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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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May
28

Lessons from a Fashionista (Part 1)

In three years as Your DC Goodwill Fashionista, I’ve learned a ton about fashion and life in general. I wanted to call this post “Everything I Needed to Know About Fashion I Learned from Goodwill” but that was just too long. This week, I want to highlight some of the most memorable moments of my […]

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May
13

Natural, neutral

The brights and neons of summer are a lot of fun, but they’re not exactly soothing. If you’re looking to swing into the season with a softer touch, this sheer top may be perfect for you. This chocolate brown top (an XL from MG Originals) is sheer with a ruffled, elastic waist and reinforced shoulders. […]

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March
7

Fashionista Friday: Stacey’s J.Crew sweater & Seven for All Mankind jeans

Arlington resident Stacey has plenty of DC Goodwill locations to choose from, so it’s no surprise that she’s a savvy shopper who stops into Goodwill about once a week. With a toddler that’s growing like a weed, she’s working hard to keep up! Oh…and she’s great at getting a little something for herself, too. Case […]

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