Happy National Op Shop Week my lovelies! This week is kind of like the Oscars for us eco kids and it’s a time to celebrate the incredible contribution op shops make to the community They create jobs and build relationships Help those less fortunate Prevent a huge amount of textile waste from going to landfill And allow charities like my compadres at the Salvation Army to press on with the great work they do From a fashion perspective they enable us to save money and look a million bucks on a budget So much yes…

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Great style isn’t about how much you spend. It’s about fine tuning your eye and your mind to understand fashion. If you don’t have a natural eye for style don’t worry you can develop it. The first port of call – get your geek chic on. I cannot tell you how much the bible aka British Vogue has taught me. Thanks to my Dad’s influence, I have devoured that magazine for well over a decade. Far from a frivolous fashion notion, the good book has educated me in cut, color, styling, fabric and form. It’s…

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C’est Eco Chic

August 8th, 2016

Ineffably effortless and so beyond chic, french women have a certain je ne sais quoi that le kills me everytime. Case in point French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt. Her style is incredibly paired down yet devastatingly stylish. The pieces Emmanuelle chooses are the classics – black skinnies, stripe bretons and blazers so sharp they could slice bread. Simple they may be but her labels of choice – Balmain, Isabel Marant, Givenchy and Chanel demand a pretty penny and then some. I’m totally all for great investment pieces but just incase you can’t quite afford the latest…

Jeans for Genes

August 5th, 2016

August 5th is jeans for genes day. Don your denim and help raise much needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases affecting our little ones. To celebrate I looked back at some of my favorite thrift and vintage denim finds. The overalls are originals from the 1950’s. My distressed denim jeans are vintage ones (probably late 80’s) I found in upstate NYC for $5, they had a few rips but over time they have become very ripped and I love that! The painted jeans are another great example of denim doing good and are…

Ethi-Cool

August 1st, 2016

Green is the new black and being conscious is ethi-cool. Salvos Stores even got a mention in Australian Vogue this month, now that’s very cool. It’s no secret that second hand chic is on the rise but a lot of people still use words like retro and vintage when they talk about thrift shopping. What I love proving time and time again is that these stores are absolutely full to the brim with beautiful modern pieces just like you would see in the blogosphere and beyond. Treat thrifting like a normal shopping experience, wide birth…