Thrift-store prom dresses that make a girl stand out

By Carly Fuller Prom is a rite of passage for teenage girls, and it’s often dreamt about for weeks and months before the big event. Looking for a prom dress at a thrift store isn’t probably the first thought for teens, but with prom dresses costing upward of $500, it can be a serious pinch […]

Spring cleaning tips for decluttering and donating

With the promise of the spring season comes an excitement of knowing that we will be shedding our sweaters and saying a warm hello to our favorite tees. If you’re not feeling it because you left your ho-hum spring and summer wardrobe behind when the birds went South, it’s time to change that around! But […]

What to pack for a beach vacation

By Carly Fuller Let’s be real. For most of the country, this winter has been a wild one. Snow, ice, flooding, winds, cooler-than-average temps. We’re ready to escape to the sunshine and warm breezes. Who’s with us? When your mind has been on sweaters, sweatpants and staying warm, it’s so refreshing to think about breezy […]

Fashionista: How to wear animal print

OK, I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of animal prints. You either look like you’re going on safari or a bit like Snooki from “Jersey Shore.” Then I had to step back and rethink this look. How about treating animal prints as a neutral color? One piece can go a long […]

Bring Good Home with thrifters’ vintage clothing finds

  Both Tad Lipschultz of Appleton and Christa Vogt of Neenah shop Goodwill NCW for vintage clothing, but each has a favorite. For Christa, her prized vintage clothing find was a Harley-Davidson leather jacket that makes an old soul like hers dance. She discovered the Hein Gericke Harley-Davidson leather jacket that fits like it was […]

Bring Good Home with thrifter’s vintage toys from childhood

Jerry Melvin’s basement is a testament to his love of vintage toys. With everything from posters of Transformers to Pac-Man characters, the glass cases and bookshelves are filled from top to bottom with the collectible toys that are carefully displayed and lovingly cared for. It’s all a tribute to his childhood and the happy memories […]

Bring Good Home with thrifters’ decorative collectibles

    When searching for collectibles for their homes, Shelley Cullen of Appleton and Kim Hageman of Oshkosh might have different tastes, but they have one thing in common. They both turn to Goodwill for artwork for home sweet home. For Kim, a lifetime thrifter, one of her favorite finds is a surreal art sculpture […]

Bring Good Home with thrifter’s Goodwill donation

Pete Hetland of Appleton was shopping for a book on Amazon when he spotted what he wanted — the first political thriller written by journalist Jake Tapper. Shopping used books, Pete noticed “The Hellfire Club” was available through Goodwill NCW at Amazon Marketplace. A regular Goodwill donor, he snapped up the book, saving money through […]

Fashionista: Monochromatic look with help from Goodwill

Who knew about the monochromatic look? I’m learning as I go, GW shoppers. A monochromatic look is about putting pieces together that are the same tone. It’s stylish, classy and easy to do. So how can I achieve this look without looking too matchy-matchy? Here are a few tips: Start with a basic color, add […]

8 thrift store shopping hacks

It’s hard to say which is more rewarding — the thrill of the thrift shopping hunt or the good feels you get from knowing your purchase helps provide job training and other opportunities for your community. It’s like instant gratification and delayed gratification rolled into one amazing experience. If you don’t know what you are […]

Trendy jeans for 2019

Jeans are a wardrobe staple, there’s no doubt about it. They are seasonless, versatile, durable, classic, trendy, ageless, you name it. For several years now, skinny jeans have been the “it” thing. They slim. They balance out the blousy tops. They are flattering. We get it, but it’s time to branch out, girlfriends. It’s time […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s handbag choices

After being cooped in with the winter weather we’ve been having, I needed to get out so off to Goodwill I went. My goal was to find a new handbag. I’m so very pleased with my purchase. It is both high quality and affordable. Handbags are that essential accessory that you absolutely should be in […]

Red thrift-store dresses that put romance in Valentine’s Day

We love Valentine’s Day because it’s an excuse to take a day to celebrate those we love. Whether or not you intend to hit up your favorite Italian restaurant or the local burger joint, why not go all out in a little red dress? We gathered some of our favorite red dresses that are sure […]

Fashionista: Count on thrift for layered winter pieces

When it’s freezing cold outside, there is nothing better than loading on layered winter pieces. Thrift store layering pieces most definitely will keep you warm, and these looks come together easily with a few tips. Opt for pieces such as cardigans, sweaters, vests, turtlenecks or any type of long-sleeve shirt. Then add jeans or leggings […]

How to master the monochromatic look

Monochromatic means single color. There are a lot of perks to wearing a monochromatic look. It takes away the challenge of finding coordinating pieces in the perfect colors. You can build an outfit that is just as striking as if you were wearing a bold print, and the finished product looks uber-classy. This is also […]