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Goodwill Official Bloggers know how to turn a Goodwill find into something fun and interesting, whether it's using ugly fashion to create bow bracelets, building bird feeders with cups and saucers, or turning vintage sheets into a quilt. Check out their most recent stories below.

Let's Talk Fast Fashion

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Thrifting Athleisure Wear With Lyss

Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year. I started off 2020 by doing what I love most - T H R I F T I N G! I actually think January is one of the best months of the year to try thrifting because so many people purge their closets after the holidays and there are plenty of hidden gems to be found! This was by far one of my favorite thrift trips so far. I found some really great pieces to share with you guys!

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GoodwillSA Finds, Project Runway, Upcycling, and Jackets

This is a fun post about many of my favorite things, by Pamela Lutrell.

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A Very Vintage Christmas: Sustainable & Affordable Christmas Decor

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My Return to Goodwill SA for affordable, sustainable living

I am so excited to announce my return as a blogger for Goodwill San Antonio and the support of affordable, sustainable living.

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Upskilling Our Veterans

 

Goodwill San Antonio's Veterans Services Team Achieves Career Coaching Certification

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2019 Halloween Costume Giveaway

 

Local Goodwill Partner Gives Halloween Costumes To Children

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Fun with Accessories at Goodwill

We all know how much fun accessories can be! We can have a closet full of great basics and mix up unlimited different outfits with accessories.

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A New Ralph Lauren Jacket...from a Treasure Hunt!

I suppose my biggest pieces of advice are to stop by a GOODWILL SA location often; and do it when you have some time to shop. You never know what you will find!

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A Must Shopping Event in San Antonio

These are my new slingback, gold, peep-toe sandals...a brand carried by a top retailer...which still bore the new purchase tags when I discovered them recently at one of our GoodwillSA locations!

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Goodwill SA: Making the Holiday Merry

I am about to complete my fourth year as a blogger for San Antonio's excellent GOODWILL SA organization. I have witnessed them help our community with jobs, job training, and veteran assistance over and over again.

My favorite Goodwill SA treasure hunts have all enhanced my Christmas decorations. I have several Christmas collections...Santas from around the world...snowmen...Christmas trees and votive candles. Often, I discover a new addition to my collections at Goodwill.

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Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Confident (Not Frumpy) Grandmother Style

For years now, PROJECT RUNWAY has been one of my favorite television shows....I love to see the creative process, and the final runway production...however, I have a big beef with them. Each season, the messages are more and more pronounced that bad fashion is called GRANDMA STYLE. Even Tim Gunn will say, "It's too grandma, make it work." With all do respect to Tim, Heidi, and the designers...STOP GIVING GRANDMOTHERS A BAD RAP!

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Goodwill SA: This Grandma's Assistant

My monthly trip to GOODWILL SA was all about my grandchildren. They may be headed this way for a visit in the fall and I need some new treasures for two little boys, ages 3 and 1. The books and new toy will go in the treasure pile. The Santa is actually for me...I collect Santas from around the world, and this one is from Finland and was only 99 cents!

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Goodwill SA: Stay Cool Hunting Treasure Inside

Sad to say...but it is already hot here...really hot! I think it was 105 yesterday. But, one of my favorite stay cool activities is to go treasure hunting at Goodwill SA When I was there recently, I was drawn to the home decor department. Beautiful items! There were two young ladies shopping for their apartment and it was fun to watch as they discovered their own treasures.

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Goodwill SA: Perfect for A Certain Occasion

It is hard to see in this picture...but the blouse is pink! I do not really wear pink and I realized recently that I need a pink blouse for a special occasion. Next week is the gender reveal for my grandbaby...we have been asked to wear the color representing the gender we think our baby is. While I could wear blue all day long, I really believe deep down...this one is a girl. So, off to my favorite treasure shop I went... Goodwill San Antonio. I found this floral blouse in pink in a wonderful cotton.

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Goodwill SA: Valentine's Day on a Budget

Now, these are fun shoes...and, yes, I found them at Goodwill San Antonio! Perfect for Valentine's Day coming up this weekend! I know it is sometimes difficult to justify the expense of an evening out on Valentine's...especially for those of us who have seen many celebrations over the years.  But, you know, with Goodwill around it is easy to plan a spontaneous, fun, romantic evening at home.

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Goodwill: My Lifestyle Needs Under $25

Our local GOODWILL SA locations are amazing. So, I decided to give myself a blogging challenge and go see how much I could purchase for $25 which met my own criteria for style. Here is my stash... now let me explain.

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Goodwill SA: End of Summer Fun

Oh autumn... where are you? Well, it is not quite time yet! There are still days of heat, entertaining, and Labor Day Weekend on the calendar! Occasionally, I want something different to wear at the end of a season, but do not want to spend a lot on a garment I might not wear often. The answer in San Antonio is GOODWILL SA. I picked up this summer jacket recently for $4.99.

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GoodwillSA: A Fiber Artist Best Friend

Last week I introduced you to Vicki, a talented woman in San Antonio who is creating and designing art pieces in order to raise money for 68 different charities in our city. She also is a fiber artist...refashioning clothing, shoes, and pieces found at GOODWILLSA...one of her best friends, she says.

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The Power of a Goodwill Donation... Calculate it!

