I suppose most of us remember the moment. Movie making history. Vivian Leigh, as Scarlett O’Hara, is at the end of her rope…..she has endured so much; yet, remains to be the strength of her family and the hope for her beloved plantation Tara. She needs support and she needs it fast, so she must look her best…beautiful and confident. Yet, there is no money in the till for a new dress…barely even for food. That is when her eyes fall upon…the curtains! With beautiful deep green velvet and a little help from Mammy, Scarlett is able to go out with confidence in her pocket. Lack of funds, dirty hands, haggard face will not shut her determination down.
I sometimes believe my modern day curtain is simply Goodwill. Though funds are tight, I can often go to Goodwill and come out feeling confident and looking as though I spent the big bucks. Maybe I am facing a special occasion, I can always find something at Goodwill SA which will meet my need. Whining about money will only make me bitter and I can’t accomplish anything wearing bitterness; so going to Goodwill and discovering a confident look will help take me forward.
|Chicos jacket #1|
Recently, I stopped in my favorite location at Bitters Road and Highway 281. I left there with three jackets from Chicos, one of my favorite stores, and a great silk black blouse. These are pieces I will be able to wear many times and style many different ways.
If you would like to know how ridiculously inexpensive the accessories are, then please come back tomorrow. Until then, keep your eyes off the curtains and go to your local Goodwill ….where your purchases and donations help your local community. Just remember Carol Burnett when she parodied Scarlett in her curtain dress with a big curtain rod running through the shoulders…..no one wants to look like that!!
|Chicos jacket $2|
|Chicos jacket #3|
Then, fiddle dee de, don’t think about it tomorrow, go visit the wonderful ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE and THRIFTERS ANONYMOUS today!!