Last week we had the good fortune to receive a visit from Melissa at Swap.com! We hit up the Mill Creek Goodwill store and spent a few hours putting together several (ok lots!) of outfits for their weekly #ThankGoodwillItsFriday feature on The Swapaholics blog. It was so much fun and we hope to have them back soon!
Thank Goodwill It’s Friday! with Swap.com
Thank Goodwill It’s Friday (#ThankGoodwillItsFriday, or TGIF) is a fun little weekly Twitter and blog party that started a few years ago on Shoestring, when me and the other contributors (including my partner in all things Swapaholic, Amy of PunkyStyle.com) decided it would be super fun to share our love for thrifting and our “Goodwill Hunting” scores each week, and to ask our readers to do the same.
Now, as part of Swap.com, our love affair and partnership with Goodwill has grown, and we’ve been fortunate to have worked with Goodwill in more than a dozen cities around the country for our clothing swaps (in 2011, we donated more than 10 tons of clothing and accessories alone!) and to be invited to “guest style” for the Clothing Collaborative and volunteer for other events at Goodwill in Boston.
I was beyond thrilled last week to be able to take Thank Goodwill It’s Friday on the road and head north to Portland for a little styling challenge and “swap talk” with your very own Michelle of Goodwill NNE! After about two hours, two overflowing carts, and about 2,897 laughs, we came up with all these great takes on current trends fresh from the NYFW runways — sheer dresses, floral and candy colored denim, just to name a few! — plus one totally inspired by the spring-like weather and daydreams of Maine beach days to come.
But, the big question is: which piece or look is your favorite? Check out the full gallery of photos on Picasa, and if you’re on Twitter or Facebook, share YOUR best thrift score with us today and every Friday — just tag us in the photo, leave us a comment detailing your favorite find, or use the hashtag #ThankGoodwillItsFriday on Twitter. Happy Goodwill hunting!