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STYLE WITH A PURPOSE MEET-UP SET FOR JULY 19

A dozen popular bloggers and DIY fashion experts will share their strategies for finding and assembling eye-catching outfits at bargain prices during the next Style with a Purpose Meet-Up — a special evening at Goodwill’s store in Brentwood.

The free event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July. 19, at 6708 Nolensville Road, Brentwood, Tenn.

Everyone is welcome, from cost-conscious fashionistas to thrift-shopping newcomers. Guests can enjoy interacting with the experts and get personalized advice to make shopping more fun and rewarding. They can also browse not only Goodwill’s shelves and garment racks but also merchandise especially selected by each blogger to reflect their unique style or shopping strategies. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given away.

All purchases of merchandise from Goodwill’s stores benefit the nonprofit’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.

A RSVP using the form on this page is requested but not required to attend.

Style With a Purpose Bloggers Expected To Participate

Kina Albritton •  Kina of HerPersonalStyle

Description of Style: My Instagram is HerPersonalStyle. The name is a great representation of my style, because my sense of fashion is a range from minimalist to maximist. I dress according to my mood for the day and love expressing myself through fashion. As I grow my platform, I want to exhibit how everyone shows off their personal style through fashion as well.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: I actually started thrifting when I moved to Nashville in 2013. I would compliment my co-worker all the time, and her response would simply be, “I got it at Goodwill!” One day I decided to give it a try despite all the stereotypes of thrifting. I instantly fell in love, because the store had a variety of everything I wore and the prices were unbelievable. It’s crazy because fashion trends are in constant rotation. Nowadays, I check Goodwill stores before going to the mall to find one-of-a-kind items. The thrill of a search for great finds keeps me coming back for more!

Shana Berkeley • The Fashion Chase

Description of Style: I am your neighborhood stylist, your stylist next door, teaching you to rock the trends in your REAL WORLD! My style inspiration comes from living in the opposites of creative and corporate. I strive to make my outfits simultaneously professional and expressive. I describe my style as glamour with an urban flair. I LIVE for a crop top and buy just about everything that has gold sequins!

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: My mother and godmother are the best thrifters that ever lived. I used to HATE to go to the thrift store with them because that meant we would be there for hours (although I HAPPILY accepted the treasures they found!). As I got older and decided to experiment with my personal style, I started going to Goodwill to both donate and see what styles, cuts and colors spoke to me. I pride myself on always “slaying the scene” when I go out, so thrifting guaranteed me no one else would be wearing my outfit. When thrifting, I go for pieces that are modern and unique. I LOVE vintage belts and find that the majority of my work clothes are thrifted — which allows me more money to spend on after work adventures!

 

Alicia Boswell  • Nashville Fashion Events

Description of Style: My style consists of a little bits and pieces pulled from all over the style spectrum wrapped into one. I always think of Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” when asked about my style. I’m a fan of vintage, trendy (with a twist), bohemian, glam, grunge, preppy, and classic … just depends on the day and the occasion. On my Instagram page you will see pics of me in preppy/classic looks for work and also avant garde or rocker chic looks for fashion events.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: I remember really getting into thrifting in college. For the fashion girl that loves a little bit of everything, it only made sense to shop somewhere that I can get a lot for a limited amount of money. When I discovered that it wasn’t just hand-me-down/throwaways from grandmas in the 80’s, but instead a plethora of items providing ways to be unique and collect one-of-a-kind items (some with original tags), I was hooked!

 

Elisabeth Donaldson • 365DaysOfThrift

Description of Style: Vintage-inspired, fun and eclectic. My blog: saving the world with eternal thrifting, retro DIY’s and eco-fashion.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: I have been thrift shopping literally for my entire life. ever since I cared about expressing my own personal style, I did it with thrifted clothing. Goodwill is my favorite because of their amazing staff and dedication to giving others a hand up by providing jobs and job training.

 

Sheena Steward & Anthony Hutchinson • Love At Any Stage

Description of Style:

Sheena – My style is vintage chic. I often joke that I dress like a stylish grandma. I love shopping at Goodwill because it lets me express my unique style without breaking the bank. I’m also never worried that someone will have on the same clothing as me.
Anthony – My style is classic with an urban twist. I shop at Goodwill because I can find trendy items at affordable price.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill:

Sheena – I started thrifting in 2012 when I started a new job and needed business casual attire. I went for a few blouses and slacks, and I’ve been going ever since.
Anthony – I started shopping at Goodwill in college. I loved going to Goodwill for blazers. After my college days I drifted a bit from Goodwill, but when I started dating Sheena she brought me back in the fold.

 

Meaghan McBell The Glam Granola Girl

Description of Style: I would describe my style as a modern take on boho chic. You can usually find me rocking colorful prints, flowing dresses or a good pair of jeans. I recently started my blog to combine my passion for beautiful clothing and the great outdoors. I spend my weekends rock-climbing and camping, but I also enjoy styling outfits.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: I started thrifting when I was in high school and there was a local thrift shop down the street. I loved finding things that let me express myself in a unique way. Goodwill always helps me expand my personal style. I always find unique things that I couldn’t find in any other store. I also recently started making jackets by combining different patterns I find at Goodwill. It has been a wonderful, creative outlet for me.

 

Stephanie Montoya • The Wandering Fleur

Description of Style: I would describe my style as boho with a little bit of edge. I feel like taking clothing pieces from different eras and styles really adds some extra flare to any look. When looking at my Instagram, you’ll notice that I try to incorporate my fashion sense along with my backgrounds on my feed, making it very fun with some edge (like my style!)

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: Thrifting has always been something fun for me because it’s like a treasure hunt! Goodwill always has amazing deals and I always walk out with timeless and classic pieces!

 

Porsche Pope • Polished Pope

Description of Style: I am inspired by bold color, sophisticated lines, eclectic styles and patterns. I started my fashion blog while being a mother of two children and two pups, a wife, and an entrepreneur who believes that you can look and feel like luxury without the high-priced fees. I desire to show mothers around the world that you can be a great mother, work on your passion and be stylish at the same time. I aspire to educate and provide inspiration to individuals around the world through my love for style, design and food.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: I have always had a passion for design and fashion which stems from years ago. Growing up I would take shopping trips to Goodwill with my grandmother. I would also stay up past midnight watching shows like “What Not to Wear” and anything on the Style channel. My style is also influenced by my love for finding unique pieces at Goodwill. I love Goodwill’s mission and how they give back to the community. Polished Pope’s mission isn’t too far off from what Goodwill believes in. My mission is to teach others how to feel confident in themselves and their spaces so that they are equipped to go out and positively impact their world.

 

Jessica Sevier • Jess Beachin’

Description of Style: I’m just a wannabe beach bum stuck in the city. When it comes to fashion, I love a good basic! As a new momma, I’m all about finding functional pieces while also still trying to stay on trend. One of the many reasons I love Goodwill, is I can rock today’s “fast fashion” trends without spending a fortune on something that won’t be in style forever. If you follow me on Insta, you’ll see everything from thrifty fashion and mom life to music and travel. As for my blog, I’m new to that whole world, but as a newbie blogger you can read about my experience living on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean throughout the first trimester of my pregnancy, to life as a new mom with a thrifting addiction.

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: I’ve always loved thrifting! But when I moved from small-town Indiana to Nashville in 2015, that love of thrifting reached a new level. There are so many Goodwills in this city and each one is unique and has its own perks. For example, one might have a way bigger and better shoe selection while another might have better home goods. What I really love about shopping at Goodwill is that it’s always a mystery what I’m gonna leave with! Am I gonna come out with some new jeans? Maybe some furniture? Maybe 15 more unnecessary throw pillows (that one is a given)— who knows. But the “treasure hunt” is what makes it so fun. Also, the GW mission alone is a good enough reason for me to show my support. They provide jobs to so many individuals with various backgrounds, and I can honestly say there are a few locations around Nashville with some of the NICEST people I’ve ever met.

 

Jamie Germain & Ashanti Smoot • Sashé Online

Description of Style: Our unique styles, contemporary classic and vintage chic, complement each other and are sure to give you what you need. We believe style isn’t limited to what you see on models or in glossy magazines but inspired by what you are drawn to and how you feel. There are no limits!

Why Thrifting/Why Goodwill: We both were raised by thrifty parents. We have been shopping at Goodwill and thrift stores since we were kids, before it became a trend. We love shopping at Goodwill because it’s full of hidden treasures such as good quality staple pieces, name brands, and eclectic originals. We believe that every woman is beautiful, and when you feel good in your own skin, what you wear only adds to your masterpiece. Furthermore, we enjoy supporting the cause that Goodwill provides by giving back to the community, including Career Solutions and job placement services.

  

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