Carolyn and Sanjee pose during Kings Highway meetup
To kick off the great season of summer, we held our monthly Goodwill Meetup on 6/23 at the Kings Highway store located in Alexandria, Virginia! This event was unlike most recent Meetups – this occasion was the last Meetup for regular attendee, super fashionista, and my good friend – Sanjee! After over two years of coming to nearly every DCGF Meetup, she’s moving back to her home base of Georgia. We’ll certainly miss her – I really hope to stay connected for she’s an amazing woman and her style is always ON POINT!

Carolyn poses with several regular Meetup shoppers
At this 30+attendee Meetup, I saw many friendly faces as usual, as well as multiple new ones.

bangles and bracelets found at Kings Highway Goodwill
colorful espadrilles found at Kings Highway Goodwill
summer day dress found at Kings Highway Goodwill
As always, this Alexandria shopping experience was filled with fun, good eats, and designer gems.
Karen AND Marikia both scored designer shoes, both of which originally retailed for over $200 a pair.
black Tory Burch flats found at Kings Highway Goodwill
Check out these $12 Tory Burch shoes that Karen scored. Finally, she found a pair in her size!

black Kate Spade flats found at Kings Highway Goodwill
Marikia also scored some leather branded Kate Spade flats. These will be fabulous for rocking at work or a day out with the kids!

black wedge booties found at Kings Highway Goodwill

vintage pumps found at Kings Highway Goodwill

I found many great items as I perused the racks at Kings Highway. The shoe area, for one, was bonkers with cute styles. Vintage, contemporary…you name it, I found it! Pairs from all decades graced our the racks. 

shopper models light blue stilleto pumps with cobalt blue bow accent
Look at these show-stoppers! My lovely Meetup fashionista took home at least 5 pairs of these sassy stilettos. 

Meetup shopper poses in velvet blazer

Meetup shopper poses with a pet carrier found at Goodwill
These Meetups have truly become a community-building Goodwill shopping bonding event.  As always, Meetup attendees left with carts full of treasures and name brand finds. Literally, every single attendee left with at least one big bag of items. 
Carolyn's gingham top found at Kings Hwy Goodwill
Carolyn wears gingham top found at Kings Highway Goodwill
I myself took home a few great finds of the summer, and I was so excited about them, I wore a find a day after the Meetup!I found this Primark gingham top for under $5 on the tank tops rack. With some fun earrings and silver shorts, I made this blouse into a key component of my Sunday afternoon “errands-running” look!

It’s such a pleasure to meet like-minded individuals who love fashion and know how to shop smart. There’s nothing better than shopping for a great cause that provides job opportunities in my community.

Come to our next Meetup if you couldn’t make it to this one! Sign-up for our Meetup group! <3