Blue Skies and Clean Closets

Spring is really here, well at least for those us of that live in Southern California. Besides these beautiful blue skies, this can only mean one thing…spring cleaning. The thought of going through my closet makes me cringe but I try and look at the positives, the more I get rid of, the more room I can make for new clothes. And that makes me happy 🙂 When you do decide to finally take the plunge into the abyss of fabric and zippers, plan ahead for what you will do with the items you can part ways with.

There are multiple women’s organizations that take donations of lightly used clothing. These are great places to donate your professional work clothes that you no longer need. Organizations such as Working Wardrobes, WHW, and Dress for Success, help empower women through job placement and an integral part of this process is clothing. These organizations provide a professional pseudo-boutique, where women can go and pick out a few options for interviews and work outfits. By donating your clothes you’re helping women to become more self sufficient and powerful in the workplace.

So now what to do with the rest of your beloved pieces that you must get rid of?? Selling online is a great, easy option. While you might run to sites that you are more familiar with, why don’t you try something new? RunwayJunkie.com is a great place to sell your high-end designer clothing and accessories. It’s simple, easy, and you get to keep all your profits! Best part is, we donate 10% of our personal profits to different women’s organizations. So by simply selling on RunwayJunkie.com you’re helping out women.

With the beautiful seasons of Spring and Summer upon us we must find it somewhere deep down in us to take the time to clear away last seasons fashion and make room for the upcoming items we will be collecting.

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Shopping While Being Socially Conscious

When you hear the word shopping, I bet socially conscious isn’t the first thing to come to mind. When a girlfriend says, “Let’s go shopping!” you probably think about your favorite boutique or department store you want to visit. Or maybe you think about a new watch or pair of jeans you’ve had your eye on. Well, if we can all start to think a little more socially conscious when we think of shopping we can make some BIG differences.

Being socially conscious can mean a lot of things, so for the purpose of this specific blog I’m defining it as shopping on sites or in stores that are charitable. Again, you might think charitable? shopping? Well yes, that is exactly what I mean! When you’re thinking about buying a new Michael Kors purse or a pair of Seven Jeans, you can check out some sites and stores that might have exactly what you’re looking for and even better, donate profits to a great cause!

Many women’s charities have boutiques that sell new and used clothing that has been donated to their cause. By purchasing items at these boutiques you’re donating to a cause while buying something new. You might be thinking that you’re not into the whole thrift store, used clothing thing, but don’t knock this till you try it. Many of these boutiques are high-end, have designer items, and many are new, never used items. Orange County, California has many of these boutiques run by women’s organizations. Just to name a few…

Working Wardrobes- The Hanger

WHW- Deja New

New Directions For Women- Repeat Boutique

Maybe you don’t live in Orange County but if you Google women’s charities in your area, you’d be surprised at how many have boutiques.

Another way to shop socially consciously is online. Many fashion websites have teamed up with different charities that they donate a percentage of their profits to. Or certain designers help out their favorite causes by donating money from the sale of certain items. At RunwayJunkie.com we hold this topic near and dear to our heart. We make it our mission to donate at least 10% of own net-profits to a variety of women’s organizations. So by shopping on our site you are helping women and getting great deals on high-end, designer items.

Springing Forward

Daylight saving time is behind us, the days are longer, and the warm weather (hopefully) is upon us. So what does that mean for your wardrobe? Lose the scarfs and chunky sweaters, and bring out the bright colors and sundresses! Nothing says spring like finding a mix of wildflower colors to fill your closet. If you can’t seem to find any colorful pieces that are springing you forward, then look no further! Runway Junkie has a plethora of bright items suited perfectly for the upcoming season.

If you’re looking for a classic spring dress that is perfect for a day or night event, then check out this Marc by Marc Jacobs V-neck orange and yellow dress.

This size 6, lightly worn dress is a must have. With a belt perfectly wrapping around the waist, it will suit any body type. Wear it to a nice brunch or an evening cocktail party; it’s a staple piece, fantastic for spring and summer. Even better, 100% of the proceeds go to the non-profit WHW.

Another great option is this BCBGeneration cocktail dress. This pink and white, above the knee dress would make a wonderful addition to your personal spring collection.

The lightly worn, size small (4-6) dress looks like new. Having only been worn a few times you cannot tell that it has been previously owned. The peak-a-boo cutout back makes for a cute little surprise when you turn around. This dress would look fabulous with some white wedges and a up-do hair style to show off all the dress has to offer.

Maybe you’re not quite ready to bust out the bright colors. Well, this BCBG Max Aria dress might just be better suited for you.

The pastel pink, yellow, and green, geometric shapes add just a light pop of color without being too bold. The size s (4-6) dress has never been worn. Belted around the waist, it would be perfect for an evening cocktail party. If you purchase this dress, 100% of the proceed got to the non-profit WHW. It’s a great buy!

For more spring dress or bright colored clothes options, check out RunwayJunkie.com! Where philanthropy never looked so good.

Meet Our Featured Non-Profit-WHW

Runwayjunkie.com is a firm believer in looking good AND giving back. That’s why we donate 10% of our net profits to a variety of women’s organizations. We also feature different non-profits that benefit women on Runwayjunkie.com. An organization that we have recently teamed up with is WHW (Women Helping Women).

WHW is a non-profit organization in Orange County that was formed in 1993. They provide employment services to disadvantaged women, and they also now help men and teens. Their goal is to help their clients achieve economic success by providing employment opportunities.

A part of WHW services is suppling clients with work appropriate clothing. While the majority of the donated clothes are used at the WHW facilities they also have a retail shop that is open to the community once a week.

Déjà New has a plethora of designer clothing and accessories at unbelievably low prices. Every dollar that is made in the retail shop goes directly to helping the clients of WHW. The best part…They are now selling on Runwayjunkie.com!

From Stuart Weitzman to Michael Kors, Déjà New is listing fabulous pieces on Runwayjunkie.com and the money is going to a great cause!

Ready for Spring? Check out these lime green Stuart Weitzman pumps. They are listed for a mere $50!

Or maybe you’re in the market for a new colorful top. WHW has listed a beautiful multi-colored Michael Kors shirt for only $30! This is a brand new top with the tags still attached. Don’t miss out on this gorgeous deal.

Check out Déjà New’s online boutique at Runwayjunkie.com and look good while giving back!