Taking a First Timer Op Shopping….

Stop the presses, there is no normal or standard post here today, there’s a different game plan going on here today. Give me a second and I’ll tell you what’s happening. last night my plans today changed at 8 pm when a friend text messaged me and asked if I wanted to go op shopping with her in the morning to help her search for an outfit for an upcoming fancy dress party. You don’t need to ask me twice to go op shopping of course, but I couldn’t do it on Thursday which she had initially suggested and was…

When Mum Comes on a Thrifting Trip…..

Earlier this week I posted about an op shopping adventure with my mum and what I wore. Our little morning of adventure out with my mum turned out to do be quite a successful jaunt. Mum scoffed and laughed over the finds that I found exciting. I think she thinks because she’s seen it, used it or had it once lifetime ago she just doesn’t see the fuss now. Take this Forda Drinko’matic Pourer Mixer for example, I was giggling at the coolness and novelty of it all. She commented on the box being tattered, whilst I was pointing out…

2014 Week 16: My Wednesday Style Collective….

Yesterday I had Lady Luck with me, my mum joined us for some op shopping and chit chat, and she must have bought good fortune with her because I picked up some awesome scores. Busy lives and commitments make it difficult to see my mum on a regular basis and with Cohen now in school opportunities are drastically reduced. But that’s what school holidays are for right? Making plans, catching up and connecting.Mum had wanted to do some op shopping so I surprised her with doing the rounds and showing her a few places she didn’t know existed, as well…

Road trips and Swap Meet with Baby…..

We’ve just had a huge weekend with a big chunk of it away on a road trip gallivanting around sourcing some fresh goodies for my business. Cohen and Sarah had time with their grandparents and Fraser, myself and Ben hit the road. Fraser continues to be an absolute dream to treasure hunt with, he traveled well in the car over the weekend and when we were on foot he spent the entire time being worn in a carrier by me. Many a comment was made over the weekend that I was starting his treasure hunting habits early. Well I guess…

Tips for Thrifting with Children…..

Recently conversation bounced around over on our Facebook page about op shopping with children, after a comment I made that I braved my first outing with three kids. It would seem for many of us we have no choice but to have the kids in tow with us whilst we op shop. Whilst many commented that if they could avoid taking the kids along they would certainly seize the opportunity. I remembered a post I wrote sometime ago about thrifting with under four years olds. So I thought, hey lets look at that and see if it still applies and what…