Tag Archive: secondhand

Secret summer garden party

It’s somewhat ironic, but often it’s the pieces that I’ve had to think twice about before purchasing at opshops that end up being my favourites. Case in point, this fabulous floral frock that I… Continue reading

What would Alexa wear?

Do you like games? How about playing spot the difference? Tricky, isn’t it. In case you can’t work it out, one of these women* is a global style icon who is purchasing something… Continue reading

Open House – Cabinets of Wonder

Did you make it to Open House this weekend, Melburnians? I managed to get to a few places including the Limelight Studios and Salvation Army Heritage Centre (who knew the Salvos were one of… 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

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

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

Kimono heaven aka Komehyo Nagoya

Hello from Changi airport! It’s 2am and after landing at midnight from Bangkok, I have two more hours until my flight leaves for Bali (yes, I’m still travelling around Asia!). It seems like… Continue reading

Sold on Seoul

Until a month ago, if you’d asked me what I thought of Korea, you’d have been met with pretty much a blank stare. Despite my car being a Hyundai and my phone being… Continue reading

Vinnies Winter Styling Challenge: accepted!

If you had to sum up Melbourne winter fashion in a colour, black would probably be your best bet. The colour that isn’t really a colour is, for many Melburnians, their default cold… Continue reading

Shorts for all seasons

Have you heard the expression “aspirational fashion”? It’s used to refer to ridiculously glamorous and expensive fashion which the admirer would never wear in real life, due to their social and/or financial circumstances.… Continue reading