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September
16

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Jeans at Goodwill

Dear readers, there are a few pieces in my wardrobe that I consider true staple pieces and a quality pair of dark wash denim jeans is absolutely one of them.  While I am usually one to shop for style over designer, I have to admit that there are few designer denim brands that can’t be […]

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September
16

Create Beautiful Waves by Pouring on Paint

By using this easy and unusual technique, you can transform surfaces and create masterpieces just by pouring on paint.  Think of this project as finger painting for adults! See how much fun it can be to give old furniture a fresh and beautiful look that resembles waves, the sky or even one of Monet’s famous […]

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September
16

The Circle Skirt: A Versatile Staple for Every Season

Transitioning one’s wardrobe from summer to the fall and beyond can be daunting. You have to go through all of your clothing, sort through each piece, and pack away your summer gear until warm weather returns. In order to alleviate some of this changing-of-seasons stress, one of my biggest goals as of late is to build […]

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September
9

Fall Trend to Try: Utility Jacket

‘Tis the season to start thinking about what to wear for fall, fashionistas! Today I’m sharing a trend that has been around for enough seasons that I think we ought to start considering it a closet staple. The utility or “military” style jacket took the runways by storm a few years back. With the change […]

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September
9

The World is Your Oyster: Use Maps to Refresh Old Items

When thinking about upcycling items, take the road to success by using maps.  Turn blank slates into eye-catching spaces by decoupaging lampshades and canvases with these traveling tools featuring your favorite place or hometown. Ability level:  Moderate Age Level:  Teens and adults Items needed: Lampshades Canvases Maps Modge Podge Paintbrush Scissors Pen or marker Spray paint (optional) […]

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September
9

3 Fall Fashion Trends to Look for at Goodwill

Fashionistas, as you might know, I LOVE marching to the beat of my own fashion drum no matter the season or climate. If the print looks good to me, you know I’m rocking it! In between making my own trends and mixing vintage and contemporary finds, I now make it a point to stay tuned […]

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September
2

Using Upcycled Accessories for Your Themed Space

Transformed items to add personality and pizazz to your place for just a few dollars.  For just around $150, an apartment went from bland to beautiful with items given a second chance in this exciting DIY project. Ability level:  Easy to moderate Age Level:  Kids of all ages with some painting, decoupaging supervision Items needed: Lamps Artwork […]

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September
2

A Little Round Table for Many Decorating Styles

When I found this little round table with the curvy legs at my local Goodwill store recently, I smiled. It’s the third little round table I have purchased at Goodwill in the past few months. These tables seem to be a popular item for people to donate. Maybe that’s because they seem old-fashioned looking and […]

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September
2

What I Wore: Summer Retro Remix

Fashionistas, I used last weekend for some much needed “me” time and my oh my, was it productive! I suggest that everyone take a mini-break, even if it just for a day of self-care.    During my break, I went to the beach, hit a few concerts, experimented with DIY jewelry, and booked a mini […]

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September
2

Must Have Booties for Transitioning to Fall

My dear readers! It is hard to believe I am already thinking ahead on how to transition my summer wardrobe to fall! I was shopping around at Goodwill this past weekend and brainstorming ways to ready my closet. As I perused the racks, I kept seeing a style of shoe that I knew I had […]

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