Goodwill Industries Week #blog4good

This week is Goodwill Industries week which is an annual celebration of Goodwill of Greater Washington’s mission to provide free job training and employment services to people with disabilities and disadvantages. Did you know the unemployment rate in DC is up almost 3% from 6 years ago. People in our communities need skills, education andContinue reading “Goodwill Industries Week #blog4good”

Friday Love from DC Goodwill Fashionista

Fashionista Friday: Jen’s new nude shoes      Fashionista Friday Tags: DC Fashion, dc fashion blogger, fashion, Fashionista Friday, Goodwill, goodwill bargains, goodwill best finds,Goodwill Fashionista, Nine West, shoes, spring style, thrift, thrifted “I love having small feet,” Jen declared on Instagram upon finding these never-worn Nine West heels at DC Goodwill. It’s easy to be jealous! Finding shoes is often one of the biggest challenges of shopping secondhand. Clothing that’sContinue reading “Friday Love from DC Goodwill Fashionista”

Reposting from The Goodwill Fashionista! Edited for Goodwill Pop Up Shop

I just wanted to share this great recap of the Goodwill Pop Up shop with I throughly enjoyed last week. But first here is a little photo recap of my own. December 17 Recap: Edited for Goodwill pop-up shop, Peace & Goodwill We had such a blast at Edited for Goodwill last week, celebrating theContinue reading “Reposting from The Goodwill Fashionista! Edited for Goodwill Pop Up Shop”

Day Two: Edited4Goodwill Pop Up Shop

I couldn’t resist swinging by the Pepco Gallery for a second day in a row to check to see if it was possible to add a few additional treasures to my collection. When I visited the Pop Up shop on Wednesday I failed to notice the folded paper birds in the ceiling. I suspect IContinue reading “Day Two: Edited4Goodwill Pop Up Shop”

Day two Tossed & Found – Always better to have shopping buddies

We met up at 8:45am  at Crystal City. Ann and Kanisa from the Thrift Score Society of DC were all set for a full day of rummaging. The line was out the door and down the hall to get into Tossed & Found. These people are serious about finding a bargain. We made a b-line to theContinue reading “Day two Tossed & Found – Always better to have shopping buddies”

The mother of all rummage sales “Tossed and Found”

The long awaited Tossed & Found rummage sale weekend event has begun. This annual event sponsored by the Junior League of Washington is held down at Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Last night was preview night which included a silent auction and sneak peek at all the goodies in the showrooms. Paying $45 not onlyContinue reading “The mother of all rummage sales “Tossed and Found””

Top Ten Favorite Thrift/Consignment Store finds of 2011

Last year was chuck full of great thrift store adventures for me. I traveled all around the country and found some of the most unique items. There is not enough space on this blog for me to showcase them all. All I can say is that shopping thrift has been financially beneficial and personally rewarding.Continue reading “Top Ten Favorite Thrift/Consignment Store finds of 2011”

Sewing Sisters Love Thrifting

What a great way to end 2011 than to go thrifting! On New Years Eve SSSS went thrifting at Georgia Avenue Thrift Store in NW DC. What fun we had. We arrived about 30 minutes before they opened the doors. When I tell you these ladies were armed and ready they really were. They carriedContinue reading “Sewing Sisters Love Thrifting”

Class Field Trip: Thrift shopping@ Goodwill Rockville, MD

This evening Silver Spring Sewing Sisters took a field trip to Goodwill Retail Store in Rockville, MD. This was Meetup #3 in a series of 4 Meetups to help maintain the momentum for “Refashioning and Restyling”. This week we were focused on finding at least one item that we could use for our next refashioningContinue reading “Class Field Trip: Thrift shopping@ Goodwill Rockville, MD”

Thrift store shopping on Vacay = FUN!!!

Essentially I spent the majority of my vacation exploring the wonderful thrift stores in the LA, Venice Beach and Santa Monica area. When I tell you it has been a blast I mean it. What a wonderfully refreshing experience to visit thrift stores on the West Coast. Southern Cali people give away expensive clothes in veryContinue reading “Thrift store shopping on Vacay = FUN!!!”

Could you depart for a 5 day trip with only your undies in tow??

What a novel idea. I think I can do this. I’m departing for a 5 day trip to Los Angeles in a few weeks and I’m thinking about doing a little research on thrift and consignment stores in the area and taking this plunge. I bet I could find some great clothing out west. AlthoughContinue reading “Could you depart for a 5 day trip with only your undies in tow??”

Have a Frugal & Fun weekend……

Below are a few events going on this weekend in the DMV that I’m planning to stop by. Some events are “do good feel good” events and others are “do good and get a bargain” . Either way, I’ll be tweeting and blogging to provide updates. Let me know if you plan to attend andContinue reading “Have a Frugal & Fun weekend……”

Field Trip: Black-Eyed Susie

Sharing a most recent post from my friends at Quarter Life 202. Can’t wait to shop there. Black-Eyed Susie via Field Trip: Black-Eyed Susie. Some photos from Susie’s shop Susie the owner Reposted from Quarter Life 202 on March 9, 2011 Black-Eyed Susie is a new addition to the shopping corridor in Columbia Heights, justContinue reading “Field Trip: Black-Eyed Susie”