Many of you have commented on my wonderful find at Goodwill San Antonio from today's post. Treasures like this are made possible by the many wonderful citizens who donate to Goodwill, and the work this important organization does in each community.

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Goodwill SA: Helping Me Play Hostess

Recently, I confessed my desire for a long kimono just for the purpose of entertaining at home...and, of course, GOODWILL SA filled my request...for there I find the best thrift shopping.

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Goodwill SA: Going to the Spice Market

When I walked into the Bitters Road location of GOODWILL SA the other day, I had two things in mind for shopping. First, I was looking for garments which fit closer to my curves. Now that I have lost 25 pounds I need smaller garments (do you hear me celebrating!)!!

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Goodwill SA: Dusting Up and Big Event Soon!

Both dusters in this picture came from shopping at GOODWILL SA!...the one for housecleaning and the coat in my outfit!

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Yes, You Can Afford a Wardrobe Makeover, Now! Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Last week, we began to discuss how to get a wardrobe makeover going at the first of a new year! I received three emails asking about money..."What do I do when I need a new wardrobe and there is no money for a new wardrobe?" In San Antonio, that means GOODWILL SA for me.

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Goodwill SA: It's Been A Great Year! Plus Win A Gift Card!

It has been such a wonderful year working with everyone at our innovative GOODWILL IN SAN ANTONIO. From the first Work It Fashion Show, to television appearances, to workshops for grand openings, and finally to all of the treasure hunts...2014 will be memorable!

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Goodwill: The Story of One Special Event for One Special Family of a Veteran

This is where I come in...she called lamenting, I have nothing to wear. I need to look amazing on a budget...Could we go to Goodwill?

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Goodwill Hunting: A Fall Trend...Plaid!

Fashion bloggers of all ages have been showing off their "mad-for-plaid-finds." As soon as I saw this return as a trend, I immediately thought, "I bet I can find it at GOODWILL ." And, I did!

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Goodwill: Ralph Lauren and Affordable Classic Styling

I have written much lately about how quality, classic styling never goes out of style! Some reply, "But I cannot afford the prices on top designer fashion pieces." Quality is just not affordable...some say. Well, I submit to you....It can be...

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Goodwill: Back to School Smarts!

Back in the saddle again. I have returned to my high school teaching job...but did it with confidence, as my wardrobe is ready! GOODWILL helped with great jacket finds like the pinstripe I am wearing today with my denim.

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Goodwill: Where do I Start?

Recently, I stopped by with the desire to do some closet organizing and my eye immediately went to this cool box decorated in a Burberry-type design! It now holds my bracelets and looks much nicer than the ugly plastic box where they previously lived.

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Watch My Goodwill Television Appearance and Fashion Show Promotion!

Saturday morning began bright and early with a television appearance on the KENS5 7:30AM News!!! I joined fellow blogger and designer, AGOSTO CUELLAR, and GOODWILL-SA officials to promote our WORK IT FASHION SHOW scheduled for June 28! Watch the segment HERE!!

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Goodwill Finds and Fashion Shows!

This week, I share my latest friend from Goodwill and announce an interesting event that will be coming up in a few weeks! Click the link to find out what it is!

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Goodwill and A Few of My Favorite Things!

San Antonio has a major event happening next week, THE BIG GIVE SA happening on May 6! Make sure you take the opportunity to support your favorite local non-profit! For me, GoodwillSA is on the top of the list!!

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It's Heating Up, Part I

All of the beautiful cool weather is over for us in San Antonio! Find out how you can stay cool and fashionable in the Texas heat!

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Goodwill: Spring Jackets Hunt!

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." - Henry Van Dyke

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Why We Need the 90th Annual Rummage Around Sale!

It is one of those rare years where winter has taken its toll on almost all of us!

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Goodwill Hunting: One Fun Day!

When the weather is dreary and yukky, there is one activity guaranteed to bring a smile...Goodwill hunting! Last Saturday, I headed over to the new Bulverde Road location at Highway 1604 and made some sunny discoveries! So many top labels, my head was spinning!

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Goodwill: Color of the Year??...No Problem

Bloggers everywhere are discussing the color of the Year as selected by PANTONE...Radiant Orchid. The best way to participate in a trend sensibly is to head straight to GOODWILL!

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Goodwill State of Mind for Year's End!!

So far, this is my donation pile for Goodwill SA. We still have five days to make a donation and receive a tax credit for 2013. Goodwill hands us a receipt upon request!

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Goodwill Makes Thanksgiving Hassle-Free

I cannot believe it is already Thanksgiving time with Christmas on the horizon!  I have discovered through my regular visits to Goodwill in San Antonio how great a place it is for decorations.  Like this Thanksgiving trio above!

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Goodwill Just Makes Sense for Coats

It's that time of year again!!  Many of you are already experiencing cold winds and some even snow.  Now, of course, I am not dealing with that in San Antonio...though this mornings temps in the 40s felt amazing!  But, that is why GOODWILL makes so much sense for us!

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Goodwill Official Bloggers

Pam Lutrell
Pam Lutrell
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www.over50feeling40.com
Alyssa Watson
Alyssa Watson
BIO
www.instagram.com/whereslyss
Jeanelly Concepcion
Jeanelly Concepcion

www.thefashionlotus.com
 


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