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Fashionista: Striped dress ideal for cooler spring days

This Old Navy striped dress is ready to welcome the spring temps. It’s a lightweight cotton dress, which is perfect for the ever-changing Wisconsin temperatures that go from winter one day to warm and springy the next. Plus, it features those oh-so-in stripes. Bonus! I wish I had a pair of white Keds to wear […]

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Thrift Fix Picks: Add pop of color with jeans

This spring, shed the dark tones of winter by maximizing mood and bringing a renewed sense of cheer to the season with colored denim. Make your pants pop with fun and feminine colors! You’ll be right on trend, too. “Though colored denim never truly goes out of style, it’s all the way in this season,” […]

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Fashionista: Turquoise shirt turns up the basics

I just blogged about black basics. Now, let’s take those basics and kick it up a notch. I love this fun shirt with black leather-like material and zipper accents. This type of neckline is also very flattering as well. This type of collar is a boat-neck style. Pair it with classic black leggings or skinny […]

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Fashionista: Add touch of happiness with coral

I always have loved coral. It feels beachy, yet with its long sleeves and heftier fabric, this easily can be a colorful go-to piece. I love the zipper detail on the bottom. I found the silk-like fabric in the scarf section. I tied it in the back for a unique look. Go online to learn many […]

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Play on: Giving new life to VHS tapes

We may have moved on from VHS tapes, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t serve a purpose. Get into a new groove and use the case or its contents for Pinterest-motivated organizational tips, inspiration or craft projects. It’s upcycling at its best. If you’re looking for a supply of VHS tapes, find them at […]

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Prom dresses that wow in both look and price

Two piece, open back, strapless, sweetheart or sequined. The look and trends of prom dresses go in and out of style. But there’s one thing that never gets old — saving money. Instead of dropping a couple of hundred dollars on the dress alone, why not save where you can and put that money toward […]

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Still time to stock up on winter trends

Flannel There is nothing cozier on a chilly day than a soft flannel shirt. Finding a flannel at Goodwill is even more of a bonus because it has been previously loved and worn so they are extra soft! You could find one in classic colors such as red and black or shake things up with […]

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Fashionista: Stock up on colors that flatter

I did a little investigating on what I already knew! The colors that flatter every woman are turquoise to bright blue, bright pink and coral to red. I’ve never met a woman who doesn’t look great in these colors. They not only flatter, they make you look younger. I’m starting with this beige and bright […]

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Fashionista: Get black to basics

OK, fashionistas, let me tell you about black to basics. Every woman should have these basic black pieces in their closet: a little black dress or a clean lined dress, skirt, leggings and jeans. But don’t stop there; be sure to have black shoes, pumps, boots and purses. Look for simple clean lines in your […]

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DIY furniture makeover tips for the novice

Today we are using the advice of two Goodwill program leaders and seasoned do-it-yourselfers to help you become a seasoned do-it-yourselfer, too, or at least a more confident one. Kalli Pethan, Vocational Support Services vocational coordinator, has been refinishing furniture for about five years and has done dressers, tables, chairs and frames. She also made […]

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