Elvis Presley’s 1970s hit “Kentucky Rain” has taken on a whole new meaning these past few weeks! “Kentucky rain keeps falling down,” he sang. And so it has.
The past few weeks have proven that every Kentucky gal needs a nice all-weather trench coat. Recently, I was at the Columbia Goodwill when my eyes landed on this maxi Inner Circle coat, and I knew I had found a gem.
The attention to detail in the quilted collar, belt, banded sleeves, and pockets confirmed the high-end quality of this item. It has a single-breasted, button-over flap that adds a unique flare. The pleaded sleeves, deep pockets, and large rear-hem split add comfort and ease of movement.
Add the fact that it is lined, light weight, machine washable, AND a neutral color makes this article beyond perfect! While checking out, I found two beautiful scarves, one of which was 100% cashmere and a perfect match for the coat. The second was a square, silk piece that I gifted to Hope Scarves of Louisville. I also found a Jones New York & Co. down vest that I dearly love. As I paid for my purchases, I was amazed that my entire bill was less than $12.00!
I walked to my car feeling light and happy. My friend always says, “It’s all about the find.” For me, it’s about giving previously-loved items a fresh start in another closet! But when shopping at Goodwill, it’s so much more than that; it's also about giving so many people a sense of HOPE. Goodwill’s mission to help Kentuckians find hope through the power of work is something we can all be a part of … just by shopping or donating! That, my friend, is priceless.