Style Icon Interview: Vintage Shaun’s Shaunya

Shaunya is the superfine style eye behind the site Vintage Shaun. Her curated finds have been featured on The Today Show and in Time Out New York, The New York Times, and The Blay Report. Shaunya shops Goodwill like a pro, pulling fashion out of every rack in her path. This Spring, she’s pairing up with us and Kimberlee VDW in our first ever #SpringFling contest. It was only a matter of time before we named her our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon!

Introducing our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Shaunya of Vintage Shaun!
Introducing our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Shaunya of Vintage Shaun!

We hope you enjoy reading Shaunya’s musings on the retro threads, Lil’ Wayne, Power Shopping and more as much as we had hearing them. Enjoy!

How did you first get interested in thrifting? Were you raised to reimagine fashion as a youngin’ or did this passion come later in life?

I started thrifting as a teen actually I was around 13. I was obsessed with retro/vintage threads from the 70s and thrift stores and vintage stores were the best place to find them.

Style Icon Interview: Exquisitus’ Natalie Rebuck

Ready, set, style, Goodwill fans: it’s time for Part 2 of our interview with GoodwillNyNj Style Icon Natalie Rebuck!

Natalie's favorite Goodwill find: a vintage sequined purse - just $10!

Last week, the fashionable femme behind Exquisitus Fashion gave us the skinny on classic film inspiration, how wallet shapes wardrobe and what defines our unique New York style. This week she’s breaking down big thrift mistakes, Zooey Deschanel admiration, and her joyful obsession with  Goodwill hunting.

What are the biggest mistakes people make when heading to their local Goodwill?

They feel overwhelmed and just walk away.  I think people feel intimidated with the racks and racks of clothes. I have tried in some of my posts explain to people how to dive in and come out with some great finds especially in my post a Guide to Patterns and Guide to Vintage Stores.  It’s on my to do list to do a post about Goodwill that will help with that overwhelming feeling!

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Style Icon Interview: Exquisitus’ Natalie Rebuck

Natalie Rebuck is the style siren behind the exquisite style site Exquisitus Fashion. An architect in Manhattan, Natalie came to NYC from Indiana and was floored by this city’s fashion. Natalie set out to develop her own signature style, saving her dollars while splurging on creativity. Of course, it wasn’t long before she became one of Goodwill’s biggest fans. We’re delighted to return the favor, honor fab fashion and name Natalie as our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon!

Introducing our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Natalie Rebuck!

We hope you enjoy reading Natalie’s musings on the NYNJ thrift scene, fashion blogging and style sighting as much as we had hearing them. Enjoy!

How did you first get interested in thrifting? Were you raised to reimagine fashion as a youngin’ or did this passion come later in life?

I moved from Indiana to New York City after architecture school. I went to parties, bars, dinner, etc. Practically everywhere I found New Yorkers with amazing clothing. As a sweet Midwestern girl their clothes seemed so far out of my reach for various reasons. Also one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing someone wearing the same thing as me while walking down the street…

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Style Icon Interview: Little Tree Vintage’s Maria Sideris

Get your style ready, Goodwill fans: it’s time for Part 2 of our interview with GoodwillNyNj Style Icon Maria Sideris!

Our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Maria Sideris!

In our last chat, this gorgeous-making vintage-loving gal shared on everyday inspiration, her favorite Goodwill, and just what she beelines to once she walks in those doors. on how to tackle your local secondhand shop. This time round, the Little Tree Vintage author shares her favorite Goodwill Gem and a very astute realization about the all-too-common thrifting mistake a person can make. Read on to see what she found… and what she’s learned not to do when she visits her local Goodwill:

What are the biggest mistakes people make when heading to their local Goodwill?

I think people expect to find the “perfect vintage items”, they want items to be their size, in perfect condition and be worth a lot of money. Unfortunately that’s not how things work. You have to keep in mind that vintage can be hard to find, and finding it in your size is even harder. A lot of items need alterations, and a lot of items need work.

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Style Icon Interview: Little Tree Vintage’s Maria Sideris

Maria Sideris is the style siren behind the fantastic fashion blog Little Tree Vintage. A Garden State resident with an Empire State job, Maria’s all over the GoodwillNyNj empire – and after spending some time with her this past week, we can tell you, this woman is fashion thrift royalty. Know what else Maria is? Our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon!

Introducing our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Maria Sideris!

We hope you enjoy reading Maria’s musings on the NYNJ thrift scene, fashion blogging and style sighting as much as we had hearing them. Enjoy!

How did you first get interested in thrifting? Were you raised to reimagine fashion as a youngin’ or did this passion come later in life?

Growing up I was always surrounded by my Mother’s beautiful vintage pieces. For as long as I can remember I always loved items and clothing that was pre loved. I found a lot of things in my Grandma’s house that I would use to dress up in, and I would use different vintage pieces to make jewelry at a very young age. I started thrifting in college because I wanted to save money, and loved the unique style I got from it. I didn’t want to wear the things everyone else had, and I was always trying to follow trends, but in my own way.

How would you describe your own personal style?

I would say my style is very indie inspired. I love anything flowy, anything that looks bohemian or from the 70’s. I really adore looking comfortable, but putting a spin on it and making it chic. I would say that my style is inspired by everything that goes on around me, vintage included..I love vintage inspired items and vintage items alike…

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Style Icon Interview: The Fly Patrice J. Williams

Get your style ready, Goodwill fans: it’s time for Part 2 of our interview with the undoubtedly fly GoodwillNyNj Style Icon Patrice J. Williams!

Our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Patrice J. Williams!

In our last chat, this dollar-smart fashion-rich icon  creative thrifting revealed a gave a few choice tips on how to tackle your local secondhand shop. This time round, the Living Fly on a Dime author shares her favorite Goodwill Gem – proving that following those insider tips pay off in serious fashion finds. Read on to see what she found… and what she’s learned not to do when she visits her local Goodwill:

What are the biggest mistakes people make when heading to their local Goodwill?

The biggest mistake anyone can make with thrifting is getting too easily frustrated. Every thrift shopping trip isn’t going to be a landmine of designer finds. There are times you’ll walk away empty handed, but you can’t let that turn you off from thrifting. You have to come back with an open mind and come back often as the inventory is constantly changing.

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Style Icon Interview: The Fly Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is about as fly as they come. This girl is versed in chic-for-cheap even beyond her wardrobe wisdom, and her blog, Looking Fly on a Dime, covers everything from travel to beauty to cuisine. Patrice really is blogging proof that one woman can have it all. We’d be crazy not to spotlight this incredible deal diva as our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon!

Introducing our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Patrice J. Williams!

We got the chance to chat with Patrice about her style, her thrifting, and Living Fly on a Dime earlier this week. We hope you enjoy her as much as we did!

How did you first get interested in thrifting? Were you raised to reimagine fashion as a youngin’ or did this passion come later in life?

I got interested in thrifting as a sophomore in college. I had to attend an induction ceremony for an honor society and I had nothing to wear and no money! I made a trip to a thrift store and I was able to put together an entire outfit for less than $20. After that, I was hooked on the awesomeness of thrifting.

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