Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blog

Dress Down Days


Summer is for stripes, dress down Sunday morning brunch outfits and easy, casual and comfortable footwear. This outfit hits all those marks and more since it was less than $25 from my local Goodwill Keystone Area!

The star of this lazy weekend look is the striped black and white dress by Joe Fresh. It’s like wearing a giant t-shirt. According to their website “Joe Fresh brings the elements of modern style to life in essential designs known for their easy polish, exceptional value and thoughtful details. We deliver the building blocks of personal style in categories spanning apparel, accessories, footwear and beauty. With collections for women, men and children, we make shopping for the whole family convenient, fun and affordable. Joe Fresh is also proud to offer extended sizes with select women’s styles ranging from XS-3X and 2-22.” And they are very affordable, when new this dress retailed for about $29.

To add to the laid-back feel, I added a dark wash jean jacket from the king of casual, cool style – Gap. This cut is little more polished with a notched collar, defined waist and detailed stitching. I saved about 90% on this jacket when I picked it up for just $6.50. New jackets sell for $69 and up on Gap’s current website.

I’ve grown fond of the “non-athletic sneaker” style, meaning I’m not going to go out and run or workout in this kind of footwear. I’m sure these classic Adidas Superstar sneakers are good for some sport, but I’m happy to just run errands in them. They still sell online for $80, but I paid $7.47.

To bring a final pop of color, I added this cobalt blue leather and chain bag by Kelsi Dagger. Cross body bags are a favorite of mine lately. Big enough for the basics and small enough to not get in the way. This one has gold chain and stud detailing to give a simple shape a little extra style. This bag would have sold for about $128, but my price was $4.97.

I never thought I’d wear a dress with sneakers, but here I am proudly sporting this look with pieces from my local Goodwill!

From my closet to yours,

Dress: $5.50
Jacket: $6.50
Shoes: $7.47
Bag: $4.97
Total: $24.44
Retail: $300+


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.