#ThriftyThursday: My roots

#ThriftyThursday: Ruffles express my inner southern belle. We each have a particular garment or accessory that connects us to our roots – cowboy boots, tie-dye, an SEC shirt, or a baseball cap. My J. Crew ruffles tell a story of a southern gal beginning a new adventure.

As I was dressing for a day of exploring St. Augustine, Florida with friends, I matched a recent Goodwill purchase with a patterned skort. While feeling comfortable, I also held my head a little higher. A true southern belle feels fabulous in her own skin – or her Goodwill purchase, in my case.

I value a quality find. The top pictured to the right was found at the Hurstbourne Lane location and will find its way on many other adventures.

Whether you identify with ruffles and pearls or not, confidence and a #ThriftyThursday find look great on everyone.



our history

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


our mission

We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.