If you’ve been reading Wardrobe Oxygen for a while you know I have a special place in my heart for Goodwill. It’s an organization that not only helps you score great fashion and homegoods for less, but it helps people right in your own neighborhood find jobs. Recently Goodwill of Greater Washington invited me and a handful of other local bloggers to create curated collections from their DC-area stores. One Sunday, a few of us drove around to four different Goodwill shops and pulled items that fit our personal tastes and style aesthetic.
It was an awesome experience, and it helped me see the amazing fashion waiting for you at a local Goodwill. I found brands like Kate Spade, J. Crew, Boden, Hudson and AG Jeans like new for pennies. I collected handmade and vintage pieces that ooze style and the current runway trends. I found perfectly distressed Levi’s and classics that transcend trends. As someone who has a hard time thrifting because it seems all the “good stuff” is small sizes, I focused on trying to curate a collection of fabulous pieces in a broad range of sizes (and I know other bloggers did too!).
I went thrifting with Vivi of Heart, Print & Style and Lerkia of MODAGE, but the trunk show will also be featuring collections curated by the DC Goodwill Fashionista, Spicy Candy DC, Got It at Goodwill, and What I Wore Tip to Toe. I can't wait to see what these fashionistas pulled from the great selection at the DC-area Goodwill stores!
All the pieces that I and fellow bloggers collected will go on sale later this month for the annual DC Goodwill Summer Trunk Show at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. This trunk show will be open to the public; however Goodwill of Greater Washington's Young Professionals Council is hosting a VIP party Wednesday, August 24th from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM. This exclusive opportunity lets you shop from an edited selection of vintage and contemporary Goodwill fashion collections curated by me and other local DC fashion bloggers before for the rest of the public, while networking with young professionals. Complimentary light refreshments, soft drinks, wine and beer will be provided. I’ve been to previous trunk shows hosted by Goodwill and the selection is phenomenal… but it goes fast! This is a fabulous way to peruse the best of the best from the local Goodwill shops before anyone else!
Not only can you look good, but by attending you can do good. Proceeds of this year’s trunk show will support Goodwill’s goal of providing more than 700 $25 Good Samaritan vouchers for people with disabilities and disadvantages in our community who are in urgent need of clothing. Your passion for fashion can help others!
If you wish to attend, you can click here to learn more and sign up. However, I have four tickets to give away to local Wardrobe Oxygen readers. It should be a fun shopping and mingling event, and it would also be so lovely to meet some of you!
Four Wardrobe Oxygen readers will win a single ticket to the DC Goodwill Summer Trunk Show at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC. This event is from 6:30 – 8:00pm ET. This giveaway (and the event) is only open to those 21 and over. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email. When you reply to your winning email, provide me with the name and email you wish your entry to be associated with; you will be added to the entry list. If you do not reply within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. You must be able to attend Wednesday August 24, there is no raincheck. Good luck and I can’t wait to see you on the 24th!