Addams Family Costumes
Addams Family Costumes

By Shelby Sessler For our final week, our focus was the Addams Family!  For the shoot, I chose to make Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley, all of which were very easy to find thrifted items to make! I started by finding individual pieces for the characters.       Gomez Gomez was  the easiest costume…

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes
Last Minute Halloween Costumes

By Shelby Sessler The focus this week was quick costumes that you can make last minute.  I went into my local Palmetto Goodwill, walked around, and came out with quite a few treasures!  There are a lot of characters with very iconic looks, so it wasn’t too hard to find costumes that would be easily…

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Costumes for Cosplay – My Hero Academia
Costumes for Cosplay – My Hero Academia

By Shelby Sessler This week the focus of the costume challenge was cosplay and anime. A quick history lesson if you aren’t sure what either of those are. Anime is the term for animation created in Japan, there are tons of genres of anime (from fantasy to sports to everyday life) and span from animes…

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Costumes for Cosplay – She-ra
Costumes for Cosplay – She-ra

By Shelby Sessler This week the focus of the costume challenge was cosplay. Cosplay is a mashup of the words “costume” and “role play” is the term used for making and wearing costumes at conventions worldwide, whether it is a genre inclusive convention like San Diego Comic Con or a local anime convention like  CharlestonCon,…

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Costumes for Couples – Stranger Things
Costumes for Couples – Stranger Things

By Shelby Sessler This week’s focus was costumes that couples can wear, so I decided to recreate the “Scoops Troop” uniforms from Stranger Things.” I started by visiting the Palmetto Goodwill in Johns Island, James Island, and the Clearance Center in North Charleston and found all of the costume pieces to alter. For the “Scoops…

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Costumes for Couples – Beetlejuice & Lydia
Costumes for Couples – Beetlejuice & Lydia

Blog by Shelby Sessler This week’s focus was costumes that couples can wear, so I went with Beetlejuice and Lydia from the Tim Burton Film “Beetlejuice.” This week’s focus was costumes that couples can wear, so went with Beetlejuice and Lydia from the Tim Burton Film “Beetlejuice.” Lydia was pretty simple.  She has a classic…

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Costume Brew for Kids – JoJo & Carmen Sandiego
Costume Brew for Kids – JoJo & Carmen Sandiego

By Shelby Sessler For the first week of our Costume Brew Challenge, we decided to focus on costumes that can be easily created for – and with – kids. Walking around Goodwill, I waited for inspiration to take hold so I could decide on what costumes I was going to make this week. I usually…

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Simple Summer Top DIY
Simple Summer Top DIY

  Summer is such a fun time for fashion. You can get playful with your style by including cute patterns, textures, and colors in the clothing and accessories you wear and somehow it seems really natural. I’ve been especially loving all of the bell sleeves and fun trim ideas that I’m seeing in boutique stores…

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Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill
Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill

Roll out the red carpet, it’s almost time for the Oscars! The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony is just over a week away, so there’s still time to pull together a party if you’re ready to relive your favorite cinematic moments from the past year in the company of your other movie-loving friends.

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Shop Goodwill for Chic and Cheap Dorm Room Décor
Shop Goodwill for Chic and Cheap Dorm Room Décor

Getting settled in a new dorm room this week? Step away from the plastic storage bins and polyester bedding! By shopping Goodwill for many dorm room necessities, college newbies looking to spruce of their space can find unique items while staying within their tight budget and expressing their own individual style.

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Making it Yours: Found to Favorite
Making it Yours: Found to Favorite

If you want something done right, you’d better do it yourself. The DIY trend is here to stay and is great way to personalize your items. You’re unique. Your stuff should too! Here are some simple projects to inspire you.

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My Story: Tim Zarzecki
My Story: Tim Zarzecki

As we celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month, we thought it appropriate to post a piece from last year’s Achiever of the Year award recipient: At age 52, I have found a place — and a purpose — through my job in food services at a military base in Virginia Beach, VA. I was born with…

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Celebrating Older Workers
Celebrating Older Workers

By Laura Walling Last year local Goodwill® organizations collectively provided job-training and employment services to more than 235,000 older workers – age 55 and over.  As the saying goes, “Age is nothing but a number” and the wealth of knowledge and experience that these individuals bring to an employer is an asset. Each year during…

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“Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!”
“Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!”

