Thank Goodness For Goodwill!

Who: Jessica of the blog Wardrobes and Whimsy

What: Vintage pleated light denim shorts

Where: Goodwill

How Much: $3

When I Use It: I’ll be wearing them all summer!  I love that the high waisted and paper bag-style fit balances out tighter, more fitted tops.

Shopping Tips: When you’re shopping at thrift stores, don’t pass by an item without considering the possibilities.  These shorts are actually much longer (about knee-length, which is not flattering on me!) but when cuffed a couple times the fit is perfect.  Never pass by an item that interests you because of fit without first thinking about whether or not it can be altered somehow.

Attention Blog Readers! We know you are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Maria 04/13/2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Love Jessica, she is incredibly creative.

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    kristar 04/13/2010 at 3:34 pm #

    man, those shorts are uh-mazing! i really do love the way she looks in them!

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    Katelyn Likes This 04/13/2010 at 4:01 pm #

    The outfit’s great, but I love the haircut/style!

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    Julie (ModCloth) 04/13/2010 at 4:50 pm #

    I really like the chalky blue color of these shorts, def. a vintage vibe!

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    Rachel @ a la Modest 04/13/2010 at 8:56 pm #

    I saw a very similar pair at Goodwill the other day, too!! Should’ve snagged it!!

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    Jesa 04/13/2010 at 9:06 pm #

    This is lovely and effortless! And I agree with the above, killer haircut!

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    Jessica 04/13/2010 at 10:58 pm #

    Very cute shorts!

    check out my website:

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    Jill 04/14/2010 at 1:02 am #

    can paper-bag cut, high-waisted shorts look good on girls bigger than a six 6? discuss!

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    lucille 04/14/2010 at 2:07 am #

    i love thrifting! it is the best way to shop.
    also, i thought i’d let you know, i featured modcloth on my blog (a second time) just in case you wanna check it out! here’s the link

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    Casey 04/14/2010 at 11:04 am #

    I LOVE this! I would never have thought that those shorts could look so cute and stylish! This makes me want to go shopping for unique finds for summer. I have to also agree with the other comments about the hair, super cute and almost the exact same as mine 🙂

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    Tieka, Selective Potential 04/14/2010 at 7:41 pm #

    I LOVE Jessica!! She pulls off those shorts so so well! 🙂

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