Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Goodwill Industries Week 2014

It's Goodwill Week in Akron, and there are some great events coming up!  Check it out:

Wednesday, 5/7 at 6PM: Learn the Basics of Thrift Shopping with Lauren and Katie at the Goodwill on Waterloo Rd (570 Waterloo) - There was a session this morning that I hope everyone was able to check out!

Thursday, 5/8 at 6PM:  The Goodwill Goodstyle Fashion Show at Windows on the River (2000 Sycamore Street) - You can still get tickets through Living Social here!
Dina, Jessica, Christina, Abby and Elle, and Alexa all put together runway collections using items found at the Goodwill.  Not to mention, me, Rachel, Anna, Jess, and Gina will be modeling and there will be food!

Saturday, 5/10 at Noon:  Goodwill Blogger Fashion Challenge - A few of us will be competing in a "Supermarket Sweep" - type challenge to pull together a completely thrifted look (under $20) in 30 minutes.  Come cheer on Rachel, Amy, Megan, Collyn, Lindsey, Mercadies, Shelby, Sarah, Cyndi, and me as we create a stylish, affordable outfit under 30 minutes!

Saturday, 5/10 at 12:30PM: Learn the Basics of Thrift Shopping with Dina at the Goodwill on Waterloo Rd (570 Waterloo).

All week, the Goodwill is also offering classes and tours at the Waterloo location.  Check out their website for more information - the Akronist also has some great information about this week!

Hope to see everyone out and about supporting this great cause (not to mention taking some time to thrift)!

Cheers!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Indoor Yard Sale

Now that winter is in full swing, are you missing garage and yard sale season? Me too! 

Check this out...

An Indoor Yard Sale!

It won't be the same as Summer Garage Sale Season - but it's something!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Akron bloggers check out Versona Accessories!

A Versona Accessories recently opened in Akron's Summit mall and Versona kindly sent a few Akron bloggers giftcards to go check it out and review. You can see what Jessica from Midwest Muse got here and what Rachel from For the Birds got here




Both bloggers were impressed with the selection and customer service at the store. The employees were friendly and helpful and selection did not disappoint! The store has an abundance of jewelry, a great selection of tights and also clothes. Definitely worth checking out!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Akron's NOTO hosting Trunk Show!


One more thing...


Stop by NOTO's Holiday pop-up shop inside the Akron City Centre ( map ). They are open Monday through Friday 10 AM - 2PM hosting their usual great styles as well as affordable artwork by Sally Patterson.






                                              Zelio NOTO :: 51 E Market Street, Akron, OH 44308
                                          330-451-6686 | www.zelionoto.com
                                         Store hours Tuesday-Saturday 3-7 PM

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ohio/Michigan Blogger Meet-Up Reminder!



To all you Ohio/Michigan bloggers out there : the deadline was extended to attend the the Blogger meet-up coming up!

I know Lyndsey of a lovely little blog, Jessica of the Midwest Muse and I will be going together. From Akron it's about a 2 hour and 15 minute drive.. definitely do-able! We have a few more spots in our car left and would love for you to join us! Email me :) Rachel@forthebirdsblog.net

It's $20 and you'll get a fabulous meal at LaScola Italian Grill (see more on their blog post here) and get a lot of goodies to take home! Plus, it's just a great way to network with other bloggers and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you there! Let us know if you want to carpool from Akron :)

-Rachel
For the Birds

Monday, May 7, 2012

Noto Fashion Show

The Noto "Northside Fashion Show" took place in the Northside Lofts, which was a very nice industrial space in downtown Akron. The space worked well with the show and the collections. The event was sold out and with good reason. Noto is Akron's own upscale independent boutique.

The collections this year were beautiful. They were full of chiffon, floppy hats, white material, summer colors, and dresses with beautiful movement.

In addition to the beautiful runway show, there was also a live band, runway voting, sponsor tables, a pop up boutique where attendees could purchase the exact clothes seen on the runway, adorable reusable tote bags, and so much more!

The show was much different than last year, but still had the same authentic enjoyable well done feeling as last year.

If you weren't able to make it this year, please do yourself a favor and attend next year! Akron isn't exactly the place of excitement, so when something this awesome occurs and is 100% local, why wouldn't you check it out?!

Even if you missed it, be sure to head on over to Noto where you can enjoy the lovely owner Lauren or one of her staff members. It's always a treat and the boutique itself is beautiful, welcoming, and an all around fun place to be.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NOTO's Northside Fashion Show

If you're from the Akron area you may have seen the cute little invitations for The Northside Fashion Show floating around.


NOTO is one of the top locally owned fashion boutiques here in Akron and us 330 bloggers can't get enough!

The fashion show is going to be extra good this year because it's going to feature a Local Designer Challenge.. The audience will get to view multiple designers' collections and then vote on our favorite via text message. The winning designer's collection will then be featured in NOTO this summer - how much fun is that?

Viewers will also get to see NOTO's summer collection and can even buy anything from the collection right after the show!
  Tickets to the show are $30 and that includes: fashion show access, drink tokens and an exclusive NOTO gift! You can buy tickets online here.

Northside Lofts
21 Furnace Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

Even if you can't make the show this year, be sure to stop into the store on Maiden Lane off of West Market. Click here for the address and store hours. You won't regret it! 

Hope to see you at the show!

*Be sure to check out our friend Sarah's post on some great Akron events here.
You can even win tickets to the NOTO fashion show! 

Thanks for reading,
-Rachel (For the Birds)