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Best of 2017 Monthly Meetup Recaps!

 

Fashionistas, this year was our most successful one yet filled with twelve Meetups, one each month at a different DC Goodwill store location.

Not only did I get to see familiar faces each and every month, but I also met new ones too. And although these have grown in success and popularity, amazing finds have continuously been scored with stores filled with happy shoppers. Here’s a recap of each event this year:

Picture Collage of blue and orange Esley blazer and LOFT fur vest

1.) January – Gaithersburg, MD

This year our Meetups kicked off at one of my favorite Goodwill’s located in Gaithersburg, MD. At this event, I took home a blazer and faux fur vest for under $10! I can’t wait to wear these pieces this coming January – they’re still in style! 

Recap: Gaithersburg Goodwill 2017 Meetup

A picture of an attendee at the Glebe Road Meetup with a brand new Dooney and Burke bag

Check out the amazing Dooney bag! What a find!

2.) February – Arlington, VA (Glebe Rd)

Another successful event in the books! At this Meetup, we saw almost 30 attendees shopping away. I am still super stoked on this brand new Dooney bag that a fashionista scored for under $100!

Glebe Rd Meetup Recap

A picture of yamaha electric drums

3.) March- Dale City, VA

Still one of the biggest DC Goodwill locations, you could spend the whole day in this store! I know I did during this Meetup. When shopping I found this working electric drum pad for $15! I use it for my band now. 🙂

Dale City Meetup Shopping Event Recap

A close up picture of Lululemon clothing logos and a Lilly Pulitzer tag

4.) April- Fall Church, VA

Newly renovated this year, this location was packed with goodies during this Meetup. Check out this $100+ Lululemon haul that I found for less at this location!

Meetup Recap: The Falls Church Edition!

A picture of a black Kate Spade purse on a red chair

5.)  May- Clinton, MD

The newer Clinton, MD store is still a location you need to put on your must-visit list. It’s packed with vintage and designer brands and labels. I still use this Kate Spade bag that I got for about $15.

Meetup Recap: The Spacious Clinton Store!

A picture of a 1980's Sun Maid raisin bank with a raisin character in sunglasses on it

6.) June- Alexandria, VA located on Richmond Hwy

This location is known for its great furniture and housewares, such as these fun and funky retro housewares! All were under $10.

Summer June Alexandria, VA Meetup Recap

A picture of a woman in a black, long sleeved top, blue jeans, and neon shoes standing next to a large brown M&M figurine

7.)  July- Alexandria, VA located on Kings Hwy

This event was a memorable one, for sure. I walked out with a $5 Rebecca Minkoff bag and a life-sized M&M! The M&M has a nice home in my new place in Takoma Park. 🙂

Alexandria Meetup Recap

A collage of two pictures: the one on the left is of an African American woman in a white shirt, jeans, and a white cap holding a pair Christian Siriano black boots with a gold zipper and matching black zipper top. The picture on the right is a close up of the boots

8.) August- Centreville, VA

The newest Goodwill location was excellent to host our Back-to-School Meetup with our Goodwill Champion, Danielle! Check out these black knee-high boots that were scored.

Back-to-School Centreville, VA Meetup Recap

houseware items from Goodwill

9.) September- Rockville, MD

This was our biggest event yet and was undoubtedly a hit! Look at these fun housewares I got for my new place! 

5 Under $5: Rockville Meetup Houseware Finds

10.) October- Fairfax, VA

Yeezy and Coach shoes? Enough said. If you didn’t know already, this location is THE spot for name brand and designer shoes.

October Meetup Recap: Fairfax, VA!

Michael Kors Wedges

11.) November- Annandale, VA

I’m loving these neutral wedges that Kat found! Michael Kors for under $20? Yes, please!

November Meetup Recap: Annandale, VA!

12.) December- Sterling, VA

This recap is still in the works, as it just occurred. I can’t wait to share the lowdown with you in January! As expected, it will be a hit, based on the recaps above. 😛 

Which Meetup was your favorite one this year, fashionistas? 

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