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 […]

Thrift store sweaters you’ll love

When you love thrift store sweaters as much as we do, winter is a welcomed season. It’s like being reunited with a friend you haven’t seen in a while but have missed like crazy. Like comfort food, thrift sweaters are comfort wear for the winter. Count us among those who can’t get enough. Our motto: […]

Fashionista: No-sweat workout look

Ah, the holidays. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Being with family and friend is the absolute best! However, after all the party food — cookies, candies and eggnog to name a few — a resolution to a healthier lifestyle is tops on your list for 2018. Well, if you are […]

Resolve to save on athleisure by shopping secondhand

No matter if you are working toward a fitness goal or not, athleisure wear is a fabulous addition to your wardrobe or workout routine. It is quickly becoming the new casual wear; this isn’t a trendy look that’s going away. The comfy and versatile styles easily can transition from the gym scene to your weekend […]

4 Goodwill It Yourself projects to keep you crafty over winter

Shake off the winter chill with easy do-it-yourself projects that keep you crafting and cozy all winter long. These 4 winter GIY projects feature items you can find at a secondhand store, which helps cut costs and gives new life and purpose to something donated. If you are looking for more inspiration, check us out […]

Last-minute present needed? Theme it up with gift basket

Whether you procrastinated with your shopping, got an unanticipated addition to your gift-buying list or just want to have a little fun this season, we are here to say that a themed gift basket can solve any or all of those needs. Gift baskets are tailor-made for the recipient and will bring joy to the […]

Fashionista: fa la la fabulous with this black tunic dress

Black always will be THE go-to color. Think LBDs, black leggings, black skirts, black jeans. The color is flattering, especially after a few too many holiday cookies. So while you’re out shopping at your local GW, head on over to the black clothing section. The clothing is pulled together by like color so the layout […]

Fashionista: Holiday look built around fab designer purse

I must admit this purse is one of my happiest of finds! It’s an original pink-sequined Betsey Johnson bag. I thought, wow, this is a great price for a designer bag, only to realize that the zipper was broken. But no worries. I found someone to add a new zipper and was back to my […]

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