Day 5 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria…..

Five days into the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Recycled Fashion and Vinnies Victoria and I’m thinking so far so good with my efforts. I have lots of preperations to take care of today as we are off road tripping this weekend on one of my biggest buying trips of the year, so my maxi dresses and skirts are out and the denim skirt is in for the next two days. So here we are Day 5 or 14. Wearing: 1970’s Embroidered Blouse, Denim Skirt, Belt, Shoes all thrifted. Accessories: All previously thrifted or gifted. Close up of details. My outfit for…

Day 4 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria

If you’ve just popped in today for the first time or It’s your first time in a  little while, I’m currently riding along a 14 day style challenge with Erica from Recycled Fashion that is being hosted by Vinnies Victoria. I’m wearing and restyling ten clothing pieces that have been thrifted over 14 days. Thankfully I do have free rein on any accessories I already owned. I’m loving today’s outfit. Our hot Queensland temperatures are having a bit of a break today and we have got overcast gray skies with drizzling rain on and off. So here we are Day…

Day 3 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria…..

I’m into the third day of the Vinnies Victoria style challenge #newyearnewstyle along with Erica from Recycled Fashion, and I’m really enjoying it. Going from having free rein and choice to wear whatever I like from my wardrobe on any given day down to the a choice of ten, so far is proving to be quite a fun challenge. Pulling together my ten items on day one I knew I didn’t want to forgo some of the style elements I like the most, like maxi dresses and maxi skirts which are quite a staple in my wardrobe. So here we…

Day 2 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria……

I’m committed to a style challenge, and if you caught a post from me yesterday on the blog or social media you will of seen that I’m joining Erica at Recycled Fashion in Vinnies Victoria’s #newyearnewstyle challenge. Keeping it brief I have ten thrifted clothing items I can wear and style for 14 days. To check out the the full ten items I have selected you can check out yesterdays post as well as seeing my first outfit. So here we are for Day 2 of 14. It’s a hot day here today so cotton and cool are in order.…

Hell Yes to Hand Me Downs…..

I’ve never had a hang up about second hand clothing and wares. I’ve been dressed in hand me downs from family friends and op shops buys ever since I was baby. Our home growing up was furnished with all second hand and handed down items except for the rare new major purchase. I come from a family where we’ve always been humble and grateful when given or offered something. As an adult I dress  in second hand, op shopped, vintage finds but it’s not done out financial circumstance but out of personal reference. I have no shame in accepting a…

Expanding on the Children’s Home Library on the Cheap……

Building and expanding on your children’s at home library is without a doubt, something worthwhile investing in doing on a periodical basis and it shouldn’t have to come at the cost of brand new books. Young readers learn through repetition, and the reading of  well loved favourite stories over and over again as it gives them confidence. Therefore much loved and favoured stories and characters are always good to add to your child’s/children’s book collection. But how and where can you find books cheaply or in other cases for nothing at all? Hopefully the following list and suggestion will give…

I Tend to Our Thrifty Garden in $8 Style….

Did I tell you all recently about how an excessive amount of beautiful jade plants that were dumped near our house? Well upon discovering a ridiculous amount of them had been dumped recently on my way out to collect Cohen from school, I called Ben and told him to get out on the street and collect all of them. Ben obliged and collected our bounty of fortune and we then lined them in their pots against our fence on service side of our house. The Jade plants looked so nice lined up against the fence like a little hedge that…