Author Archives: Alexandra K.

About Alexandra K.

A part of discovering yourself and your personality is discovering what inspires you. Inspiration is truly everywhere! When it comes to fashion, I have been inspired by laid back looks with statement pieces. Looking forward to stylin’ with you over the summer. Peace and Progress, Alexandra K.

Yellow – Straight From the Runway

 

One of the hottest colors on and off the runway this summer is yellow! You can wear this color in any shade and it will flatter your newly tanned skin.

My personal favorite is the soft pastel yellow. I got a light sweater in this color at my local Goodwill. It was just a few dollars.shorts soft and yellow sweater

While I was there, I found a sleeveless top in a bold yellow, perfect to wear during the hot summer days.Yellow bring shirt

I also bought a sunny yellow J.Jill top for $3.75, and it’s extremely comfortable and could be worn almost anywhere.Yellow top

You don’t always have to wear a size that fits you perfectly as long as it complements your body type. It’s ideal for a lazy afternoon, yoga class, any thing that you could think of where you want to dress relaxed and look good at the same time.

Peace & Progress,

Alexandra K.

Rompers for Summer

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Make these comfortable pieces a summer staple in your wardrobe! Rompers make it easy to slip on and go without much thought.

I found a cute, floral romper from Goodwill, which only cost $5.00!

I bought a gray and white stripe romper at the end of last summer season. It was brand new and the original tags were still on.

It’s nice to be able to wear such a comfortable and relaxed style especially during those melting hot days of summer.

Peace & Progress – Alexandra K.

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Sundresses

 

You can practically never go wrong with a sundress. They are always a great idea for a beautiful day, a family event, or even a concert!

However, be sure to wear the right sundress for the right summer occasion.

For example, the blue dress (picture on the left) that I bought at Goodwill is perfect for the boardwalk. This style of dress is comfortable, but it should stay at the beach.

For something other than the pool or beach, I always try to think, “What would Kate Middleton or Blake Lively wear?” They have a classy and timeless style. I found a black and white floral dress (picture on the right) at Goodwill and it appears to be handmade. It’s tasteful and works for many occasions and events!

By the way, each dress was just $5.00!

Peace & Progress – Alexandra K.

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This Winter Go for an Oversized, Thick Sweater!

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This winter go for an oversized, thick sweater. Wear it with your favorite leggings and winter boots. I always want to look like I walked out of an L.L. Bean catalog…which was pretty easy when I found a L.L. Bean sweater at my local Goodwill store. Only $4.50! What a steal! A brand new L.L. sweater costs between $50 to $100.

When it’s snowing and cold, comfort is in and these rustic looks are becoming more popular this season! And here’s a tip – look for these comfortable items with earth tones like browns, tans, warm grays, and greens.

Peace & Progress, Alexandra K.

L.L. Bean Sweater at Goodwill : Only $4.50!

Stylish Layering for Winter

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Vests are popular this winter, and a plaid shirt with an outdoor vest is a timeless, cozy pairing.

This southern inspired look keeps things casual and classy. This layered outdoor look is easy to throw on and just go – without feeling overdressed or underdressed.

And a vest is a perfect alternative when you don’t want to carry a coat.

Goodwill vest: $5.50

Peace & Progress, Alexandra K.

Crazy for Turtlenecks

 

I am crazy about wearing turtleneck sweaters this year and finding a place for them in my wardrobe. I think they are making a strong comeback. I’m seeing them highlighted in fashion magazines and websites. This simple look is warm and effortless. As we go deeper into the winter, everyone should own a cozy turtleneck. These sweaters compliment any body type.

And, of course, Goodwill is a great place to find turtleneck sweaters.


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Goodwill green turtleneck: $4.50

        

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Goodwill white turtleneck: $3.50

Make Your Style Work for You this Ugly Christmas Sweater Season!

It’s that time of year again! Break out your twinkling necklaces and sport those ugly Christmas sweaters. When you get that invite to an ugly Christmas sweater party, don’t be afraid to go all out! There are so many options these days. And the thing that I like best about ugly, festive sweaters, there is no judgment. For the most part, ugly is the new celebration. This year I wore an ugly Christmas sweater paired with some black jeans, high socks, and leather shoes. My friend Alexa wore a sweater as a dress, paired with sparkly tights and high heeled boots and thick socks. Make your style work for you this ugly Christmas sweater season.

Be sure to enter the Goodwill Keystone Area Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest for a chance to win a $100 Goodwill gift card! See full details and submit your entry, click here!

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Heading to the Beach…

So, it’s the end of summer and I’m heading to the beach before I head back to college.

I stopped by Goodwill and I bought a few things that are perfect for the beach.

The first being a red crop top.

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Crop tops and high-waisted shorts are very much in style right now…however…when it comes to high-waisted shorts be prepared to:

  1. Pay a pretty penny to buy the right ones for you.
  2. Spend a century trying to find the right pair. By the time you find high-waisted shorts that work of you, they will be out of style.

People ask me my opinion about high-waisted shorts. My thought is, for one reason or another, they aren’t for everyone. Some people can make them work, but for me, I’m not even gonna to go there. I’m going to stick with good ole’, traditional, cut-off jean shorts. I put the shorts together with a red crop top that I bought at Goodwill. A perfect outfit for the beach.

The second outfit I found was a casual, grey and white romper (it was brand new and the original tags were still on).

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Rompers are easy because you just throw one on and you’re out the door. No fuss. It’s nice to be able to wear such a comfortable and relaxed style especially at the shore.

Outfits for Any Date

Here are a couple of pieces I found at Goodwill that I felt would be cute for different types of dates.

The first one (blue dress) is for a more summery, perhaps lunch date. It’s definitely a daytime dress – not something that you would want to sport at a night club.

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On the other hand, the green dress is for this exact purpose, this dress is a little more daring. You could wear this dress on a date or you could wear this to a bachelorette party!

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Finally my third pick was this purple silk top which could be paired with quite a few things depending on your wardrobe. I chose to pair it with white pants. This outfit is for the more sophisticated date. Now I just need a date!

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All the pieces were under $6!

Peace and Progress,

Alexandra K.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Floral Blazers

I’m often asked about whether floral is in or out, or if it’s even acceptable. It can be as long as you stick to one fashion rule – Keep it simple. Rather than talking about floral, let me show you.

I literally found these two blazers side by side at a Goodwill store.


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Here we have what might look like two very similar floral blazers to some people, but to others, like myself, I see two different things.

First, the pink blazer is decked out in everything from shoulder pads to lace and bead trim, and it’s completed with a cinched waist. Also not to mention the bright pink floral pattern! This blazer, in my opinion, is just over the top. It screams out of this decade. Now the second blazer, it’s simple. I could see Kate Middleton wearing this one. It isn’t loud or embroidered to death. It’s just pretty and elegant and does the job.

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So when you are deciding on a floral piece, keep in mind that simple is always the way to go. Your floral is the staple to your outfit, let it accentuate your clothes – not disguise them.

Peace and Progress,

Alexandra K.