#ThriftyThursday for America

The Fourth of July only comes around once a year. You want to look good.  How do you strike a balance between looking great (and maybe patriotic) while not breaking the bank?  You go to Goodwill of course!

Yesterday, I stopped at Goodwill’s Benson Park Plaza store and found a variety of styles that would be prefect for any Fourth celebration.

Let’s start casual.

fourth casual

These three outfits would be great for any firework show, hanging by the lake, or a barbecue at your friend’s house.  First, I paired some trendy white overalls with a striped tee.  This is not an overly-patriotic look, which still embracing today’s style.  The overalls are a comfortable option for all-day wear, and even over a swimsuit at the pool.

Next, I found an America-blue colored short dress with back cutouts.  This dress was brand new – still had the tags on!  Pair it with some red shoes and a white necklace and you’re good to go for the Fourth.

One of my favorite finds of the day was this unique stars and stripes sweater.  It’s perfect to pair with some jeans or shorts that you already own.  Throw it on over your day clothes to keep warm while watching fireworks at night.

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These next looks are more dressy. For a wear-any day outfit, this coral flowy dress is perfect to keep you cool. Or pair it with a cardigan to help keep warm indoors.

If you’re working on the Fourth, keep it festive by looking for red, white, and blue in your pieces.  I found a cute white blouse and paired it with a textured blue skirt.  Or, you can go full-on patriotic with a look like this blue and white polka dotted blouse I matched with a red pencil skirt.


Have a safe and happy Fourth of July – and happy thrifting!

READY — Community Matters/iHeart Radio — 5/29/16

Goodwill’s Megan Sharpe spoke about our agency’s READY program during an interview on 1110 KFAB’s “Community Matters” program.  The ten-minute segment  aired on all five iHeart Radio stations the week of 5/29/16 – 6/4/16.

Here’s the link … the Goodwill segment is the finale of the show starting at the 18:55 mark:


2016 Omaha’s Choice Awards — OWH — 6/5/16

2016 Omaha’s Choice Awards: The winners are …

Thousands of votes were cast in more than 150 categories to determine the winners in the inaugural Omaha’s Choice Awards.  Goodwill took the award for Thrift Store/Consignment category!!!

Here’s the write-up that was in  the 6/5/16 edition of the OWH …

Thrift Store/Consignment: Goodwill

18 metro-area locations / www.goodwill.org

Looking for more variety than what you find on your average department store shelves? Most Goodwill stores introduce more than 2,000 new items onto the sales floor each day. And you won’t be the only one who gets a great deal. Millions of people benefit from Goodwill employment training, job placement services, financial education, youth mentoring and more.

Finalists: Hand Me Up Store, New Life Thrift, Thrift America


Here’s the OWH link …



Drive 4 Drives — Community Matters — KFAB/iHeart Radio — 5/8/16

Goodwill’s Drive for Drives event was highlighted on an interview on 1110 KFAB’s “Community Matters” program.  The ten-minute segment aired on all five iHeart Radio stations throughout the week of 5/8/16 – 5/13/16.

Here’s the link … the Goodwill segment kicks-off the show:



Work Experience/Autism Awareness — Community Matters — KFAB/iHeart Radio — 4/24/16

Goodwill’s Megan Sharpe spoke about Autism Awareness and our agency’s Work Experience program during an interview on 1110 KFAB’s “Community Matters” program.  The ten-minute segment aired on all five iHeart Radio stations throughout the week of 4/24/16 – 4/29/16.

Here’s the link … the Goodwill segment kicks-off the show: