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How To Host a Virtual Clothing Swap (1-2 min read)

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to declutter and reorganize your closet. A great way to do this is by hosting a virtual clothing swap! As you know, we are definitely team thrift! But we are also aware that due to overconsumption and the massive amount of clothing being purchased on a daily basis, the majority of the clothing donated to the thrift store will not be sold. Much of it will end up in a landfill. So before you donate, channel your inner teenage girl and swap clothes with your friends! Here are some easy steps for how to do this. Step 1: Invite your friends (and/or family) to participate. Remember most people have multiple sizes in their...

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Meet the Models Series: Brooke Bennett (2-3 min read)

Brooke Bennett is a beautiful soul! I met Brooke about 7 or 8 years ago through my church. Right away I could tell she was genuine, generous, thoughtful, and supportive. This amazing wife and momma is a violinist, foster mom to newborn babies, and also a former Miss America participant. She, along with her family, is also on a mission to help us all be fearlessly kind! Brooke is literally one of the kindest people I know and I am so grateful for our friendship. And that she agreed to dust off her pageant crown and come model for Pulchritude! Hometown? Accokeek, MD What is your current occupation? Stay-at-home and homeschooling mom of 3, and foster mom to newborns What is something...

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7 Tools That Help Keep My Business Alive! (2-3 min read)

We all know...running a small business is hard work! It's certainly a labor of love. But one of the great things about running a business these days is that there are SO MANY tools that make it easier to manage things. Here are 7 tools that I use on a regular basis to keep things going. 1. Shopify (eCommerce Platform)  This is the site that hosts ShopPulchritude.com. I love Shopify because it's user friendly and they have integrated so many tools and apps to help grow your business. I also use the Shopify Point-of-Sale app for events/pop ups. Not free, but the cost is relatively low for what I need ($29 a month).    2. Over (Graphic Design Maker) With so...

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Meet the Models Series: Sarah Hanks (3 min read)

Allow me to introduce you to the dynamic Sarah Hanks! Wife, mom, violinist, teacher, the ultimate party planner, and thrift QUEEN! I've known of Sarah for a long time but in more recent years I've come to know her more personally. She is full of energy, enjoys life to the fullest, and is so fun to be around! She is definitely a kindred spirit. She's also one of my go-to people when I'm on my thrifting adventures and need some advice. Again, thrift QUEEN! She is an inspiration to me. Hometown? Washington, DC but I grew up in Miami, FL! What is your current occupation? Violinist, performer, teacher What is something you're working on? How can we support you? I just formed the Capitol Hill...

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F/W Style Crush: Blazers

  Years ago I attended a fashion event in DC where Stacy London, from What Not To Wear, talked about her book The Truth About Style. Stacy dropped many gems that day about fashion, style, entrepreneurship, and womanhood . One style tip that has always stuck with me is what she said about blazers. She talked about how a great blazer, no matter your stage or age in life, is a key part of every wardrobe. I totally agree. A great blazer is an investment worth making. Although blazers are multi-seasonal, fall/winter is really the time when you see them shine.  Why We're Crushing On Blazers: 1: Easy - Blazers are an easy way to pull a look together without much effort....

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