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October
27

6 Tips for Statement Necklaces

Fashionistas, as you might have seen, I wear statement necklaces quite a bit. No matter what season it is a good statement necklace can spice up any simple or wild outfit. During the fall, I especially like to whip out my gems of steel to add a nice touch to a collared shirt for work, […]

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September
15

Fall Handbags: Cross-Body Envelope Handbags and Clutches

Lately, I’ve been finding myself attracted to purchasing cross-body envelope handbags or clutches this fall season! Cross-body bags made the recent Fall/Winter 2015-2016 trend list, but they’re not necessarily new to the fashion scene. Designers this year gave some of our favorites from previous years a nice makeover. On the runway we see lots of […]

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August
24

The DCGF Swap & Shop Event Recap

With school coming back in session, it’s easy to spend, spend, spend. Buying books, clothes, furniture….it all can get quite expensive. Despite all of these costs, there’s no reason why we can’t amp up our wardrobe and refresh it with new clothes without feeling stressed about the next credit card bill. And that’s what yesterday’s […]

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November
21

Best of Guest Blogger: Five Things to Buy Vintage

I have been thrifting and collecting vintage clothing for close to a decade, even longer if you count the days as a kid, when my father would take me to flea markets and thrift shops to find weekly bargains and dusty old furniture that my mother despised. As you can imagine, throughout that time I […]

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May
23

Guest Blogger: Thrifty Wardrobe Makeovers

There are only two seasons in the deep south: hot and hotter, so when each of us moved to the D.C. area, one thing was certain: we needed to revamp our wardrobes quickly and cheaply. While we had grown up in families that were fond of consignment shops and flea markets, it wasn’t until coming […]

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May
22

Best and worst looks at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Did you miss the Billboard Music Awards last weekend? So did I! Here’s the important gossip: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Top Rap Song for Thrift Shop! Macklemore thanked Goodwill and Value Village during his acceptance speech. Gotta love him, am I right? I’d share photos from his show-opening performance with Ryan Lewis and Wanz, […]

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May
15

A comfortable clutch—why didn’t I think of that?

Ever see something on the rack at your favorite store and think, “I wish I had designed that. Why didn’t I think of that?” One of those moments hit me like a very fashionable brick. My main squeeze The Cut slipped this little gem into the end of yesterday’s schedule: a designer clutch like I […]

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January
31

Guest Blogger: Five Things to Buy Vintage

I have been thrifting and collecting vintage clothing for close to a decade, even longer if you count the days as a kid, when my father would take me to flea markets and thrift shops to find weekly bargains and dusty old furniture that my mother despised.  As you can imagine, throughout that time I […]

vintage fur coat