Goodwill goodies

Today’s pictures are brought to you by the “HDR-ish” Picasa effect that “emulates that high-dynamic range look.”

Shoes and tights, Aldo; skirt, Rodier, thrifted; sweater, White + Warren, thrifted; belt, H&M; bracelets, Forever 21; watch, vintage; earrings, Ardene.

I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday, ergo I stopped at the Goodwill on the way home. Perfectly sensible logic. I actually don’t like the Burlington Goodwill very much because the racks are sorted according to clothing type…and that’s ┬áit. Without sizing to guide me, thrifting is made all the more challenging.

I ended up taking too many oversized things into the change room, but I did revel in the fact that I found this 100% cashmere sweater for $4.99 and this 100% wool skirt for $5.99. Has anyone heard of White + Warren or Rodier? I did some quick Internet reading and it looks like White + Warren is cashmere retailer and Rodier is a French company with origins in the mid-19th century. I was a bit scared to wash these items, but I made sure the bathroom sink was clean, filled it with cold water and Woolite, and hoped for the best. I DID NOT WRING THE CASHMERE. This seems to be the No.1 tenet cashmere owners must obey. Needless to say, I will not be washing this sweater very often. Another fun fact: 100% wool skirts do not wrinkle after they dry. Well, maybe some do, but mine didn’t, and any day I don’t have to bring out the ironing board is a day much appreciated.

2 thoughts on “Goodwill goodies

  1. As I read the first sentence of your second paragraph, I was wondering about the laundering issue of those fine fabrics—sounds like you know exactly what you are doing. Most of the time when you find lovely thrifted treasures like these, they have been machine washed & dried and can never be de-wrinkled! In fact, St. Vincent in PG does not even put out dry clean items for sale.

  2. A ban on dry-clean-only items! Who knows what types of treasures St. Vincent is giving up?!

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