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A Cozy Comfort Thrifty Thursday

As the temperatures continue to plummet and the dampness creeps further into my old bones I want nothing more than stay curled up under my duvet and snuggle in with a hot cuppa tea and a good book but life must be lived & work must be done so instead I turn to my comfy cozy winter wardrobe to keep me toasty warm…

I am crazy in love with my fancy fleece-lined Norwegian style leggings!

Slouchy Toque (handmade gift) €0 – Duffel Coat (thrifted) €4 – Cowl Sweater (Handmade & Refashioned) €0 – Norwegian Fleece Leggings (thrifted) €1.50 – Longesleeved T-shirt (1982) €2 – Fingerless Mittens (gift from Belle Monde Handmade) €0 – Boots (had for years) €0

Total cost: €7.50

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thrifty copycat: Rot Kariert (Red Plaid)

I scored an awesome 1980’s silky red blouse for a mere 50¢ last week at the charity shop but was at a bit of loss for how to style it…until I spied Nina’s groovy Rot Kariert outfit post and got my next Thrifty Copycat on!

Just a couple of plaid princesses who hilariously happen to have the exact same floor lamp!

Headband (stolen from the munchkin) €0 – Plaid Blazer (thrifted) €1 – Silk Blouse (thrifted) €0.50 – Scarf-tie-thingy (scrap fabric) €0 – Jeans (had for years) €0 – Sneakers (had for years) €0

Total copycat outfit cost: €1.50

 Pop on over to Ninutschkanns & check out Nina’s original post for more plaid & denim styling ideas.

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An Awesome Accessory Thrifty Thursday

R i n g a d i n g d i n g !

I’m all about thrifted & handmade accessories to compliment my thrifty refashioned outfits…and when I can combine it all to recreate and share a groovy look from my fashion past I am definitely a happy little DIY diva!

Rock those rings gals!

Every single fabulous bit of finger bling in my for-everyday-wear collection was either thrifted, inherited or handmade and I lurv each & every one of ’em!

Which is your favourite?

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Total cost: Priceless!

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Thrift Score: Introducing my (2nd) favourite pair of shoes in the universe

Remember that groovy DIY repair of my fave shoes in the universe?

Well, before my little refashionista brain managed to come up with the fab fix for those awesome yet damaged platforms, I was stalking ebay during the wee hours of many a morning in an attempt to locate & score a similar pair of lovely loafers, sadly without success

…or so I thought until last week when I received a fantastic e-mail letting me know that I was the winner of an auction that I had completely forgotten I had placed a bid on last month:

Meet the Second Greatest Pair of Shoes in the Universe!

Mint condition Underground coffin heel platforms for only €10.50!

These beauties are 100% handcrafted in England with a 12cm heel & are surprisingly comfortable.

She shoots she scores!

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A Rockin’ Rain Gear Thrifty Thursday

Autumn in Berlin means grey days and drizzling skies balanced with the lurvly orange & red tones of the falling leaves…and layers, lots of layers

…and dancing in the misty rain

…and finally being able to wear that (somewhat) water-resistant trench coat I thrifted in the summer!

Waterproof Cap (ebay) €1 – Vintage Umbrella (inherited from Tante Uschi) €0 – Plaid Trench Coat (thrifted) €1 – Cowl Neck Sweater (thrifted & mended) €0.50 – Longesleeved T-shirt (1982) €2 – Mini Skirt (refashioned) €0 – Betsey Johnson Leggings (thrifted, new in the package!) €1 – Boot Socks (handmade) €0 – Muck Boots (had for years) €0

Total cost: €5.50

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A Lovely Lace Thrifty Thursday

Vintage Lace is one of my absolute fave items to score at the charity shop. From delicate handmade doilies to an old yellowed bridal trousseau, if it’s lovely & lacy I’ll snap it up, clean it and stash it until inspiration strikes!

That stunning 1950’s lace dress was one of the amazing finds I discovered in the treasure chest we inherited from Great Auntie Uschi last year.

A quick refashion transformed it from frumpy to fabulous and I wear it every chance I get!

Vegan Biker Jacket (thrifted) €1 – Plaid Scarf (thrifted) €0.50 – Lace Dress (inherited & refashioned) €0 Vintage Slip (thrifted) €1 – Tights (1982) €2 – Chunky Loafers (had for years & repaired all by myself) €0

Total cost: €4.50

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