Dressed To Chill


Vacations are all about relaxation. So during my Orlando getaway, I definitely had comfort in mind, even when it came to dressing up for a night out. For a Saturday night dinner, I kept things chic with a black bodycon skirt ($1, found at a church rummage sale and last worn here) and my black wedges ($20, from Payless), but relaxed the look a bit with a deceptively-dressy Pookie & Sebastian lace tank. The tank, which I scored at The Salvation Army for just $4, is super swingy and loose, meaning I can eat and drink all I want without having to worry about my bodycon-clad midsection. 


To finish off the look, I added a tasseled, tan clutch (gifted) and a gold-and-silver necklace ($10, from Buffalo Exchange, and also worn here), plus my new pair of $6 sunnies, which I found at a small boutique in Queens. Head-to-toe, the full outfit came out to $41.


Since I tried to pack light, I re-purposed the lace tank later on in the trip, pairing it with a pair of black stretch pants and sandals to hit up Orlando's giant Goodwill headquarters. Seriously, this place is the mother-lode. Not only was it stocked with tons of well-priced clothing in the store's main section (including a red Tahari blazer I found for $5.50), but the location also featured a "Clearance" section in an adjacent building, which sold clothes for 99 cents a pound. I still have to sort through my finds, but I ended up digging out a cute faux-snakeskin purse, a real leather crossbody and several sweaters and tops, all for $6 total. Make sure to check back to see me rocking some of my Orlando Goodwill finds!