Feeling a bit of spring break travel FOMO? Or perhaps dreaming of a vacation that may not be in the cards on this year’s budget? I know I am. Just a few minutes on social media lately has me seriously jealous of the warmer climes. Never fear. As usual, Goodwill® has us covered. Just one trip can have you looking and feeling like an international jetsetter.
March has certainly come in like a lion - snowstorms are hitting the Northeast left and right and people are wondering the same thing - didn’t the groundhog call for an early spring? Weather like this makes it hard not to scroll wistfully through social media feeds sighing at pictures of beautiful beach sunsets and tropical places. I guess patience is a virtue and while we’re waiting for spring to come, we may as well start prepping our wardrobes in anticipation.
If you’re anything like me, you’re still bundled up and dealing with cold wintery temperatures. But if you’re also like me, you’re probably longing for the days of sunshine and nights with a nice breeze. That’s one of the reasons why spring is my favorite season. Besides the beautiful weather, it’s the perfect time to show off your style and have fun in vibrant colors and prints.
Do you remember your first time thrifting? The nervousness, the uncertainty -- the thrill? The first trip to Goodwill® is always the start of something great, but it’s been so long since I’ve been a thrift shopper that I sometimes forget that other people might not be. I mean, I’ve literally made it my mission to study thrift culture. So when I recently heard my friend utter the words “I’ve never been to a thrift store before,” I was in shock. I knew I had to introduce her to the awesomeness of thrift life.
Athleisure has been infiltrating the fashion market and is expected to do so through the new year. As people make their new year’s resolutions, some of them may be to make 2019 a healthier year, with more time spent focusing on strengthening their muscles and minds. Athleisure - a mix between loungewear and workout clothes - can help people reach their health goals.
There’s a decluttering movement that’s sweeping across the nation. Families and individuals have started to open their eyes to the amount of clutter in their homes and as a direct result, their minds. People are starting to realize that having less means having more freedom and less to worry about.
It’s February, which means that I’m gearing up for one of my favorite holidays—no, not Valentine’s Day; Galentine’s Day! If this magnificent festivity is new to you, allow me to explain: Galentine’s Day is a celebration of the amazing women in your life be they your best buds, sisters, mom, work wife, etc.
A few years ago, my other-half and I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a #GoodwillDateNight! It was so fun for us to pick outfits for one another and find inexpensive, surprising activities for us to do after we shopped. This year, we thought we’d try another Goodwill date, but shake it up by adding a scavenger hunt!
There’s SO much talk right now about the Marie Kondo-inspired tidying and purging going on across America, and like many of you, I am SO HERE for it. If you’re not up to speed, here is a quick explainer to catch you up. While decluttering our home is so satisfying in so many ways, I feel like we’re in a unique cultural moment where donating and shopping are intersecting in so many positive ways with people. And that sparks joy for me.
You’ve probably heard that accessories are the quickest way to update any look. And if you haven’t heard that before, I’m sharing it with you now. We’re a month into the new year and you may be evaluating your current wardrobe and thinking how you can inject new life into your closet.
For the past 20 years the Pantone Color Institute announces the color that will represent the upcoming year – a color that is selected on the basis of cultural factors, global issues, design trends, the political climate and so much more. The color of the year for 2019 – called Living Coral – is all