Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Days of Goodwill Style - Day 1 - Introduction

I love October! The leaves start changing. There's a crisp smell in the air.  I start wearing my boots.

L.M. Montgomery said it best when she said, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

In October, I also look forward to 31 Days of blogging at the Nesting Place.  Last year, I jumped in writing 31 Days to Love Your Home. Writing that series was both challenging and fun so I had to do it again this year!

This October, I am excited to share 31 Days of Goodwill Style.

Over the course of this blog, I have shared my love of Goodwill many times.

Remember two years ago, when Shad and I won the chance to shoot a Goodwill of Delaware fashion makeover.


Yes. We are hard core Goodwillers...Goodwillaholics....Loyal Goodwillians. However you choose to say it.

In fact, in the past two years, I have bought almost all my clothes from Goodwill.

Being the nerd I am, I sat down counted how many clothing items or shoes I have bought from retail stores over the past two years. The grand total was twelve items in two years.

So yes, to put it mildly, I love Goodwill.  I believe in Goodwill. Over the next month, I am sharing how to shop at Goodwill....and look good! I can't wait to share 31 Days of Goodwill Style!

Just so you know what to expect, here is the schedule for the next few weeks. 

Mondays - What I Wore - I will be sharing pictures of my outfits from every day of the week.  I really feel nervous about this, and almost backed out of this part but I want to show everyday Goodwill style.  

Tuesdays - Thursdays - I will be writing about different Goodwill style topics from finding your style, my own fashion history, to how to Goodwill tips. 

Fridays  - "More than the Store" One of the great things about Goodwill is they are so much more than just the store.  I can't wait to share all the good Goodwill does, and a few behind the scenes posts. 

Saturdays - I am sharing a favorite fashion blog. 

Sundays - Pinterest inspiration

You can follow the series by checking the blog or you can follow on Facebook or on this Pinterest board where I will be posting links daily.

You can catch up on all the days by clicking here


  1. Found your blog tonight through The Nester. I'll be following along this month. I am a big Goodwill fan, too. In fact, on our recent family vacation, one of our planned stops was the Goodwill!!

    I have a 31 Day series, too: 31 Days, 31 Printables!

  2. I'm a Goodwill lover also and always get compliments on my Goodwill dresses and suits when I wear them to church. I'm looking forward to following along with your series!

  3. Yay! Found you on Nester's linky. LOVE GOOD WILL :) Have you ever been to a Good Will Outlet? They are my favorite place. Excited to follow along!

  4. So fun! I'm doing a "Shop Goodwill Better" series out of my love for Goodwill, too! You're welcome to check it out here:
    I look forward to following along!

  5. Great topic! I need to learn how to shop goodwill better, especially the clothing!

  6. Um pumped to follow along!

  7. A girl after my own heart - looking forward to following along this month!

  8. This is so interesting to me! I can't wait to see what you can do, and check out my own Goodwill!

  9. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this topic!

  10. victoriacreativehomekeeperOctober 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Looking forward to this, I just recently started looking at thrift shops again and was surprised by all the high quality clothing that was there. Can't wait to hear some practical advice on how to best use the thrift store!

  11. Mimi*stateofhospitalityOctober 1, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I love a thrift store! You and your husband were so cute in the video -- made me smile! I'm looking forward to your series!

  12. Andrea Nicole-MessyMomSagaOctober 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I love this!! I am soo excited to follow your blog!! I used to live in Ohio and we had the best thrift stores and goodwill shops now I live in Louisville not so much! But I will live vicariously through you!!! :)