Thrifting Haul 2018

It’s my first thrifting haul of 2018.

I haven’t been shopping in what feels like forever, Andrew and I have been very strict with our finances lately. So this haul was long overdue!!

Read on to find out what I purchased, and how much it cost!

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Styling Tips: Mixing High and Low Items Part 2

I wanted a sleeveless grey maxi dress for a awhile now.

I have seen this dress styled in so many ways, I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. It would serve my mood-styling very well. Today I feel classy (grey maxi), today I feel bad ass (grey maxi), today i feel like… just throwing something on …(grey maxi).

It just works on so many levels.

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Style Tips: Mixing High and Low Items

After I made an outfit completely out of my last thrifted haul. I wanted to start mixing some of my thrifted finds with some of my higher priced items. Having one luxe item to an outfit can elevate an entire look.

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Thrifting Toronto: first haul of 2017

I haven’t been thrift shopping in a good minute…ever since my ‘gold mine’ was shut down, I haven’t wanted to search out a new place to thrift. Then a friend of mine introduced me to a new spot called Plato’s Closet…and I’M BACK!

Here is my first haul and my first thrifted outfit of 2017

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The Best of September: outfit recap

Ok I may be a little late.. its now mid October *gulp*

But that doesn’t mean we can’t look way back, cause…well… I think it’s worth it.

But I’ll let you be the judge of whether it is.

Read on for my three favourite Sept. outfits and the most liked outfit!

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Fashion Flashback Favs: September

Where does the time go honestly?!

I’m asking sincerely.

I remember being young and the days felt long and filled with sun.

Now in a flash…I look outside and its pitch black… what happened?! haha!!

Well I came to a realization today. Its end of September and that means my flashback outfits favs!!

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Thrift Thursday- Make it your own

It is yet again another thursday…

And Me and Bertha from chicandacademica.com are at it again!

This Thrifty Thursday we decided to find a thrifted item and make it our own.

Sometimes when you find an item at goodwill, there may be something that is just a little off.

Like a theft-tag still attached to the clothing…which I talked about in another post called “how to thrift”.

Or it may be missing some buttons.

Or needs a new zipper.

or may fit a little wrong.

Well to show that you can always take those items home and make them your own.

We decided this thursday to prove it!

This is the item I found:

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I fell in love with the plaid pattern.

All I imagined was a super cute “school girl look” in a high-waisted mid-knee plaid skirt.

Now when I tried on the skirt… that’s not the look I saw. haha!

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Although the length of skirt is “in” right now.

The heaviness of the skirt made it feel like I should be churning butter on the farm.

Not exactly the look I wanted. haha!

So I thought it would be perfect for this blog post.

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With 6 inches chopped and a new hemline. This is the look I got:

The cost of the skirt was $6.00.

The cost of the alterations? 40 dollars.

Umm.. What?!

40 dollars to chop off 6 inches and do a hem?

For 46 dollars I could have bought a new skirt- easily!

But i was on a timeline and decided to just go for it anyways

So my verdict?

DIY

I need to invest in Sewing Classes.

There are actually classes being held in Mississauga across the street from my home in January.

If you are in my area, and interested too here is the link:

http://www.livingartscentre.ca/textile-arts.html

Screw You- Stitch It

disclaimer:

(…actually they were super nice to me.Even though the earliest they could fit me in was friday- she was willing to squeeze me in for next day- for no extra charge)

BUT

 I need to do some research and find a much more budget friendly alterations location

I remember the days when my grandmother was the best place to stop for some quick fixes.

Well it looks like I need to do some shopping and research for a new location!

Want to see how miss Bertha’s “Thrifty Thursday- make it your own” turned out?

Check out this amazing transformation.

She turned a Male Dress Jacket into a Tuxedo Dress!…um wow!

All on her own too!!

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With all that said and done.

I adore the transformation.

What do you think?

let me know below: comment, like, share!!

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