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”

Sew Frugal’s Fabulous Finds of 2012

I really enjoyed wearing this metallic Jacquard 3/4 length jacket to the White House Holiday Tour. I purchased this jacket last week during the Edited4Goodwill Pop Up Shop for $9.95. This jacket has earned Sew Frugal’s “2012 Fabulous Find” award. One look and I realized this was truly an item I couldn’t live without. AsContinue reading “Sew Frugal’s Fabulous Finds of 2012”

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”

Awesome: “Edited for Goodwill” Pop Up Shop

I stopped by Edited for Goodwill Pop Up Shop today sponsored by Worn Magazine and Pepco. One word, AWESOME!! I love the space, I love the location and I love the merchandise they have selected for this three-day event. This is a must see and I recommend all my thrifty friends make their way over toContinue reading “Awesome: “Edited for Goodwill” Pop Up Shop”

Reposting from Goodwill Fashionista: Fashion Forward: No lace, please

I love this post from Lisa the Goodwill Fashionista and wanted to share with you. As you know I’m all about refashioning vintage and looking beyond a piece that at first appears to have no potential. The jacket Lisa refashioned is uber cute and the removal of the lace really made it hit its mark.Continue reading “Reposting from Goodwill Fashionista: Fashion Forward: No lace, please”

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”

Re-Blogging: Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project

Re-blogging this blog post gives me great pleasure. I can’t wait to share with you the outcome in 2012. It took a while but I finally got it finished and I’m hoping to take some photos of myself in the next couple weeks wearing my new creation. In the meantime enjoy the before pics. Re-blogContinue reading “Re-Blogging: Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project”

Re-Blogging: Refashioning and Restyling Workshop Part ll

The count down is here. Only 24 more days until 2012. Sew Frugal and Fashionable has some great things planned for refashioning and restyling your wardrobe. We will take 365 days and redo at least 12 outfits. That’s right full outfits. That’s next years challenge. And we will continue to stay away from department andContinue reading “Re-Blogging: Refashioning and Restyling Workshop Part ll”

Thrift Shopping on the holiday

What a wonderful thing to have a day off. What’s not so great is when you wake up with so many things on your plate you can’t figure out which one to do first. Well doing the fun things always seem to take precedent. What fun I had yesterday stopping by one of my favoriteContinue reading “Thrift Shopping on the holiday”

Giveaway- Two tickets to The DC Sip & Swap

Today’s giveaway is 2 tickets to attend Swap.com’s Sip & Swap on Thursday, July 14th.  I know, exciting right?  Two lucky readers will join in for a fun night of summer swapping & socializing at the historic and uber chic Clarendon Ballroom.  You bring a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn clothes, shoes, accessories,Continue reading “Giveaway- Two tickets to The DC Sip & Swap”

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”

Best of Guest Blogger: Could you go one year without buying “new” clothes?

Hey there readers! My guest blog post for Goodwill of Greater Washington, DC Goodwill Fashionista was re-posted today as “Best of Guest Blogger”. Just in case you missed it. DC Goodwill Fashionista Blog Best of Guest Blogger: Could you go one year without buying “new” clothes?   guest bloggerTags: Catherine Pulsifer, DC Goodwill, Rockville, Sew Frugal and Fashionable,sewing, thrifting Well, I’m givingContinue reading “Best of Guest Blogger: Could you go one year without buying “new” clothes?”

Jen’s May Thrift Store Tour

Whew!!! That’s all I can begin by saying. What a whirlwind of a month and I enjoyed every moment of it. Last month I randomly chose thrift and consignment stores in the DC, MD and VA area. I wasn’t sure which stores I would visit and when. The idea was to get out, explore andContinue reading “Jen’s May Thrift Store Tour”

Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project

As I peruse the items at clothing swaps and merchandise at my local Goodwill and thrift stores I’m usually focused on finding a few new additions to my wardrobe. In recent visits I put more consideration into what can I refashion or restyle into something new and more creative. I usually choose items which don’tContinue reading “Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project”