Ugliness unpicked

Is this jumper hideous? Well, maybe it depends how you wear it. Is this better? As the hashtag says, I #founditatVinnies and as I still had some funds remaining on my gift card from… Continue reading

The skin-ny on sewing leather

Although opshopping is a bit like pot luck, there is one category of clothing you are guaranteed to find: leather. I’m not sure whether there is any data about which pieces opshops find the most… Continue reading

Perfect match in pink

When you find a garment you love, buy it in multiples, in different colours. Have you ever heard that fashion advice? I love this coat/dress and get compliments every time I wear it,… Continue reading

Back-to-front blouse

Around about the time I started this blog, back in 2010, I bought this blouse from an opshop. The colours and pattern had me hooked (they’re kind of so bad that they’re good)… Continue reading

The caftan story continues

Hello! It’s your local crazy cat lady here, reporting on even more ways to refashion a caftan (so you can give your cat-walking outfits some variety, of course). You might remember that after… Continue reading

Mothers Day Special

It’s only about two weeks until Mothers Day and if you’re looking for some statement jewellery for your mum that is light and easy to wear and goes with everything, look no further!… Continue reading

How to join the Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week is upon us again, which means it’s time to think about the people and processes behind your clothes and how we can all do better (although it’s really something to… Continue reading

Saiorse Ronan and her suitcase

Have you seen Brooklyn yet? I finally got to see it this weekend and can fully concur with all the reviews about it being a heart-wrenching depiction of migration, love, life and life choices. However,… Continue reading

Bamboo bling

What do you do when you simply have no earrings to wear and no supplies to make new ones?* Head out into the garden and do some pruning in the bamboo grove, of… Continue reading

The Hanger Games

Are you constantly doing battle for space with odds and ends of fabric and holey hosiery that you’re keeping “just in case”? Are your jackets and tops getting all stretched out of shape around… Continue reading