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Black woman in long green dress smiles at Ringling Museum in Sarasota
This dress can work so well in lots of different occasions!

Happy September, thrift friends!

I’m so excited to share my recent Goodwill find. It happened to be in my favorite color: green! And not just any green, it’s a beautiful emerald jewel tone that’s perfect for the (slightly) cooler temperatures.

But maybe best of all, because this dress happened to be discounted as part of Goodwill’s colored tag deal. That’s right, this classic piece was originally $5.98 but I paid only $3 at the register!

I paired the dress with a black top with a beaded collar I found at the same Goodwill-Suncoast on Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg. Immediately after I spotted it on the rack, I knew it would pair well and complement the elegance of the green dress. And, it was only $5.98.

Black woman in long green dress smiles with eyes closed among palm fronds
The beaded collar really tied the look together!

The purse was thrifted some time ago in 2019, and I kept the price tag on there as proof to my friends when they didn’t believe it was from Goodwill. My statement rings were also a Goodwill pickup from several years ago. With the dress and shirt, that’s only $8.98 spent on a beautiful new outfit! Second-hand shopping can really pay off.

For this styling, I wanted to go for a monochromatic look. I think the dress can be worn to wedding, a date, church, or other formal functions, or any occasion where you want to elevate your style. It was the perfect look for a visit to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota! Have you ever gone? It’s a beautiful location and a fun day trip not far out of Tampa Bay!

I’m in love with the simplicity of the dress and how I accessorized it. I hope this inspires you to wear your favorite-colored outfits.

Black woman in long green dress smiles in front of the Ca' d'Zan at Ringling Museum in Sarasota
Have you visited the Ca’ D’Zan at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota? It’s a fun day trip!

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The Goodwill Huntress isn’t just one person! The Huntress is anyone who loves to shop at Goodwill-Suncoast stores in West Central Florida, tracking down amazing finds and sharing her haul – from pots and pans to prom dresses – with all of us!