Guest Post: DC Goodwill Fashionista


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!

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3 Comments

  1. May 21, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    It’s rare my local Goodwills have any great finds. I love this outfit though, especially the sweater and necklace.

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