I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning, and ending this rainy Spring, than with my fellow DC Goodwill Fashionistas bonding over fashion and a love of Goodwill shopping adventures.

A collage of three pictures: the right one being the front of the Falls Church Goodwill location with racks and shelves of merchandise; the middle picture being of people standing outside of the front of the Falls Church Goodwill location waiting for the DCGF MeetUp to begin; and the right picture is another shot of the front of the inside of the retail store

This past Saturday morning I hosted another one of my fun and exciting monthly Meetups. This one happened to be at the newly renovated and gorgeous Falls Church, Virginia location.

A collage of three pictures: the one on thr left being of a woman shopping the racks of the Falls Church Goodwill retail store; the middle being a woman purchasing items at the checkout of the Falls Church Goodwill store; and the picture on the left of a woman shopping the racks of the store

From 8-9 AM, more than 20 fashionistas had the exclusive opportunity to peruse the racks in the closed Goodwill store before it opened to the general public. Shoppers enjoyed special discounts, tasty and healthy snacks, and excellent company. I saw both new and very familiar faces, making this Saturday morning a true pleasure.

DCGF MeetUp attendee Sam and her son in a stroller

Sam, a Goodwill lover who has become a great friend from other Goodwill events, made it out to the Meetup. She even brought her little man to start his passion for Goodwill too! He was quite the stud and talk of the town :). I always love it when fashionistas bring their kids out to events – it shows Goodwill shopping is fun for the whole family and can go across generations.

A picture of a pair of grey, platform, sneakers outside in front of a stone wall and flower bushes

But now to highlight some of my amazing finds. I took home gems like these almost $200 platform Ash sneakers. I cannot wait to rock these with some summer shorts and a fun crop top. The colors in these shoes match most of my closet.

A collage of three pictures: a large one to the left of a blue Lululemon workout top, a smaller one on the top left of the Lululemon logo on that same top, and a third small one on the bottom right of pink Lululemon workout pants

Lately, I’ve been finding a ton of Lululemon items at events; including these leggings and jacket. At full retail each piece probably sold for at least $60 a pop.

Lululemon is a great brand for active-wear. It’s a brand everyone wants but is expensive. I’m glad I have Goodwill to purchase their items at more affordable prices.

A close up picture of Lululemon clothing logos and a Lilly Pulitzer tag
And guess what! I found Lilly Pulitzer too! This top will be great to rock on the beach during a relaxing afternoon.

A collage of two pictures showing different purses

Among other finds, I also spotted (and/or took home) Lula Roe, a Kate Spade purse, a Longchamp designer bag, and much, much, more! Falls Church surely was popping during this early morning. It made waking up so early well worth it.

A Goodwill cart full of items purchased at the Falls Church DCGF MeetUp

In total, I spent under $50 on about $400+ worth of treasures at this Meetup. I did, however, leave several great gems behind. But that’s okay! Another lucky shopper will get to take them home.

It’s always such a pleasure to meet like-minded individuals who love fashion and shop with smarts. There’s nothing better than shopping and meeting new people while contributing to a great cause and providing job opportunities in the community.

Come to our next Meetup if you couldn’t do to this one! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Stay tuned for more details or just sign-up for our Meetup group! <3