4.06.2011

Goodwill Gold


It's true - I've been striking Goodwill gold the past couple visits to my local Goodwill stores. When visiting in Maine, I'd hit the Goodwills in the area and always come away with spectacular finds. I found pieces by brands like Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Patagonia, and Clarks. Not so much luck down here in the south. I feel like Goodwills up north are far better than those in the south. However, recently I have found some great finds! I'm not usually a "haul" blogger, but I couldn't resist sharing these!


I've found a few lovely blouses! An orange one! After all the fabulous feedback from my Orange-ish post, I decided I needed to get myself an orange shirt. I came across this orange, polka-dot blouse yesterday and snatched it up! Just being orange it was perfect enough, but then throw in some polka-dots?... It's perfect. There's no tag, so I'm not sure the brand, but the gold buttons have an anchor icon raised on them - so I'm just going to assume it's a nice shirt. I also found a cheetah meets cow kind of blouse - so I grabbed it. And then a black and white polka-dot blouse. Sure, I already have a few polka-dotted blouses, but none where the polka-dots grow. It was a no-brainer. 


Then I found a gorgeous pastel yellow, vintage Escada pencil skirt. I'll probably end up hemming it to take off a couple inches - it's perfect. I love it! I also came across a lace skirt - yeah, it's the one that Target had this past fall. I wanted one in the Fall, but I was doing 30 for 30, so I couldn't buy it and by the time the challenge was over, they were all sold out. The coloring in this photo is weird. The yellow is a really pretty yellow (I promise!) and the lace skirt is more of a cream color - not white. 


This is a petites top, so it appears cropped on me. Cropped is in, so I snagged it. I think it might be from the 80's (assuming from the shoulder pads, bright color, and the pattern) And the original tags are still on - it just looks 80's - or 90's? Actually, I'm pretty sure I've seen this shirt on Lisa Turtle.


I feel like over-sized clutches are all the rave as of lately. The purse section is usually one of the first places I check when going thrifting. I saw this clutch laying in the middle of the purse rack and immediately knew it was coming home with me. It's a gorgeous red and orange crocodile print from Forever 21 - and it still had the tags, so it's never been used!


I thought I'd share a photo of all the tags of the pieces that had them. I'm definitely not a vintage expert, so I really know nothing about these. Perhaps these items aren't anything special, but I wanted to share them anyway. If you know any these brands let me know!

Also, I know I've been slightly MIA as of lately. Nothings wrong, just been busy! We had a relaxed weekend that involved yummy food and basketball, Frannycakes came to visit, and we had a car issue pop up - so that's what I've been up to. 

55 comments:

Gertrude said...

I can't look at another thrift haul :( Why don't we have any here?! These are fabulous finds, especially the skirts xo

Leah said...

Good for you, girl! I love finding great deals and our local Goodwills always have great items. Love the polka dot blouses!!

Amy said...

I'm the one who asked the "where are you? is everything okay?" question in formspring. :) Glad to hear you are just busy!! I'm so jealous of your finds. It seems that every blogger is great at thrifting and I have yet to find anything, dang it! Can't wait to see how you style all of these!

amy day to day

Jessi said...

Wow. I have never had a great haul like that. You should show your hauls more often, I really enjoyed this post and have the urge to go to a good will.

Lissy said...

Your finds looks super fun! As for the labels, I know Escada and it's a high end label. A new pair of pants at the likes of Saks would run you close to $700 so great work!

Lissy
www.agirlinboston.com

amber said...

awesome finds!! it's true, here in the south i don't seem to find much at the goodwills.

Alessandra said...

Oh my goodness, you did strike gold! What great picks. Can't wait to see you wear these. Also, Depeche Mode is one of my favorite groups - can't believe you found the label!!!

Kaydee said...

Ohh I'm so jealous of your finds. Goodwill for me is always a major hit or miss!

emma basilone said...

I loved this post! What great finds! I am jealous!

<3

http://www.behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

Fashion Momma said...

Oh my goodness! The colors and fabrics are all so fabulous.

Winning, much?

Ava said...

Great find on the pencil skirt and clutch. I can't wait to see how you wear each piece.

The Suburb Experiment said...

I get really lucky at thrift stores here in the Seattle area too. People get rid of some great stuff!

Jenn

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

This was totally worth posting! Such perfect finds!!! Can't wait to see how you wear them!

Hayley said...

Lisa Turtle. Love it!!


Hayley
http://www.theweekendfile.blogspot.com

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

wow - i love those polka dot tops and the skirts! can't believe you found those thrifting!

The Curvy Girl said...

I know what you mean about "thrifting in the south." I live in FL and whenever I hit a Goodwill, I always strike out! Maybe you need to come to FL and thrift with me...you might be a good luck charm. Great job on the finds!!!

Morgan said...

What the WHAT?! I've never found a haul like that at Goodwill. I think you're right... the GW's in the south are not like the northern ones!

CessOviedo said...

Seriously you are so lucky all those pieces are amazing, specially that white lace skirt, can't wait to see how you style it! Hope you've enjoyed little time off the net!

Cess O. <3
The Outfit Diaries

megan said...

