Beckoning Spring, and Goodwill’s Wonderful Mission

Beckoning Spring, and Goodwill's Wonderful Mission

Teal Dress- Pins and Needles/Urban Outfitters, at Goodwill for 7.99

Spring is taking its sweet time to arrive in Nashville this year. Sweet sweet time and I am not appreciating it. I am reveling in the few days we have had so far this march that it’s been warm enough to sit and enjoy my back patio. My other three years’ experience in this city, doing that activity, or lack thereof, is a regular occurrence by now.

As I am sitting here, the lady on the corner selling the newspaper written by the homeless, is shouting, “are you enjoying the good weather?! Enjoy the good weather!’ I think she’s liking it.

Anyway, they’re predicting flurries this weekend. :(.

I’m sure it will end soon. It has to at some point right?

But I am going to welcome this nice day with open arms, and hopefully make it comfortable to stay longer, with this lovely teal eyelet and flowered covered dress I got from Goodwill yesterday for 7.99, originally by Pins and Needles sold at Urban Outfitters, for around $58-$68. No one that sees me needs to know the price difference.

It’s a perfect size 8. Well, perfect for me to wear. Had it not been my size I would have bought it anyway and sold it on eBay.

I sold two Anthropologie dresses I got for 7.99 each last week, for about $20 more than that each. I will forego that profit to look and feel this good ;). And hopefully get spring to come and STAY in the process.

Sidenote- here is my little venting session. I went to platos closet yesterday (a store where you can sell your clothes and buy other people’s) and I overheard a lady have the AUDACITY to say (in my presence, no less), “you see, I like y’all better, because Goodwill just gets all the profit. 100% profit.”

Oh no she didn’t. (My ghetto side came out)

I said, “excuse me ma’am, but Goodwill is a non-profit organization that helps support disabled people finding work. They don’t just keep that profit.” Idiot. I kept that last part inside my head and mouth.

She turned to her friend and said, “was I talking to her?”

No, no, you weren’t talking to me. But I was talking to you. You’re welcome, and now maybe you won’t make such ignorant comments.

SO- just in case anyone out there DOESN’T know, Goodwill is a non-profit organization, with their main goal being helping people, disabled, and just those having trouble finding work, to gain a job and fulfillment in their life. This would touch me regardless, but it means more being the sister of a differently abled younger brother, I am very pleased with their work. So no, they don’t just ‘keep all that profit’. As they say, every dollar spent there helps someone find work. Which is why it’s even easier for me to explain away a bad purchase there.

Those pants didn’t quite work out? That’s fine, despite my large butt, I still helped someone gain employment and self sufficiency, so it will be ok.

So shop and thrift happy! Even if its not Goodwill, most thrift stores support a great cause, so find out what it is and know what you’re fashion-aholicism is supporting.

Til next time,

Jaime

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fashionforlunch
    Mar 21, 2014 @ 03:41:16

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  2. dapperdolly
    Mar 21, 2014 @ 07:54:48

    Wow so cute and such a sweet, dainty and elegant outfit!:-)

    I hate when people intentionally talk loud enough to make a point to people in earshot or you in particular and then if/when you answer they either look shocked or act affronted.

    x
    http://fashionthatpays.wordpress.com

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