Totally Smitten With Buttons and Birdcages

I’m completely enamoured with my fellow Thrift Style Thursday refashionista Miche of Buttons and Birdcages. She not only has amazing style but also an approachable & sincere personality that shines through in all of her beautifully photographed posts.

“Bold & bright isn’t typically my style but when I discovered this dress I simply couldn’t pass it up.”

This chic DIY diva is definitely a gorgeous gal after my own heart!

 Let’s meet Miche…

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A Gothic Thrift Style Thursday

I’ve always loved goth style (+ the music that goes along with it) & although I’ve yet to have had the pleasure of going full Victorian Gothic I did dabble in a bit of Siouxsie and the Banshees style:

24 year old me channeling Sid Vicious & Siouxsie Sioux…

M o r b i d l y  M a r v e l o u s !

and 16 years later giving a bit of American Horror Story Supremeness

I absolutely love my thrifted & refashioned Coveted Coven Dress!

background image: © chidseyc @

 …and my version of a gothically thrifty Vamp about town!

Lace Top (handmade) €0 – Lace Trimmed Skirt (thrifted) €1 – Vintage Scarf (thrifted) €0.20 – Clutch (thrifted) € 1 – Chunky Bracelet (thrifted) €1 – Tights (1982) €1 – Shoes (thrifted years ago) €0

Total cost: €3.20

To learn more about Goth style & its origins head on over to What is

Check out my fellow thrifty goth gals for more dark 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

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

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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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