A few months ago, I thrifted the cutest vintage white pants in the kid’s section for under $5. Whenever I find vintage pants in my size, I snag them immediately, even if they’re damaged, because I wear a very unique size.
A lot has changed these past few months. A significant portion of the country has been vaccinated, restaurants have lifted capacity restrictions and indoor dining is allowed again, and stores are welcoming their customers with open arms.
There’s nothing like a long, relaxing walk in a flower-filled park to make you appreciate the natural world around you. There is so much to be in awe of when it comes to the environment, and so much more we can do to help the Earth remain the beautiful, season-changing place we grew up with.
Thrifting or shopping secondhand is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint while finding some really cool and unique items that you wouldn’t be able to get elsewhere.
There have been a lot of lessons learned this past year - including those that relate to the importance of making the most out of one’s space. With the exception of cleaning supplies and PPE, the “less is more” mentality has been in full swing as we spent most of our time at home. We wore less makeup, fewer pants, shoes, and purses. What this all means, is that you’re only wearing about 25% of your closet and the rest of the items in there are simply taking up space.
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!
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!
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.
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.
With Saint Patrick’s Day - and spring - right around the corner, it seems that green is starting to sprout up everywhere you look.
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.