Category Archives: Thirfting

What I wore to the Apple Butter Festival

It was a splendid autumn day for the annual Wellesley Apple Butter Festival. I wore a black asymmetrical hand-knit wrap top which I bought several years ago at a Christmas market. This asymmetrical plaid skirt is over ten years old … Continue reading

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Summer Staycation

This summer we are not venturing far from home. This is my little place to escape. Sunlight flickers through the trees, the romantic songs of birds sarenading, soothing sound of leaves rustling in the breeze, the fragrance of the forest … Continue reading

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Big Bold Polkadots

I’ve always loved polkadots ever since I saw Mini Mouse (one of my fashion inspirations) every size from tiny dots to big bold polkadots! My polkadot top is second hand ($3.) I bought it because it reminded me of my … Continue reading

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Live a Little

One doesn’t need a lot of money to enjoy the little pleasures in life and to live a little! By live a little – I mean, let’s learn to live with a little less: appreciate what we have and spend … Continue reading

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The SURPRISE of a Lifetime!

Have you ever been surprised? I mean REALLY surprised! Totally and utterly and completely surprised!! This was the BIGGEST and BESTEST surprise in my entire life! I had just finished teaching my classes for the day, it was 8:30pm. My … Continue reading

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Dressing Up Jeans

Everyone wears jeans and they are easy to dress up. Velvet makes any outfit look regal. My black velvet blazer and white lace peplum top adds a feminine contrast to rugged denim fabric. (My blazer is another great find in … Continue reading

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Cute as a Button

That’s one of the reasons I love my newly thrifted denim jacket. It has five buttons, each one a different colour. I also like the little multicolour embroidered polka dots. I wore it for our Fun Fashion Friday at dance … Continue reading

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Pattern Mixing: paisley and snakeskin

Never mix prints was a rule I learned early in life, but I broke that rule when I saw my daughter mixing patterns and many fashion bloggers do it too. I’ve tried it before and this time with a paisley … Continue reading

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Red and Black

You don’t have to be rich to be well dressed! Thrifting can make you look like a million dollars for under $20. I prefer thrifting than buying new cheap clothes. With the money saved you can buy quality clothes. My … Continue reading

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Burgundy and Black

Burgundy and black are a fabulous pair and go together like love and marriage. Add velvet and voila! A regal look! I fell in love with burgundy as a young teenager and I’m still lovin’ it! Both my blazer and … Continue reading

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