Fashionista: Welcome spring with shift dress looks

If you know me by now you know I love shift dresses. You can dress them up or down just by adding a jacket, scarf, shoes, jewelry, etc. I also love little details, like the adorable tulip sleeve and hem of this dress. Fuchsia is a color that looks good on everyone. Because spring is […]

Goodwill It Yourself projects and ideas for the garden

Rejoice, gardeners! Spring officially kicked off March 20. That means it’s time to start thinking about your garden, seeds, plantings, gardening projects and everything else involving your green thumb. While you might not be able to get outside and start digging, you can amp up the fun with these three Goodwill It Yourself projects. They’ll […]

Thrift Fix Picks: Utilitarian trend keeps on keepin’ on

The utilitarian look, which has been popping up in seasonal trends for several years now, is still going strong in spring 2018. It seems no one can have enough of pockets, zippers and classic military colors like olive green and tan. Whether shown in a slouchy jumpsuit, heavily pocketed vest with a drawstring or cropped […]

Fashionista: Destination Goodwill before Destination Sun

A few friends of mine are currently sipping tropical drinks at warmer destinations, and I’m so happy to say that I soon will be doing the same! The inspiration for this resort wear look came from that adorable daisy beach bag. I couldn’t say no because it’s sturdy and had an inside zipper, which you […]

Fashionista: Follow fringe hem trend and Goodwill It Yourself

It’s time to spring ahead and leave winter behind. I’ve heard robins, which means it’s time to shop for fresh, new spring looks. Why not go big and bold! I have been adoring skinny jeans with a fringe hem for a long time, but I didn’t want to spend the extra dollars for that look. […]

Boutique opens at Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center

Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique in the space previously occupied by The Talent Shop in the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center, 1100 Morning Glory Lane, in January. The look and feel of the boutique is different than regular Goodwill stores and offers more upscale merchandise such as clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes, scarves […]

Shop thrift in store or online for trendy prom dress styles

This year, embrace your favorite prom dress trends while saving big and showing off your personality. Prom dress fashions for 2018 call for floral details, high-low hems with layered ruffles, two piece, off the shoulder, and velvet. “For the girl looking for a fairy tale prom experience, a princess ball gown will always be on […]

Fashionista: Tartan shawl takes look from meh to yes!

Fashionistas, sometimes you just need that one second hand find that takes your look from meh to yes! I love, love, love this black and gray shawl/half sweater look. It is wool but has a lining inside for extra warmth insurance. The label was removed, but that doesn’t matter. When I saw this piece I […]

GIY market tote bag project

Prepare for the upcoming farmers market, swimming pool and road trip season with this Goodwill It Yourself tote bag project. Use this carry-all for produce and flowers, beach towels and sunscreen or books and magazines. The vintage fabric gives it a retro feel and vibe. It’s just what you’ll need by your side this spring […]

Fashionista: Dress up for date night

With Valentine’s Day coming up, this is the perfect time to make a resolution of sorts, and I have the perfect one for you! Make sure you make time this year for date night with your significant other. No kids, no phones and get dressed up. The idea is to take time for each other, […]

Thrift Fix Picks: 4 looks to freshen up winter wardrobe

By now you’ve probably had your fill of the winter clothes in your closet. You’ve worn that fuzzy, oversized cardigan more times than you care to count, and the wool sweater you turn to on the coldest of days has gotten way too much attention lately. Thrift shopping to the rescue! Give your go-tos a […]

Shower your besties with DIY gifts for Galentine’s Day

When it comes to do-it-yourself gifts, they truly are two-for-the-price-of-one kind of deals. The maker gets a fun project to satisfy her crafty side, and the recipient gets a one-of-a-kind gift from the heart. This Valentine’s Day, be sure to remember the women in your life with a Goodwill It Yourself thrifted treat that doesn’t […]

Fashionista: Fight the winter chill with the perfect sweater

Wisconsin’s winters can be brutal, even for those of us used to living in the frozen tundra. Second hand sweaters to the rescue! When the weather gets me down, I take a trip to my local GW and find pieces to take the chill off. I spotted this wool Nordic zippered sweater and immediately fell […]

5 tips to becoming a thrift pro

If you are looking for ways to become more frugal in the New Year, we can help. It’s possible to create a closet you crave and a home that matches your personality at a cost you can live with. Regular thrifters know the key to secondhand success is keeping an open mind, having fun and […]

Work clothes for less: Office dress code dos and don’ts

By Carly Fuller We get it. You’re eager to spruce up your closet for your 9-5 in the new year, but slow down a bit. Be smart about it. Make sure your purchases are smart and your money is well spent. Know the dos and don’ts of office attire. You don’t have to spend a […]

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