Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Edited 4 Goodwill Trunk Show

Edited for Goodwill - Summer Trunk Show

Trunk Show Date & Time

Friday, June 26
11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, June 27
11 AM – 3 PM
As Washington, DC welcomes the summer sun, Goodwill of Greater Washington will be celebrating the warm weather with a major trunk show at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Chinatown (702 8th St NW, Washington, DC, 20068).
The trunk show will be filled with the finest Goodwill summer apparel and a collection of seasonal accessories. All merchandise being sold was hand-selected from our Washington, DC area stores.
To remain true to the mission of the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, the space will also feature historical images commemorating Goodwill’s 80th anniversary in our nation’s capital.
I'll be there to celebrate 80 years of transforming lives and communities, and pick up some hot summer fashions! See you Friday!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

80 years of Goodwill Greater Washington

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

I love vintage clothes, but I always believed  I had to go to an expensive, well curated vintage shop to find ones that would fit into my professional life. Being involved with Goodwill Greater Washington has changed my perspective. I've never been a thrifter, in fact the idea of sorting throw a thrift store seemed overwhelming to me, but then I learned that not all thrift stores are created equal.

Goodwill's focus has been on creating employment opportunities for disenfranchised community members through the donations of more fortunate community members. At at lovely breakfast at the Newseum to celebrate 80 years since Goodwill of Greater Washington was founded, the organization asked me why I support them…my answer? My #ootd supports jobs!  I like knowing that when I donate last seasons clothes or purchase something from one of their stores, not only am I getting a unique piece (like the awesome purple Talbots sweater dress I'm wearing in this post) but I'm giving back to the community I grew up in.

In 2016, Goodwill Greater Washington will be opening a charter school for adults to pursue their high school diplomas and will provide the two things that pose the greatest barrier against adults finishing school- vouchers for transportation to and from school and childcare. The work Goodwill Greater Washington is doing extends far past helping you clean out your closet or providing a write off at tax time, they are living up to their hashtag in all that they do… #ShareTheGood 

Want to support the amazing difference that Goodwill of Greater Washington is making in the community? Here's how…

Shop Edited for Goodwill Friday June 26th (11am-5pm) & Saturday June 27th (11am-3pm) 
Here's what I picked up! [LINK]

Saturday, July 11 at 2:30pm | Zengo Cycle charity ride

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bethesda Front Row

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

dress | sandals | backpack | jacket

Hit up Bethesda Row's "Front Row" fashion show with some lovely ladies I've met through blogging, PR professional Yvonne (center) and Digital professional (and baker) Oby (right). It was a lovely way to spend a Friday night. 

The hosts of the fashion show were the sisters behind Georgetown Cupcake, which has an outpost in Bethesda right off The Row. The show included pieces from the stores that line the row including Lilly Pulitzer signature shop Pink Palm and even Equinox provided some "athleisure" (styling your workout clothes for going out) looks for the runway.

Check out what was in our "Front Row" goodie bags in this Youtube video Oby made! 
(BONUS: Check out the last time Oby & I were on Bethesda Row including a cameo from an author who is now staring in her own TV show!)