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July
15

The Summer Bag You Need (for under $10!)

My dear frugal fashionistas, I hope you are having a spectacular summer! Someone mentioned to me in passing this week that summer is already practically half over. I refuse to accept this fact so therefore, I am going to amp up my summer fashion talk here on the blog! Today, I am sharing one of […]

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July
15

Furniture and Fabric—A Perfect Fit! 

Goodwill is one of my favorite furniture stores, but did you know it is an awesome fabric store too?  I found a little bench in the Furniture section at my local Goodwill store recently. I liked the cute shape and size, but the fabric looked like it belonged in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. I […]

1. Bench and Shirt BEFORE SHOT
July
15

What I Wore: Floral at Rehoboth Beach

One of the biggest reasons why I love the summer is because it’s beach season! When I get ready for the beach, I love to be creative and wear whimsical styles. This past weekend, I celebrated my mom’s birthday by visiting Rehoboth Beach, one of my favorite beaches on the East Coast. It’s relaxing, it’s […]

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July
15

Skip the Canvas, Paint a Table Top Instead

Think outside the box: rather than using a canvas to express your artistic talents or practice your painting skills, consider using a table top to unleash your creativity while making a truly unique piece at the same time.   Ability level:  Easy Age Level:  Kids (with some supervision) and adults  Items needed: Wooden coffee or end […]

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July
8

My Favorite Thing (From Goodwill): Tory Burch Wedges

Fellow frugal fashionistas, I feel as if I have truly hit a milestone in my Goodwill shopping career. After more than a decade of searching, I finally found my favorite designer, Tory Burch, in my size! I have come across probably close to twenty pairs of Tory Burch flats, heels and sandals during my thrifting […]

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July
8

$5 Beachy Bathing Suits

This summer will be filled with beach trips and I’m absolutely ready to rock my ever-growing collection of funky swimsuits. DC Goodwill stores are one of the best places to find all of the best modern and vintage looks to turn heads this season, for under $5 a look. The Bowie and Clinton stores have treated me especially well. […]

Friday's Five Under $5: Beachy Bathing Suits
July
8

Glass Platters Add Flair as Artsy Bird Baths

An upcycled glass platter is sure to capture the attention of birds as well as your family, friends, and neighbors when it steps up as a functional art piece and bird bath.   Move these glass platters from the coffee table or buffet into your yard or garden where they will be eye-catching centerpieces. Ability level:  Easy […]

July
1

Candle Holders + Mason Jars = Charming Lanterns

The glow of candlelight adds a sense of romance to any occasion or any space.  Turn run of the mill candle holders into memory-making lanterns by topping them with mason jars.  Mason jars are a timeless way to add a little “down home” touch to your décor. These lanterns are perfect as wedding centerpieces, porch […]

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July
1

Kings Highway Meetup Recap: Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and More!

To kick off the great season of summer, we held our monthly Goodwill Meetup on 6/23 at the Kings Highway store located in Alexandria, Virginia! This event was unlike most recent Meetups – this occasion was the last Meetup for regular attendee, super fashionista, and my good friend – Sanjee! After over two years of […]

July
1

Upcycle Pretty Plates Into Fancy Bird Feeders

Goodwill always has a nice selection of pretty plates, teacups, and saucers which are the perfect things to upcycle into fancy bird feeders for your outdoor space. You can make a fancy bird feeder several ways.  This video offers a few ideas, including hanging bird feeders and ones you poke into the ground. No matter […]

1. Upcycled Birdfeeder
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