Bathing Suits – Vintage Style

“You’ve come a long way!” If you are referring to swim suits than that phrase is correct! When I study pictures of swimming costumes from the mid-19th century, in the age of Victorian modesty, I can only thank my stars that I live today!  Really, whoever thought that wool was the right fabric for swim costumes? Plus, ladies swam in stockings, …

Finding Your Thrifted Style with Dina

When Ryan expressed an interest in a personal styling session with me at Goodwill Akron, I was both excited and a little nervous because he was my first male client. I soon realized that many of the thrifting tips I teach women apply to men: arrive with a plan, have a budget in mind, and keep an open mind. Ryan …

Upcycled Cork Board

                    I need some cork boards for a very specific reason. A three-word reason. I don’t really want to tell you why because it might ruin your mood. Kinda like when stores start selling holiday decorations in September and you’re like “Woah, what about the whole season of fall, and football …

Back-to-School Style at Goodwill

                                Just because back to school clothes are meant to be comfy and practical, it doesn’t mean they have to lack style. As you prepare your back to school lists, consider thrifting your way through it! Goodwill Akron carries all of the back to school …

Networking – Are You Making the Effort?

As we settle into our careers, often many stop building their professional network.  I made this mistake.  I thought my job was solid and I didn’t take the time to develop relationships outside of the individuals I worked with on a daily basis.  Then I was faced with a layoff and had to start from scratch.  Thankfully I had some …

Red, White or Blue Summer Finds on shopgoodwill.com

Whether you’re looking for summer finds, Independence Day-themed items or inspiration in red, white or blue, Shopgoodwill.com has the item for you.  Independence glasses with gold trim                     Red, white and blue Nike sneakers                   Antonio Melani leather sandals in red     …

DIY Painted Paddle

Over the past few years we’ve seen the fox, owl  and raccoon become “hip” animals. Songs have been written about them, planters and figurines are made in their shape, and their faces have been stitched across the chest of fashionable sweaters. Was this the same kind of popularity that ducks had back in the eighties?           …

Stylish Pillbox Hats of the Past

With many people wearing hats, I am reminded of the stylish hats ladies wore whenever they left the house.  One of the most recognizable styles of hat is the Pillbox.  This hat shape was popular during the 30s but especially in the 50s and 60s.  A small woman’s hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides and no brim, …

Hot Summer Style on shopgoodwill.com

Shopgoodwill.com has summertime fashions to suite every taste:  from breezy & Bohemian to preppy & proper.  Here are some recent finds from our website in both styles, along with a fabulous boat that certainly looks good with anything.   Like new Alegria Donna – wild sandals size 38                 Vintage Ray Ban brown leather …

DIY Colorful Birdhouse

              To be honest, I thought this was a bird feeder. I picked it up at Goodwill on Waterloo for $4.                 I was all ready to go buy some bird food when I happened to see a birdhouse on Pinterest and realized this was a birdhouse …