Yes, You Can Afford a Wardrobe Makeover, Now! Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Last week, we began to discuss how to get a wardrobe makeover going at the first of a new year!  I received three emails asking about money…what do I do when I need a new wardrobe and there is no money for a new wardrobe?”

In San Antonio, that means GOODWILL SA for me.  I find new, designer, amazing clothing at Goodwill…and January is one of the best months to go.  Many clean out and make end-of-year donations to get that all important tax receipt….so the stock is plentiful.

I like to go with wardrobe needs in mind.  This keeps me on track.  Last week, I went in search of boyfriend style/duster length jackets.  One I came home with is this denim jacket which I know can be worn all year.  I found it at the Bitters Road/Highway 281 N location.

I also brought home with tags still on, a navy blue duster with silver trim.  I am certain you will see this soon on the blog.  With great thrift stores like Goodwill, and so many clearance sales, there is no reason to stay in clothing which does not flatter your body or communicate the messages you desire.

I shop at Goodwill SA, because I MATTER, and our community matters. GOODWILL SA’S MISSION is to make sure they give back to our local community with job training and even assistance for veterans. 

 You matter as well…so go shop…don’t wait. There are ways to make changes in your wardrobe affordable!

Please go visit the blogs of Katherine’s Favorite Things Blog Hop…or hop on yourself!


thursday favorite things blog hop hostesses
• Please DO NOT link and run…….please visit a few of the wonderful blogs that are sharing here today.
• Please link to your post and not to your blog home page.
• Please remember to post no more than 3 links to your blog.
• Remember to Follow Your hostesses– Katherines CornerOver 50 Feeling 40 , Model Savings andVintage Mama
• Please leave comments when you visit, let them know you are visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥
• No adult content blogs.
• No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! (sorry they will be removed)

♥ Optional- Linkback on your post and/or Grab the hop button code from the button page at Katherines Corner. Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing). Please add your giveaways to Katherines Giveaways Page too! Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherines Corner permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, pinterest and as Make It Monday feature on Katherines Corner.♥

Lets HOP♥

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  1. I do donate really nice clothing to Goodwill here locally. However, our Goodwill store is not well-organized, does not carry much good clothing, mostly things with stains, rips, misshapen, etc. I have not had much luck at all at Goodwill stores in this area (and beyond). I do find really nice things at consignment stores, however. This is like a treasure hunt (my sister found a very stylish Eileen Fisher sweater a couple weeks ago, nearly new, for $10!) So where I live, consignment stores are the way to go. Prices are great and often the clothing still has store tags on, which is always a bonus! It's really tough when there is no extra money for a new wardrobe, but I guess buying a piece at a time, and going shopping with a plan is how to do it. Buying wardrobe staples that mix with what you have, that kind of thing. You are really lucky to have such a nice Goodwill store! Karen

  2. These tips are really a huge help. Being as this stuff does not come easy for me (Shopping for me is like going to the dentist). I am planning things out a little more. I'm looking for a specific blazer to go with a blouse that I bought and didn't like on it's own but with a nice blazer and matching flats it could be a really great outfit. I am heading out this weekend to see what I can find.

  3. I have found so many wonderful wardrobe pieces at Goodwill–some with the original price tags still on them. Some of my faves: a White House Black Market pencil skirt ($88 price tag still on it), a leather pencil skirt (gently used), vintage Kinney cowboy boots (gently used), several silk blouses…I could go on and on. 🙂 Thanks for hosting this link up! T.

  4. Thank you for highlighting this! In Australia, many of our major charities run second hand stores affectionately known as Op Shops (as in Opportunity Shops). There's not the stigma shopping second hand here as there appears to be in other countries and I make sure I visit my local four (two Salvation Army – the Salvos and two Lifeline (a crisis counselling service).

    Last year I bought a designer cardigan and black and white print blouse, a never-been-worn pair of white wedges which are now my summer staple shoes, several scarves and several tops in lovely colours.

    Now is the best time to go. The post-Christmas and New Year sales means that many women are clearing out their wardrobes and there are wonderful bargains to be had.

  5. I love your post on affordable shopping. I am a huge thrift store shopper and always have been. There really is no need to spend a lot of money to look good. I just did a post on some of my latest finds. I actually find it more fun and much more interesting to shop at thrift stores. Thanks for the great post!


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