For my last post I thought it would be fun to chronicle some of the festive dresses I have found at Goodwill over the past year. What I love is the variety. If you’re looking for a New Years outfit, you can always stick with sparkles, but you might also want to be a little more adventurous.
I like to use this festive holiday as an excuse to wear something I haven’t worn all year. Maybe this year it’ll be that floral jumpsuit or the 1980s sequined dress, but if I go through my closet and find clothes that I just cannot bring myself to wear, I take them to Goodwill. (Donating is often a great excuse to browse the store, and coincidentally that’s often when I’ll find a great new piece to restock my closet.)
For your own resolutions (and general sanity) go through your closet. Pack up the stuff you no longer wear (photograph the really odd ball ones so you’ll preserve the memories) and donate it. Your donations will help support job growth and training for those in your community who might need it. You’ll feel lighter and have a little extra space for the New Year.
As I reflect over the past year, I’ve purchased almost 100% of my clothing at Goodwill (including great hiking boots, heels, and running shoes.) I did splurge on a pair of jeans and work pants from a retailer, but aside from that I have been able to furnish an apartment and outfit my wardrobe all from purchases made at Goodwill. It’s been such a pleasure to write about the wonders you can find there, and to consistently come away with remarkable pieces. I hope you’ve found inspiration and encouragement from these blog posts, because you really don’t need a lot of money to put together a great wardrobe, fun accessories, or inspired housewares. You’ll find just about everything you could ever want at your local Goodwill, and with a few alterations, you’ll have exactly what you want!
So Happy New Year to everyone! And, happy browsing at Goodwill.