We loved hearing about thetrinkets of thanks you wore last week – we hope they gave your Thanksgiving an extra grateful glow! This week our Goodwill Gem is a little more naughty than nice, but we think the act of giving back while you give your wardrobe a boost is 100% worthy of a holiday hooray. Our Lauren Haslett toured the Goodwill stores for this week’s party-perfect find: Skin-Toned Stilettos with Style!
Planning to turn some heads this holiday season? If you’re hoping to catch a particular someone’s eye or to snag a kiss under the mistletoe this December, this week’s Goodwill gem is the kind of piece that will help you do just that. You’ll be sure to grab some attention at a festive bash this year if you’re wearing a stunning pair of studded leather heels like this one. Find a pair in your skin tone and your legs will go for miles!
You’ve got the turkey in the oven, the pie on the windowsill, the cranberry sauce in the can – what else is there? Your holiday outfit! Why not wear a Goodwill Gem today in honor of all the good your support has allowed our programs to do?
Feel like a queen at your festive Thanksgiving feast! With so many fêtes coming up on your winter social calendar, it’s imperative to have some great, go-to accessories you can throw on over any of your favorite sweaters, blouses or party dresses for an instant dose of bling – just the thing to get you sparkling for any holiday occasion.
And this week’s Goodwill find is just that kind of a piece. The thick gold link chain is enough to draw attention to your fabulous ensembles all on its own, but the eye-catching black oval – also encompassed in gold – that serves as this necklace’s focal point is truly spectacular. Deep black and brilliant gold contrast beautifully with one another, making this simple stunner the kind of necklace any stylish, thrifty girl would want to snap up in a second.
You could pair this versatile piece with dressy numbers, but also with more casual outfits. For a party requiring a fancier frock though, this vivid green cocktail dress below is flirty, feminine, and just the right hue for the season, making it the perfect partner for this week’s gem. The rich, vibrant color is not only holiday party appropriate, it also allows this black and gold gem to stand out, not fighting with its sparkle as an equally shiny or busily patterned top might do, but still provides enough contrast to create a brilliant backdrop for this beautiful necklace.
With a pair of luxurious-looking metallic heels – and perhaps some nude tights and a light sweater, shrug or blazer to ward off the winter chill, you’re ready for this sensational season, with plenty of cash left over for gift shopping!
Will you wear a Goodwill Gem today? Come share in the comments here, post a photo of the finished look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted!
* Goodwill Gift Cards – The perfect present for your fellow thrift shop aficionados
Most stores will be closing at 6 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed through Thursday to allow our employees to celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends and families. Stores will then observe regular hours on Black Friday. For specific store hours this holiday weekend, click here. For general store hours and contact information, please stop by our website’s store locator at http://www.goodwillnynj.org/findgoodwill.aspx. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays all! In order for our wonderful staff and clients to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends, all of our retail stores will be closing at 6pm* on Wednesday, November 23rd and remaining closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th.
In addition to our ongoing Get Ready for Thanksgiving Sale, we’ll also be holding a Black Friday Christmas Special where you can take 40% off Christmas decorations from 3 p.m. til closing Friday, November 25th !
Make your Thanksgiving table even more beautiful this year with a boost from your Goodwill store. To help you prepare for the holiday, we’re offering a Thanksgiving Sale! Take 40% off housewares from Sunday, November 20, through Wednesday, November 23.
After all, our programs and services are funded by your donations and purchases. This sale is just one small way for us to say thank you. We thought about gobbling like a turkey, but really, this is better, don’t you think?
Do you know what your clothing’s really worth? We’re not talking about the price – we’re talking about the “cost per wear.” A Good Look’s Emme Bonilla explains how a new calculation can really clear up your wardrobe:
In our last installment of Good(will) Sense, we discussed “cost-per-wear” and how getting your threads at your local Goodwill is a great way to stretch your dollar. Today, I want to mention another way to get the most out of your money by using your clothes throughout the varied seasons. Storage space is not exactly bountiful in New York real estate, so you have to get creative in how to wear that summery top in the mid-winter temps.
Take a look above – that printed silk DVF dress was a TOTAL STEAL at $24.99 (it usually retails for $345). For the summertime, it’s perfect on its own, a cinched belt and sandals, but just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean I’ll need to store it away. Here’s where the Good(will) Sense comes in…
We’re head over heels for, well, heels this season. And why shouldn’t we be? With all the holiday parties coming up, a girl’s gotta be prepared. Our columnist Lauren agrees and hit the Goodwill circuit in search of something just as cheeky than last week’s pair, but in a completely different (yet still party-perfect) way. The result? This week’s Goodwill Gem: the Peek-a-Boo Pumps.
A pair of pumps will make any girl walk a little taller – but it takes a special pair to unleash a whole new you. These sexy black shoes are in a favorite cold-weather fabric – suede – but the lace-up style and open toe beg for a wink and a nod.
While we can’t promise any of these items lasted the weekend, we can tell you your chances are best at snagging your favorite piece if you hurry on over to the Goodwill Boutique ASAP – these finds won’t last long!
The Swapaholics–ModCloth rack is up in the Goodwill Boutique! Starting today (until they’re all gone) you’ll find designer, vintage and just-plain-fun donations from the outstanding Fashion Week Clothing Swap last September in our Greenwich Village Boutique. To get you excited, but also keep you guessing, here are a few photos of the spread:
March on over to Goodwill on Friday, November 11, for our storewide VETERAN’S DAY SALE. All media are 30% off, including books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes and records.
And, if you’re in Downtown Brooklyn or theBronx, we’ve got even more Veteran’s Day deals for you to celebrate!
At the Brooklyn Livingston Goodwill Store (258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201):
Doors open at 9 a.m. for the store’s popular WINDOW SALE, which starts immediately. Purchases are limited to two items per person.
Livingston is also part of Goodwill’s storewide VETERAN’S DAY SALE. All media are 30% off, including books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes and records.
At the Bronx Goodwill Store (361 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455):
Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 7:45 a.m., and the doors open at 8 for the store’s popular WINDOW SALE. The store admits two customers at a time.
Purchases are limited to two window items per person. At 9, the store opens to everyone unless there are still ticket-holders on line. Once they’ve made their purchases, any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs.
The Bronx is also part of Goodwill’s storewide VETERAN’S DAY SALE. All media are 30% off, including books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes and records.