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August
16

My Favorite Thing (From Goodwill): Kate Spade Leather Accessories

Dear readers, in honor of the Kate Spade Surprise Sale that I refrained from participating in this week, I am writing to you about my favorite brand for women’s accessories. Oh, Kate Spade, you embody class and polish but man, are you expensive. I filled my cart during the 75% off sale three times this […]

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August
5

Trendy Tuesday: The summer sunhat

In keeping with my summer getaway state of mind, I’m talking about another head wear trend that is takin’ over the fashion scene today. There’s been an influx of chic hats on the market this summer and I am definitely not complaining. From funky fedoras to playful panama hats, we’ve definitely stepped up our headgear […]

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July
30

My Goodwill Find: American Apparel Chiffon

Things always seem to come in threes, don’t they? They certainly did for the former owner of these awesome American Apparel chiffon blouses. Someone must have truly loved this top because I found three of them all in a row and have brought them here to you today to see if you love them as […]

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July
24

The DC Goodwill Fashionista’s Meet Up!

Tuesday evening, I hosted my first official Meetup of The DC Goodwill Fashionistas at our Annandale Plaza Store. And let me tell you, it was a blast! Four fellow fashionistas and I shopped the racks of the store until we could shop no more. I’m pretty sure that between the five of us, we covered […]

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July
17

Best of Guest Blogger: Mid Century Modern Thrifting

Loyal readers of DCGF are probably well aware of the amazing bargains on top quality designer clothing that can be found at local area Goodwill’s, but did you know great deals extend beyond the clothing aisles? Mid century modern design has been a hot commodity in recent years. As antique stores and auction houses prices […]

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July
9

#MyGoodwillFind: Darling Dots

Today’s #MyGoodwillFind comes from the closet of yours truly, dear readers. I found this romantic, flirty blouse at the Columbia Pike store about a year ago and I’ve since decided that it is time to pass it on to another fashionista. I sported this top from the office to dinner dates. It’s cool enough to […]

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June
20

Guest Blogger: 10 great reasons to love second-hand shopping

In honor of Goodwill and all the good it does to better the lives of those in need, I am penning this tribute to second-hand shopping with 10 great reasons to love it. 1.  It’s cheaper Let’s face it: this is the biggest draw. You can buy used items at a fraction of the price […]

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June
14

My Favorite Thing (from Goodwill): J Crew Chino shorts

If you follow me on Instagram, dear readers, you are probably starting to get an understanding that a solid 85% of my wardrobe is from some form of second hand shopping experience (but mostly DC Goodwill!). Today, I am bringing you one of my favorite things to score on the resale market. I have a […]

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June
11

Cracking your corporate dress code

It is that time of year, dear readers. The weather gets warm, new interns settle nervously into their cubes and seasoned professionals gasp at some of their wardrobe choices. Since entering the professional world just over five years ago, I’ve been on both sides of the table when it comes to dress code: the enforcer […]

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May
30

Lessons from a Fashionista (Part 2)

Wednesday’s post highlighted three very practical lessons that I learned during my time as the DC Goodwill Fashionista. Today, I wrap up with three more highlights that are a bit more fun, if not also functional!   Don’t DIY halfway. If you recall my no-sew DIY sheets-into-curtains that took about five minutes to slap together, […]

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