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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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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.

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.

Throw Out The Fall Fashion Rules!

 

The most popular fashion question I receive is about the acceptability of wearing white after Labor Day. I thought in this day and age people would not even care what color was worn when, but apparently, it is still an unofficial fashion rule. One that I break. All. The. Time. White is a timeless, elegant, and very easy to wear color, so why not incorporate it into your year-round wardrobe? Especially when you can easily stock up on white pieces from Goodwill Keystone Area at great prices!

White jeans, white shoes, white coats. You name it – I will wear it whatever the season is! Recently I scored this crisp white Michael Kors coat for $6.50. (Retail: $160) You might be wondering if white is a good choice for fall, but it is a great alternative to black, gray, or camel coats that seem to be autumnal staples for outerwear. White is neutral and looks great with almost any outfit.

The fit is a bit over-sized, which is perfect for layering over chunky fall sweaters. For this look, I paired it with a burgundy Hawthorne blouse accented with brass embellishments and a pair of printed trousers from Ann Taylor. Hawthorn is a Stitch Fix brand, and this blouse probably retailed for about $50. My Goodwill Keystone Area cost was $4.75.

You all know I love a great printed pant, and these navy, burgundy, and white trousers from Ann Taylor are a perfect dark floral for fall. Goodwill’s price was a cost-effective $4.75, whereas at the mall they would have sold for $98. I could pair them with a white wool sweater this winter or a lightweight blouse next spring. To give them a more casual feel, I’d add a chambray or denim shirt, knotted in the front.

I kept my shoes and bag neutral with a warm brown hue. The classic Michael Kors flats were just $4.99. They are great for my busy day job at school or still look polished with jeans while running errands on the weekend. This exact style is still available online for $99. The Banana Republic purse was used all summer as my go-to bag. I love all the pockets and the price – $6.97. (Retail estimate: $150).

Goodwill Keystone Area lets me break fashion rules (real or publicly assumed!) by offering all colors, styles, and trends at prices that mall stores can’t touch while helping my local community. That’s a win-win in my fashion rulebook!

From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Coat: $6.50
Blouse: $4.75
Pants: $4.75
Shoes: $4.99
Bag: $6.97
Total: $27.96
Retail: $557+

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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.

Last Minute Halloween!

 

Halloween is going to be different this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a little everyday fun without wearing a costume. I work for a school and Halloween is usually a very festive holiday with costume, face painting, classroom parties, and of course, lots of treats. This year with social distancing and safety protocols in place, we are not able to dress up in a costume or a mask (well, we’re already wearing those!), however, we are permitted to wear Halloween-themed clothing or a decorative headband.

When I found out what I could wear, my first stop was the closest Goodwill Keystone Area store! There are still plenty of costumes on the racks and décor on the shelves. If you haven’t gotten a costume or decorated your home, there’s still time!

A visit to the Halloween section quickly turned up two great options. First was an embellished ¾ sleeve knit blouse featuring a haunted house, graveyard, spooky tree, and a sparkly spider. It was only $3.99! Next was a bright orange t-shirt with an embroidered decoration for $4.75. This is a bit more casual and perfect for my dress down day on Thursday at school.

In the Halloween décor section, I snagged this adorable classic pumpkin basket for just 99 cents!

Each top looked equally as good with a pair of gray cargo skinny jeans from Loft . These are a great wardrobe staple for only $4.75 (Retail: $79) and the cool gray is different than the typical black or khaki color I typically wear if I’m not wearing colorful printed pants, that is. The black suede Steve Madden “Gretell” combat boots were priced at $4.99 (Retail: $89). They will be another great addition to my closet for fall and winter.

Obviously, I had to check out the whole store while I was there and found a great outfit to be showcased later on the blog. Tune in later to see what might turn up. But for now, run out and grab some Halloween items at your neighborhood Goodwill Keystone Area store! It’s not too late!

From my closet to yours,
Kirsten

Blouse: $3.99
T-shirt: $4.75
Boots: $4.99
Pants: $4.75
Pumpkin: $0.99
Total: $19.47
Retail: $225+

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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.