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Wednesday Randomnity

Is "randomnity" a word?
Let's go with it.

First of all, I received the first sneak preview the other day from our recent family photo session. Thanks to all of you on Snapchat (@alizadventures) who helped me decide to wear my hair down! I think it looks more natural than it would have looked up. And I wouldn't have been able to pull off those fab earrings with my hair up, I don't think. They are actually a find from JCPenney a few years ago! They are nice and heavy and really well-made. Charlotte looks SO cute here. Pretty blue-eyed girl.


Next up, a new mascara. I recently purchased a Cover Girl two-step mascara, but it was waterproof and a royal pain to try to remove each night. I dreaded washing my face for that reason. Plus, after applying it, it always ended up on my eyelids and was a BEAST to try to get off. So I exchanged it the other day for L'Oreal Voluminous Super Star mascara. I'm going to link it to Target HERE because it's $9.99 there and I actually paid $11.99 for it at the drugstore, so there's a little cost savings. :) I'm liking it a lot so far and I believe that these two-step mascaras are the best way to achieve long lashes. 


Lastly, I was invited yesterday to a media preview (gah, I am embarrassed at how cool I feel saying that) of the new GW store. GW is a specialty shop associated with Goodwill. Goodwill Industries here in Charlotte is doing a fantastic job to attract shoppers and support local job-seekers! 

So, what's cool about GW?
Well, they funnel out all of the higher-end, name brand items that have been donated to Goodwill and they pull them all under one roof. AND - the items keep their low Goodwill pricing.

Yesterday at GW I scored this Tracy Negoshian dress for $8.99. I also bought a gorgeous geometric print J. McLaughlin wrap shirt for $12.99.


Having major regret over not scooping up this tassel wastebasket cover for $4.99.
The sunshiney yellow pouf was $49.99.



GW is a permanent store (not a pop-up like their installment last fall) and it is officially open TODAY! It's located at 5301 Wilkinson Boulevard. Definitely worth checking out if you love a deal like I do. Here's a recent article with more details. 

See you all tomorrow ... I have a great and easy recipe to share!

13 comments:

  1. I was just talking to my co-worker yesterday about the GW store! I need to check it out.

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  2. That's SO awesome! I hope they open up a GW near me!

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  3. I love Tracy Negoshian (she designs right here in FL down the street from me) and $8.99 is an AMAZING deal! That dress looks so cute on you!

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  4. The peek at your photos is just gorgeous of both of you and I love your dress steal from yesterday!

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  5. April, it is a little on the pricey side but the Lancôme Cils Booster XL Primer is a life changer!! I put it on under my drug store mascara and I get the most compliments. One tube usually lasts me 3 months. Look into it- you won't be disappointed I promise!

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  6. That GW store sounds so cool! We have several Goodwills around town, but one is named Second Debut Goodwill and now I'm wondering if it's a similar model! I will have to check it out!

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  7. After seeing your snaps of GW I decided I have to visit it when I come up there next month for a business trip!!

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  8. I'm excited to see the rest of the family photos. Love the way Charlotte is looking right up into the camera. Those sweet little blue eyes.

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  9. Oh man, love that GW idea. The pictures look gorge!

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  10. oooh the GW store sounds amazing! i hope we get one in nashville!

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  11. SO, SO, SO jealous that y'all have a GW store! Maybe we'll get one in Columbia. Fingers crossed!

    Also - LOVELY picture of y'all!

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  12. Awww, Charlotte is adorable with her lil bow. So sweet. :)

    Have a good weekend!

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  13. Catching up on your posts - you look stunning! I actually bought those earrings when you posted about them the first time but I haven't worn them yet so you are giving me ideas. I use a mascara primer from Dior then apply my mascara. The primer definitely plumps up your lashes and I haven't had any problems removing it.

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