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November
18

The best coat for winter? I think so.

Upon perusing the latest J.Crew catalogue that shouldn’t be anywhere near my immediate radius (as my credit card might fly out of my hand toward the merchandise), I might be willing to endorse a splurge on a winter coat. Not for me, necessarily, but perhaps for you, dear readers. J.Crew’s new tuxedo topcoat features a […]

J.Crew Tuxedo Topcoat
November
13

Upcycled sweaters = endless possibilities!

At Sunday’s Drink and DIY session led by the ladies of Luri & Wilma, I learned all the ways that we can upcycle sweaters that have seen better days. With a few snips and a couple of patient stitches, the ladies turned Goodwill sweaters into legwarmers and cowl scarves. If we had stitched quicker, we […]

Upcycled sweater
October
1

Ahoy, autumn!

If you’re not thinking about transitioning your nautical gear into autumn-appropriate ensembles, then it’s time to do so. Don’t put away your red, blue, and stripes just because DC evenings have a bit of a chill! This week’s Good Buy is a blue and ivory knit dress from Express. The rich navy bodice features a […]

Nautical dress from Goodwill
September
3

Green garland

This little green top is a mystery: I don’t know much about it, but I do know it’s beautiful! A deep emerald green (buy here), this sleeveless top features a black abstract pattern throughout. ¬†Hidden hook-and-eye clasps close the blouse at front. There’s no size noted on the top, but check the eBay page for […]

Green satin top from Goodwill
August
27

No. 2

If I had to pick one piece of clothing that made me think about going back to school in September, it would be this sweater! This cotton sweater from J.Crew (buy here), found at our local Goodwill store, is tissue-thin for easy layering. It features a v-neck, pearly buttons, and two front pockets at the […]

J.Crew sweater from Goodwill
August
20

Beyond basic

This black top is far from basic! It’s a go-to item that will rock your wardrobe year-round. If you liked Isaac Mizrahi’s offerings years ago at Target, you might like his more recent collaboration with TV-shopping giant QVC. This top by Isaac Mizrahi Live (buy it here now!) in a size 12 is cotton with […]

black tunic from Goodwill
August
13

Boots with options

While I was poking around our local Goodwill stores for #Back2School scores, these boots jumped out as a must-have for September style. A size 9, these Madden Girl boots would normally retail for $60 or more. I was drawn in by the southwestern-print lining, but a closer look revealed more to love about these flat […]

Madden Girl boots
August
7

Get ready for #Back2School at Goodwill

Did the sight of a “Back to School” blog post make you shudder? Are you so far from ready that you don’t even know when school starts up? We can’t fix all your back-to-school anxieties at Goodwill, but we can help you and your family get dressed! We took a spin around the Glebe Road […]

Back2School
July
24

My favorite thing (from Goodwill): Beach layers

A few of my new favorite finds from Goodwill don’t appear to be right for summer at first glance, but I beg to differ. While visiting Goodwill Keystone Area, I hit the jeans jackpot. The big bonus of shopping consistently at a few stores (or scouting for your favorite labels at Goodwill) is that once […]

J.Crew top and Gap jeans from Goodwill