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My Favorite Thing (From Goodwill): Gingham Perfection

Few things feel good to a savvy shopping fashionista as finding the hottest trends during their peak for fractions of retail value. That happened to me a week back at the Columbia Pike Goodwill store and I knew I’d found my latest favorite thing from Goodwill. Remember my post earlier this spring about Gingham? It is literally everywhere this season and I snagged my very own piece for under $5!

One of my favorite spring looks is to take a long sleeve and pair with shorts. It’s perfect for those days where the sun is steamy but the minute it sets, it gets super chilly. When shopping for a long sleeve to pair with shorts, I always try and look for breathable fabric. A light knit provides just enough warmth and sun protection without causing arm pit rings and unnecessary sweating. During my latest Goodwill perusal, I stumbled upon something in bright blue and white and just had to further investigate.

Perfect! It was a light knit, long sleeve gingham printed blouse. Made by Caslon, I knew I found a great gem! Caslon is a quality brand sold commonly in Nordstrom. I did a quick Google search to see what kind of deal I was getting. My top cost $4.99 at Goodwill and it retailed new for $58.00. Cha-ching! It went straight into the cart after that.

Perfect for all seasons!

Perfect for all seasons!


Great brand!

Great brand!

I plan to style this piece with white J. Crew Chino Shorts (also from Goodwill!). You know I love my second-hand J. Crew anything, but especially chino shorts. Remember this post? I’ve gotten amazing deals on J. Crew shorts at Goodwill. I know my crisp white Goodwill shorts will be a perfect pair to this new top. For a dressy look, I’ll add nude wedges and a sparkly necklace. If it’s chilly, I’m thinking this piece will be a great pair to white jeans and pointed toe nude heels, too. Lastly, I’m planning on keeping this piece in my closet year round. Don’t you think it would look great under a solid, v-neck sweater for colder days? The bright blue will be just what my drab winter outfits need!

Have you recently found anything you just cannot get enough of at Goodwill?
I’d love to see a pic or hear your favorite thing story!
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2 Comments for My Favorite Thing (From Goodwill): Gingham Perfection

May 4, 2015

I have found all of my beautiful finds at Goodwill!!

DC Goodwill Fashionista
May 4, 2015

What a cute Etsy shop! Glad to see you enjoy Goodwill as much as I do!

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