Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blog

On the Fringe


On a recent outing to an art show at the Goggleworks in downtown Reading, I pulled out a piece I had picked up earlier this winter and had been saving for the right occasion.

This fringed sweater poncho from BCBG Max Azria is dramatic without going over the top. DSC_6151The neutral gray color plays well off the basic black I paired it with, but would also be great for a cool spring day over a light t-shirt or tank top and faded skinny jeans and sandals. This sweater retailed for about $128.00, but I found it for just $6.75 at my local Goodwill Keystone Area store.

Simple black pants from Loft ($5.50) and my own black turtleneck formed the foundation of the outfit.DSC_6142 You can’t go wrong with classic black pieces. They should be staples in your wardrobe and I reach for these ponte knit skinny pants over and over again. They sold for about $79 at Loft when new.

In keeping with the simple black canvas to highlight the poncho, I added these gorgeous suede pointy toe suede boots from BCBG Girls. DSC_6170Their 3-inch heel, soft leather and criss-cross detail of shiny patent trim make them quite stylish. I didn’t mind investing $9.97, when I knew their value was around $200.

For accessories I added a filigree brass medallion on leather cord ($3.97)DSC_6177 and a woven gray bag, also with a gold medallion. I found it new with tags for $9.97.DSC_6121

Finding unique pieces that are a little fun and dramatic at Goodwill Keystone Area is one of the things I love. Live on the fringe! Give thrift shopping a try!

Visit Goodwill Keystone Area stores this Saturday, March 17 for our St. Patrick’s Day Sale to get 17% off your purchase of $25 or more, view complete details here.DSC_6186

Poncho: $6.75
Pants: $5.50
Necklace: $3.97
Bag: $9.97
Boots: $9.97
Total: $36.16

Retail estimate: $500

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.