Friday, September 6, 2013

Frugal Fashion Friday - Ode to Goodwill (and a Grand Opening!)

Thrift store shopping is an important part of my fashion strategy. I love finding great fashion bargains and items for DIY projects. There are lots of thrift stores in the DC area but at the top of my list are some of the area Goodwill stores. On Saturday (tomorrow, September 7th) DC Goodwill will be opening its 15th area store. I thought I'd share a few (just a few) of my favorite Goodwill finds and DIY projects.

From the top...
  • Holiday Decorations - using candlesticks from Goodwill, some were DIY'd with paint and glitter.
  • Cargo Vest - I cut the sleeves off of a camouflage shirt jacket for this DIY vest.
  • Vintage Coach Bag - This red bag (vintage Berkeley Reverse Suede Saddle Bag no longer available) is just one of the Coach bags that I scored at Goodwill. This one only cost me $19 (they are selling for over $100 on ebay and etsy) and it was in perfect condition.
  • Vintage Rock T and Pants - I scored this rock t-shirt and great raspberry colored pants at a Goodwill in Florida.
  • Neon Jewelry - I bought bracelets and a necklace from Goodwill and spray painted them with neon paint. Fun new jewelry!
  • Chain Detail Jacket - Adding chain to this boucle jacket took it from ladies who lunch to ladies who rock.
  • Chinese Guardian Lions - All I needed to update these cool bookends was some gold spray paint.
  • Mercury Glass Candle Holders - We created over 200 mercury glass candle holders for our wedding using glasses from Goodwill and special paint.
  • Mint Sunglasses - Using sunglasses from Goodwill and nail polish, I created these designer inspired sunnies.
  • DIY Collar - A blouse from Goodwill and some scissors were used to create this fun collar.

These are just a few of my favorite Goodwill DIYs and finds. There are many more to come. On Saturday I will be helping out at the DIY table at the grand opening of the newest Goodwill store in the DMV.  Come out and see me!  The store opens at 10am and there will be lots of grand opening activities from 10am - 12 noon. Details below.

Where: Ashdale Shopping Center
2950 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193
When: September 7th, 2013
What: Sales, savings, back-to-school activities,and good merchandise at great prices

I hope you'll join us for the fun.  See you there!  I'm sure there will be some amazing finds.

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