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…

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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…

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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…

Basic to Bombshell On a Budget

June 21st, 2016

  Bugger spending a fortune on looking cute, you can easily go from basic to bombshell on a budget. Style is not about how much you spend, its about savviness and a little sneaky know how Here’s a few of my money saving style hacks to take you to total bombshell town in a flash. 1. GET THRIFTY If you haven’t already try OP SHOPPING or THRIFTING start immediately. Take a look at all the images in this blog post. 95% of it is second hand, the rest is preloved vintage and designer. A lot…

Tis the season

June 15th, 2016

Tis’ the season to bundle yourself up in rustic autumn tones, this is definitely my favorite time of year! Soft scarves, cute boots and big comfy jackets reign supreme and don’t get me started on the colors of the leaves, mother nature is a supreme artist. A lot of winter coats and accessories can be quite expensive so why not consider finding them second hand!? I sourced my beanie, khaki coat, jeans and boots from The Salvation Army and the total was $65 for everything. The stunning scarf was a gift from the gorgeous people…