Category Archive: Vinnies

Vinnies Winter Warm-up

In all the time I’ve been writing this blog, I don’t think I’ve once shown you a DIY that hasn’t worked out to my satisfaction. But it just so happens that I’ve been… Continue reading

Vinnies #NewYearNewStyle Challenge

Since my travels in Asia last year with a limited choice of clothing, I’ve been wondering if I can cull my real-life Melbourne sartorial selection and do the cool “capsule wardrobe” thing. Given… Continue reading

Elastic waists? Mais oui!

Look what I found at a Vinnies recently! Sonia Rykiel woollen pants for $22 (although I had a Vinnies gift card, so I didn’t even have to pay for them)! Plain black and… Continue reading

If the ’70s aren’t your style, try ’50s fashion

Is it too late to wish you happy new year? I hadn’t intended on such a long blogging break, but various forms of technology conspired against me*, and so I find it’s been… Continue reading

Christmas gifts that give twice

At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, I’m really not a huge fan of Christmas. I have no problem with people getting together to enjoy delicious food and one anothers’ company, but… Continue reading

Don’t waist a good skirt!

(This is an “after” shot… see the below for what this skirt looked like before!) In reaction to an ever-increasing pile of clothes waiting to be altered, I have resolved many, many times… Continue reading

A visit to Vinnies Ringwood

 If you enjoyed my last post which included a reference to mysterious symbols which lead to amazingness, you’re going to love this one, although most of you would not find this particular symbol… Continue reading

Easy makeover for an ’80s dress

Isn’t it lucky we still have fashion to cheer us up after horrible news? To be honest, I was actually slightly surprised that the sun even rose yesterday, but rise it did. In… Continue reading

How to increase your op shop options

Recently I did a guest post on the Econest blog about finding stuff at op shops. If you’re not already an op shop convert, hopefully reading that post will convince you to give… Continue reading

A Great esCape

For a while I’ve been diligently avoiding op shops due to my already heaving closet, but when I found this wool cape for $6 at Vinnies I couldn’t resist. Even though I love… Continue reading