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Best of 2017 Goodwill Looks

Fashionistas, 2017 was a year full of amazing looks, but today, I wanted to showcase my 3 favorite ones that were each from one season. Each look consists mostly of Goodwill items, truly showcasing that an entire fashionable outfit can be purchased from Goodwill on a budget. 1.) Mothers’ Day Vintage-Inspired Ensemble For Sunday brunch […]

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Fashionista Friday: Meeting Instagram Friends in Real Life!

Fashionistas, today’s Fashionista Friday isn’t your typical feature. I’m highlighting a Goodwill goddess who I’ve interacted with on Instagram many times before but had never met in real life until our most recent Swap & Shop! She’s a stylin’ vintage Goodwill vixen with an eye for bright colors and a fashion sense that is unparalleled. […]

Fashionista Friday: Taneaka

Fashionista Friday: Ash’s One-of-a-Kind Exotic $5 Dress

Happy Friday, Fashionistas! May is quickly approaching and I’m already feeling the summer heat! In fact, temps nearly hit the 90’s this past Sunday in the DC area! To prep myself (and all of you) for some summer flair, I wanted to feature today’s Fashionista Friday. She is a fashionable woman with a serious sense […]

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Fashionista Friday: Karrnett’s Slick Blazer

Fashionistas, today  I’m excited to share with you a fashionista who is not only a DMV resident but a fabulous style maven with immense expertise in the fashion world. Readers, meet Karnett! Karrnett is an aspiring curve model who is committed to serving and advocating for women. She believes beauty and fashion have no size […]

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Fashionista Friday: Michele’s Chambray Poolside Goodwill Look

We have a few more days to soak up the sun fashionistas, and today’s Fashionista Friday is showing us how to do that in Goodwill style. Michele, a fashionista hailing from New Jersey, is a Goodwill fanatic and lover of all things fashion. She’s a fitness enthusiast with a passion for bargain shopping and name […]

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Evolving Your Style

When I was in college, dear readers, I chopped off my shoulder length hair into a short, asymmetrical bob. Previously, my ears had been covered up by my hair, but now they were on display for the world, so I decided I needed to stick to small earrings. Big hoops and dangling earrings were too […]

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My Favorite Thing(s) from Goodwill 2014

As your savvy shopping guide, I spend a lot of time in Goodwill stores rooting around for the latest and greatest donated fashions. I’ve scavenged hundreds of racks in my time as your esteemed leader and I’ve found a tremendous amount of amazing things this year. Today, I thought I would pull together some of […]


The Politics of Fashion premiere

Shattering the visage of Washington as a city of stuffy women in conservative suits and commuter sneaks, Elaine Mensah’s new documentary, The Politics of Fashion: DC Boxed (produced by Svelte, Inc.), shines light on the creative spirit of the fashion industry in the District. Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the premiere of the […]


How to wear a fun animal print without looking like a pre-teen

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love cats. If I looked back at my tenure as the DCGF, I’d probably be embarrassed at the number of times I’ve mentioned my cat or shown off photos of him. In fact, here’s one right now! When you love a type of animal or object from […]

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Guest Blogger: Thrifted Threads for the Office

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” These words of wisdom spoken by my fantastically frugal mother still resonate with me as I begin to venture through life in the professional realm. Building a professional wardrobe can come with a hefty price tag, making it feel nearly impossible to establish for […]

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