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Guest Blogger: Love it or Leave it – Athleisure

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.  You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” Clearly Karl Lagerfeld is not on board with athleisure, but Rihanna, Karlie Kloss, and Kendall Jenner are rocking this trend for the paparazzi.  Let’s take a closer look at this trend that is storming the fashion world. The […]


Clogs Make a Comeback

Dear readers, I have some exciting news today! As I was partaking in my usual perusal of fashion headlines, I spotted something that made me revel in a moment of nostalgic bliss. It read “Return of the Clog” and I couldn’t help by get lost in a childhood memory. You see, clogs were my absolute […]


The Boot Debate

After receiving several inquiries from friends and colleagues, I’ve got a fashion dilemma to bring to the table today by some good old fashioned debate. How does one wear boots in the office without looking as though they are wildly unprofessional or just stepped off the farm? Well, I’ve got my own ideas about what […]


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 […]


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 […]

lauren: before and after

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 […]

houndstooth tux

Fashionista Friday: Carlis’s Tweed Jacket

Carlis, Fashionista Friday veteran, wows us again this week. Not only is she rocking Goodwill on the streets of DC—she’s also doing it in a blazer she got from Goodwill last year. Revisiting past loves? Sounds like a successful Goodwill purchase to me. She wrote on the Spicy Candy DC blog, “Cleaning out my closet […]

Goodwill tweed jacket

Giving thanks with Goodwill

On Thanksgiving eve, I’m pretty much dreaming of turkey, stuffing, and sides. But I’m also thinking about the people that Goodwill helps—those who are just getting back on their feet. This might be their first Thanksgiving meal in a while. What better way to give thanks than by donating to Goodwill? This year, get a […]

Goodwill Ad Council power of donations

Winter sun

Perhaps you’re planning to spend the holidays in a tropical locale? Or maybe you’re planning ahead for some fun in the sun over spring break? I’ve got a little something for you to toss into your suitcase right now! This silk dress in a size 12 by longtime dressmaker Maggy London will certainly make a […]

Maggy London cocktail dress from Goodwill
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