Lady In Red Guess Jacket, Flower Jersey Shirt

Lady In Red Guess Jacket, Flower Jersey Shirt

Red Pea Coat- Guess Brand at Goodwill
Flower Jersey Knit Shirt- .99, Target at Goodwill

Everyone is feeling the cold…and bringing their winter Goodwill wear out. Or maybe that’s just the people I hang out with.

I like when I meet a girl and she is more than happy to sit on a beer barrel and let me take her picture for my ‘blog’. I didn’t use the quotes when I asked her, she may not have been so quick to oblige.

But when someone tells me they got their beautiful red pea coat, Guess brand no less, at Goodwill, that’s it, they made the blog. Whether they like it or not.

Of course she has to share the spotlight with me ūüôā And my new beautiful flower long sleeve jersey knit shirt, that I got for .99 last Wednesday. I’ve already worn it twice. Originally from Target.

It looks like I’m laughing at her…which, I am. Well, not AT her, but at something she had said. That made me laugh at her. Us Goodwill shoppers are funny. It comes with the territory.

Hope you liked these finds:). Go out and get ya some!:)

Til next time,

-Jaime ‚̧

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The dress did not work…

The dress did not work...

Oversized sweater- $3, old navy at Goodwill

In keeping spring here. And as you can see I’m not completely happy about it. It’s a high of 45 here today, and it was lightly flurrying when I walked outside this am. Not too worried here though, because now I don’t have to wait until next winter to be comfortable in this great oversized sweater, originally Old navy, that I got at Goodwill just last week for 2.99. It was the color of the week, and so it was half off its 5.99 price tag. That is a STEAL.

2.99 for a big sweater like that. And as I have mentioned before, this is the ‘style’ in Nashville, which I love and support- oversized, kind of grungy hippy loose yet pretty clothing. So this with some skinny jeans (you have to balance out the large sweater with something!) and these casual wallabee shoes make for a great Nashville outfit, I think. Or at least it’s great for me, on a cold ‘winter’ day…four days after the official start of Spring. I’ll never understand weather.

Sweaters like this that I have wanted go for $48-68 at Urban Outfitters. While it may not be exactly the same sweater, it’s comfy and big and a nice red, and it will more than do the job, so I’ll take any other small differences at a price tag of $3!!!

Happy thrifting, hope your weather is a little better where you are than mine is:)

-Jaime ‚̧

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I Found It!!

This past Saturday was the first Saturday of the¬†month, in case you didn’t know.¬† Minds blown yet?:)

Well they will be.¬† In my area, that day¬† means all local Goodwills are half off the entire store.¬† Still hard for me to wrap my mind around that goodness.¬† It’s so exciting to not have to care about that pesky little ‘color of the week’.¬† Nope, not on the first Saturday.¬† Whatever you pick up, you can just cut the price in half.¬† Red, blue, orange, green…take. your. pick.

When I first discovered this, i¬†would make tentative plans to wake up early and head over there ASAP on the first saturday of each month.¬† this¬†slowly stopped as i¬†realized how crazy it was, and may be not completely worth it for ME.¬† i¬†do like sleep.¬† And i¬†swear i saw an ambulance parked outside once…not ok.

so it has turned into me realizing what day it is after i pull into the parking lot to piles of cars upon cars, as i did this past saturday.  i got off work a little early and had some free time, so as any goodwiller would do, made my way to a goodwill that was on my way home.  i was then pleasantly, or not so pleasantly surprised (because of all the cars and the no parking situation.  I ended up parking somewhat illegally across the street.  rebel am i.) at the half off saturday event.

i’m¬†glad i stopeed.¬† the line for checkout was no more than 5 minutes at the end, not bad, and the crowds weren’t too bad.

and i came away with some treasures.

the first treasure i¬†will share is this form fitting¬†(i found one!!!) piece of clothing I, and I’m sure my boyfriend, have been waiting for me to find and own.¬† I came close on this trip, but was thwarted by one too many ruffles…

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Mossimo from Target purple stretch cotton short sleeveless dress.  Half off of $7.99 or $4.00.  Yes.

i almost put it back.  when will i wear this?  get it.  why does it need to be quite so tight?  and purple?  just get it.

there will be an occasion.

it turns out that occasion was the very next night to go to the¬† movies with my boyfriend, ending our Nashville staycation adventure I told y’all about.¬† We saw This is the End with about 101,000 hollywood movie stars playing caricatures of themselves in it.¬† It was pretty cool….

other than that, i¬†really have no words for this movie.¬† I don’t even know what to say about it.¬† Ok, that was a little redundant.¬† It was a fun time on a Sunday night, i’ll just leave it at that.

and i got to rock out my purple dress.

he liked it, i’m¬†sure.¬† i¬†think he felt like his own version of who kidnapped jaime¬†and replaced her with this tight dress wearing vixen.¬† It was fun to feel a little like someone else for a night.¬† a little sexy.¬†¬†i think when you get in a relationship, you stop¬†trying as hard after a bit to look good for the other person, and you just get comfortable.¬† Which i¬†love.¬† i love comfort.¬† comfort loves me.¬† but it was nice to dress up and put some effort in for him, and me, again.¬† He deserves it.

and that may be the very reason he showed up at my work where i was bartending the next night modeling his new seersucker jacket and tie and holding a rose.¬† just maybe.¬† ūüôā

I paired the dress with my new statement necklace from Burlington Coat Factory that I got for $9.99.¬† I have never found more reasonable jewelry prices than there.¬† y’all should check ’em out.¬† Great necklaces that look like they should be around $30 for under $10.¬† I also added a somewhat cropped dark wash jean jacket from Old Navy a couple of years ago thinking¬†based on years and years of experience that it would be cool in the movie theater.¬† too cool for a short sleeveless dress.

no.¬† it was warm.¬† when is it warm in the theater???¬† i ended up taking the jacket off and feeling fine.¬† strange.¬† can’t plan for anything these days.

i¬†will share more of my finds from that day when the time is right.¬† and/or when i¬†use them:)¬† I got a great pair or yellow heels/wedges i can’t wait to show ya pictures of…

until next time, happy day and happy thrifting.  go out and spread some love!:)

-jaime

What are some of your favorite goodwill/thrift store special sale events in your area of the world?

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