I’m back at it again with the Goodwill shopping, and this time I scored big. I’ve put my shopping tips to the test and will show you how following the 4 easy steps to getting amazing Goodwill finds really works! In this Goodwill fashion haul I got brands like H&M, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Chelsea28, and Zara.
I love a good bargain and these six items were nothing short of that. The final price on the receipt? $20.00. Check out what I found and how everything looks on me. I even included the photos of the originals if I could find them so you can compare and see the retail prices. All in all, I saved $245.85. Such a proud moment. I’m super excited about these pieces, guys!
My Goodwill Fashion Haul
1. H&M Cap Sleeve Blouse
I love leaving a button or two open on this adorable blouse so my strappy bralette can peak through. This top could look casual with a slouchy cardigan thrown over or ready for work with a blazer on top. It’s that perfect versatile piece that I know I’ll get my use out of. The cap sleeve is also great because it gives your arm that extra tiny bit of coverage to feel more comfortable. My arms feel so out in the open and vulnerable when I have something sleeveless on, so thank you cap sleeves!
2. BDG London Cardigan
This is honestly becoming one of my favorite cardigans ever. The color is absolutely perfect to match with just about everything I own. I have a serious neutral addiction, if you couldn’t already tell. On the upside, this cardigan has pockets. I don’t know about you, but I automatically like something 427348% more when it has pockets. There’s something so cozy about walking around with your hands tucked away. Now for the downside. It’s not very warm, which I’m more forgiving of since it’s a longline cardigan and the added length=added warmth.
3. Chelsea28 Dolman Sleeve Brushed Sweater
I ended up finding this sweater in the heather grey colorway as opposed to the light blue pictured in the original (which I love even more because of the flecks of color and added dimension). It was priced at $6.00 at Goodwill, but it’s tag color meant it was 50% that day. Yay! The collar is actually really cool and unique because it’s thick and doesn’t lay flat. Details like that are one of the things that make expensive clothing stand out from the rest. (Keep that in mind when you’re doing your Goodwill shopping!)
On top of that, this is one of the most comfy sweaters I own. It’s sooo soft. I usually try and stay away from lounging around in my sweaters because I don’t want to stretch them or wear them out before their time. But I can’t even help myself when I wear this sweater. I love it more than my pajamas and just want to snuggle up with a good book and some hot chocolate in front of my non-existent fireplace.
4. Topshop REACT Block Sandals
Ok, are you kidding me? How were these left at Goodwill? I don’t know who donated them, but whoever you are, you’re the best. I am so in love with everything about these from the block heel to the nude color. The leather is incredibly soft and the shoes fit me like a glove. The only thing that sucked is that the ankle straps didn’t have enough buckle holes to wrap snugly around my ankle.
So I took them to the closest shoe tailor (which happened to be across the parking lot from Goodwill, nice!), and he graciously added two holes on each strap for free. Phew. I thought that was going to set me back on my bargain, but nope! Also, I know peep toe shoes aren’t very practical for the winter, but confession: I wear them anyway…when it’s below freezing…sometimes in the snow. Yeah okay, bad idea, but I love them so much I couldn’t wait until Spring to wear them out!
5. Zara Knit Sweater
You might have noticed that the original doesn’t quite look the same as the one I’m wearing. And you’re right! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the original online without a little more information, so I picked the next closest thing. I erred on the side of caution and went with an “original” that was a little more basic. That way I’m underestimating the final price instead of overestimating.
The first thing that drew me in was the color. I can’t get enough of that forest green. So pretty. And for some reason I also thought the contrast against my pastel pink hair was awesome. I found this top in a size medium, and normally probably would’ve gone for a small. But I got over it pretty quickly when I realized it actually has a really cool slouchy look for days when I want to look comfy cute.
6. Xinxin Fashion Striped Button Up
Again, the original image isn’t the same as the top I found. What I have pictured as the original is the closest style I could find from the same brand. My top has a lot more detail and was probably more expensive, but again, I figured I should estimate the cost low instead of high. This might not be my most profitable find, but it’s still worth it! Also, am I the only one who hasn’t heard of this brand? Someone please school me if you have. Either way, I thought the style was super cute and I couldn’t pass it up despite not recognizing the tag.
The color combination of the mustard and the baby blue is really different and interesting, and I like the overall silhouette. You can wear the bottom tied up for a cropped style or leave it down and buttoned. But the thing that drew me to this the most was the collar. The choker trend is really in right now, whether it is in necklace form or straight up a part of your shirt. This top is particularly unique, though, because the collar buttons and unbuttons. That’s an awesome way of getting away with the choker look on a woven garment. I have a few knits with choker collars and it’s so frustrating to squeeze my head through only to realize I’ve covered the fabric in little orange makeup battle scars. Ugh! So, needless to say, this button and unbutton collar feature is super handy!
Paying for My Haul at the Register
After the cashier rung everything up, the total came to $24.96 plus tax. Let’s just round to $25. Sound like a good deal for six things already? I would’ve been happy with that, but I had one more thing up my sleeve. I whipped out my “20% off your entire purchase” coupon I received because I had donated to Goodwill earlier that week and they reward you like that. That brought my total down to $20. Smart shopping at it’s finest.
Now for the Total Savings
So if you’ve been counting with me that’s a total original retail price of $265.85. Let me remind you, I paid $20. Just $20! So with a little math, that means I saved a whopping grand total of $245.85 on my Goodwill fashion haul. Not bad for a day’s work.