Why Not Thrift?

I’ve heard so many silly and just plain illogical reasons from anti-thrifters for NOT shopping secondhand that I thought a wee bit of an educational video was in order.

Silly Reasons Not toThrift

Meet my amusing cast of characters and discover why thrifting and reusing should be an important part of everyone’s life:

Spread the thrifty love and share my groovy video – let’s enlighten those thrifting naysayers about the positives of reusing & shopping secondhand!

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Continue your passion for thrifting and refashion with my all new Confessions of a Refashionista ebook series for less than a latte!

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Fiber Junkie Jollies with the Nudinits

Start your Monday morning with a bit of mirth and visit the Nudinits – the world’s first all-knit animation!

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In a cosy corner of England live the nudinits, the quirky inhabitants of Woolly Bush, a village bursting with Britishness but there are a couple of things the villagers are far too polite to mention: Everyone is naked and there’s a huge double entendre in the room! 

Enter the hilarious world of the Nudinits below:

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CoaR’s Groovy Tattoo Design Contest

Each of my four fabulous tattoos is very meaningful and I’ve been waiting to use my terrific tattoo gift voucher from last Christmas until I could come up with the perfect design for my fifth bit of ink.

What could be better than a patchwork mixture of my strong, expressive Scottish & Irish clan emblems?

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I have a basic idea of what I’d like the design to look like but am unfortunately lacking the drawing skills to get it down on paper – which is where you come in my creative lovelies!

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The Thrifty Diva Survey

I’ve had a wicked little project idea skulking around my brain for quite some time but I need your thrifting expertise to help make it a reality!

Simply share your thrifty know-how with me by taking the short survey below so I can put my kooky plan into action:

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The Refashionista Blooper Reel

Not every shot from a DIY video shoot is a success so for my 70th(!) video I’m sharing a few of the less than stellar outtakes from webisodes past – enjoy!

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Am I Badass? The #ICBBAwards

Whey hey! I’m a finalist nominee for the Indie Chicks Badass Fashion Blog Award!

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I am completely thrilled (& awesomely surprised!) to have been nominated for the Badass Blog Award for best fashion blog and am honoured to be in the company of such amazingly talented bloggers – like my most fave partner in badassery, Emmy of That Cheap Bitch:

While Emmy pulls off this look with her zany attitude & the grace of youth I simply look like the eccentric shopping cart lady most people cross the street to avoid…Get the scoop behind the thrifty copycat ensemble here.

Head on over to The Indie Chicks, discover some groovy new blogs and pick your faves!

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Hat tip to awesome August of Girl Boner for letting this old gal know she’d been nominated!

UPDATE: Unfortunately this old refashionista wasn’t badass enough to win however my partner in blog badassery, That Cheap Bitch, DID win! Hooray!

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Get my CoaR Books for 4 Bucks!

I’ve teamed up with magnificent maker community Kollabora & collected my absolute fave upcycled DIYs to bring you an all new Confessions of a Refashionista e-book series!

I’ve gathered my best Delightful Dresses, DIYs for Guys and Upcycled Toy projects together into 3 convenient e-books and am thrilled to announce that they are now available for instant download for a mere $4 (US).

Check out what the new Confessions of a Refashionista series is all about + help me decide which book(s) to write next:

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Let me know what you think!

Alrighty lovelies, it’s time for you to share your thoughts and help shape the future of my Confessions of a Refashionista by completing the short n’ simple survey below:

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A Copycat Thrifty Thursday

It’s awesome to revisit old photos and absolutely hilarious to recreate looks from your fashion past (+ marvel at how quickly those styles return!)

Take a peek at some of my fave copycat looks for this Thrifty Thursday trip down memory lane:

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Are you a Bricoleur?

Do you refashion, upcycle and DIY with whatever is on hand?

Then you are most definitely a Bricoleur who practices Bricolage!

I’m a power tool toting Bricoleur, hear me roar!

I was recently interviewed for an anthropology thesis study researching the sustainability of refashioning second hand goods and was introduced to a wonderful new-to-me word:

Bricolage (brɪkəˈlɑːʒ) noun: construction or creation from a diverse range of available items.

Bricoleur  (brē-kō-ˈlər) noun: one who engages in bricolage.

My fave bricolage gear? Second hand clothing, vintage textiles, my trusty scissors & a load of imagination!

So now the next time someone asks you what you do tell them you’re a thrifty DIY sustainable-style refashioning Bricoleur!

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