July 21, 2014

Join me for a Goodwill Pop Up Shop!

Goodwill + Fashion Frugality

I was ALL ears a few months ago when Suze contacted me a few months ago about working with Goodwill to style some outfits for a pop up shop they were putting together for the Detroit Eastern Market. If you've been following me on instagram or twitter, you know that I've been hopping into my little Smart car and shopping and styling my little heart out ever since!

Here's the pop up shop's, YB Blue, details before I get any further:
WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 10am-4pm
WHERE: Shed 2 at the Detroit Eastern Market, Michigan
WHO: Goodwill outfits styled by me & hand-picked home items!
WHY: Shop-Save-Donate-Help ----> Your donated/purchased goods help put people to work while you save money on great items!

Each Sunday the YB Blue pop up shop has had a different Detroit-based stylist selecting the pieces you can purchase! Each shop features between 30-50 styled outfits and accessories along with hand-selected home items and even vintage pieces that Goodwill has curated!

As you probably know by now, I'm an avid thrift store shopper. I've come to a point in my life where, nine times out of ten, I prefer an item secondhand because it not only works for my budget out of necessity but also out of desirability. I can always find five (or more!) well-made pieces of clothing for the price of one piece at a non-secondhand store. And that one piece is probably not as nice as those five I can find at the thrift store. I also like the variety of items I can find in one store, as I'd say my style varies from different looks depending on the day... I don't have to wander from store to store to find what I'm looking for - I can find it all within one Goodwill shop!

I have spent the last few months visiting each of the three metro-Detroit area Goodwill stores selecting pieces for outfits I've put together with every size kept in mind - from extra small to 2X. I tried to make sure to include every beautiful size and every kind of style. I, myself, like I said, like a good mix in my closet. I think you'll find the same to be true here - from work appropriate (but still sassy!), to vintage, to summer ready, to ready for winter... a little bit of this and a little bit of that, I hope everyone can find something that they are looking for, or, better yet, that special piece that you didn't even realize was missing from your closet! :)

But, wait, are you new to shopping second hand? Not sure if it is for you? Or maybe you like shopping second hand but have a hard time finding the time or the patience to put pieces together? Then the YB Blue pop up shop is perfect for you too. I think it will give thrift-newbies and impatient shoppers an easy shopping experience! The outfits are already put together for you and you get a curated taste of the great items that you can find at Goodwill without becoming overwhelmed with everything you might see in one of the stores.

Here's a little sneak peek at some of the outfits I put together for the shop...

Want to see more? You can find these images and more if you follow me on instagram and/or twitter. Want some general outfit inspiration? Follow me on pinterest and pay close attention to my dedicated YB Blue Inspiration board where I'm pinning all sorts of outfit ideas with the pieces I have already selected kept close in mind!

Can't wait to see you at the shop!

July 9, 2014

Winning Wednesday: Fashion/Beauty Giveaway Roundup

Winning Wednesdays over at Fashion Frugality

Winning Wednesday is back! Below I have put together a list of my top 10 favorite fashion/beauty giveaways going on this week. I hope you take the time to enter each one - you never know, you might be the next lucky winner!

1. Emily Reviews is hosting a giveaway for a $75 gift certificate to Me and My Feet. I'd love to use this on a pair of the limited edition gold Saltwater Sandals - these are literally the most comfortable sandals in the world and the gold just makes them even more fresh. Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 24, 2014

2. Essie is hosting a "Mojito Madness" summer sweepstakes! Lots of prizes are involved including weekly prizes of manicure kits and $100 Piperlime gift cards and a grand prize of a $1000 Piperlime gift card! Click here to enter! (Note: I receive additional entries by you using that link to enter - thank you!)
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 31, 2014 --- but remember you can enter daily!

3. Hellorigby! is hosting a giveaway for a super cute anchor dress and anchor jewelry from Style Gather. I love the nautical theme - especially during the summer when all I want to do is be anywhere remotely water-related. Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 12, 2014

4. Do you have a passion for fashion? Link up with Lena B Actually's Passion for Fashion this week in order to earn yourself an entry into winning a $20 Modcloth gift card. Anything fashion goes! Click here to link up and enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 10, 2014

5. Selective Potential is giveaway your choice of shoes from BOBS from Skechers to two lucky readers! I'm totally digging the floral design on the Utopia-Turfs style. Can't you just picture those now with a striped dress? Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 15, 2014

6. In Honor of Design is showing off her perfect nude high heels and offering up a pair of Shoemint shoes of choice to one lucky reader! Since I am forever in a boot state of mind, I am loving the Violette in nude - such a great summer bootie! Click here to enter! (Note: I used my Shoemint referral link here which means any purchase you make after clicking the link will result in Shoemint points for me. Thank you!)
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 15, 2014

7. Love your monogram? Bramblewood Fashion teamed up with ONecklace to offer one reader a $25 gift card to the ONecklace etsy shop! I like their necklaces but I'm actually really digging their ring selection! Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 25, 2014

8. Here & Now is giving away the ultimate gift card for anyone: A $100 Target gift card! Get all the low down on her honeymoon packing essentials and enter to win this fabulous prize while you're at it. Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 13, 2014

9. Blue Eyed Finch and a group of other bloggers are offering up a huge giveaway: a little bit of fashion for your home in the form of gold foil fashion prints and $300 cash! I think these pretty prints would look right at home in my half-bath and that $300 would look just as pretty in my wallet. ;-) Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 15, 2014

10. Love nude eye makeup looks? Me too. Blushing Noir sampled the Maybelline The Nudes Expert Wear Palette and shows off great swatches for you to get a real feel for each shade. Even better, she is offering one up for one lucky reader! Click here to enter! (Note: The Maybelline link is an affiliate link to Ulta - thank you!)
GIVEAWAY ENDS: July 22, 2014

Do you have a fashion and/or beauty giveaway going on right now? I'd love for you to join me and link up with my NEW Winning Wednesday giveaway linky! Each week I will be hosting a new round up and may feature your giveaway in my favorites! All I ask is that your giveaway be fashion or beauty related somehow - it can be geared toward women, men or children. Please include the name of your blog, the giveaway item and the date the giveaway closes. For example: Fashion Frugality | $50 JCrew Gift Card| 07/14/14.

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