Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Good Will Indeed!

This afternoon, in the middle of a very long day and an even longer to-do list, I thought to myself….

Jessica: Self, I feel like shopping.

Self: But Jessica, you don’t have any money! You can’t go shopping.

Jessica: Yes, Self, I know that, but I have the urge to buy!

Self: I know, I know.

Jessica: Where can I scratch the itch and not spend a fortune?

Self: This is beginning to sound like a cheesy commercial.

It’s at this point in the recap that I realize I’m better at reading other’s scripts rather than writing my own. A playwright I never will be.

So yes, in the middle of the afternoon, I decided to go shopping at Goodwill. There’s a very nice one – clean, smells good, has a nice selection, brightly lit, good parking – near our favorite movie theatre. Husband and I peeked in there one day and really wanted to go back and explore.

I decided today was the day.

And I was NOT disappointed!

Here’s what I came home with -

Goodwill trip 001

This is a JONES NEW YORK skirt, size 8P. Oh. My. Goodness. $3!!!

Goodwill trip 002

This is a cute shirt in a color that I love but don’t have a lot of. This was $3 as well!!!

And the pièce de résistance … an amazing Chenille-like jacket. I hope I can get it to the dry cleaners tomorrow morning and get it back before a big meeting/event I have on Thursday. I’d really like to have it to make a great impression! It will look perfect with black pants and my boots.

Goodwill trip 003

But yeah, definitely have to get it cleaned. It smells like an old woman! But for $4, it was TOTALLY ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!

It just goes to you that Goodwill is absolutely worth your time.


  1. Oh this is good motivation for going and checking out a thrift store I just heard about! Seriously amazing finds to be found!

  2. I wish we had a store like that over here. I would love to buy some old home furnishings and spruce them up! Great buys!

  3. Sweet deals! I love the skirt!

  4. Wow, you did a GREAT job! Whenever I go to Goodwill I do pretty well in the houseware type sections, but I always give up before the clothing. This is pretty inspiring though! Love that skirt!

  5. wow! Those are some really good finds! I get jealous when i see good thrift store finds because there are no good ones by me:(