An India Inspired Thrift Style Thursday

I love the floaty romantic style and phenomenal fabrics of traditional Indian fashion and as a lassie was always thrilled when my friend’s mom allowed us to play dress-up with her gorgeous collection of saris, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered this incredible Handmade-in-India tunic dress at my local thrift shop…on €1 day:

 

I squealed in excitement & received such an evil glare of death from the elderly woman beside me at the rack that I’m positive I would no longer be on this earth had my munchkin not swooped in to save me with her adorable smiles & giggles that seem to act as kryptonite to bitter old Germans, rendering their penetrating sour stares powerless.

The embroidery & beadwork are divine and each flower contains a tiny mirror at its center

 

Indian Tunic Dress (thrifted) €1 – Black Maxi Dress (thrifted) €2 – Vintage Beaded Clutch (ebay) €1 – Adorable Feet (DNA) €0

Total cost: €4

Check out my fellow thrifty babes for more gorgeous inspiration:

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

As always feel free to join in the Thrift Style Thursday fun & vote for our upcoming themes…

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Strapless no more: a modest refashion

As a member of the VaVaVoom Club since puberty strapless garments have never been at the top of my must wear list but when I spied a lurvly tube-topped beach dress for a mere €0.50 at the flea market I figured I’d give it a whirl…after adding some straps of course:

Get your straps on with my speedy how-to:

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Totally Smitten With Kittenhood

Every Kittenhood post that arrives in my inbox is an inspirational feast for the eyes. Daria has such a cleverly cool approach to presenting her fabulous DIYs & amazing thrifted outfits it’s easy to completely lose yourself in the world of Kittenhood…

"...this thrifted cardigan I got a few years ago is actually Rodier, a French brand I admire..."

“…this thrifted cardigan I got a few years ago turned out to be Rodier, a French brand I admire…”

Discover the origins of this addicting site + learn Daria’s best thrifting advice:

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totally cool tunics: a beach-y DIY

Whew! Our Egyptian (mis)adventure is thankfully over, we are safely home in Berlin & I can share the groovy gear I created for what should have been a relaxing holiday but a series of incredibly unfortunate (& downright unlucky) events transformed into a miserable trip…sigh

First up, my stylin’ keep cool dude & kiddo tunics:

fab full coverage for 50°C  sunshine

& perfect for a breezy evening of stone throwing

Make a few of your own with my quick how-to:

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A Meshy Thrift Style Thursday

*Even though I’m currently frolicking with the munchkin on a beautiful Egyptian beach or bouncing through the desert on the back of a camel or perhaps haggling over fabric in a bedouin bazaar…thanks to a bit of forethought & the miracle of scheduled blog posts I’m still able to partake in the eco-fashion fun of this week’s thrift style thursday, hooray!

Featuring yet another trend from my fashion past…

Mesh was absolutely HUGE in the 90’s!

*as was wild & wonderful hair colour – I recommend everyone have pink hair at least once in their lifetime

15(-ish) years later & mesh has reappeared even funkier than before! As I have a fondness for the softness of knitted mesh (& the colour orange) I was over the moon to discover these beauties at my local charity shop on €1 day!

Destroyed Sweater (thrifted) €1 – Jumpsuit (thrifted) €5 – Clutch (gift) €0 – Vintage Sandals (ebay) €8 – Knit Mesh Tunic (thrifted) €1 – Tank dress (thrifted) €0.50 – Crocheted Handbag (had for years) €0 – Vintage Sandals (ebay) €6

Total cost for both outfits: €21.50

Check out my fellow funky gals for more meshed-up inspiration:

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

As always feel free to join in the Thrift Style Thursday fun & vote for our upcoming themes…

Thrift Style Thursday has a fancy new facebook groupHead on over and join us in spreading the second hand style love!

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