Saturday, February 11, 2017

Goodwill Success Story Cynthia - Making the Most of Her Second Chance

We want to introduce you to Cynthia, who graduated from Goodwill's Second Chance Program.  One simple promise that she kept changed her life.

Here is Cynthia's success story, in her own words:  

Cynthia, a Goodwill Success Story
"I had a good childhood; some may even say I was spoiled.
As a teenager I started to rebel against my parents and would sneak out to experiment with alcohol. I started to spin downward and at age 15 I was expelled from school due to a chain of events from fighting to skipping school. After having 2 babies very young and years being in an abusive relationship, I found myself addicted to prescription drugs. It got to the point that I didn’t know who I was anymore. I hit rock bottom and was eventually arrested.
I had nowhere to go and had burnt all of my bridges with my family and friends.

On July 7, 2015, I made the first promise that I would keep in years. I told my mother I would get help. I went to a halfway house and was referred to Goodwill. When I started, I didn’t like myself and had no self-respect. I stayed at Goodwill until I had to face my past and was sentenced to prison.

While there, I entered a program called GRIP (Guiding Rage Into Power) and I did everything I could to work on myself with counselors. I was tired of running; and we dealt with issues from my past. 
When I was released, I came to Goodwill to start fresh and begin a new journey.
Goodwill gave me opportunities and helped me make the right decisions.  Through the Second Chance Program, I learned how to make sure I got to work on time and to manage my personal life so that it didn’t interfere with my job.  They also taught me how to budget my money.  I came to Goodwill to start fresh and begin a new journey.  I was tired of running and needed to deal with the issues of my past.
Today I can stand before everyone and say that I love myself." 
Cynthia, we are so proud of you and admire your hard work!  

Congratulations on your success!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Style Makeover Winners!

We are thrilled to show you ALL of the before and after makeovers from 2016...and announce that we are NOW accepting entries to be one of our 2017 winners! Enter to win HERE.





Friday, January 13, 2017

How to Dress when you are Expecting!



In our last Style Makeover, you met Lisa. She was wondering what to wear during the holidays...and she is pregnant! In the blog post, I promised to give you some tips on how to Dress when you are Expecting.

Some things to keep in mind: 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Goodwill Style Ambush Makeover - Lisa

This week's Style Makeover winner is Lisa.  She came to us with a wonderful style problem: how to dress for the holidays...on a budget...around a baby bump! We loved helping her find a great maternity outfit at one of the Goodwill of Michiana stores!  Check out her complete Makeover here:





Stay tuned for some tips and a FREE download style form on the top picks for dressing your baby bump!

Wishing you a wonder-filled, and fashionable holiday season!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Find the Best Colors to wear

In Pam's Style Ambush Makeover, we saw how the right colors really made a big difference for her. And, as promised, here is a simple way for YOU to find out how to determine the best colors for your skin tone.

Of course, like all rules, there are exceptions. If you are still not sure what the best colors are for you, be sure to enter to be considered for our next Style Ambush Makeover - or contact me for your own personal Style Makeover Session (mention Goodwill in your inquiry, and receive $50 off of your Style Makeover Session!)

Now - let's determine the best colors for you!
(download these FREE tips on how to find your best colors HERE)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Goodwill Style Ambush Makeover - Pam!

We are thrilled to introduce you to Pam!  She is our latest Style Ambush Makeover winner!

Pam's wardrobe frustrations were varied. We helped her determine where the root of her angst with her closet and outfit options was. Find out how we walked through the process with her, and what the key to a great outfit is!


Like Pam learned from our time together, wearing the right colors really is key to choosing a great outfit; the right colors for your skin tone, the right color combinations, and the right kind of prints can transform what you currently see as your wardrobe options. To learn more about how to wear the right colors, check back on this blog soon for a FREE downloadable worksheet to determine what colors YOU should be wearing!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Nov. 3 - Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Boutique in Merrillville, IN




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Attention Northwest Indiana! 

Grab your friends, mark your calendars and JOIN US at the LBD Fashion Show!




Don't miss out on a fabulous fashion show, and of course the shopping in the on-site boutique.  THE SHOPPING!