Goodwill Style Fashion Show.

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Hello everyone!
A few months ago I was so pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the Goodwill Corporation of Greater Cleveland for a lovely proposition. I actually live about an hour south of Cleveland, but for the second year the Goodwills in Cleveland are hosting a fashion show during 'Cleveland Fashion Week.' This fashion show consists of designers from local colleges sending their works down the runway, goodie bags, inspiring stories how Goodwill has helped the community, various fashionistas from all over Ohio, and Goodwill added a new addition to the show this year; fashion bloggers. I was so honored to be asked to be one of the four fashion bloggers in Ohio who will be apart of the Goodwill Style Fashion Show this coming spring!

My opportunity is one I couldn't have dreamed of having in a million years... The Goodwill Co. gave me a $100 dollar gift card to go shopping at any of the Goodwill's in their region because I get to totally style and create 7-10 runway looks out of thrifted clothing to send down the catwalk! How exciting & totally dreamy, right!? I even get to emcee my part of the fashion show and tell about my collection, which should reflect my personal style and aesthetic as a fashion blogger.

So over winter break was the first time I got the chance to do some serious thinking about my outfits! My dad and I drove up to Cleveland one day over winter break and I visited three different Goodwills. I found so many incredible items (the Goodwills are much better than the one where I live!). Golly, do I wish I could keep some of these pieces for myself ;) It was a hard task to come up with pieces that reflect my personal style, but I definitely think I came away with some gems.What I purchased includes; a leather backpack, 1960's inspired shades, a snakeskin inspired 1960's purse, a pleated 1950's pastel skirt, a black pleated skirt, a blue floral romper, a vintage floral dress, a pair of cute clog heels, a romantic white lace blouse, a cream embellished cardigan, a tan polka dot maxi dress, a lace skirt (that I want to turn into a dress), a nude Chiffon American appeal maxi skirt, a structured 1950's LBD (not pictures), and a cute plaid swing jacket. Whew, what a haul! I still have over thirty dollars left, too which means I still get to go up to Cleveland for another trip!

I am so blessed and thankful for this wonderful opportunity that Goodwill has presented to me, and I'm so glad to be doing all of this for such a good cause. Goodwill is actually an organization that helps the community and gives back which is so inspiring. I am so honored to be apart of something so wonderful!

Hope you all are doing lovely
With much love, Lauren.
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Triple Thread said...

Wow, what an opportunity! We actually have something very similar close to where I live that I have thought about volunteering for. I adore what I see of your picks and congrats!

Maria said...

This is such an amazing thing Lauren! So excited for you and you are such a deserving blogger. I love all the pictures, the shoes are so beautiful!
I think I can speak for the blogosphere when I said that you definitely deserved this awesome opportunity. Well done :)
xo Maria
http://avenuemaria.blogspot.com

Abbigayle Rashae said...

I wish I got a chance to be a part of something like that. That's so great for you Lauren; you deserve it.

-Abbigayle Rashae
-trueblueabbi.blogspot.com

Mackenzie said...

That sounds like an awesome opportunity! I can't wait to see pictures from the event.

Dale said...

That is SO cool they contacted you and gave you a $100 giftcard. Because that goes such a long way at Goodwill. I loved looking through this post and I think that polka dot maxi dress is so adorable. Thanks for sharing such cool pics

xoDale
www.savvyspice.net

April said...

Goodwill is such an amazing corporation.

Jamie Rose said...

Wow! What a fun opportunity! $100 to Goodwill sounds pretty awesome to me. And to be able to put together a collection of outfits. Sounds (and looks) like you got a lot of really cute things too.

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

That is such a fantastic opportunity! Congratulations! It looks like you've picked out some great pieces! It's inspired me to scour the one near my house more thoroughly. There really are a lot of gems if you take the time to look!
-Katie

Zane said...

great news and I love the beautiful pieces here

Marie said...

Wow that is an amazing opportunity Lauren! And it sounds like a lot of fun as well! :) Good luck!!

Handmade by Emily said...

That sounds like a great project to be involved in and it's nice to hear about the organisation too. Your phots look great and look forward to seeing some more photos from the show in the spring!

Emily x

Kirsten said...

Good for you lovely! I love those photos, especially the polka dot dress!

Emily:) said...

Wow, that sounds amazing Lauren! I've never even heard of Goodwill doing that! My city does that type of thing with all these local boutiques that present the clothing and they pick local models to show them off. I love shopping at Goodwill, but sometimes the clothes aren't exactly what I'm looking for. But the pieces you've shown seem wonderful! <3

Carys said...

What a great opportunity, I bet you'll be amazing! I love all these pictures too, sounds like you selected such pretty things!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

yay! oh my, Lauren I am so excited for you :) and i SO believe you found the best items in that store to reflect your personal style :) These dresses just scream your name :) I am looking very much forward to see how the event went! x

el.vi. said...

What a great experience!! WOw you must be a good thrifter I don't think I ever found anything good at goodwill...or maybe your city is just better..hah :-)

Charlotta Grönberg said...

What wonderful and exciting news! Enjoy, you totally deserve every second of this! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

rach. said...

what a great opportunity! i'm sure it was really inspiring! and the outfits look amazing! :)

love, rach.
www.so--hi.blogspot.com

Drew said...

Amazing finds! and opportunity! That lace blouse is so pretty!
~Drew
http://openendedfashion.blogspot.com/

Kezzie said...

What an amazing opportunity! And at only aged 18!!! I'm not surprised! I am ever astonished by what wonderful outfits you put together with beautiful thrifted items! You are my favourite blogger!

wardrobeexperience said...

awesome pictures... i'd love to have goodwill here in germany...

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

This sounds like so much fun!! I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job! And the fact that it's for Goodwill just makes it extra cool...I love hitting up my three local Goodwills.

inmypocket said...

Love the dresses you have picked! Especially the brown polka dot one, reminds me of Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts is at the race course with than brown hat. I've been looking for a dress like that for so long! I'm thinking now of getting some made! Hahaha. I never find things like that but I suppose it's because I don't go through thrift stores often!

Btw. What do you mean in your post when you said you wished to keep the items... Don't you?!?!

akmal niazi khan said...

Girls fashion and their age are always inversely proportional. You have fantastic stuff on this blog that keep the girls young and beautiful with you fashion tips. Being a fashion artist I really appreciate your efforts and work.
Love from Royal Lady

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