Keeps me looking good…

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I found this awesome burnt yellow tuxedo shirt from Forever 21 for $3.99 this past Saturday at my local Goodwill.  My friend had friend’s in town and they came to my side of town because she likes my Goodwill better, and I met them there and walked away with this.

Couldn’t be happier.

I paired it with a necklace from Goodwill from years back:

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I love this necklace as well.  I think it was around $2.99, and looks pretty vintage to me.  It is a long necklace and can be worn as I have it, or just hung around the neck once.

On second thought, a pop of color may have been nice to have in my necklace instead of staying with the same color palate, but overall I still think it is a very nice look.  You can wear with this shirt with heels to dress it up, or boots for a casual Sunday evening drink with a friend.

Number two.

The week before I left for my not so mini week long spontaneous vacation to Nashville I found this great scarf and sweater combination (found separately, combined by yours truly):

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The sweater is Mossimo, and new from Target and bought by Goodwill for $4.99.

The scarf is Calvin Klein and was the standard scarf price of $3.00.  I love all the colors in this scarf and how they work together so well.  All my scarves are pretty ‘heavy’ cotton and a lot of material, so it is nice to have a lighter feeling one that is more for looks.

For my last look of this post, I give you what I will call my “day in the studio” outfit.  I wore this to go record my newest song (up on www.reverbnation.com/jaimenelson) called “Before You”

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A nice light cotton tank top from the Gap for $3.99,

paired with a Forever 21 (purchased at the store) coral cardigan.

That’s how hot I look with headphones on when taking the picture myself from a bad angle.  You’re welcome.

I was accused of looking like a J.Crew model/mom later that evening when sitting at a bar next to a very alternative young man.  Mostly because I was wearing a cardigan.

I’ve been called worse.

I may have been away from Nashville too long.

So those are all my finds, and now you see how Goodwill keeps me looking good!!

I am still amazed at the stuff I find there and for how cheap I get it.  All the time.

Happy thrifting!

Peace,

Jaime

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beth
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 13:47:33

    When I’m in nashville in the fall, you are taking me goodwill shopping!! Our goodwills are nothing like the stuff you find in nashville and conneticut…or maybe I’m not patient enough but would be with a buddy.

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    • mygoodwillfinds
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 19:50:20

      haha, I was going to say, they’re probably just as good, just gotta have patience and an eye 😉 And magic happens! I thought I didn’t like this one in East Nashville, but then I found great stuff the second quick time through. Didn’t even have to spend a lot of time.

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    • mygoodwillfinds
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 19:57:34

      BUT not saying we won’t go shopping 😉 I’d love to show you my ‘tricks’. I just like saying I have ‘tricks’…I don’t :-0

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  2. kittehluvs
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 14:53:39

    great finds! I love the mustard top!

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    • mygoodwillfinds
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 19:54:34

      Thanks, me too! And now I’m having a momentary freak out as I just moved across the country (well, halfway…) and can’t place in my mind where it is…hate that feeling. I hope I brought it! I’m sure its in one of my many yet unpacked bags on my bedroom floor…hopefully…I think I’ll go through them all frantically just to make sure:)

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  3. Rejoice For The Day
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 15:27:45

    I love your reference to the young man as ‘very alternative’! 🙂 Gotta love a great cardigan, and great Goodwill finds!

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    • mygoodwillfinds
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 19:56:28

      And I think you understand what I mean:) let’s just say not a J. Crew model…unless the J stood for Jewelry piercings…everywhere and the crew for ‘crew of tattoos’…haha thats the best I could come up with.

      Reply

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