Last night and early this morning, I went to the opening of the Goodwill in metro Detroit. I was really excited when Melissa invited me, because, as we all know, I adore thrifting. And, I got to meet Nicole from The Sale Rack!
Melissa, left and Nicole.
I live in an area surrounded by five different thrift stores and I have to say the new Goodwill location is phenomenal. Melissa, Nicole and I were noticing that it doesn’t have the typical musty thrift store scent. It looks like an upscale department store, which is a huge plus!
With the exception of a small display in the center of the store, everything sold is donated. The items in the center area are new and inexpensive pieces like gloves, earmuffs, some jewelry and even some U of M gear. (I believe there were also some new undergarments in the same area).
While looking around, we found great brand names like Guess, Coach, Christian Dior, Ann Taylor and American Eagle. I, obviously, went straight for the shoes and the dresses and found some amazing deals.
Melissa showed me this wedding dress, in amazing condition with a birdcage veil, for $29.99. No, that’s NOT a typo- only $29.99.
This jacket would look amazing with a black pencil skirt and black heels.
I was tempted to buy this camera to put on my shelf, because it would be an interesting conversation piece! But, then I decided I shouldn’t, since my cats would destroy it.
I almost bought these pink Barbie heels for Jenni, but she said she’s not allowing herself to buy any new shoes for a while, so I left them for someone else with tiny feet! (I couldn’t even fit my toes in!).
Before I show you what I bought, I have to admit my most favorite thing in the store was also the most expensive. No, I didn’t buy it, but another lady went home with it today, and I am jealous!
It’s a 1977 Mata Hari Bally pinball machine. It’s GORGEOUS!!
So now, onto what I bought myself. Honestly, I don’t even feel bad about it because I only spent $20 AND the money goes right back into Goodwill, which helps someone in Metro Detroit find a job. So, it’s a win-win for me!
Oh yes. These are granny-style red and white wingtip heels. NEVER BEEN WORN. I got them for $4.99. And they fit my giant feet. Love!!
Melissa’s holding up my new dress. it’s flowy, 70s style and RED! We all know how I feel about wearing red (I love it!!). My mom and I are trying to decide if we should hem it at my knees or leave it long. What do you think?
So, there you have it. I’m not done with the 30 for 30 yet, but I’ve already spent money… oops!! I forgive myself, and I hope you’ll forgive me too!