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How to Mix & Match Prints this Spring

When you start trying to pair prints, sometimes it might seem that your attempted ensemble is yelling at you! That may be because you’re pairing two prints that are too similar, instead of playing with proportions. You don’t have to shy away from blending prints in the same family, simply pair a small version with a bigger one. You can also look at the boldness of the pattern, a small subtle plaid can pair nicely with a bolder buffalo check pattern. We were wowed when Stacee pulled together this effortless spring ensemble by matching this colorful striped scarf with the tiny blue stripes on this gorgeous midi dress. It’s a great example of how big and small versions of the same print can complement one another! Then, she highlighted the other beautiful bright shades of the scarf by adding lively orange shoes and a pink crossbody bag to pull the entire look together!

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DIY: 6 Ways to Create Unique Flower Planters from Your Upcycled Items

Spring is here!  That means it’s time to get your garden spaces—both indoors and out—-looking good. Here’s a super easy, fun activity that honors Mother Nature and her many talents: upcycle items into unique planters. These fun and funky containers will make your herbs, flowers and other plants become even more charming!

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Interview Appeal: Styling Tips for Virtual and In-Person Interviews

It’s been a wild year. For lots of us (::raises hand::) that’s meant job transitions that may not have been planned. But we’re resilient like that, us Goodwill folks. Not only those of us who shop at Goodwill, but also those who gain job training opportunities from the purchases we make there. 

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How To Refresh Your Home and Wardrobe For Spring

Spring is in the air - and I think we can all agree, it’s about time! It’s amazing how a little bit of sunshine and warm weather can uplift your mood. Whether you make time to take a walk in the neighborhood during the day or simply start enjoying some fresh air in your home by opening your windows, as the last of the snow melts the spring seems to bring so many new opportunities and possibilities.

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Leap Into St. Patty’s Day Style With Green Goodwill® Finds

With Saint Patrick’s Day - and spring - right around the corner, it seems that green is starting to sprout up everywhere you look.

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Take Two: Upcycled Spring Style Inspiration with Goodwill Finds

The days when it stays light out later make my heart happy, as spring slowly but surely begins to sneak into the cold winter weeks. Spring, is most certainly on its way, and with it a range of new fashion trends to get excited about.

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Add Artistic Inspiration to Your Next Thrift Refresh

For your next upcycled project, consider tapping into the creations of world-famous artists as your design inspiration.  For this blog, a run-of-the-mill pair of tall bar chairs was transformed into artistic pieces with the help of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), a Dutch painter known for his abstract style. His paintings are simple, geographic and bold—and they look really cool in today’s spaces.

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Insider Tips to Master the Monochromatic Look

Bernie’s mittens weren’t the only Inauguration Day look that captured our attention. Monochromatic outfits were donned by fashionable attendees in every age group!

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Fall in Love with 7 Easy & Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

As we approach Valentine’s Day, here are seven ideas of things to lovingly make for that special someone—even if that special someone is you! There is something magical that happens in us when we take even a moment to create something. As Psychologist & Harvard Professor Howard Gardner once said, “Creativity begins with an affinity for something.  It’s like falling in love.” Rock Star Lenny Kravitz also has his take on it when he said, “Love, creativity, and opportunity is in the air. Take it in and do your thing.” 

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Be Mine, Quaran-tine!

It’s that time of year again — the month of love is upon us. If you’re lucky enough to live with someone you *still like* after months and months of way-too-much-together-time, congratulations! WELL DONE! And, if not — congratulations to you too! We’ve all made it through a tough year and it’s time to show a little love to our significant others if we have them – and definitely to ourselves, too! So whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s (or both!), Goodwill is the place to find all you need to show the love.

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This Valentine’s Day, Take the Goodwill Date Night Challenge!

If you haven’t yet heard of the Goodwill Date Night Challenge… then today is definitely your lucky day. It’s an excuse to get creative and playful with your favorite Goodwill shopping companion — be it your significant other, best friend or fur baby.

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5 Fun Winter Essentials You Can Find at Goodwill!

Although the holidays are over, the winter season has just begun! With the shorter days and colder nights, that means it’s time to stock up on winter apparel, cold-weather accessories and outdoor gear. Members of the retail staff at Goodwill of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago picked their favorite items for the snowy season.

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