02 Jul Thrifting and the 2012 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Gala
by ATFDC Contributor Jessica Danyele Gold
For a college student, living within a budget is important. Splurging is no longer in their vocabulary, but this does not have to put a hold on being stylish and creative. Thrifting has become very popular within that last year or so for those pinching pennies and channeling a vintage vibe. Personally, I love shopping at thrift stores because I can create my own pieces. I buy old Levi’s Jeans and cut them into shorts because they have a high waist. Sometimes I bleach them to add a funky twist. On average I can usually get five to six good pieces for about $30-$40. This is almost impossible to do at retail stores, so thrifting definitely comes in handy.
Goodwill is a very popular donation and thrift store with locations spread all across the DMV area. They offer a variety of clothing and accessories that are in very good condition. Goodwill also sells household items and more. This is the perfect place to help you keep you on budget but look fabulous at the same time.
The Greater Washington Goodwill plans to host a runway show and gala. The event is called The 2012 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Gala. It will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the Embassy of Italy: 3000 Whitehaven Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008.
Interested in thrifting? Visit www.dcgoodwill.org or the location: 33rd PI & South Dakota Avenue Washington, D.C. 20018
Jessica Gold is a 19 year old aspiring magazine writer. She attends The Pennsylvania State University and majors in Print Journalism and minors in African-American studies. She has a keen eye for fashion & style and loves to write about it.