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Back-to-School Centreville, VA Meetup Recap

Fashionistas, in lieu of the new school year just around the corner, fellow Goodwill Champion, Danielle of Perfectly Good, and I hosted a Back- to-School themed Meetup at the brand new Centerville, VA store this past Saturday. As always, this event was one of my major fun highlights of the month. Like our previous July event in Alexandria, […]

Back-to-School Centreville, VA Meetup Recap

Guest Blogger: Your Back-to-School Shopping Helps Others

The last of the fireworks had barely popped and sizzled before the first back-to-school shopping ads started airing on tv and radio. It felt like summer had barely gotten started and I was already being asked to turn my attention, and my money, toward shopping for new clothes and school supplies for my family. And […]


It’s Open! Centreville, VA Grand Opening Recap

Fashionistas, this weekend marks the 19th store and grand opening of a DC Goodwill store in Centerville, VA! This is one of many Goodwills in the VA region, but one of the newest ones out by Reston and Manassas. Just a short, less-than-one hour drive from DC, this store is large and popping with all […]

It's Open! Centreville, VA Grand Opening Recap

Guest Blogger: School Supplies: When “New” means “New to You”

Here in the Washington, DC area, summer is taking its last breath and a few counties full of kids, like my own, are enjoying this extra week of what I’ve been calling, “Leap Summer.” As I reviewed the list of this year’s required school supplies, it occurred to me that I had seen many of […]


6 Under 6: Back-to-School 2015 Edition

Summer is winding down and school is days or weeks away. Yikes! I can’t believe summer is coming to an end. Here’s my list (but not all) of my favorite BTS items under $6 for the new student or teacher this year. 1) Every gal needs a brand new mug. Goodwill is a treasure trove of mugs […]


Back to School Trend? Wide Leg and Bell Bottom Jeans

The following day I read an article saying bell bottoms and wide leg jeans were back in style for back-to-school.  It makes sense why I’m seeing bell bottoms and wide legged jeans on everyone lately! Seriously, in the past week, I must have encountered them at least 5 times. Here are my thoughts on this […]


Guest Blogger: Teacher Style

It’s back to school time and after eight years of teaching, and even more thrifting, I’ve figured out three secrets to success for building your professional wardrobe. Start With Great Shoes Teaching is not a desk job.  It’s safe to say, if you spend most of your day sitting at your desk, you’re doing it […]

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Trendy Tuesday: School Bags

If you caught my post yesterday, you know that my first high school bag was an utter fashion disaster. Depending on where you are in your educational career, different style bags are necessary to keep your look polished and in line with who you are reppin’. Do you feel me here, dear readers? You don’t […]


Back-to-School Fashion (On a Budget!)

On my first day of ninth grade, I learned one of the most important back-to-school shopping lessons…EVER. With my bright pink monogrammed L.L. Bean backpack loaded down with three ring binders and Germ-X, I nervously navigated my way to my homeroom class. Upon taking my seat, I looked up from my map and noticed that […]

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#Back2School: Get a good night’s sleep (thanks, Goodwill!)

My friends, you are not going to make the grades this year unless you get a good night’s rest. I’m not talking about once in a while. I’m talking about every night. If you need bedding supplies at bargain prices, check Goodwill before you get out your credit card at the big stores. Many of […]

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