Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blog

Autumn Blues


It’s definitely jacket weather and I love having a variety to choose from to coordinate with my outfits. I’ve featured some black moto-style jackets before, but when I saw this cobalt blue one, I knew I had to add it to my closet. What I love about this style of jacket is that it has a timeless and classic appeal, which works in either a casual or business setting.

This bright blue vegan leather jacket is from Forever 21.AB1 It was priced at $12.00 and would have retailed for about $35. I layered it over an office appropriate blouse and trousers. The white, blue and burgundy blouse is from Talbots.AB4 Despite it’s silky feel, it is 100% machine washable. Easy care fabrics rate high in my book! I picked it up on the Goodwill Keystone Thrift Trip in September for just $3.95, but it would have cost about $80 when new.

The black jacquard trousers were new with tags from Dana Buchman (a brand at Kohls).AB2 I like the subtle pattern in the fabric. It adds a nice contrast without competing with the pattern in the blouse.

For accessories, I added a vintage gold and black patent frame bag. AB3I love the enamel trim on the snap closure. It have a very 50s or 60s feel to it, yet the clean lines are very modern. The bejeweled burgundy flats from Life Stride add a little more color and coordinate with the blouse while also being comfortable.

Finally, the oversized burgundy chain link necklace certainly makes a statement! It was still new with tags from Target when I found it at a local Goodwill.

When you donate to Goodwill Keystone Area, I may be getting a new jacket, but your local community members are getting training and jobs through Goodwill’s programs and services. Learn more about Goodwill Keystone Area’s mission.

Jacket: $12.00
Blouse: $3.95
Pants: $9.00
Bag: $6.97
Necklace: $6.97
Flats: $6.97

Total: $45.86

Retail estimate: $275

From my closet to yours,



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. Meet up with her at one of Goodwill’s shopping events! Check the event pages for details.