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November
5

The Art of Goodwill Shopping: 8 Easy Steps

Goodwill shopping is therapeutic, fun and rewarding for me. Building my wardrobe with great bargains like this red-coral trench is always the way to go. You’ll see snapshots of some of my favorite thrifted items throughout this post – most from Goodwill locations around the Northern Virginia area. Some of my friends and clients find […]

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October
15

Guest Blogger: May the Force BOO With You!

It seems like summer was just yesterday. I love the change of seasons and I especially look forward to celebrating the fall holidays. Halloween is one of my favorites. I revel in the permission to be whomever or whatever I want to be without (much) judgment. I can choose to make people laugh, be a […]

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September
17

Guest Blogger: Memoirs of a Shopping Bus Tour Fashionista

Any seasoned Goodwill Fashionista knows shopping can be tiring! It takes a lot of focus and stamina to have a successful visit, or visits in my case!  In order to move seamlessly and energetically from one Goodwill to the next, one needs to be in a great mood, comfortable, hydrated and well fed!  Saving money […]

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July
16

Guest Blogger: Bargain Hunter Turned Blogger

Goodwill has been my favorite store for as long as I could remember. Even in high school you could find me at the local one digging through the racks trying to find bright colored cardigans and random t-shirts. It’s safe to say my style has since expanded from those days. Lucky for me they opened […]

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July
9

Guest Blogger: Must-Know Secondhand Tips & Scores

Like most shoppers, finding that amazing deal gives me an immediate high. Thrifting, for me, is the perfect way to achieve that feeling. I love the thrill of the hunt. Going through the racks to see what I can find is therapeutic for me. I started thrifting shortly after I bought my condo and found […]

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July
2

Guest Blogger: The Best Brands for Curvy Petites

Being a petite lady with curves is at times a unique challenge, when it comes to fashion. Most petite clothes are geared toward all-over petites, but with my hips and chest I’ll never be considered waif-like. The most direct solution – tailor, tailor, tailor – is useful, but expensive. The best way I’ve found to […]

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May
28

Guest Blogger: LOFT Lovin’

If you’re looking for classic, well made, and affordable clothes, Loft is the perfect place to shop.  Loft is the slightly trendier and more affordable partner of Ann Taylor and offers an equal mix of work and weekend wear.  Their pieces are typically on trend, but not trendy, and lean more toward classic than casual. […]

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May
14

Guest Blogger: Goodwill Lamp DIY Transformation

The Background Last year, my husband and I bought our first home.  Ever since then, I’ve been on the hunt for ways to decorate our humble abode that won’t break the bank.  Most of our savings went into the down payment and closing costs so the past year has been spent slowing decorating our house […]

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April
25

Guest Blogger: Pinterest for Savvy Fashionistas

Fashion is all about inspiration. From blogs, like the DCGF, to celebrities, to Pinterest – ideas for fashionable dressing come from taking what someone else is wearing and make it your own. As a savvy shopping gal, one of my biggest fashion resources is Pinterest; its free, easy-to-use and has thousands of style ideas. Pinterest […]

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November
13

Guest Blogger: Lauren’s $20 Goodwill Challenge

I absolutely love finding a good deal. As I’m sure you are as well, since you are here reading this blog on DC Goodwill Fashionista! I grew up with a love of saving money and finding great items. My mom and I would wake up early a few Saturdays a month and go garage sale-ing. […]

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