Not everyone loves to thrift shop, I get it! Some hate the idea of wearing clothing once owned by a stranger. Others say it takes too much time to sort through clothing and they just don’t get the thrill of thrift stores. Believe me, I understand all of this as I wasn’t always a fan of thrifting either. Now that I’ve been shopping at Goodwill for years, I’ve developed some guidelines that have greatly helped me plan my shopping trips, save money and have the cutest wardrobe ever (if I do say so myself) I’m just sayin…
Goodwill Fashion Expert - Rachel O. Beauty
RACHEL O. Beauty is a Chicago-based beauty & fashion expert. Rachel O. Beauty partners with some of the world’s leading brands to empower women to express their inner and outer beauty. In addition to her work with beauty brands, Rachel is a wife and MomPreneur of three daughters. As the creator of Chicago Natural Beauty Meetup, Chicago’s largest natural hair meetup group, she also provides natural hair, makeup artistry, skincare and other educational beauty resources for women in the Windy City. Follow Rachel on all social media @RachelOBeauty visit www.RachelOBeauty.com for more information.
I am currently attending school in pursuit of a beauty college instructor license, and on my first day I received the dreadful news, “teachers in training must wear black.”
I wanted to scream no, please don’t make me! I loathe wearing black. It’s so boring and plain! I would much rather wear vibrant colors. As teachers in training, we have to be examples for the students, so I decided to comply with the dress code rules. Suddenly realized I had a challenge on my hands. How could I wear black without looking boring? Thankfully black is such an easy to color to find. The first part of my plan was to take a trip to my local Goodwill.
Hello everyone Rachel O. here and this is my first article for Goodwill! Insert your cheers, fist pumps and bright smiles here. I’ve been a Goodwill shopper for many years, so when the opportunity to share the great quality of merchandise presented itself, it was truly a dream job. I thought you might want to know how I became an avid “Thrifter.”