Casual Friday, YAY! So, I’ve got my jeans on and an Evan Picone jacket I discovered on a recent Goodwill SA treasure hunt. Goodwill SA provides me with sustainable, affordable fashion that makes it possible for me to have shorter jackets in my wardrobe now. Goodwill SA affords me a place with quality merchandise I can feel great about supporting while they support our community in San Antonio.
Shorter blazers and jackets are my biggest need right now to wear to work. I need the ones which are more flattering now that my body is beginning to tightened up and get back to where it should be. My closet is full of long, oversized items and it is time for a change. But, to get quality garments requires some serious budget. Unless you have in your town, a great place like Goodwill SA to find quality, low cost items. This is sustainable fashion at its best and our Goodwill organization in San Antonio has actually won awards for all they do for the city. I feel good when I spend money there. (By the way, if it looks like my teeth are chattering…they were….it was so cold the day we took these pictures!)
WHY I BROUGHT THIS ONE HOME
There were several reasons I decided to bring this jacket home with me:
- Evan Picone is a great brand and designed with a good fit and detail. You should see the three long seams in the back of this jacket making it a better fit.
- The purple and blues of the print are pretty and in-style at this time (you know how I love purple!)
- It has that classic, feminine message that we discussed on Monday with Amy’s style messages. That is why I added feminine jewelry to it with the pin and bracelet.
This fits my style messages of creative, current, approachable, chic and strong! But, it also would fit Amy’s messages from Monday….classy, joyful, smart, intentional, and feminine.
The first thing I do when I purchase at Goodwill SA is take the garment to the cleaners. Then I can wear it right away after that. This jacket does button though I did not pull it closer, and it looks practically new. In it’s day, it may have had pants or a skirt with it, but I am happy to own the jacket now. Goodwill is giving me more options at a time I really need them. I noticed that there are more and more major retailers selling gently used items. I bet I can find items that are the same quality and for far less…plus it helps my community to shop Goodwill SA!!
Is anyone planning a thrifting trip soon? What need are you looking to fill or is it just for fun? I love to show you my treasures from Goodwill in San Antonio and I love being one of the Goodwill SA Bloggers.
I will see you tomorrow for Would You Wear It and the announcement of the two winners of our SHEEC SOCK contest.
KEEP SMILING…AFTER ALL, IT’S FRIDAY!!
Disclaimer: Goodwill SA provides gift cards for shopping, but the words are my own.
By Pamela Lutrell