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Goodwill Splurge

August 19th, 2007 at 06:56 pm

I made a voyage to my local Goodwill today. I admit, the trip was purely for entertainment. I try not to use to use consumption and shopping for entertainment, but despite my best intentions, I like getting "new" things. I've come a long way, but my inner consumer rears its head every now and then.

Sundays are usually 30% for Students, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were running 50% off the entire store (in which case the student deal is void, but hey, who's complaining about 50% off?)

I got this fun pair of Sandals for $2.50 (they've never been worn!) I know this "George" brand is a WalMart label, but it doesn't bother me since it's second hand. I would never buy shoes like this in a store since I know I can get a lot more use out of something black or brown, so these will be a pleasant little burst of color.



For myself I also got a sun dress from the designer Dex ($3.50), a light blue Ann Taylor linen button down shirt ($2.50), and a flirty "going out" top ($2.50; again, not something I would buy new, but as a result I often feel like the ugly duckling when I'm out with friends). I'm not familiar with the designer of this top, but I have the impression that it might be a more high end designer based off the look of the label and the cut of the shirt. The designer is "Salt & Pepper" if anyone knows anything. The last item is a GAP maternity shirt in excellent condition for a friend who is struggling to find inexpensive maternity clothes ($2.50).

Total expenditure: $13.48.

There's a part of me that feels a little foolish since I didn't need any of this. I'm still trying to find a way to spend "fun" money sans guilt. Maybe once I wear the "new" clothes and bask in the compliments I'll lose the guilt :-) I rarely tell people my clothes are Goodwill finds. I would say that that I'm not embarrassed, but then what keeps me from 'fessing up? I don't know. Something to think about.

5 Responses to “Goodwill Splurge”

  1. madhaus90 Says:


    Way cute shoes! Our Salvation Army store is kind of a nightmare (huge and not organized very well) so I usually donate there, but shop at our hospital's Resale Store which I have gotten some really great deals on things for DH (lately he's losing weight and its great to fill gaps in his clothes). I haven't found anything good there for me lately, bu i did do nicely on kids school shoes and uniform pants for DKs. Anyhow, nice going on the finds!

  2. baselle Says:

    Big Grin As a former grad student myself, well, we always told each other about our Goodwill finds. Mess up a $3.50 sweater in the lab, and you feel a lot different than if the sweater was $150....

  3. Amber Says:

    I love Goodwill, those sandals are cute. I have never heard of Dex but seems like you made out like a bandit

  4. fern Says:

    Cute!!

  5. fairy74 Says:

    Very good shopping trip and how sweet of you to pick up things for your pregnant friend.

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