Category Archive: opshops

Spot the difference

Sometimes, when opshopping, I find garments that really make me wonder what the designer was thinking. Case in point, this yellow and black polka dot number. Behold… the “before” photos. Admittedly, it was… Continue reading

Tales of a table runner

Normally, I wouldn’t describe myself as a particularly argumentative person, but when I saw this stripy, woven, fringed textile in an opshop labelled as a table runner, I thought “what!? It’s a skirt!”… Continue reading

Leopard legwear

As much as I love fiddling with garments to make them fit me and my fashion needs, sometimes a quick fix is all I can be bothered with. So I didn’t overthink things… Continue reading

From grunge to goddess

Visiting the accountant to go over my income tax return is never something I look forward to. However, the knowledge that there are FOUR opshops just metres from said accountant’s office helps make… Continue reading

Share More. Wear More. Fashion for good.

As you may be aware, this week is Fashion Revolution Week. That means there are events on all around the world with the common goal of changing the current fashion system for the… Continue reading

Chloe the Quarterback

Are you often put off opshop garments because they have huge shoulder pads that make you look like an American football player?I found this dress (labelled “Chloe” … but made in New Zealand!)… Continue reading

Deborah Wurrkidj’s design as a dress

  Not too long ago, I found this fabric for $3 at an opshop (where else!?). As its designer, indigenous artist Deborah Wurrkidj, and the Babbarra Women’s Centre were credited along the selvedge, it was… Continue reading

Embroidery and elegance

As much as I adore summer, days of 40+ degrees pose something of a challenge. How to stay cool and still retain even a semblance of non-sweaty elegance? Wear a dress made out… Continue reading

Red + recycling = Melbourne Cup magic

  Living in Melbourne and loving fashion as I do, it’s hard not to get swept up in the magic of the Spring Racing Carnival. So when Estelle asked me to be her… Continue reading

Big black dress; big styling potential

Although I’m not usually one to wear much black, I couldn’t ignore the potential of this dress when I found it at Vinnies recently for around $8. Even though it pretty much looked… Continue reading