A picture of the DC Goodwill Fashionista (a short woman with short brown hair in a sleeveless black jumpsuit) and Danielle from Perfectly Good blog (a taller African American Woman in a grey dress with a yellow necklace) standing in front of the check out registers at the Centreville, VA Goodwill retail store

Fashionistas, in lieu of the new school year just around the corner, fellow Goodwill Champion, Danielle of Perfectly Good, and I hosted a Back- to-School themed Meetup at the brand new Centerville, VA store this past Saturday. As always, this event was one of my major fun highlights of the month.

A collage of three pictures. The larger one on the left is of the front section of the Centreville VA Goodwill retail store. It shows the check out registers, an African American man in dark blue shorts and a light blue t-shirt standing with his back to the camera, a rack on the far all with various merchandise, and a fold up table with merchandise on it. The picture on the top right is of a woman shopping in racks of clothing at the same Goodwill store. And the picture on the bottom right is of purses hanging on wall racks at the same Goodwill location

Like our previous July event in Alexandria, VA, when the Meetup began I couldn’t keep track of all the attendees. We had people come out ranging from moms, dads, kids, friends, newbies… anyone and everyone! As usual, not a single person left empty-handed.

A picture of three pairs of women's shoes: one pair of pink, Steve Madden, open toed heels, a pair of multicolored Nine West heels, and a third pair of open toed heeled shoes that are also multicolored.

A picture of the jewelry case at the Centreville VA Goodwill retail store with various necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in it

Not only were the attendees amazing but the staff was incredible to work with as well. The manager and awesome staff ensured the store was well-stocked with name brands and ready for the morning frenzy.

Just like the grand opening last weekend, the store was pumping with all types of finds; ranging from clothing to vintage furniture items. I even scored vintage Mary Kay makeup!

A collage of two pictures: the one on the left is of an African American woman in a white shirt, jeans, and a white cap holding a pair Christian Siriano black boots with a gold zipper and matching black zipper top. The picture on the right is a close up of the boots

Many shoppers found success perusing the boutique racks. One shopper picked up a fabulous pair of Christian Siriano black boots and matching black zipper top for under $20 total!

Meetup regulars, Kat and Sam, came out to support the event and found incredible scores as usual.

A collage of two pictures: the one on the left is of a woman with her baby. The baby is in a blue shopping cart and they are standing in an isle of the Centreville VA Goodwill location. The picture on the right is of the same woman holding a pair of red canvas baby Doc Maartans

For her cute baby boy, Sam took home these canvas red Doc Martens for less than a buck! These babies usually retail for $25, making this find THE BEST score of the Meetup!

A collage of three pictures: the larger one on the left is of a woman in glasses, a sleeveless shirt, and black pants standing next to a blue shopping cart with a baby in it holding a small ornate clutch. The picture on the top right is a close up of the ornate, green clutch with gold beads and a silver and gold handle and the picture on the bottom right is a closer look at the clutches' handle

Kat snagged this unique clutch for under $10. She plans on paring it with her formal dress to an event later this month. I can’t wait to see your look Kat!

Now, I bet you’re wondering what I found on this trip. Like always, I found some useful and fashionably fabulous gems!

A picture of various vintage makeups and bottles of lotions, soaps, and other toiletries

For example, I picked up some new and vintage toiletries to use while I travel. These retro Mary Kay eyebrow pencils will be excellent display pieces at my future new apartment. Also, this British-brand toiletry travel kit will prove to be useful during my business excursions. This new with tags set cost me less than $5!

A picture of various pieces of a brown, ceramic, tea infuser

I also got this new ceramic tea infuser for under $1. I can’t wait to use it for my loose leaf teas at work!

A picture of three different scarves with vintage patterns on them

Of course I took home some fashion finds too. These vintage patterns caught my eye and made their way into my basket.

A picture of the midsection of a woman. She is wearing a black running bra, grey and black camo workout pants, and a pink Nathan fanny pack with bright yellow zippers

And finally, my favorite fashion score: this new neon Nathan brand fanny pack was $2, an originally $35+ item at outdoor stores!

I even used it while running on Sunday. 🙂

I had so much fun and hope you all can join me next month!

Come to our next Meetup if you couldn’t make it to this one! Stay tuned for more details or just sign-up for our Meetup group! <3