Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red Leather

Yea, Baby!

Day two of My Goodwill Goddess Blog.

Let's see, it's above freezing outside.

The high should reach the low 50s.

I haven't worn this jacket in a while, and it's really cute. It's what we used to call a super-suede. The outside is green. The inside is dark red. The label has been cut out, unfortunately, but it's gorgeous!! The secret is to see what I have that matches and compliments it.  I found a Gap long sleeved shirt with a scoop neckline that matches the inside of the coat. I have a kind of a heavy head, and can only really wear vee and scoop necked blouses well. You just have to know yourself...

I found some green trousers that match the green of the jacket very well, and then came time for the accessories! And the story of the Red Gloves...

Maybe six years ago my husband and my son went shopping for me for Christmas. They bought me red leather gloves at Ann Taylor's in Edmond, OK. I loved them and wore them everywhere. Unfortunately, they didn't hold up as well as they might have. I have replaced them several times, and not with Ann Taylor, either.  In fact, it's about time for a new pair.... But my husband and son do not know that they are not the originals.  They love to see me wearing my red leather gloves. And today, I wore them.

I also wore red leather (not really) boots from (you-know-where). The brand is Rampage. They were never expensive, but I love them.  I have a cool red leather jacket from Sam's, too, but, of course, I'm wearing another jacket today.

I topped off my outfit today with a necklace and earrings that I bought years ago at Target.  They have red beads that really match and just work, somehow, although they are far from my fav necklace/earring set. My jacket, pants and blouse are all from my favorite store.

And there you have it. The Goodwill Goddess is ready for work!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

All My Issues

Who am I?

I'm a married woman who works a professional job in a midwest town. I want to be a writer. I am 59 years old. I am not skinny. I used to be pretty, but without plastic surgery, it's hard to be really pretty at this age. I work on it though.

Oh yes. I love clothes!! I can really afford to buy pretty nice clothing, but I'm going to tell you a secret. My fav store is Goodwill.  I just have so much fun there! And wearing what I buy there!  I buy a lot of the same name brands that I often buy in the actual stores, and mix and match them.

I just decided to multiply my Goodwill fun by writing a blog on how I dress in my Goodwill clothing.

Here's my first outfit. I have on stretch DKY pants, that I really love because of their heavy stretch fabric. They DO NOT bag anywhere, any how. They also have a cute little slit that makes them perfect to wear over boots. 

And the boots I chose for today are really my favs. They're a pair of really cute black MUDD boots with a herringbone lining. Of course, no one but me knows about the herringbone lining... And best of all, they're comfortable! And yes, there's mud on my heels. I really need a new sidewalk from my front porch to my driveway.

I'm wearing a short-sleeved black Travlers Chico vee-necked shirt (it gets hot in my office, so I have to layer), and a Claus block printed grey and black sweater with gold buttons. 

All of these clothes were purchased at Goodwill.  Today I grabbed a grey scarf that I bought for my son, but he never wears. I bought it new somewhere, sometime. I need a cool thin, longer grey scarf. I'm going to start looking for one.   

My coat is Susan Bristol, black with gold buttons. My necklace is probably twenty years old and I have no idea where I bought it. It's kind of a gold chain choker.

Well, I'm ready for a day in the corporate office. What fun will my closet bring me tomorrow?