Friday, March 26, 2010


After reading Beangirl's post about Goodwill, I thought twice about posting my Goodwill thrift store finds. But you've just got to see what I found today. First, it helps to shop the Goodwill store in a better neighborhood. We visited the store in Lake Forrest (for those who don't know it's upscale Orange County, as in The OC) instead of Pomona. There was a definite difference in the quality of the merchandise.

This lovely China Silk top from Coldwater Creek was bought by my friend for $4.99. I picked it out for me, but it was too small so my friend tried it on and it will go perfect with the new denim skirt she just bought at Ross. I have to take it in at the neckline on the shoulder seam so that she isn't completely exposed to the world, that's why I have it instead of her.

I didn't go home empty handed, however. I found this very cute asymmetrical knit top in a beautiful teal blue colorway for $4.49. It's a bit tight right now, but should be perfect for me for summer. I have a stretch denim in that color that needs to be a skirt or some capris. I can't decide.

I also found this cute ITY knit top with an interesting yoke and bust gathers. The sleeves are adorable as well. The color looks good on me too and it was only $5.49. However, my favorite find today was my new summer purse.

Isn't it beautiful? I love the summer colors, the fact that it was cloth instead of plastic, and that it had real wood handles. It looked brand new, with no wear or dirt at all. It's the perfect size to fit all my summer stuff.

I'm usually not crazy about a purse that has a divider in the center, but since the cosmetics and cell phone pocket help to distinguish each side area from the other, I decided that I could make it work. I love the fact that the inside was pink.

The center compartment had this bright and happy sun shaped zipper pull that was adorable.

And since my girlfriend had just gotten home from Hawaii the day before yesterday, I was convinced that this purse had to be mine. The $4.99 price tag didn't hurt either.

It was a good day today. I want to thank everyone for your good wishes and prayers for me. I didn't get a hold of my Dr. today and I may not have time to call tomorrow since I'll be visiting the museum at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles tomorrow and shopping the garment district fabric stores. I'm of the belief that if it was bad news I can wait for it and if it was bad news they'd get a hold of me to let me know. So I plan to enjoy the rest of my spring break touching and feeling fabric and trying hard to keep to my fabric fast. Wish me luck!


  1. Great finds!

    Also wishing you some good news soon.

  2. Fabulous!!! I love that purse.

    Right near me we have a ton of consignment shops an thrift stores. There's a whole row of them along 3A in Billerica, MA. I almost never have time to stop in, but every once in a while I will. I am usually on the hunt for vintage costume jewelry.

  3. Love the purse and the green shirt is great.

  4. I love poking around in thrift shops. And absolutely, good luck and best wishes.

  5. I love Goodwill! In fact, tomorrow is 50% of day here at Phoenix area Goodwills.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that you will here good news soon. ♥Tracey

  6. So glad to hear you are feeling better, and I'm praying for you too! You are looking fabulous, by the way!!! Love that last top you made.

  7. Love your healthy attitude! Great buys!

  8. Hope the nurse knows. I'll have to shop those South County shops because the HB Goodwill is junky.

    Marilyn D


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