. It was a difficult year for many, and shopping and eating local (when safe and possible) was and still is important. Say thanks to those who supported you during this time and be glad if you were able to help others in your community.

Goodwill Keystone Area stores reconfigured their stores and procedures and made it safe for us thrifters to get back in the stores in late spring. Getting back among the racks and aisles gave us a little taste of normalcy and hope. As we head into the holiday season, Goodwill can offer inexpensive gifts, holiday clothing, and décor, even if money is tighter than normal this year. Shopping second hand is good for the environment, your wallet, and your heart. Your purchases support so much in your community, many things you may have never known. Read more about their mission here. Watch Goodwill Keystone Area’s Year in Review Video to learn how your support has helped local community members seeking hope and independence:

Lastly, I’m thankful to my loyal readers! Goodwill Keystone Area has provided me an outlet to showcase my favorite finds. I appreciate the #thriftlove I get in return! Enjoy your time with your loved ones this week, no matter what your Thanksgiving celebration looks like in 2020. Don’t forget to be kind, be safe, and wear your mask!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours,
Kirsten

Coldwater Creek cape: $6.50 (Retail $79)
Loft tank top: $3.99 (Retail $29)
Van Heusen pants: $4.75 (Retail $35)
Scarf: $1.97
Nine West Bag: $3.99 (Retail $34.99 (New-with-tags)
Shoes (my own)
Total: $21.20
Retail: $198

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Getting in the Spirit

 

With the stress of the pandemic, the holidays can’t come soon enough. While whatever holiday you celebrate might look entirely different, why not enjoy the spirit of the season a little early this year? Goodwill Keystone Area is a great place to start shopping for festive clothing, décor, and accessories. Their aisles and shelves have been filled with holiday items for several weeks now and they are just gearing up for more merchandise as we get closer to December.

Radio stations have been serenading you with Christmas music, stores have been filled with seasonal merchandise, and the weather is finally turning colder. Coffee shops have released their winter flavors and Black Friday deals are being promoted online and on TV. So, I’m not waiting to wear the velvets, brocades, and sparkly fabrics I might have saved for closer to Christmas.

The rich velvet of this vintage tapestry jacket from ManyUs is perfect for our small Thanksgiving get together, but will also look good with a few shiny accessories closer to Christmas. The pieced detailing and the subtle pops of burgundy and floral fabric give it a polished, but bohemian vibe. (Goodwill: $6.50; Retail $225.00) It would also look great thrown on over a little black dress. I’ll be giving thanks for my family and friends this year, even if I can’t be with all of them.

Today I styled the jacket with a simple black Target tank top (Goodwill: $4.25; Retail $12.00) and Loft skinny jeans (Goodwill: $4.75; Retail: $79.00). These pieces are great under almost anything – a blazer, a cardigan, or an oversized button-down flannel shirt.

For accessories, I added a chenille burgundy scary ($1.97), Sam Edelman lace-up boots (Goodwill: $10.00; Retail $119), and a large beige bag from Steve Madden (Goodwill: 6.99; Retail: $100).

Twinkling lights, bright colors, and ugly Christmas sweaters are just what the world needs right now. With the stress of the pandemic, it’s not too early to put up those decorations and get in the spirit – even if it’s just a festive outfit. Head to your closest Goodwill Keystone Area store and pick up something that brightens your day and know that your purchases help fund programs and services to help people with disabilities learn job and life skills. If that isn’t a reason to smile at the holidays, I don’t know what it.

From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Blazer: $6.50
Tank top: $4.25
Jeans: $4.75
Scarf: $1.97
Shoes: $10.00
Bag: $6.99
Total: $34.46
Retail: $555.00+
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Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.

Scarf Simplicity

 

The single easiest way to update an outfit during the cooler months is to add one accessory: a scarf.

According to herstylecode.com article 7 Ways to Wear a Scarf with Everything “Scarves are one of the most versatile, practical, and fashionable cold-weather accessories. They’re very inexpensive and their low price allows you to fill your wardrobe with a wide collection of scarves with varying styles, patterns, and materials for any occasion. You can completely transform the look of almost any outfit just by adding a scarf, which makes these accessories a life-saver for chronic outfit repeaters. When the bulky, dark pieces in your fall or winter wardrobe start looking a little dull or depressing throughout the season, throwing on a bright patterned or textured scarf adds instant interest and balance to your look.

The best part about scarves is their extreme versatility. Scarves are readily available in an incredible variety; these accessories come in countless different styles, colors, patterns, and materials that make it almost impossible to find an outfit that can’t be spruced up by a scarf of some kind. If you want to incorporate scarves into your wardrobe in as many ways as possible, keep reading to learn how to wear a scarf with everything to create a fashionable finish for any look.”

I really could not have said it any better myself. I whole-heartedly agree with everything the article said. Scarves are season-less accessories but are a fabulous option for fall and winter month to add not just style, but warmth and protection from the south-eastern Pennsylvania winds.

This beautiful camo-patterned J. Crew scarf was found NWT (new with tags) at the Shillington store on a recent outing. I was drawn to the color and pattern, and when I noticed the J. Crew price tag, I was elated. The retail price was $55. Goodwill Keystone Area’s price: $1.97. The pink, olive, and slate blue colors are surprisingly versatile.

I paired it with a green lace sweatshirt from Loft (Goodwill’s price: $4.75; Retail: $59). The DKNY jeans (Goodwill’s price: $6.50; Retail $69.50) and Sam Edelman “Kemper” fringed booties (Goodwill’s price: $12.97; Retail: $150) were also both NWT items, which can be the holy grail of thrifters everywhere! I am an equally-opportunity thrifter, so finding used items and gently washing my finds or taking them to a dry cleaner if needed is never a problem for me. I enjoy a good NWT find, but some of my best finds have been pre-loved!

Lastly, I added a faux-fur bag from Carlos by Carlos Santana. I liked mixing the animal print with the camo for a fun fall look. My cost at Goodwill was $6.97, but this would have sold for around $100.

Hopefully, you’ll give scarves a try, not just as accessories for on top of your coats this fall. Pick up some fun colors and patterns next time that you are shopping at your local Goodwill Keystone Area. You can’t beat the style scarves will add to your fall fashions for just a few dollars!

From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Scarf: $1.97
Sweatshirt: $4.75
Jeans: $6.50
Shoes: $12.97
Bag: $6.97
Total: $33.16
Retail: $433.50
Savings: 97%!

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About The Blogger

Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe.