Gone Thrifting…

Are you a thrift & charity shop junkie? Do you love vintage & second hand? Does DIY give you the tingles? Have you kicked unethically produced fast fashion & decor to the curb?

If you’ve answered yes to the above questions then join my fancy new “Gone thrifting” group on facebook and share your love for all things thrifty & upcycled!

Gone Thrifting is a place to spread the second hand love, share upcycling & refashion projects, ideas + a healthy dose of thrifty style inspiration!

Feel free to post a brief decription & links to your latest refashions, DIY decor, thrifty outfits & style tips – snag advice & interact with other members – or simply lurk about & enjoy the thrifty goodness!

Share your second hand style each week with the Thrifty Thursday outfit & decor challenge!

The Thrifty Thursday Goal: To inspire others to shop second hand & prove that fabulous, affordable, unique style can easily be achieved without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, unethically produced fast fashion & decor.

How to take part in Thrifty Thursday:

- Style an outfit or share a decor item based on the themes seen at the top of the Gone Thrifting group wall.

*Outfits & decor must be put together from items you already own, have thrifted, DIY’d, swapped, inherited, gotten second hand, dumpster dived, etc…

- Post your Thrifty Thursday pics & a brief description (or a link to your Thrifty Thursday blog post) on the Gone Thrifting group wall.

- Be Inspired!

What are you waiting for? Pop on over and join in the thrifty lurv!

Totally Smitten With Ninutschkanns

Ninutschkanns is the adorable brainchild of thrifty diva Nina. With a focus on fabulous anyone-can-do DIYs, groovy second hand outfits and love for all things vintage Nina has created a delightful corner of blogland…

“I am so happy & proud about how this maxiskirt turned out…it is awesome!”

Let’s get to know this charming refashionista and discover her top thrifting & refashioning tips:

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A Back To School Thrifty Thursday

Hands up if your school days were the best time of your life…

yeah…me neither!

Thinking back to those oh-so-long-ago days of taunts & torments makes me breathe a massive sigh of relief that September has not meant heading back to school for a very long time…and I can assure anyone who is going through a difficult school time that it does get indescribably better once you leave the petri dish of high school. That thick skin, inner strength & humour that developed as a necessary line of defense during those seemingly-never-ending days at school will serve you awesomely along the road of success for the rest of your life!

…and to the bullies: Karma is patient and will always find you in the end.

“S” sweatshirt (gift) €0 – Vintage Blouse (thrifted) €1 – Vintage Skirt (thrifted) €0.50 – Vintage Wristlet (flea market) €3 – Tights (had for years) €0 – Chunky Heeled Lace-ups (flea market) €2

Total cost: €6.50

Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook page!

As always feel free to take part in the thrifty fun & vote for the upcoming themes…

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#ThriftStyleAugust with moi

Wheeee! I’m (finally) on instagram and thanks to the quick delivery of my fancy new android smartphone I even managed to take part in most of Zhenya’s #ThriftStyleAugust challenge!

Head on over & check out my #ThriftStyleAugust themed outfits + take a peek into my daily life…

I’ve come up with an ongoing challenge for my fellow refashionistas and upcycling gurus: share your groovy recycled DIYs on instagram using #ConfessionsOfaRefashionista – I’ll pick my faves each week and post them over on my growing Refashion Nation!

Totally Smitten With Proyek Akhir Minggu

When I discovered repurposing queen Chonie of Proyek Akhir Minggu I was immediately taken in by her amazing projects…as I read through her blog I realized that she not only refashions & upcycles for enjoyment but also out of necessity.

“I am in a very serious sewing sessions with my mother in law. Yep, using that beautiful old lady branded the ‘Butterfly’.”

…and all of her projects were handsewn until last year, when she learned the art of machine sewing from her mother-in-law on that gorgeous antique sewing machine.

"I created this ruffle skirt out of my mother-in-law's Sarong"

“I created this ruffle skirt out of my mother-in-law’s Sarong”

My admiration for this talented DIY diva knows no bounds & I am incredibly proud to introduce you to Chonie Prysilia:

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