Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Day Two: Leather


On the Runway Leather continues to be a big trend on the runway.  Patent or shiny leather is especially in this season, such as Tommy Hilfiger’s lacquered shiny leather coat (in oxblood!) or J.W. Anderson’s glossy magenta ensemble. Other (less shiny) runway looks I love: See more inspiration on the Destination Thrift Runway Inspiration Pinboard! Ideas … Continue reading

Destination: Peoria, Illinois “Thrift Junket”

Today’s post will be a quickie.  My sister was in town on vacation when we — my mom, my sister, and — set out on the “thrift junket” of Peoria.  As you can see from the map on our Destinations page, there’s quite a little cluster of stores in the area.  Whenever you’re out thrifting for … Continue reading

Destination: Goodwill, Peoria, Illinois

My mother, sister, and I decided to check out the newest Goodwill store in town, which opened a couple weeks ago. Of course, the facility is just like any other Goodwill store but for some reason, the excitement of never knowing what you’ll find brought us running to the grand opening. At first, sifting through … Continue reading

Destination: Goodwill, East Peoria, IL

Sometimes, when the life of a news producer wears me down, I collect my purse, go on break, and drive down to the local Goodwill store in downtown East Peoria.  For those who are unfamiliar with the city, it is a booming metropolis, anchored by local manufacturing and agricultural corporations such as Caterpillar and ADM. … Continue reading