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!

Vote baby Vote!

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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Get your me-made gear!

Whoohoo! My little thrifty refashionista webshop is open for business!

It’s time to step away from unethically produced fast fashion & create your own unique eco-style with refashioned me-made outfits at afforable prices!

All prices include worldwide registered shipping & in addition to wrapping up your one of a kind purchase in recycled prettiness I’ll personally send you an e-mail with your package tracking number once your unique gear has been posted.

If you’re having trouble deciding just what to buy then let me be your personal eco-fashion stylist!

Simply purchase one of my Refashionista Wardrobe Packages and I’ll create a groovy new wardrobe just for you!

Happy ethical shopping!

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My Fancy New DIY Tutorial Index

My groovy upcycled, refashioned tutorials are now even easier to navigate thanks to my fancy schmancy new tutorial index!

Simply click the graphic above to head over to the individually organized tutorial index for each category, hooray!

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A Doctored Thrifty Copycat

Long ago in the faraway time of the 80’s I was a latchkey kid who spent too many after school hours parked in front of the TV. One of my absolute fave shows to do homework in front of was that fabulous British import: Dr. Who.

I got my daily dose of interdimensional sci-fi from the fourth Doctor (portrayed by Tom Baker) and thus salute that most favourite of after school programs with a Thrifty Copycat:

Just a couple of kooky Doctors and few evil Daleks!

Vintage Umbrella (inherited) €0 – Hat (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Scarf (handmade gift) €0 – Cord Coat (thrifted) €3 – Blouse (thrifted & refashioned) €0 – Trousers (had for years) €0 – Vintage Suede Loafers (had for years) €0

Total copycat outfit cost: €4

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