Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Goodwill opening

This morning, I went to the opening of our newest Goodwill store. (It is only about 4 blocks from my house.) They must have saved up some really good things for the grand opening. It was full of great merchandise and it was packed with people. I got some bargains. A nice tripod, a camo jacket for my husband, 2 belts that I plan to refashion, a necklace, bracelet, and 3 sweaters. I really did not need any clothing, but who can resist $3.99 sweaters and $1.99 necklaces? One of the sweaters was too small, so I will donate it back to them. (There was no way to try anything on.) I would like to have looked more, but the aisles were blocked by people with shopping carts and it was just a madhouse. I guess there are a lot of people who love Goodwill.

After my wild morning, I went to lunch with some of my former co-workers.  This outfit was a bit of an experiment. I wasn't sure how the bright red of the jacket would work against the olive green. The blouse has both colors in it and I really like how it turned out.

Jacket: Talbots
Shirt: Foxcroft
Pants: FDJ
Shoes: Think! via eBay
Necklace: Chico's
Foxcroft blouses are just wonderful. They are well-made and have nice details. This blouse has a contrasting pattern lining the collar and cuffs. It also has buttons set in groups of 2 that make it a bit more unique. Do any of you have any Foxcroft blouses? Do you like them? 


  1. Ah the necklace is perfection - you do, indeed, accessorize very well ; > I wish I'd been along for the Goodwill opening. I also could not resist those prices. I hadn't come across Foxcroft before, but I am going to investigate tonight.

  2. Sounds Like a great outing!! I really like the necklace and I wasn't familiar with Foxfire..but will look for it from now on.

  3. I think the jacket and shirt were meant to be. They work great together. The necklace is the icing on the cake.

    Sounds awesome that you got a new Goodwill. Hope you scored some goodies. $3.99 for sweaters! Wow! They're usually 5.99 at my local store. I've noticed some places have skewed prices for certain items. Like really cheap jeans, but price-y dresses or reverse.

  4. Did your photographer get you situated in front of the arrows? They go nicely with the diagonal design of your blouse!

    I have several Foxcroft blouses. I have, gasp!, even paid full prices for ones that were the perfect color. They're sturdy, usually no-iron and often cut full across the botton which is essential for someone who is a different size different between chest and hip.

  5. You look great in this outfit Debbi and congrats on the new tripod! Hope it lasts. Mine always breaks after only a few months. :-(

  6. For thriftshopping where there is no dressing room, it's crucial to strategize- wear a tank or camisole under your top so you can try on shirts, and wear a loose flowy skirt so you can put pants on without exposing skin. It's easy - just takes a smidge of strategy!