WHAT'S YOUR INSPIRATION?
Put new life into your Goodwill Finds. Finding Your Good is about gaining inspiration from a community of experts who will provide tips to help you reinvent your personal style that is socially sustainable.
Often, I think, I have too much stuff. However, I am usually unsure of what to part with. And I know, I am not alone in this. Parting with items that you care about or have had a long time can be tough. Thus, I have figured out some tips and tricks to figure out what to donate.Read More
Here’s an idea that will have you look at all those items with fresh eyes. Repurpose an old travel trunk into a funky and fun coffee table that will make your Grannie smile. And bring a tear to her eye by making it a family-friendly activity.Read More
If you want to get a sense of how I dressed prior to thrifting, just Google “stock photo Millennial guy cardigan.” (I just did, and oof, that was me.) Clearly my closet needed an overhaul. But intense wardrobe surgery didn’t happen in one day. When I look at my closet now, I still think it needs an overhaul. In the meantime, getting dressed for work every day has to go on.Read More
A few weekends ago, my girl Jennifer and I ventured to the Big Apple for a time filled with good food, laughter, and thrift shopping (of course!). New York is my happy place and thrifting is actually quite different there.Read More
Give your winged friends the royal treatment by upcycling an old chandelier into a show-stopping—and feather-stopping—bird feeder! This week’s DIY project is all about creating a piece of art for your garden that also serves a great function. The birdseed you provide will be even more tasty in this glammed-up feeder. It will make your local birds invite others to join them in your yard!Read More
For the longest time wrapping my head around how to do a haul of any kind did not make sense. However, when I became intimate with the thrifting community, I began to realize doing hauls is an art. It takes a few artistic ingredients to do a haul (especially if it luxury or vintage). Don’t worry, I am about to make you a luxury and vintage thrift haul insider.Read More
Take the flat out of your flatware by trying a spray paint transformation! With a little bit of paint, some rubber bands and painter’s tape, you can easily turn everyday forks, spoons, knives and more into handheld works of art. With this eye-catching DIY project, you can tailor your utensils to match any color scheme and also turn mismatched pieces into a one-of-a-kind set. For just a few dollars, you will create pieces that will be the talk around the table (socially distanced, of course!). These make great gifts when you pick the recipient’s favorite colors too. Once you see the final look, you will want to upcycle a set for yourself!Read More
As I have built up my thrifting muscle and learned to love vintage, I have come across hundreds of more clip-ons than I ever did in my previous fast-fashion life. At first, I became more used to them simply because I kept seeing them in the shops I was now visiting. Then I began to notice more and more of the earrings that caught my eye were vintage pieces, and most of them had clip-on backs. At that point, I dipped my toe and started to buy and wear them. I was shocked by how comfortable most of them were, and how practical they were for larger, heavier designs in particular. Since then, I’ve never looked back.Read More
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