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Fashionista: Shop thrift for summer essentials

I love fashion trends, but, Goodwill shoppers, no summer closet is complete without these summer essentials. Here are a few pieces to look for while perusing the clothing racks at GW: A few solid-color shorts such as navy, black, tan White and tan camis Classic white T-shirt, preferably a V-neck, which is more flattering Solid-color… [Read More]

7 steps to an organized staycation

It’s mid-summer already, and your summer vacation is not going entirely as planned? No problem, just regroup and figure out how to make the best of what’s left! If you can’t take a big trip somewhere else, maybe you can take a staycation and even get a few things done around the house. 1. First… [Read More]

Fashionista: Favorite finds at the thrift store

Here’s a question for all you Goodwill shoppers. When you shop your local GW, is there a print you tend to gravitate to? Perhaps stripes, florals, polka dots or maybe my favorite gingham? When I saw this adorable gingham wrap shirt I knew it was coming home with me. The added detail of ruched sleeves… [Read More]

Trendy jeans for 2019

Jeans are a wardrobe staple, there’s no doubt about it. They are season-less, 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… [Read More]

How to style a T-shirt dress 3 ways

T-shirts are a wardrobe staple, but you can step up your fashion game by having a basic T-shirt dress in your closet lineup. Don’t be intimated by the word dress. A T-shirt dress is just as versatile as a regular tee. To prove it, we pulled together three different outfits that feature a T-shirt dress… [Read More]

3 ways to update thrifted baskets

Quick quiz. What screams summer, makes organizing a cinch in any place at all (even on the go!) and is waiting for you at your local Goodwill? Thrifted baskets! From burly laundry baskets to breezy woven seagrass, these permanently picnic-ready decor pieces will feel right at home in every room of your home and even… [Read More]

DIY succulent planter project

Succulents are all the rage. If you haven’t jumped aboard the popular plant bandwagon, we’ve got some adorable do-it-yourself reasons that will convince you that you should. We’ve put together these budget-friendly air plant and succulent planters that feature secondhand vases, glassware and teacups we picked up at our local Goodwill for under $3.99. This… [Read More]

Fashionista: Star-spangled Fourth of July outfit

Summer is here, and one of the season’s highlights is the Fourth of July, which usually means gatherings and festivities with friends and family. Before you purchase your sparklers, head over to your local Goodwill to find a cute outfit not only for the 4th of July but pieces that are versatile enough to wear… [Read More]

Celebrate Independence Day with these Goodwill DIYs

When I think of the 4th of July, I envision our glorious flag and what it represents, booming fireworks and a laidback happy vibe. No matter where you are celebrating or how many people are involved, those are the top three things, I think, on everyone’s Independence Day celebration checklist. We don’t want you to… [Read More]

Contractivity program and Pierce celebrate partnership

A Goodwill job-training program celebrated a special milestone and its partnership with Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. Co., at the Goodwill Shiner Center in Appleton on Tuesday. Since 2014, Contractivity has been working with Pierce Manufacturing in cleaning and repackaging safety glasses into plastic sleeves. Team members and visitors at Pierce are required to wear… [Read More]

How to wear jeans in summer

Jeans are a staple in every woman’s closet. They pair with nearly everything and are the starting point for both casual and dressy outfits. In the summer, though, jeans are probably the last thing you feel like wearing. There are a few tricks to try with denim during the summer that will make it bearable… [Read More]

Light, bright and airy for summer with Goodwill style

By Julia Marchand These days I’m in love with all things light, bright and airy. Maybe it’s this summer season, maybe it’s the latest décor and fashion trends, but I’ve noticed that I feel the most inspired and motivated when my surroundings and apparel feel clean and luminous. Let me show you what I mean…. [Read More]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s lamp find

Friends ask me frequently about my thrift-store shopping adventures. I love to thrift, bargain shop and go to yard sales, and it’s well-known in my social circle. I always get excited over a great deal and the thrill of the hunt! I typically look for items that can be used in my home, are inexpensive… [Read More]

What to wear to a summer wedding: dos and don’ts

We love ourselves a wedding. The romance, the food, the dancing, the cake and the excuse to dress up. But with so many dress options available, where does a girl even start? When considering what to wear to a summer wedding, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. We figured we’d start with… [Read More]

5 DIY garden projects on a budget

If your love of gardening extends beyond your green thumb to your crafty mind, these five budget-friendly, do-it-yourself garden-related projects will let you get your hands dirty in fun and creativity. Dig in!   Teacup bird feeder Repurpose a beautiful teacup into a bird feeder that will be appreciated by feathered friends and visitors alike…. [Read More]