22 09, 2017

Post-Irma Fashion

By | 2017-10-06T03:34:05+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Heyo! We survived Irma! I hope you all fared well through Irma’s fury. Like much of Pinellas County, we had a lot of debris down but were fortunate to only lose power for less than 24 hours. Internet, however, has been a different story….

Actually, the hurricane is a good place to start. You know that handy hubby of mine loves Goodwill almost as much as I do–just maybe not for the same reasons. He loves their household goods and used tools!

The cardinal rule still applies here: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS test out your goodies! Goodwill supplies electrical outlets in the home goods area and you are silly if you don’t test your stuff out. We’ve gotten countless small household appliances and tools over the course of the last ten years. They were also super helpful for hurricane prep! Batteries, tape, gloves, buckets…all new. Expect a post in the future about the useful stuff we’ve found.

Ah, life after Irma. I went back to work on Tuesday–a welcome distraction from my internetless home. I was REALLY excited to wear these brand new Guess heeled snakeskin sandals, can’t you tell? They were $9.96 at the Gandy store and their slightly pink undertone matched perfectly with this pale peach Merona dress, which I found new at the Oldsmar store a year or two ago. You’ve seen her before, but she remains one of my classic favorites.

 

Guys, I have a confession. I own no khaki. No tan. No beige.

I basically live in pencil skirts and dresses and the grand majority of them are black based. But this is Florida! And we break the white after Labor Day rule, gosh darnit, so I’m going to wear spring colors in the fall and you can’t stop me. Imagine my delight (or maybe just look at my face) when I found this brand new The Limited pencil skirt for $4.88 at the Clearwater store during their 25% off Post-Irma Sale!!! The tags had been taken off, but the slit was still stitched shut. Always check the details! I paired it with this Bealls Outlet sleeveless blouse and some suede Jessica Simpson peep toes, also from Goodwill. The best part about the skirt? Machine washable. My favorite words.

When you don’t have internet…you shop. For shoes. Duh. Thanks Irma!

From left to right:

Charles by Charles David, new at the Clearwater store: $6.96 – Retail on this brand runs between $80-$150, depending on the shoe.

White House | Black Market, very lightly used at the Clearwater store: $7.96 – Retail $100+

Steven by Steve Madden, new at the Central store: $5.96 – Retail $100-150

Steve Madden, new at the Gandy store: $7.96 – Retail around $90

Bebe, lightly used at the Gandy store: $9.96 – Retail $100-125

STOP: Guys, I broke my own rule here. ? These have a broken strap I didn’t discover until I got home! In my opinion, still worth it even with the repair. But ALWAYS CHECK YOUR GOODIES!

Aldo, new (or maybe lightly used…worn one time, on carpet) at the Gandy store: $5.96 – Retail around $90

Adriana, new (but a sole needs to be glued) at the Gandy store (with Nordstrom Rack tags): $7.96 – Retail: it’ll be a surprise when I take the tag off!

Next up: all the rest of my Post-Irma Sunshine Sale steals! Until then…Happy Hunting!

5 09, 2017

Totality Awesome!

By | 2017-09-05T17:50:58+00:00 September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Hi Friends! Sorry it’s been some time since you’ve heard from me! I’ve done lots of things in my absence, but traveling to South Carolina to see the total eclipse was by far the coolest thing. It’s not Goodwill related (trust me….pretty much everything else in the suitcase was!) but I thought I’d share a selfie from a moment during totality. If you can ever travel to see totality…do it!

 

Sadly, after the trip ended I had to come back to reality. Luckily I had a closet full of cute work clothes to keep my spirits up! Remember that little red Nine West peplum? She had her time to shine and she did not disappoint! The Color of the Week is going to be my (widely known) secret to finding boutique items for even less from now on. Remember, the Color of the Week is 50% off of the tagged price, making this brand new dress just under $5!

I’ve had this next look in my closet for quite some time, but due to weight fluctuations (this is real life, people!) the skirt hasn’t come out in a while. When she did, I got lots of compliments on how colorful and cheery I looked! The skirt is New York & Company and was bought from the regular priced rack a few years ago for less than $6 and the shirt is not a recognizable brand, but has held up really well over the years! The suede shoes are from Steve Madden and were only lightly used when I found them.

I’ll end this post with a laugh from my “Goodwill Oddities” collection. You just never, ever know when you’ll need a raccoon lamp or a turkey lamp…but when you find yourself in need, you know where to go!

Happy Hunting, friends!!