By Randy Wooden No list of the most challenging interview questions would be complete without the ol’ weaknesses question. Today I’ll explore why they’re asking it and strategies for answering.  Bear in mind, no single answer is necessarily best or worst, although I have a couple definitely in the running! First, why are they asking…

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Red, White and Blue Jean Ball the Perfect Way to Show Military Appreciation
Red, White and Blue Jean Ball the Perfect Way to Show Military Appreciation

May is Military Appreciation Month, which provides an opportunity to recognize and thank those who selflessly serve our country with honor and dignity.  This includes 1.2 million active service members along with over 800,000 reservists.  They all deserve our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices they make each and every day. At Palmetto Goodwill we…

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Go Green with Goodwill on Earth Day
Go Green with Goodwill on Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated each year in April but at Goodwill, we aim to be mindful of our planet every day with the help of our donors, shoppers, and community. Read on for how we’re making a difference and how you can get more involved.

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Honoring Black History Month
Honoring Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’re shining the spotlight on a few employees that make our mission possible. We are thankful for their dedication, commitment and smiling faces each and every day.

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6 Secret Santa Tips for Holiday Gift Exchanges
6 Secret Santa Tips for Holiday Gift Exchanges

It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving festivities have concluded, and everyone has officially begun shifting their attention to Christmas. That means trees are being decorated, lights are being strung and the shopping season is in full swing. However, that also means thousands of Secret Santa gift exchanges will be taking place in workplaces and…

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National Thrift Shop Day and Back to School Shopping Go Hand-in-Hand
National Thrift Shop Day and Back to School Shopping Go Hand-in-Hand

This Friday, August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day.  It’s also just about time to send those kids Back to School.  Let’s celebrate together by shopping and donating at your local Palmetto Goodwill store on National Thrift Shop Day! Here’s 10 Reasons Why: You’ll save money. Whether your kids have outgrown last season’s clothes and…

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Give Your Bedroom a Boost with Goodwill Finds
Give Your Bedroom a Boost with Goodwill Finds

Right before winter starts, there’s a natural inclination for a lot of us to start fluffing our nests for the long season ahead. Read on for some quick organization solutions that also add a few inspiring touches to the room where you retreat at the end of the day.

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Mixing Patterns Like A Pro
Mixing Patterns Like A Pro

Chevron, florals and stripes oh my! Gone are the days when mixing patterns was considered a faux pas. Today, a great pattern is especially well appreciated when it has found its perfect partner in crime.

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Frugal Fashion: 5 Tips for Springtime Thrifting
Frugal Fashion: 5 Tips for Springtime Thrifting

The changing of the seasons seems to provide us all with a reminder that our wardrobes could use a refresh. As we embark on a beautiful spring and a hot summer ahead in the Lowcountry, we’re helping you update your warm-weather look with 5 simple tips for scoring big on your next thrifting adventure. Know…

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Build Your Own Custom Dream Closet
Build Your Own Custom Dream Closet

Who says you can’t be head over heels for everything in your closet? With the new year upon us, many people are cleaning out their closets and starting fresh. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to jump on board, too!

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Curating a Capsule Wardrobe Closet
Curating a Capsule Wardrobe Closet

If you find yourself looking at a closet full of clothes wondering what to wear, a capsule wardrobe may be the answer. Read on to discover how a smaller selection of clothes can help you cut down the stress of getting dressed.

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Fashion for Finicky Fall Weather
Fashion for Finicky Fall Weather

We can usually count on wearing sundresses in July and sweaters in January, but these tricky in-between-season months like September can be tough! Read on for a few tips for dressing comfortably during these finicky months.

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Festival Style with Goodwill
Festival Style with Goodwill

On hot summer days, festival style prevails! Whether you’re actually attending an outdoor concert series this year or just trying to stay cool while looking cool, hop on the boho bandwagon to seamlessly blend summer attire in with summer adventures.

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Mixing Patterns Like A Pro
Mixing Patterns Like A Pro

Chevron, florals and stripes oh my! Gone are the days when mixing patterns was considered a faux pas. Today, a great pattern is especially well appreciated when it has found its perfect partner in crime.

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Feeling Fruity: Pineapple Inspired Creations
Feeling Fruity: Pineapple Inspired Creations

In the Lowcountry, we’re pretty familiar with the pineapple. A symbol of hospitality, fortune and even Goodwill, it helps us welcome guests, tourists and friends with true Southern Hospitality. Let’s look at other ways we can celebrate this fruity favorite!

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Say Hello to Summer, Thrift Style
Say Hello to Summer, Thrift Style

With warmer weather comes the urge to be outside all day every day. Not that you need an excuse but here’s some motivation to get outdoors from the moment that those first sunbeams reach out in the dewy morning well past when the sun retires at night.

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