Posts Tagged ‘ thrifted ’

Run it Back

August 23, 2012
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Run it Back

As a blogger who embraces thrifting and refashioning, while trying to reduce consumption and increase creativity, I have no qualms about wearing something a gazillion times if I like it.  As I got dressed this morning, this skirt was calling out to me.  Originally created for #3 of the Ode Series which was devoted to the...

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The Holy Grail

August 13, 2012
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The Holy Grail

The other morning I had a gift dropped in my lap.  I was supposed to do a voiceover session but it was changed to another day.  Suddenly I had time.  I decided to search for an elusive product that’s been haunting me: an elixir that makes you look glowy, sunkissed, relaxed, and downright NATURALLY...

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Color Story

May 6, 2012
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Color Story

I was playing around with some ideas recently and created this look out of a tie-dye shirt Joey no longer wears and a thrifted dress.  After adding a thrifted scarf and a beautiful strip of handwoven material that Lynx gave to me on my birthday, I think I’ve got something to keep in my...

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And the Winner Is…

April 29, 2012
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And the Winner Is…

Just wanted to give you a quick glimpse of what I actually wore to the Mitty Challenge.  It was hot, loud, and a lot of fun.  We wandered around, drank copious amounts of water, and Joey talked to a variety of vendors about tires, IRTB’s (Individual Runner Throttle Bodies), and a host of other...

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The Mitty Challenge

April 25, 2012
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The Mitty Challenge

For those of you who don’t know, the Mitty Challenge is a vintage/classic sports car event. (Don’t feel bad ’cause I just found out and I’m married to a car nut.)  The fun part about attending, as far as I’m concerned, is that I’m encouraged to dress up, channeling any era I please. There...

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The Week at a Glance

April 19, 2012
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The Week at a Glance

  You can tell I’ve been busy because I’m in my default maxis.  In addition to working on a few audio books, I’ve been cleaning out my closet, finally getting some clarity concerning what I should keep available and what needs to be packed away for now.  I’ve rearranged my bags and hats, put...

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Feeling Blue

April 5, 2012
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Feeling Blue

  Sometimes I’m attracted to a specific color for a period of time, and because I’m gravitating to it, everything ends up matching.  I really don’t do it on purpose; I’m not trying to look like a catalogue.  I don’t particularly like matchy-matchy, and I think it’s hilarious when the fashion police try to...

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Slap Dash

April 2, 2012
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Slap Dash

  Given the speed with which my life has been moving recently, it’s a minor miracle I was able to get dressed at all this morning.  Usually I have “uniforms” I can grab when things get hectic, outfits already known and loved.  But Spring/Summer has arrived so quickly amidst the insanity that I haven’t...

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The Ode Series, #1

March 14, 2012
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The Ode Series, #1

Because I’ve been inspired over the last few years by some exceptional personal style bloggers, I’ve decided to create a series of posts, The Ode Series, with outfits directly inspired by some of my style icons.  On the surface, my icons provide me with fresh ideas on how to utilize my existing wardrobe; I...

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Code Red

March 11, 2012
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Code Red

Historically I’ve worn mostly black.  It’s easy; everything goes together, my weight can fluctuate and it doesn’t matter, it’s easy on my cleaning bills etc. You know, all the usual reasons.  I’m guessing, though, that my friends and family get tired of seeing me in all black and quiet as it’s kept, so do...

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Separation Anxiety

March 7, 2012
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Separation Anxiety

I’ve spent the last two days in a frenzy, trying to put together my upcycled pieces and their write-ups for submission to Altered Couture Magazine, Fall/Winter issue.  The deadline is next week and I really don’t want to pay for overnight shipping, hence the rush. My problem is that I can’t bear to part...

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Out to Lunch

March 5, 2012
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Out to Lunch

A friend of ours is leaving town today to go out on the road with Usher.  We met in town for lunch, and it was cold enough for me to be able to wear my upcycled jacket, boots, and thrifted pencil skirt.  Joey was kind enough to snap a few pictures as we headed...

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Red Carpet Ready

February 27, 2012
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Red Carpet Ready

Occasionally I have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with Joey.  It’s generally fun, assuming I have something to wear that I like.  Consequently, I try to have options available and I try to wear something I’ve made.  I recently wore this upcycled skirt for the first time when Joey performed at a...

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Fifteen Minutes and Counting

February 20, 2012
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Fifteen Minutes and Counting

I didn’t plan on posting today’s outfit so quickly, but I love the red shoes so much I wanted to share them right away!  I’ve got a few minutes before I head out the door, so here goes: Red lace-up boots, woven belt, and wide leg trousers all thrifted in Portland, OR.  Vintage hat...

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Playing Miss Lady

February 12, 2012
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Playing Miss Lady

I have the best in-laws in the world.  Not only do they love me (and I them), they are exemplars for all of us, practicing what they preach with so much love and integrity, it’s humbling.  In addition, they have a sense of humor! When Ma tells a story, you want to put everything...

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Three in One

February 7, 2012
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Three in One

Here’s a quick look at some of the outfits I threw together this past week. Picture 1: Thrifted cardigan, Missoni for Target tunic worn inside out (I like the pattern better that way), boots from outlet sale, thrifted bracelets, earrings by Lynx. Picture 2: Maxi dress $5 at outlet sale, Target cardigan, consignment store...

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A Method To My Madness

January 27, 2012
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A Method To My Madness

One of the reasons I started making my own clothes was that lots of ready-made things were too short, sleeves and pants especially.  I have collected bangle bracelets for almost 30 years, prompted I suspect, by the desire to fill in the gap where the sleeves ended and my hands began. I’ve recently fallen...

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Outfit Post Day 1

January 26, 2012
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Outfit Post Day 1

I managed to get a few shots this morning as I was heading out.  I’ve decided to make an effort to wear at least one thing I’ve made every day.  Today it’s two things.  The first is the long fishtail top.  It started out as a cardigan sweater with long panels in the front....

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