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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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The Most Underrated Fabric for Work

If you follow my musings about fashion here at the DC Goodwill Fashionista, you’re probably well aware that I turn to the racks of Goodwill to stock my work wardrobe with classic and trendy pieces for the office. Undeniably, my favorite work-wear pieces to purchase at Goodwill are dresses. Not only because they’re only $8.99 […]

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$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

Guest Blogger: Goodwill Shopping Guide for New and Expectant Moms

Exactly one year ago, I found out I was pregnant.  I couldn’t contain my excitement, and I wanted to go out and buy ALLLLLLL the baby things.  There are so many baby things to buy, and it can add up quickly.  Many moms rely on baby showers to help decrease the cost of setting up […]


My 3 Goodwill Shopping New Year’s Resolutions

Each new year, I try to give myself a collection of lifestyle and fashion-related resolutions for the new year. The goal is to always try something new and have some sort of mini feat during each year of my life. I like to spice things up and have a new memory or goal to look […]

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5 Under $5: Best of September

Fashionistas, September came and went. Can you believe it’s now almost November?  Filled with Meetups and fashion events, this past September has been a truly great one at Goodwill. Here are five of my most favorite finds under $5: 1.) What I Wore to Afropunk: Vintage Micro-Mini In late August/early September, I attended Brooklyn’s Afropunk […]

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3 More Shopping & Etiquette Tips for a Successful Goodwill Trip

Fashionistas, two years ago, I spelled out some great shopping tips and tricks to the ultimate, smart, and considerate shopping experience. This article was one of my most popular posts. Readers seemed to agree on everything in it was true and helpful. As I look back at these tips I’m still shaking my head yes. But […]

3 More Shopping & Etiquette Tips for a Successful Goodwill Trip

5 Under $5: Fall-Friendly Look

Fashionistas, a little while back I had an amazing photo shoot with the incredible Bonnie Sen, amassing a variety of seasonal Goodwill outfits that are hip, trendy, and original. Do you remember seeing some of these photos? Looking through my outfits recently, I realized a lot of my looks were comprised of many Goodwill finds […]

5 Under $5: Flashback Fall Friday

5 Under $5: Last Glimpse of Summer Outfit

Fashionistas, with today’s five under $5, I wanted to flashback to a look I wore a few weeks ago. I think it will be a good way to properly say goodbye to this summer and give us one last reminder DC summers aren’t always so bad. 😉 While out running errands, watching movies with friends, and eating yummy […]

5 Under $5 Last Glimpse of Summer Sunday Outfit

5 Under $5: Parisian Outfit

Fashionistas, I was feeling a bit Parisian last Monday and put together these 5 items under $5 for a classic summer meets fall classy Goodwill look. When I think Paris I think of sassy, sophisticated, red meets black and white stripes – so those are the facets I focused on for this look. 1.) Striped […]

5 Under $5: Parisian Outfit
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