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April
24

College-Themed Pieces with Paint & Decoupage

Spring means graduation is just around the corner, so here’s a great gift idea for that soon-to-be graduate or any alumni, Fraternity or Sorority member.  Turn a piece of furniture into a fan favorite by painting it in school colors and adding the institution’s logos.  Your unique and special transformation will certainly receive many cheers! […]

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April
23

Swimwear of the Season: One-Pieces

If there’s one thing I’m looking for at Goodwill every spring and summer – it’s swimsuits. Despite the fact that I already have a massive collection, I can’t help myself when I find suits from the 60’s-80’s. They fit me very well, are timelessly fashionable, and durable enough to withstand all beach shenanigans. There’s a reason they’re […]

retro swim 1
April
17

Fashionista Friday: Pattern Pants and Dancing

On Sunday night, my girl Sara and I attended a small dance party on U Street in DC that played hip-hop and R&B classics throughout the evening. Ladies were encouraged to rock fun printed pants for free entry. Naturally, we looked to Goodwill to ace this fashion challenge. Fun printed pants at Goodwill are typically under […]

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April
17

Guest Blogger: Trends I Hate: Open-Toed Mules

Oh, my fashion-savvy friends, we have to talk about one of the season’s hottest footwear trends. They’re everywhere; department stores, consignment shops, thrift stores, yard sales, fashion resale apps. I can’t seem to escape this recently resurfaced trend that I’ve been dodging since 1997.  The open-toed mule. Rather than taking the traditional 90’s Steve Madden Platform […]

steve madden slides
April
17

Unexpected Designer Finds at Goodwill

Who’s excited for the next DC Goodwill Meetup?! I am!  On April 28th – just 10 days away – we’re heading to the Columbia Pike Arlington, VA Goodwill, a spot where we have not ventured to in quite a bit! This location is actually one of my favorite ones in the Arlington area because it’s […]

Columbia pike goodwill
April
17

Guest Blogger: Eye on Design – Acrylic Accessories

Acrylic furniture and accessories have been popular since the 1930’s and can currently be found in every major home décor store.  Looking through my interior design magazines, I see acrylic dining chairs, coffee tables, headboards, trays, wine chillers, picture frames, etc.  It’s everywhere!  It should be no surprise, considering it’s long history, that acrylic pieces […]

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April
16

Confident and Stylish Young Professional

I always get a little nostalgic during this time of the year because spring is a season where I always have great memories – especially leading up to the summer.  Around this time last year, I was 25 and finally making moves in my professional career. I was nearly two years into my current job, […]

style evolution
April
13

Fashionista Friday: The Wright Finds for Spring

Today’s Fashionista Friday is clearly the expert at finding and showcasing her Goodwill designs with a modern and fun angle, as shown by her latest Goodwill scores.  Willow Wright, a DC-area local, is a designer, knick-knack collector, and treasure hunter. With her finds, she assembles stunning set-ups and photographs them to show the world her […]

wright chair
April
11

What I Wore: Vintage Neon Floral

Fashionistas, when the sun is shining bright, my outfits transform from all-black to technicolor. There’s something about the sun that makes my color sensibilities flow at full force. To celebrate spring and the warm temperatures, I recently wore my favorite pink, blue and green vintage floral skirt I scored at the Rockville, MD Goodwill ages […]

floral skirt pattern mix
April
10

Guest Blogger: Outdoor Space Makeover

Warmer weather is on the way which means entertaining moves outside.  Here is a great way to transform your front porch or patio into the most popular gathering place on the block.  By using colorful paints and fun fabrics, you can give tired, old furniture a new life of welcoming family and friends.  With just […]

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