A Transparent Trend Thrifty Thursday

Fashion really does just keep circling back to itself over & over again…and I’ve finally been around long enough to see the styles of my youth returning – eek!

Case in Point: The Transparent Trend of the 90’s:

Yep, I once rocked a transparent dress on the roof of the Canadian embassy in Tokyo…

but nowadays the only transparent rocking I’m doing is in Photoshop:

or with an oh-so-subtly transparent blouse!

Sheer-bottomed Top (thrifted) €1 – Collar Brooch (inherited vintage) €0 – Chinos (thrifted) €1 – Penny Loafers (thrifted) €1.50 – Accessories (handmade & gifts) €0 – Transparent Blouse (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Belt (inherited vintage) €0 – Jeans (thrifted & dyed) €2 – Boots (ebay) €4

Total cost for both outfits: €10.50

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

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

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Leggings too short? Here’s my DIY fix!

Remember my fabulous thrifted Norwegian style leggings?

Unfortunately after a second washing, calamity struck and they shrank nearly 20cm in length!

Any idea how I oh-so-quickly lengthened those too short leggings?

Here’s my DIY fix:

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There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint…

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a gazillion times: I LOVE PAINT!

Sure, there’s a bit of sandpaper & elbow grease involved and waiting for it to dry between coats is maddening but the difference a fresh layer of paint (+ some scraps of fabric) can make to a pair of battered old chairs is amazing:

Totally worth the work! I am completely enamoured with my new kitchen seats!

Need some more painted inspiration?

Take a scroll through my Tutorials for the Nest and marvel at what  a lil’ paint, some fabric & a bit of imagination can do!

all the tutes!

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Totally Smitten With Dream a Little Bigger

Allison is the hilarious ball of energy behind the always awesome Dream a Little Bigger. Her daily DIYs + maker tricks & advice are sure to get your creativity flowing not only in the craftroom but also the kitchen, garden, wardrobe and even inspire some delectable homemade beauty products!

Get the scoop on this clever creator and discover her top thrifting & crafting tips!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Upcycled Refashioned DIY Sweater Tote

Pop on by That Cheap Bitch and discover my nearly no-sew method for transforming an insanely itchy sweater…

into an Upcycled Refashioned DIY Sweater Tote:

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