I love shoes. I have way too many and hold on to ones I haven’t worn, I guess I’ll one day need them to go with something. I blame my clothing hoarding on my mother; she has two closets full of clothing, plus at least three racks of clothing in her basement. She recently cosigned Continue Reading[ Read More → ]
Our second day in Fort Myers & Sanibel was a productive one! We woke up, had brunch at Jack’s (at Pink Shell Resort) and headed down to the ocean. Laura ventured out on a paddleboard, and I laid in the shade on the beach. Afterwar…[ Read More → ]
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Hi guys! Just dropping in quick to invite my Michigan readers to a fun Madewell event this Saturday, July 26th, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We’ll be hanging out Saturday afternoon for sips, sweets, and styling tips from 12-3pm. There will be a special disc…[ Read More → ]
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I was ALL ears a few months ago when Suze contacted me a few months ago about working with Goodwill to style some outfits for a pop up shop they were putting together for the Detroit Eastern Market. If you’ve been following me on instagram or twitter, you know that I’ve been hopping into my little Smart car and shopping and styling my little heart out ever since!
Here’s the pop up shop’s, YB Blue, details before I get any further:
WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 10am-4pm
WHERE: Shed 2 at the Detroit Eastern Market, Michigan
WHO: Goodwill outfits styled by me & hand-picked home items!
WHY: Shop-Save-Donate-Help —-> Your donated/purchased goods help put people to work while you save money on great items!
Each Sunday the YB Blue pop up shop has had a different Detroit-based stylist selecting the pieces you can purchase! Each shop features between 30-50 styled outfits and accessories along with hand-selected home items and even vintage pieces that Goodwill has curated!
As you probably know by now, I’m an avid thrift store shopper. I’ve come to a point in my life where, nine times out of ten, I prefer an item secondhand because it not only works for my budget out of necessity but also out of desirability. I can always find five (or more!) well-made pieces of clothing for the price of one piece at a non-secondhand store. And that one piece is probably not as nice as those five I can find at the thrift store. I also like the variety of items I can find in one store, as I’d say my style varies from different looks depending on the day… I don’t have to wander from store to store to find what I’m looking for – I can find it all within one Goodwill shop!
I have spent the last few months visiting each of the three metro-Detroit area Goodwill stores selecting pieces for outfits I’ve put together with every size kept in mind – from extra small to 2X. I tried to make sure to include every beautiful size and every kind of style. I, myself, like I said, like a good mix in my closet. I think you’ll find the same to be true here – from work appropriate (but still sassy!), to vintage, to summer ready, to ready for winter… a little bit of this and a little bit of that, I hope everyone can find something that they are looking for, or, better yet, that special piece that you didn’t even realize was missing from your closet!
But, wait, are you new to shopping second hand? Not sure if it is for you? Or maybe you like shopping second hand but have a hard time finding the time or the patience to put pieces together? Then the YB Blue pop up shop is perfect for you too. I think it will give thrift-newbies and impatient shoppers an easy shopping experience! The outfits are already put together for you and you get a curated taste of the great items that you can find at Goodwill without becoming overwhelmed with everything you might see in one of the stores.
Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the outfits I put together for the shop…
Want to see more? You can find these images and more if you follow me on instagram and/or twitter. Want some general outfit inspiration? Follow me on pinterest and pay close attention to my dedicated YB Blue Inspiration board where I’m pinning all sorts of outfit ideas with the pieces I have already selected kept close in mind!
Can’t wait to see you at the shop![ Read More → ]
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