No doubt about it fashion is fabulous but it can also be very fast and unfriendly to our purses and planet. We are inundated by the latest trends, who’s wearing what and trying to keep up with the kardashians. If we don’t have the best of the best, the newest and the most expensive then we can feel like we don’t match up. Along my eco fashion journey as well as being a product of not always having those disposable dollars, I have had to find a way to make it work with what…

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Hello my name is Faye and I’m a monochromantic. My love affair with minimalism is at all time high and I’m really not sure how to kick the habit, nor do I want to. You see, I’ve discovered that it’s a fast track and super quick fix for an instant hit of chic without even trying. Pour me another please! The more I delve into conscious dressing, it has filtered out into the way I approach life as a whole. I don’t need as much stuff and I’m de-cluttering like its a sport! I want…

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Top Tips to Thrift

July 21st, 2016

  With National Op Shop Week upon us I thought I would share my Top 12 Tip to Thrift like its a sport. Salvos Stores and I have lots planned so stay tuned! My outfits in this post are all thrifted from here in Sydney and NYC Educate Yourself – Be hungry for Knowledge. Read Fashion magazines, look at style websites, research brands, check out the trends, understand cut, color, fabric and form. The more you know the better you can op shop Be Prepared – go shopping with an idea in mind to avoid that overwhelming feeling. Follow the…

Entrenched

July 18th, 2016

Far from a place where good fashion goes to die, a simple shift in perception will show you that thrift Stores are filled with incredible quality on trend pieces. Delete the words retro and costume from your consciousness and treat it like a normal shopping experience. Be discerning and only purchase what you really need, love and will wear on repeat. There is no point buying a bunch of stuff just because its inexpensive. I think it helps to go with an idea in mind, whether that be that you need a black tux, some…

Make Do And Mend

July 1st, 2016

Whilst whipping up an assortment of leftovers for dinner last night it got me thinking. There was a time when an ethos of make do and mend wasn’t just a modern day sentiment, it was a way of life. In my beloved Grandma’s era when women found a hole in their clothes they got out the needle and thread and mended it. If they only had vegetables and stale bread for tea they made do.  There was no fast fashion or quick fix and everyone got along fine, in fact they got creative – fashioning…