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Romper: Yumi Kim via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Shoes: JustFab via Goodwill: (Similar Splurge//Save); Choker: Vanessa Mooney; Sunglasses: Nordstrom; Clutch: Tory Burch, old (Similar); Lip Color: Covergirl x Katy Perry in Kitty Purry

Flowers are always a good idea and so are rompers. From a casual coverup to a white hot lace number, rompers wear many hats in the fashion world. Versatility is one of the many reasons why they hold a special place in my heart.

I recently wore this romper to dinner at Fruition in Denver (highly recommend), and I couldn’t help but smile when strangers complimented my Goodwill find. What they didn’t know is that I paid less than ONE DOLLAR for this gem. ONE. DOLLAR. What can you get for less than $1?

So how did I work my sheer and score this Yumi Kim romper for less than $1 (original retail $229)?! I shop the sales. Yes, even Goodwill has sales. Sales and discounts depend on location, but almost all Goodwill locations offer discount days.  If you are in Nashville or the surrounding area, Goodwill of Middle Tennessee runs a sale on the first Saturday of every month where the ENTIRE store is HALF OFF! (It’s my favorite sale!) I make it a priority to attend every month. On top of the weekly discounts, Goodwill of Middle Tennessee has a Goodwill Rewards program where you accumulate 1 point for every $25 spent. Once you reach 10 points, you get $25 off your entire purchase!

On this particular Half-Off Saturday, I had a $25 reward to use. The original cost of the romper was $8. Since I was shopping on Half-Off Saturday, the romper was on sale for only $4. I then used my Goodwill Reward ($25 off) on my purchase total of $31 to pay a grand total of $6 for a full bag of clothing which also included a Marc by Marc Jacobs top.

Become familiar with your local Goodwill sales and discounts, and SHOP THE SALES, y’all! It’s busy but so worth it! Many stores also offer discounts for students, active military, and senior citizens. If you aren’t sure what sales or discounts your local Goodwill offers, check out their Instagram, Facebook, or ask a sales associate.

 

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Dress: Solitaire by Ravi Khosla via Goodwill (sold at Anthropologie) (Similar Splurge // Save); Hat: My Mom’s Closet (Similar Here) ; Lip Color: Tarte Lipsurgence in Enchanted

Now that we have conquered the long Fourth of July weekend (or let the weekend conquer us…in my case), it’s time to embrace these five summer staples up until the pumpkin spice latte release date.

1. White Dress

Sounds easy enough, right? A little white dress (“LWD”) is a closet staple, but finding a LWD with anything longer than short sleeves is a challenge. The boho chic vibes of this Anthropoligie dress combined with the crocheted sleeves allow me to stay coolish in this sweltering Tennessee humidity.

2. Stripes

Stripes, stripes, every where stripes. I would argue that stripes never really go out of style, but I have seen them EVERYWHERE this summer! The J.Crew Ruffle Sleeve top is a personal favorite. Because stripes are timeless, Goodwill always has a good selection of stripes, including this Marc Jacobs top I recently snagged for 2.25!!

3. Off-the-Shoulder

Contrary to practicality, the off-the-shoulder top/dress is having a major moment right now. Even Kate Middleton is sporting the trend. I’ve converted a couple of my tops to off-the-shoulder (like this Kensie dress), but I usually get frustrated halfway through the day. After all, fashion isn’t really practical.

4. Straw Hat

During the summer, sunscreen and I are tighter than Taylor Swift’s girl squad. All day. Errrrday. I often neglect my scalp and my hair. Hats solve this problem, and cover up those stray grays that keep popping up. I like the J.Crew Panama Hat for everyday wear and this Eugenia Kim dupe for beach days.

5. Slides

Slides? Really? I haven’t worn slides since my Adidas Adissage Slide days in middle school. I picked up a pair of gold Sam Edelman slides (similar to these) at the beginning of summer, and they have been my go-to. Dressed up, down, at the pool, they are so versatile. I blame you, DJ Khaled.

What are your summer staples? Leave me a comment below.

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  1. Heart Shaped Sunglasses I just got my hands on these sassy little sunnies this week, and I can’t wait to wear them to the lake this weekend! Sunglasses should be fun, whimsical, and fairly cheap. If you’re anything like me, the closest body of water loves to eat your sunglasses, and at only $12 I can stomach the sacrifice.  Making me look like my favorite heart-eyed emoji is an added bonus.
  2. Native in Nashville Tee My blog boss friend, Amber from Native in Nashville, created a line of tees (and newly added snapback) to sport your Nashville pride wherever you go. (Actual “native” status not required.) I recently wore my Native in Nashville tee on a trip to Denver and received many compliments, even from the TSA agent. She recently expanded her line to include another of my beloved Tennessee cities, Knoxville. If you want to solidify your Native status, Amber is offering Goldwill Digger readers an exclusive coupon code for 20% off your entire order with coupon code goldwilldiggerxoxo for the entire month of July!
  3. Vanessa Mooney Choker I finally let go of my fear of looking like The Girl with the Green Ribbon Around Her Neck and embraced the choker trend. This Vanessa Mooney choker is my favorite because it’s simple, sleek, fits well, and doesn’t have any embellishments. Once I expand my choker horizons, I’m going straight for this one.
  4. adidas Superstar Sneaker You may have noticed a trend in my Non-Goodwill Gold posts by now, and it’s sneakers. I can’t resist a good pair of trendy sneakers because I live in sneakers on the weekends. Spotted on everyone from Gigi Hadid to Dave Chapelle, these classic shoes will always be in style. If your size is unavailable online, check the boys sizes. This is where I found mine (and saved $10!).
  5. Rent the Runway Unlimited Have you ever wished that you had Cher Horowitz’s virtual wardrobe? That’s how I feel when I scroll through all the options on Rent the Runway Unlimited. You’ve probably heard or used Rent the Runway in the past to borrow a designer dress for a one-time event and then returned it, but Rent the Runway Unlimited is a GAME. CHANGER. The subscription service lets you borrow three items at a time and exchange as often as you’d like or keep as long as you’d like for a monthly fee. Other than Goodwill and Rent the Runway Unlimited, I can count the number of clothing items I’ve bought in the last three months on one hand! (Full review coming soon!)

What are you loving this month? Leave me your recommendation in the comments below.