Where in the World is the Crafty Travelling Box?

Sadly, after weeks of trying to locate the whereabouts of the Crafty Travelling Box I must admit defeat and gloomily announce the failure of what should have been a fun, international, multi-maker-sharing, stash-busting swap…

…but when have I ever let the silliness of others deter me?

N E V E R!

And so I announce the second edition of the Crafty Travelling Box!

*with a few extra rules to (hopefully) keep the box updated & on the move

Wanna join in?

Read on to find out how…

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Totally Smitten With Thrift Outfit

I’ve featured the phenomenal thrifted styles of Ariane Brunet more than few times over on my Refashion Nation and recently shared her fabulous DIY crop top webisode (& my own lurvly result) right here on my little refashionista confessions.

I am constantly in awe of the runway-worthy looks she puts together for pennies…

"My most spectacular look: To Smize"

“My most spectacular look: To Smize”

I simply had to reach out to this fabulous frugal fox & get the secret behind her styling talents + her top tips for successful thrifting trips!

Let’s meet my newest style icon …

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A Fluorescent Thrift Style Thursday

I wasn’t a fan of blindingly bold brights when they were all the rage in the 80′s and I can’t say I’m thrilled they’ve returned…

however I simply adore my ultra soft thrifted fluorescent yellow sweatshirt…

and vivid high top sneaker laces!

Fringed Sweatshirt (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Belt (thrifted) €0.50 – Cutoffs (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Shoe Laces (thrifted) €0.20 - Hi-Tops (Deichmann) €12

Total cost: €14.70

Head on over to my fellow bright babes for more bold colour inspiration:

Alligator Toe  // Being Zhenya  // Bethie the Boo // Buttons and Birdcages  // Eclecticity //  Erika’s Style Diary // Nuttier Than Nutella // Sandpaper Kisses //  Sincerely Miss J // Sistas From Cali // Spoolish  // The Two Cent Chick

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Ikea Hack Attack: The DIY Munchkin Closet

I love the convenience & excitement of big city living but space is always an issue…

The kiddo & her wardrobe had completely outgrown the dresser that once oh-so-neatly stored her little clothes & accessories and my search for something larger (yet small enough to fit into the scant space available in her room) revealed nil, so…

I once again hit the As-Is section of Ikea & let my imagination take over:

our old Ikea Gorm shelf + an As-Is Mulig clothing valet + a bit of creativity =

a groovy new munchkin closet that fits perfectly in the last remaining space in her room!

after painting the Gorm shelving unit blue I simply rearranged the shelves & removed the center wood slat from the top shelf to allow the valet space to peek through

added a couple of old coffee table legs to the inside of the unit for more hanging space

and popped some storage bins onto the shelves!

all the tutes!

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Ariane’s Inspiring Vintage Refashion

I had a frumpy yet fabulously patterned 1960′s top & skirt set hidden away for far too long…unfortunately refashionista inspiration just wasn’t happening with this one:

Thanks to the always amazing Ariane of the stylish blog Thrift Outfit & her inspiring trendy crop top video I now have this:

Take a peek at Ariane’s adorable tutorial & re-create your own dowdy thrifted set :

Merci beaucoup Ariane! Vous êtes une inspiration chic!

all the tutes!

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