While shopping one day at my local Goodwill Keystone Area store, the pattern on this dress caught my eye as it hung on the rack. The color combination is one of my favorites – orange and blue. The cut of the dress at first reminded me of a Lilly Pulitzer or Tory Burch. But, after inspecting the label, I discovered it was Tracy Negoshian. And out came my trusty smart phone to learn more about this brand I had never heard of.
I discovered that the Tracy Negoshian boutique brand has been making Florida a little more colorful since 2009. Her colorful and playful bold prints, designer quality and affordable prices helped grow the brand to over 500 specialty boutiques and select department stores throughout the country.
This ¾ sleeve bell sleeve shift dress is a popular style on her website. It is still produced in new patterns and colors. It retailed for $142, but I found it for only $5.00. While I will definitely rock this later this season, I was ready for a colorful outfit and paired it with patterned lace navy tights. I’m never afraid to mix patterns, but keeping your choices in the same color family makes mixing and matching a little easier.
To keep the rest of the outfit simple, I added navy suede stacked, heeled loafers from Ann Taylor. Similar shoes from Ann Taylor sell for around $120, but I picked these up at Goodwill for just $6.97.
And for a final pop of color a bright orange-red handbag by London Fog. While usually known for outerwear, London Fog also make accessories. This sold for around $150, so my $4.97 was a great bargain.
By shopping at Goodwill Keystone Area stores, I saved 96% off the retail value of this designer outfit. Keep your eye out and your phone handy when thrift shopping! You might find some interesting new-to-you labels.
Retail estimate: $412+
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.