over50feeling40: Goodwill: Ralph Lauren and Affordable Classic Styling
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Sep 24, 2014

Goodwill: Ralph Lauren and Affordable Classic Styling

I have written much lately about how quality, classic styling never goes out of style!  Some reply, "But I cannot afford the prices on top designer fashion pieces."  Quality is just not affordable...some say.  Well, I submit to you....It can be...
This $275 Ralph Lauren jacket was brand new...all tags on...when I found it at GOODWILL SA (Bulverde Road @ Highway 1604).  It is great classic styling which never goes away!

The striped cotton Ralph Lauren blouse was found at GOODWILL SA (Bitters Road @ Highway 281) and goes perfect with the jacket...there are so many ways I can wear these pieces.

The scarf is not designer, but can be paired perfectly with the jacket or blouse and has the same Ralph Lauren touch!  I always look at the scarves when I shop Goodwill!

Check out their GOODWILL SA FACEBOOK PAGE, and remember your donations and dollars are helping the local community!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!


  1. Those are great pieces Pam. I am looking for a quality navy blazer myself, and I actually have a red-pinstriped shirt on my shopping list. So when I saw this, I thought, that is just what I'm looking for in my own wardrobe!! My Goodwill is so sadly lacking, just dropped two boxes of clothes off there yesterday for fall/winter that did not see the light of day last year! The store is shabby and kind of dusty/dirty, just sad. I haven't found things there as yet. In the area where I live, the best thrifted pieces are at consignment stores. You scored some beauties and they will never go out of style! Karen

  2. I once had that same jacket, classics never do go out of style. You look great!

  3. Pam, you are an amazing Goodwill sleuth! What wonderful things you find there. I can picture the blouse with your jeans too, sleeves turned up for a casual summer look.

  4. Classic pieces are always perfect staples. I love that scarf! It's really elegant looking. :)

  5. Pam, I love the blouse with that classic blazer. :) xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  6. You make me want to run to Goodwill! I have not made time to thrift shop in ages but posts like this have me rethinking that. I love that blazer - forever classic as is the top.

  7. I'm with you, Pam. Thrifting is still my primary go-to for great pieces, and even trends that may not survive more than a season or two. Nice score ;-)


  8. Pam, You look fabulous! Thanks for reminding us of these great shopping tips!

  9. Great finds! Our Goodwill recently underwent a makeover, and I have found the most wonderful things there.

  10. Great scores Pam!! A double breasted Ralph Lauren Blazer is a forever piece!

    The Arts by Karena

  11. Totally agree, Pam! I cannot tell you how many quality pieces I've found at Goodwill with original price tags still on them. It's smart shopping! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  12. What a fantastic purchases. At a goodwill store? With original price tags still on?? You lucky woman.

  13. Some really fab finds! I do shop at thrift and second hand shops and fleamarkets regularly and have found a couple designer pieces for very little money as well.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

  14. You know I love a great thrifted find!! I have donated a lot of my clothes back to the thrift store, but I have kept my Ralph Lauren crested blazer I scored at Savers last year. :-)

  15. Fabulous find Pam! A great classic piece that will never go out of style. pippa


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