Um yeah, my Goodwill DEFINITELY does not carry that kind of stuff! Makes me want to search a little harder though and be more patient. :)

Skylette from SassySavvyStyle said...

FANTASTIC finds! I'm actually drooling with jealousy. ;) Our good will options in SE Idaho are VERY limited, and I can guarantee no one has ever landed a vintage Escada skirt either! Good work!

kileen said...

wow, you really did strike gold at Goodwill!! i love the polka-dot shirts you picked up and i am all about clutches right now too!! i can't wait to see you style these items!

cute & little

kelseywilliams said...

Great finds! I've been really itching to go thrifting lately. I think my favorite if the orange blouse. Did you get some good deals? How much did you spend on all these goodies?

Heidi Lyn said...

So inspiring! I'm ready to hit my own local Goodwill tomorrow.

ashley @ a {little} dash of ash said...

Wow! Those really ARE great finds! Jealous!

Miranda said...

Wow amazing finds, I never do that well at Goodwill.

Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

Laura said...

Oh my goodness you totally struck the gold mine! I adore your polka dotted blouses and can't wait to see how you style the skirts.

I am thinking I need to find my local goodwill and make a trip!

Stacey said...

I just went to the Portland Goodwill for the first time last weekend and it was amazing! I heard from a lady as I was leaving that the one in Biddeford is even better, but I was just in town for the weekend otherwise I might have driven down. Which one do you go to?

JennaStevie said...

This is an ammmazing thrift haul, I am quite jealous, I can usually find one or two things but never anything like this. That polka dot orange blouse is amazing, as is the lace skirt. Sooo good!
xJennaD

Krust said...

Wow, you found some really great stuff! Love that clutch, and those skirts! I am super inspired to go on a hunt at my Goodwill now.

Krust

Ruby Girl said...

great finds. you inspire me. ready for a treasure hunt of my own! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Kinsey said...

Holy moly girl, you DID strike gold! I've found a few things at Goodwill, but never anything that cute!!

Angie said...

Holy, Jealy! Great finds, girl!

xo

Angie

thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

Chloe Rushworth said...

Super gorge clothes girly.

C x

http://www.memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Eclectic Flair said...

Those are great finds!! I'm looking forward to seeing you style all these gems!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Hayley said...

AMAZING finds. Im from Dallas and our goodwill is pretty good, but escada and oscar arent typically laying around.

Michelle said...

i love seeing hauls! you got some great finds, especially that Lisa Turtle top lol :)

Monique Zuman said...

I wish I could find thrifted things that are as pretty!!

Monique xx

misszuman.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Fun post! I love treasure hunting at Goodwill :)

Yielly said...

I love finding wonderful gems at the thrift store! The past couple of days I've been wearing clothes I've found and haven't really worn and been complimented endlessly. Which definitely makes it worth it. :)

I really love that lace skirt and the clutch you picked up. Score! :D

SusyV90 said...

I love your finds! && I do hope you share again when you find some more!
&& I'm the same, I go to the shoe & purse rack and stand there searching for hours!

Love the clutch, skirts, & black growing poke-a-dot!

XOXO

Mandy said...

Omg I LOVE scoring great finds at Goodwill! I've found Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J.Crew, and Chanel at the Goodwills around where I live. It takes time, but the hunt is well worth it..

aaez said...

i am SO impressed. i hear ya i live in memphis and lemme just say the goodwills here are NOT good. nice finds :)

-aaez

Plain Jane said...

Great thrift finds! Can't wait to see you incorporate them into some pretty outfits.

http://plainjanegoesglam.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Great finds! I especially love the pink blouse. You will definitely give Lisa Turtle a run for her money.

Mel said...

What great finds!! Very impressive. I have tried searching my local Goodwill but here in OK they are terrible. :(

Can't wait to see these items in some fabulous outfits!

Lydia Marie said...

You definitely found some great stuff! I love all the prints and that yellow skirt!

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Mrs. J said...

Ooooh, great finds!! I want/love the bag, khaki pencil skirt and both polka dot tops!! I can't wait to see the outfits you create. :)

Erica said...

I can't believe you got all that! I only went to Goodwill once or twice in Montgomery, and I was disgusted. But thrift stores in NY are my favorite! I get Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren all the time!

North Meets South

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

Awesome finds! I would die if I found Dior at my locale Value Village (aka Canadian Good Will). The purse section is definitely one of the best place to find hidden treasures, I've had a plum leather clutch for years that I had paid 1$ and get tons and tons of complements on :)

Virginie’s Cinema

Caitlin said...

you made out! it's funny - i think i had better luck with the good will's in south carolina than i do back up north in maryland! though i did score a few gems today :)

Kate said...

I've had that same clutch for a couple years now and it never lets me down - great pick! ;)

xo,
kate

Undeniable Style

Mulika said...
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Mulika said...

What an amazing haul! That clutch is absolutely stunning! Note to self: Must not desire another blogger's magic finds!!

Came across your blog via the lovely Monique. I really like your blog and I am now a new follower x

Mulika
www.mycapaciousbottega.com

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

Love this post. It is such a great day when you find a major deal at Goodwill.