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  1. Lumee Case: I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with the Kardashian/Jenners, but rather it’s more of a fascination. It’s the kind of fascination where you witness a bad car wreck but you can’t look away. I have envied their ability to take the perfect selfie until I got my hands on this bad boy. The LuMee case provides the perfect lighting for your Kim K worthy selfies. It’s also a great conversation piece when you whip it out in public and let the whole world know you travel with your own selfie lighting.
  2. Katy Perry x Covergirl in Kitty Purry: I’m Team Taylor all the way, but Katy Perry killed it in her collab with Covergirl. The Kitty Purry shade has a subtle, purple-pink hue appropriate for day or night. I also purchased the classic red shade, Crimson Cat,  but haven’t had the opportunity to try it out. Buzzfeed claims it looks good on literally EVERYONE!
  3. Viceland: I’m a devout VICE viewer so when I scrolled through the guide one day and stumbled upon Viceland, *insert praise hands emoji*, I traded in Watch What Happens Live for Noisey. The stories, people, locations, and food give a glimpse into real lives, perfectly capturing the human condition.
  4. Cravings by Chrissy Teigen: If you don’t have a crush on Chrissy Teigen, I’m not sure we can ever be friends. Her cookbook combines her witty tweets and drool-worthy Instagram meals into one beautiful masterpiece. Even for those that would rather use their stove for shoe storage, there are recipes for you! Bravo, 40 Nugz, bravo!
  5. House of Harlow Earjackets: These earjackets came in my Rocksbox last month, and I instantly fell in looooove! (Featured in this post)I’m slightly regretting not keeping them, but now they’re on sale! You can try Rocksbox free for the first month with the promo code betsyappletonxoxo.

What are you loving this month? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!


This week on Goldwill Digger, I am featuring a guest post from fellow Goodwill devotee, Carolyn from DC Goodwill Fashionista. It’s been a little chilly in Nashville this week, and she nails this spring transition look!

What I Wore: Leopard with a Pop of Pink

This weekend’s weather was finally tolerable! It’s been so rainy all week – I almost thought it would never end. Luckily, Sunday’s sun was absolute perfection, with temperatures in the mid-seventies. It actually felt like spring!

To celebrate this much-needed weather, I whipped out my bright, new Goodwill finds for Spring and wore them without….hosiery! For the first time this year, I’ve gone a whole day in complete comfort without wearing tights. I even wore open-toed shoes, too!

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I usually like to wear black, but this was one of my off days when I wanted to embrace the sunshine and warm temps by  wearing brighter, lighter colors.

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When I wore this look, I was taking an impromptu DC stroll around the Capitol Hill neighborhood, an area that I frequent because of the peaceful atmosphere.

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This was also a rare occasion where I decided to keep it a little more subtle and pause the pattern mixing for another occasion. I wanted to keep the look preppy and business casual because of the beautiful weather and special occasion, Mother’s Day. A cheerful and light-hearted look is the perfect way to celebrate all the beautiful mommas out there.

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This gray Topshop sweater is comfy, but it needed something a little extra to bring my outfit from good to great. A bauble necklace from J.Crew is a great solution to spice up this plain top.

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Cropped Sweater: Topshop via Rockville Goodwill ($6) (Similar Splurge // Save); Skirt: H&M via South Dakota Goodwill ($5) (Similar Splurge // Save); Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Arlington Goodwill ($6) (Similar Splurge // Save); Necklace: J.Crew via Gaithersburg Goodwill ($5) (Similar Splurge // Save); Handbag: Vintage via Rockville Goodwill ($6.99) (Similar Splurge // Save); Sunglasses: Karen Walker

The overall color palette is gray, but I brought out the browns in my animal print skirt from H&M with these beige open toed heels from Jessica Simpson and my vintage snakeskin envelope handbag. People don’t always know how to mix vintage into their wardrobe, but as you can see you can easily add it to a modern look.  (I completely agree with Carolyn! The easiest way to mix vintage is via accessories. Vintage jewelry and handbags add character to an otherwise “basic” look.)

I’m so ecstatic warmer weather is finally upon us. The rain and cold temperatures have ruined my vibe, but now I’m back in action! I can’t wait to wear a lot of my Goodwill spring finds that have been in storage for the past season.

Do you love Carolyn’s style as much as me? Be sure to check out more of her looks over at DC Goodwill Fashionista!

There are two seasons in my life, football season and wedding season. Engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and weddings, oh my! My spring and summer calendar is full of wedding celebrations. Though I enjoy reuniting with old friends, sharing memories, and celebrating the unity of marriage, my bank account takes a hit from my wedding season wardrobe. This inspired me to create looks for popular wedding dress codes, with the help of Goodwill of course. Without further ado, here’s Part 3 of Decoding Wedding Dress Codes: Semiformal (Check out earlier posts on  Black Tie and Black Tie Optional!)
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Dress: Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Clutch: Elaine Turner; Earrings: House of Harlow via Rocksbox (first month free with coupon code betsyappletonxoxo); Shoes: Steve Madden, old (Similar Here)

Not that I have deemed myself the queen of wedding dress codes  (I’ve been to enough weddings to qualify for the title), Semiformal, AKA cocktail, is one of the most popular and versatile wedding dress codes. A cocktail dress in a light fabric or dressy skirt or top is perfect for the occasion. Feel free to incorporate bright colors for a daytime or afternoon wedding, but steer to the darker end of the color spectrum for late afternoon and early evening events.

Please ladies, this is not the time to break out that fuchsia bodycon dress you wore once in 2010 to a sorority formal. Be respectful of the bride when choosing length and neckline. All of the guests should whisper about the beautiful, glowing bride and not your Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction while you whip and nae-nae across the dance floor.

This royal blue Goodwill find (Similar) is a perfect transition piece for either a day or an evening soirèe, and it cost less than $10. Updating the accessories with a gold clutch and statement earrings transforms this dress for an evening wedding. The length and neckline err on the conservative side, but the ruffles mask sassy sheer panels on the sides of the bodice. Bonus points for the ruffles also hiding that extra piece of wedding cake! 🙂

Now that we are heading for the heart of wedding season, what is your go-to wedding look? Leave me a comment below!