#ThriftyThursday: Preppy and proud

#ThriftyThursday: $250. My preppy ensemble would retail for nearly that surprising cost. Lucky for me – my window-shopping inspiration was satisfied with thrifty Goodwill finds.

This soft look is composed of:

  • a Gap dress

  • a New Look cardigan

  • a pair of Talbots sandals

  • a two-strand pink necklace

I struggle wearing any straight-cut dress, but when I found this Gap gem, I decided alterations were worth my time. After matching a soft pink chunky necklace, I tied a long-sleeved sweater to cinch my waist. However, I didn’t want to lose the personality of the dress; I made sure to make use of the hidden pockets! The Talbots sandals were a deal, having the price sticker still attached to the bottom.

I always love the color combinations and styles Banana Republic and Ann Taylor advertisements suggest. Because I would rather direct my dollars to a great cause, I took my to-do list to Goodwill, where I designed my own style and color scheme. Thank you, Campbell Lane (Bowling Green), Bardstown Road (Fern Creek), Crestwood, and Mapleleaf (Lexington) locations for embellishing my preppy side!

Less than $17. When I walk down the street, people better know I am preppy and #GoodwillProud.



#thrifty #fashion #preppy #chambray #style

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.