Friday, April 24, 2015

Ethnic Embroidered Tunic

Two things I'm into lately: bright colored wedges and ethnic tunics. I'm digging the tunics mainly because I get to wear them with stretchy pants,  and considering I've eaten one too many cheeseburgers lately that none of my pants fit, these seem to be my only option until I start #sweatingforthewedding. I wore this outfit to the opening of the blue Goodwill Boutique a few weeks ago where we hosted a fashion event and the official launch of the boutique and my pop-up store. Spice is a collaboration I have with Goodwill Industries of Akron where I hand-pick my favorite thrifted items and customers can shop my area in the store seven days a week! I just expanded my plus size section and added some statement necklaces and floppy straw hats. Stock up!

The Details: 
Tunic | Thrifted in Akron | $2.50
Leggings | Forever 21 | $10 
Wedges | Thrifted in Akron | $1
Trench | Old Navy | Over 10 years old 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Wet Brush

The Wet Brush has me feeling like Marcia Brady

I've had The Wet Brush in my amazon cart for a few years,  ever since a hair stylist at a salon brushed my hair using this product. I couldn't believe how easily she got all the tangles out of my long unruly hair. I kept forgetting to place the order until my sister told me about some amazing brush she just ordered on amazon and how great it makes her hair feel. Wouldn't you know it was The Wet Brush. It was meant to be all along! This brush is fantastic, especially if you have long hair. It instantly and painlessly gets all the tangles out of both wet and dry hair and reduced the number of times I have to brush throughout the day. I remember how painful it was for us as kids with long hair when my mom would brush it after the pool. It was excruciating. If you or your kids have long hair, I totally recommend this. It's only about $8 online and they even run Groupon specials sometimes.

This post is not sponsored. I just really love this brush! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Casual Yellow Cardigan

Ever notice that there's hardly ever any bright yellow in stores? Maybe I'm looking in all the wrong places, but this cardigan is one of only two items I own that are bright yellow, the other being this skirt.  According to a few fashion magazines I've read recently, it's supposed to be a big color for spring so hopefully we will see a lot more of it. This was an easy outfit to throw together for an afternoon with my sisters shopping and brunching. I mentioned before that I'm overly selective when I thrift shop because I try to invest in staples that don't require much thought when getting dressed. This cardigan does just that and this gray tee gets more milage than anything I own.

The Details:
Hat | Thrifted | $10
Tee | Old Navy | $5
Jeans | Gabe's | Very old
Trench | H&M | $30 about 6 years ago
Shoes | Thrifted | $1

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Goodwill GCECO: Vacation Style

I've been slowly collecting items from Goodwill Cleveland East Central Ohio (GCECO) stores for two upcoming beach vacations this summer, including our honeymoon to Brazil. I'm really focusing on packing light, so I've been stocking up on neutral basics that can be styled many different ways and dressed up with the right accessories. A beach vacation is not complete however, without a few bold prints, so I will definitely be taking this floral maxi from last month's Goodwill GCECO trip. 

The Details: 
Oversized straw hat | Goodwill in North Olmsted | $2
Lace wedges | Goodwill in Hartville | $2
Striped maxi dress | Goodwill in Canal Fulton| $5
Bikini top | Goodwill in Canal Fulton | $2
Jeans | Goodwill in Middleburg Heights | $2
Flats | Goodwill in Middleburg Heights | $2
Jeans jacket | Goodwill in Hartville | $5
Sunglasses | Goodwill in Hartville | $2

Store Spotlight:
Although just a bit smaller than some of the rest of stores in the Goodwill GCECO region, the Goodwill in Hartville is one of my favorite spots. It's always extremely organized and clean. I love the kids section at this store, too. I found the most adorable trench coat for less than $10 for my niece  and always score really good housewares there as well. All around, it's one of my favorite stores and worth the day trip from Akron! Plus, fried chicken isn't too far down the road so that's a win-win.

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This post is part of a Thrifting 101 series for Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Spice Collection at blue, A Goodwill Boutique

shop these shoes at more in the Dina's Days Spice collection

It's here! My spring Spice by Dina's Days collection is on the racks at blue, a Goodwill boutique. I spent a lot of time curating this collection and it is totally reflective of my own style. I'm loving pastels, particularly peach for spring paired with tougher pieces, so you will see several soft feminine colors with scalloped hems and dainty trims right next to the olive green cardigans.  On the opposite end of that, I'm always a bright, bold girl at heart. Look for bright yellow and fuchsia tops, printed maxi dresses, bright trench coats, cut offs, white jeans, and statement necklaces.

And sequins. Always sequins.

Shop this collection today or stop by the grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 11! Details here. blue is located at 118 East Main Street, Kent Ohio 44240.