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This Land

When you think of Lands’ End clothing, what do you think of? I remember mail-order turtlenecks, jumpers, and holiday catalogs full of puppies on toboggans. But maybe I’m stuck in the 90s. Lands’ End has kept up with modern fashion and might surprise you with its style. For instance! Here’s a Lands’ End dress available […]


Guest Blogger: What’s Coming this Spring in Menswear

After this particularly tough winter, I think we are all especially looking forward to spring this year! As new spring items are arriving daily in my store, we are eagerly getting these items ready and displayed, relishing the change of seasons. The bright spring colors we’re seeing remind us warmer and brighter days will soon […]

Spring Menswear

Guest Blogger: 5 last minute Goodwill gift ideas for your boy

If you’ve got a boo and are celebrating Lover’s Day, don’t fret if you haven’t yet gotten his gift-able goodies. Below are five last minute presents you can find at DC Goodwill. For the musical man: If you’ve got a boy that’s more than just a friend, give him the sound of music. At almost […]


Just a ruffle

Looking for a way to brush up your work wardrobe without standing out from the crowd? This soft gray blazer should do the trick. This single-button wool blazer from Banana Republic features narrow lapels, a deep v neckline, and the sheerest, softest ruffle on the lapels. The embellishment is ladylike without being frilly, and the […]

Banana Republic blazer

Up for debate: Pantone’s Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid by dcgf featuring a forever 21 tank Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, isn’t news. But now that 2014 is actually here, I’m thinking about our designated shade to dote on for 12 months. What do you think? It’s quite a change from the bold emerald we enjoyed last year. While […]

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Required reading: Racked DC

Love the latest fashion news, but want that local flavor? Racked DC is here to save the day. This longtime favorite of mine recently opened a DC office, led by savvy style hunter Adele Chapin. I’ve mentioned the local shopping site to several friends, only to have them say, “What’s Racked?” That’s gotta change, ladies. […]

Racked DC

Best of Guest Blogger: What Does Your Professional Image Say About You?

Imagine this: all eyes on you as you are about to give a major presentation, or how about all eyes on you as you walk into a professional networking social or important meeting? Would you like those eyes to think “WOW!!! How sharp, professional, confident, and polished this person is!” Or will they be thinking […]

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If you’re still shopping…try these Goodwill options

Before I run off to enjoy the holidays with family, friends, and cats (I’ll always take on a pet-sitting gig!), I want to remind you of all the ways that you can shop Goodwill this holiday season—and all year long! I’ll be the first to admit that without a car, it can be difficult to […]

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A Goodwill blazer, two ways

I picked up a blazer during my last trip to Goodwill that is somewhere between slate and navy on the color scale. The tag had been removed, so I wasn’t sure where the piece originated, but I knew a couple of things: the color was awesome, the fit was great, and the fabric felt so […]

Goodwill blazer two ways

Guest Blogger: The Dinner Jacket

To truly stand out at your festive holiday events, consider the dinner jacket. When you hear the words dinner jacket, what images come to mind? To me, the dinner jacket captures the essence of a more romantic era of 1930’s Hollywood. In the golden film era the dinner jacket  became synonymous with elegance, confidence and […]

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