Tag Archive: opshop

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

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

Stripes in silk

Quite some time ago I bought a long silk skirt that looked like this* (and also like this). Now it looks like this. Not so different, really, but I’m hoping to get more wear… Continue reading

Singapore Airlines stylin’

Welcome to Singapore Airlines flight 2017. I’ll be your friendly attendant for today, if I can actually move wearing my uniform… OK, so this batik outfit probably wasn’t ever worn to serve cocktails in… Continue reading

Ruffle-less at Raffles

As regular readers would know, I have enough fabric in my stash to outfit myself for the rest of my life (and probably to kit out everyone else AND their multiple feline familiars at… Continue reading

Bomber + brocade

When a dress has been three years in the making, it’s worth showing it off a bit, right? I bought this turquoise number for $3.99 at Savers while on a bloggers’ getaway in… Continue reading

Seven ways with a shirt

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has kicked off and while fashions come and go, denim is always in style. I’ve been meaning to show how versatile a denim shirt can be, and as I wore… Continue reading