A week before my cruise I decided to stop by my local Goodwill to see if I could find something to wear on my cruise. Of course I was open minded to whatever I could layer with for the fall/winter and wanted to make sure it wasn't just for the cruise--basically a one time deal. You know those purchases, the ones you buy for a specific event and never wear again. Yeah, I had my share.
As I walked into the Goodwill I reminded myself that I needed to stick to my $10 budget. If I only found one thing then so be it. As long as it was something that I truly loved and would get a lot of use out of. That wonderful Saturday I entered into a smorgasbord of goodies because the lucky color was green...and most of the things I bought were marked with a green tag!! BINGO!!! I couldn't believe my luck! Here are my great finds...
Ever since I saw one of my favorite bloggers I follow feature an old navy cargo twill vest in this post and many other outfits, I thought I just had to buy one. Just my luck, the vest is sold out and another one similar to it is not what I want to spend for it. So when I saw this beauty in the Goodwill with a green tag on it, I snatched it up fast than you could say cargo vest! LOL!!
The color of it is definitely a brighter green, but I actually like it better. The sleeves could easily be cut of and made into an actual vest, but for now I think the sleeves are working. This vest could easily be layered over shirts and under cardigans. The options are endless!! This amazing find was originally $3.99, but I got this bad boy at half off for $2.00!! I know right!
This Forever21 tunic was a great find for my cruise. The floral print was girlie and fun with pinks, greens, and blues. It's lightweight fabric made it perfect as a bathing suit cover-up for my vacation--which I did wear here. Not to mention it's great for layering in the colder season as well!
Immediately for the colder season I could see myself layering this with a cream long-sleeved turtle neck with my first great find, the green cargo vest over leggings and tall brown boots or booties. A statement necklace and gold watch would set it off! This great find was originally $3.99, but because it had a green tag the price came to $2.00!!
I love pleated skirts. No, let me rephrase that. I LOVE pleated skirts. Yup, that sounds better! There is something about a pleated skirt that makes me feel so feminine and classic. When I saw this red pleated skirt I had to touch it, try it on, twirl a bit. Yup, she was mine from the get go!
The fabric of the skirt is a wool/polyester blend so it was perfect for the Fall/Winter. It's not scratchy on the skin and the color is nice and bright. With tights and a long sleeved body-con dress used as a shirt, it became my birthday outfit. Red, black and white are such classic colors. Since I haven't found the perfect red lipstick yet, a red pleated skirt will do the trick! This pleated steal did not have a green tag on it, but at a price of $5.00 I was all in!!
For my birthday, I also paired it with my black and white houndstooth scarf and my great find I purchased on my vacation. Throughout the cruise, they had sales every night on accessories for the formal nights and casual nights. On the first formal night I rummaged through their jewelry selection and found this beauty at the great steal of $10! Now that's what I call a Cruise-Ten Fix!!
My total amount for my Thrift-Ten Fix pre-cruise came to the great price of $9! Okay so it was a few cents under $10 when you include tax, but I still stuck to my game plan and budget!!
You know this challenge is starting to prove to me that I can still enjoy the fruits of shopping with a small amount to spend. Everyone needs a reminder sometimes that great finds are out there and you don't need to spend a lot for them.
So what do you think? Would you wear these finds and have you found any great steals lately? Do tell!!