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    Color Crush: Millennial Pink

    Before it was deemed “Millennial Pink” the soft rosy shade I’m currently crushing on (and one of Pantone’s top colors for 2017) was a top choice for pop culture icons such as the Pink Panther, Lisa Loeb, the Pink Ladies from Grease, and, of course, P!nk the musician. It’s always been a great color, but this year it seems to be enjoying fame more than ever before so let’s travel around the internet to track down a few thrifted finds in this perfect peachy shade.

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    Image via goodwillncw.org

    Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc. (Menasha) recently did a roundup of handbags that are perfect for every occasion this summer. Their big tip? Skip the plain colors and go for a trendy tint like…you guessed it: millennial pink. It’s a sweet summery look that will brighten up everyday attire. This thrifted clutch in particular is a fantastic find because at only $2.99, it can corral all of your night-out necessities then slip easily into a beach bag during the day. Check out the rest of the post for more tips on finding the right bag for the rest of the summer!

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    Image via leethrifts.com

    Blogger Lee over at Lee Thrifts is also currently loving millennial pink. One of her favorite tops is a comfy, blush-colored thrifted blouse which is especially great for wearing to work. Maybe the most surprising thing about it, she notes, is that unlike some shades, this particular pink doesn’t feel childish or even girly. Styled here with patterned pants and a versatile black vest, it’s both serious and subtle making it a smart sartorial choice. Learn more about Lee and her thoughts on the color-du-jour by clicking through to the full post.

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    Image via instagram.com/roomspiration_diy

    What’s even better than millennial pink? Millennial pink accented with gold. I’ve seen painted globes before, but never as eye-catching as this one shared by Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, Inc. (Charleston, WV) on their DIY Goodwill Favorites pinboard. How easy would it be to find at tired old globe at Goodwill®, slap on a fresh coat of paint, then add a sweet phrase with a shimmering paint pen to top it all off? Give it to a globe-trotting friend or keep it at home to inspire you! Maybe whenever you see it you’ll remember all of the people that your thrift-store purchase helped to support. In 2015 alone, nearly 2 million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to build their career and financial assets, and advance in their careers from Goodwill organizations. With that impact in mind, it’s easy to see how your little home decor project can make big waves. Keep up the great work!

    What are your thoughts on millennial pink? Is it over-rated or completely perfect? Have you always loved it or is it a new favorite? Even if you’re still on the fence, you may want to give it a try–this lovely hue is taking over for a reason!

    Julia Marchand
    is a home decor/DIY blogger at LITTLEroost. From her little roost in rural New England, fueled by coffee and fresh air, Julia blogs for Goodwill Industries International creating sustainable DIY, home decor, and fashion content from thrifted finds.
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