STYLE WITH A PURPOSE MEET-UP SET FOR JULY 27
Seven popular midstate bloggers will share their strategies for finding and assembling top-flight fashions at bargain basement prices during Goodwill’s next Style with a Purpose Meet-Up: Sip, Style, Shop — a special evening at one of Goodwill’s most popular Nashville stores.
The free event will be from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at 5412 Charlotte Avenue. Everyone is welcome, from cost-conscious fashionistas to thrift-shopping newbies.
This Style with a Purpose Meet-Up will be a casual affair, in which guests come and go as they please, enjoy interacting with the experts and get personalized advice to make shopping more fun and rewarding. Guests can browse not only the shelves and garment racks but also Goodwill merchandise especially selected by each blogger to reflect their unique style or shopping strategies. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a drawing for Goodwill gift cards.
All purchases of merchandise from Goodwill’s stores benefit the nonprofit’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.
The event was the brainchild of Nashville-area blogger Betsy Appleton, better known online and on social media as Goldwill Digger. Appleton, who will be among the experts meeting with attendees at Style with a Purpose, has been thrift shopping since early childhood but recently rekindled her love for Goodwill during her postgraduate quest to find her way through adulthood.
She loves finding unique pieces for a fraction of retail and incorporating them into today’s styles for a one-of-a-kind look.
“As soon as I started blogging, friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers reached out to me about joining in one of my Goodwill adventures,” Appleton said. “Though I want to share my love of Goodwill with everyone I encounter, it wasn’t possible for me to follow up on every ‘I want to go shopping with you’ request.”
So Appleton approached Goodwill about holding special events. The result is Style with a Purpose.
The first event, held in May at Goodwill’s East Nashville store, was a major success with more than 170 fashion enthusiasts attending. Goodwill anticipates even greater interest and attendance for this encore event at the Charlotte Avenue store.