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!