Seriously, the 90’s are back again and I’m seeing all of the silliness I used to wear being touted as the “newest” trend. Remember those wacky collar clips? Apparently they’re making a huge comeback too but they’re so easy to make you can be rockin’ this new/old style in minutes!
Raid your stash and sift through your jewellery box and let’s get makin’ my crazy easy upcycled DIY collar clip:
I’d been searching for a pair of chunky heeled Chelsea boots for ages but as my thrift shop karma just wasn’t working for me I decided to have a peek online and managed to score these beauties:
I’m not at all a fan of the faux zippers and buckles but as they’re comfortable and fit great I figured I’d be able to refashion them into something exactly my taste and style:
Success! Here’s what I did:
I recently received a groovy little surprise tote bag in the post from Canadian lifestyle specialty channel Makeful with the challenge to transform it into a personalized piece of awesomeness.
I think I succeeded:
Here’s what I did:
I’ve never been a fan of the ridiculous consumerism behind Valentine’s day and “traditional” romantic gifts like flowers, chocolates and store-bought cards are such an impersonal waste of money that when I do take part in the silly holiday of love I prefer to create something handmade from my quirky little heart.
Take a page from this Refashionista’s book of romance and whip up a wacky little gift from the heart with The DIY Take my Breath Away Valentine’s gift + free template!
Who doesn’t love an awesome pair of comfy boots?
Even better when you’ve scored them while thrifting and better still if you’re able to refashion them into something truly unique and exactly your style!
Take a gander at my fave thrifty boot refashions and let me know your faves for a best boots #ThriftyThursday!
’tis time for yet another fancy schmancy vintage hankie stashbusting project!
Isn’t that scarf just delightful? This crazy simple make can be personalized to anyone’s taste and style + it whips up in minutes!
Check out my DIY vintage hankie circle scarf video tute below:
I’m slowly but surely upcycling my stash of pretty vintage handkerchiefs and have so far created a fab floaty maxiskirt, some delightful decor and a fancy schmancy tote bag:
The tote is awesome but is a bit bulky to simply stuff into my purse as is so I figured I’d use a couple of the less than stellar hankies in my stash to transform it into a convenient foldable bag:
Here’s how to make an easy foldable tote bag for yourself:
Tote bags, handbags, shopping bags, shoulder bags, duffel bags, evening bags, gift bags…the list of unnecessarily necessary bags we hoard to carry our stuff about is pretty darn endless.
Raid your refashioning stash, create an upcycled bag or two for November’s Refashion challenge and share your groovy results with my Gone Thrifting group!
Snag some inspiration from my fave upcycled bag tutes below!
J’adore Kiki Kumi!
The brain-child of concious-designer Ariane Brunet-Juteau and based in Montreal this sustainable ethical accessory brand’s mission is to innovate and rethink the way fashion is made. By reusing the denim of preloved jeans, Ariane not only extends its life cycle but also diverts waste away from landfills. Transforming jeans into affordable ecoluxe goods is her fabulous way of paying tribute to this most cherished and useful material.
Kiki Kumi’s stunning upcycled denim and leather designs provided the perfect sustainable style inspiration:
J’adore my new painted (faux) leather and denim fringed shoes!
Here’s what I did:
Refashioning clothing and creating groovy upcycled accessories are a marvelous start to a wardrobe full of unique sustainable style but what about your terrific tootsies? Your feet deserve to strut their stuff in thrifty ethical fashion too and nothing completes an outfit better than a pair of one of a kind shoes!
Refashioning and repairing your shoes (& boots) is a snap with a bit of imagination and my Refashioning 101: Fab Footwear Fixes! Raid your closet or hit the thrift shop and let’s get fixing!
Continue your passion for upcycling and refashion with my all new Confessions of a Refashionista ebook series for less than a pumpkin spice latte!
– disclaimer: I’ve never had or even seen a pumpkin spice latte in real life –