Category Archives: Thirfting

Shopping Therapy

 It’s no secret that I enjoy shopping. I love supporting small businesses and ethical companies. I love helping the economy. What good is living without a livelihood? People need jobs, it’s an urgent matter. No surprise, I went shopping on … Continue reading

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Peplum: I loved it then, I love it now

I remember my mom wearing peplum and she always looked so elegant. She had an hourglass figure and this flared-from-the-waist style accentuated it even more. I was excited to see peplum tops make a comeback a few years ago and … Continue reading

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ALCHEMY FASHIONS: ethically made, organic clothing

A recent find in a thrift store was this ALCHEMY FASHIONS dress–CANADIAN DESIGNED * MADE WITH LOVE. Alchemy is sweatshop-free: they pay more than fair and living wages to their garment workers and provide a safe workplace. I had never heard … Continue reading

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This outfit is totally SLOW FASHION

If you are reading my blog for the first time you’ll find out immediately that I support SLOW FASHION. In a world filled with cheap, throw away, fast fashion–which is bad for our environment and even worse for the garment … Continue reading

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Thrifted and Gifted

One of the ways I promote SLOW FASHION is to buy second hand. Thrifting saves money too so I have more to spend on quality clothes. I love the artistic design on the front and back of this top. The … Continue reading

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Necknots Infinity Scarf Necklace

My cardigan ($5) and tote ($5) were recent treasures found at a thrift shop. With the money saved, I can afford to buy this unique infinity scarf necklace, made in Canada by NECKNOTS. I love to support artisans and promote … Continue reading

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Florals and Pinstripes​ and a Flapper-style Hat

Pinstripes always make me think of men’s suits. I made my brother a green pinstripe suit in the 1960s especially for performing with his band. It’s a pattern that looks elegant on men and women alike. A touch of pattern-mixing, I … Continue reading

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What I wore to a Christmas Market

I got several compliments on my newly thrifted jacket (made by Parsley and Sage). I wore it for the first time to the Fashion History Museum recently and now to Fair November. Ever since I heard about Fair November, we … Continue reading

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A walk by the river in my thrifted sweater

Thrifting is a great way to keep clothes and other items out of landfills. I found this multicolored sweater in a thrift store, perfect for layering and wearing with jeans. Autumn is a lovely time for walks in the forest … Continue reading

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Transitioning outfits through the seasons

When Jean sent me this pretty wrap dress from her eco-boutique this summer, I knew it was perfect for transitioning into autumn. I’ve styled it with a black velvet blazer (thrifted) and black bamboo tights (from Jean’s store). Booties are … Continue reading

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