Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blog

Flair for the Dramatic


As Winter moves along and we head toward Spring, one trend I see everywhere – dresses, blouses, jackets – are flared and ruffled sleeves. I love seeing the drapey, delicate and feminine details on clothing from casual to business wear.

This week we are featuring one of those looks on this beautiful constructed jacket with flair detailing on the sleeves. DSC_5942_previewMy friend, Jeanette, stopped by this weekend and she graciously offered to model for me. This black, fitted jacket is from Who What Wear at Target. It has a single snap closure in the front, but otherwise is minimalist and sleek. It would have retailed for about $30, but I found it at a local Goodwill for $5.50.

I paired it up with a graphic print sheath dress from BCBG MaxAzria. DSC_5959_previewThat brand is one of the ones I love to find at Goodwill Keystone Area stores because they continually create edgy, modern pieces. This black, white and lime knit dress would have originally sold for about $138.

For accessories I added a gunmetal, gold and lime statement necklace ($3.97). The green in the necklace as well as the shapes of the gems coordinated well with the design of the dress. A sharp vintage black patent handbag with snap closure ($4.97) makes a nice change of pace for this business look than a tote bag or fussy purse. DSC_5949_previewClassic Michael Kors black patent pumps round out this ensemble. You can never go wrong with a simple pair of heels. DSC_5948_previewAnd Michael Kors makes one that will be a favorite in your closet. Jeanette added her own tights.

This dramatic look would be perfect for a business meeting or luncheon. To change it up, she could change the jacket for a cardigan and add tall boots. Or the jacket would look great over a simple t-shirt and jeans. Keep an eye out for interesting sleeve details this year. I predict they will keep growing in popularity!

Jacket: $5.50
Dress: $5.00
Necklace: $3.97
Bag: $4.97
Heels: $9.97
Total: $29.41

Retail estimate: $358

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.