Summer Calls for Shopping Outdoors

Thinking about summer it is all about al fresco dining, outdoor concerts and enjoying the beach. What you don’t hear people talking about is outdoor shopping. Whether it’s a street fair, a stoop sale or a flea market, scoring great bargain with the sun shining down has always been the highlight of my summer. I … Continue reading Summer Calls for Shopping Outdoors

A GoodLooking Intern

Although I can't spend my summers hanging by the pool anymore, being an intern definitely has its perks. At Goodwill I’ve already had the chance to publish my own blog posts, spend some more time in New York City, and work with a great staff. But when it comes to fashion, the intern-life can be … Continue reading A GoodLooking Intern

Last Window Sales for June!

Window Sale General Rules: Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve  Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items … Continue reading Last Window Sales for June!

Sparkle Like the Sun

The full summer sun calls for a bit of stylish sparkle to match. The rest of the year, it can seem like overkill to cover yourself in sequins and glitter, but whether you’re dressing up or down, during the summer months, a bit of bling is always appropriate. This week, I happened to come across … Continue reading Sparkle Like the Sun

Max Out your Summer Dress

Summer fashion means two things for me: staying cool and staying comfortable. Winter is for layers, but summer is for lightweight and breezy clothing. The perfect, or should I say the essential “stay cool, comfortable and chic” summer wardrobe piece is definitely the maxi dress. The maxi dress dates back to the late 1960s during … Continue reading Max Out your Summer Dress

A GoodStart

Hi there! My name is Alyssa Raiola and I’ll be blogging and interning at Goodwill over the next two months! I just finished up my sophomore year at Northwestern University where I’m studying Journalism and Cognitive Science. Writing has always been a passion of mine. I love telling the stories of the people I meet … Continue reading A GoodStart

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at our Window Sales this Weekend

Window Sale General Rules: Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve  Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items … Continue reading Celebrate the Summer Solstice at our Window Sales this Weekend

Red, White, and Black

Whether you love the French or hate them, you have to admit they’ve got style. There’s something so utterly effortless – and yet so absolutely beautiful – about the relaxed, thrown-together glamour of French style. The messy buns, chic striped tops, and minimal makeup somehow look entirely fantastic. But don’t fret! No matter what your … Continue reading Red, White, and Black

PlanetBrandee LIVE! from the Jazz Age Lawn Party!

Welcome back again my dedicated flapper fashion mavens and bow tied dandies! In this week's "LIVE! from" edition, I'm swinging and dancing in sweet Gatsby style to one of my ALL time favorite summer destinations, the Jazz Age Lawn Party! This premiere event, attended by the likes of Bill Cunningham and Moulin Rouge director Baz … Continue reading PlanetBrandee LIVE! from the Jazz Age Lawn Party!

Prepare for the Heat and Humidity

We all have been yearning for the warm summer sun after such a cold and snowy winter. Looks like we are going to get what we wished for! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “the coming summer will be exceptionally hot across much of North America, with “oppressive” humidity throughout the eastern half of the United … Continue reading Prepare for the Heat and Humidity