Emily does up the holiday party circuit in style! Sometimes all you really need is one FABULOUS dress to make a great impression. The little black dress is a style cliche of the BEST variety! Every gal should have one as her ultimate go-to look for any dress up occasion. We found this NEW (with the original tags) dress from Marc New York, at one of our stores and knew I it would be the perfect foil for glamorous accessories of all kinds! The dress featured ruched details at the hip and draped beautifully because of the luxurious rayon and spandex fabric. Always look for fabric that feels rich and has a nice weight to it. This is an indication of high-quality construction. Because it’s the holiday season we glitzed up this look by bringing on the gold. Gold medallion necklaces, or for that matter any metallic necklace, is always in style, and so are these lovely bronze earrings from American Eagle. A simple vintage handbag with gold chain adds another touch of lady-like class! When it comes to shoes you can go with a strappy metallic sandal or you could also swap those out for some high heeled pumps in black. The possibilities are endless when you have a dress as great as this one is! A simple upswept hairstyle and some soft, yet glamorous make up creates party perfection! TIP: Whenever you’re at one of our stores, look at the dress section first so you won’t miss out on the perfect LBD for your wardrobe!
The models you see in this blog are actual Goodwill shoppers who donated their time to participate in our annual Amazing Looks photo shoot. All clothing was selected from our very own Goodwill Store & Donation Centers and styled by Goodwill Fashion Expert, Bjorn Nasett. Hair and makeup was provided by Kitty Tierney of Impressions and all photography was created by Jessica Kaminski of Refinery Milwaukee.
All images for Goodwill's Amazing Looks prior to 2019 were supplied by John Grant Photography.
Our cool and casual model Cory is all about the layering and texture in this great look using items from our stores, as well as a few things from his own closet. I can’t stress enough how easy it is to shop our stores for items that could work with other pieces in your wardrobe! I was on a search to find some classic corduroy pieces and I really hit the jackpot when I found these BDG brand corduroy slacks with jeans styling! They're the perfect weight and color for winter-worthy looks. I was also fortunate to come across this great camel-colored blazer by American Eagle. The style can go casual or dressy depending on what it’s paired with. Now that we have our two cozy corduroy pieces we can go to work pulling it ALL together! We decided to go for a fashion-forward look so we used one of Cory’s graphic t-shirts in black to add some contrast to the jacket. By pairing some distressed Kenneth Cole boots in a rich brown with these pieces we grounded the look and kept the vibe young and casual. The use of accessories such as the scarf and the RayBan sunglasses are the final piece of this stylish puzzle. This particular look came together quick because we had all the perfect elements, that when blended in the right way create a fashionable effect. Cory is looking great, I might add, as he prepares to attend all those fun get togethers that seem to pop up all through the holiday season!
Cory's Favorite Item: BDG corduroy pants