This shirt almost wasn’t mine. While shopping one afternoon at the Goodwill in Phoenixville, I noticed a woman pluck this very shirt off a rack, look it over and dropped it in her cart. The brief moment I saw it, I fell in love. The patchwork style, the bohemian feel, the ¾ sleeves, cropped length and the buttoned-up back were so unique. Ok, I didn’t notice all those details until later, but I saw enough of the shirt to know it was cool.
The woman walked away with the shirt in her cart, but a little while later, it turned up on the return rack! As I was walking toward it another girl grabbed it off the rack and disappeared into the fitting room. Gone again… I lingered outside the room and a few minutes later she walked out and placed the shirt on the return rack. This time I grabbed it. I knew it was destined to be mine!
This look, which started with that shirt by DIVIDED (a division of the trendy and economical H&M company from Sweden – kind of like the IKEA of clothing) is a fun, casual look for a day out. Cropped shirts have been in style on and off for years. But, this is the close I’ll come to wearing something overly revealing.
Casual rolled-hem shorts by Seven already have that soft, broken-in feel. The neutral, fringed sandals with silver studs by Fergalicious are trendy and comfortable for walking around town. And the navy and rattan tote carried all my purchases. I added my own silver earrings, pendant and stacked bangles.
Perseverance pays off at Goodwill. Checking the return racks is a great way to discover a fantastic find and the staff keeps the regular racks full by constantly bringing out new merchandise. Keep shopping and you’re sure to find something special.
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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 stores to decorate her home and wardrobe. She is a stylist and volunteer for the fundraiser the Goodwill Runway Show, which is held every spring in Reading, PA.