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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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thrifty copycat: a dramatic breakup with pants

Frugal fashion infatuation has struck again and so it’s time for another Thrifty Copycat!

This week’s victim inspiring vixen is none other than Emmy, the outspoken fashionista behind That Cheap Bitch, and her absolutely unique styling of the outfit in her oh-so-poetic post “I had a dramatic breakup with my pants

Just a couple of pantsless animals, eh?

Hat (stolen from the dude) €0 – Cozy Leopard Print Coat (thrifted) €1 – Chambray Shirt (stolen from the dude) €0 – T-shirt dress (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Patterned Tights (had for years) €0 – Glitter Socks (1982) €1 – The most awesome shoes on the planet (had for years) €0

Total copycat outfit cost: €3

While Emmy pulls off this look with her zany attitude & the grace of youth I simply look like the eccentric shopping cart lady most people cross the street to avoid…

Check out Emmy’s Cheap Bitch post for her complete ensemble + her farewell ode to pants …

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thrifty copycat: gingham stories

It’s no secret that I’m not much of a fashion-trend-follower & prefer to revel in my own quirky style… BUT I do have a soft spot for unique thrifty outfits so when I saw Ariane’s gingham & floral ensemble infatuation struck & I knew I had to recreate the look.

*Coincidentally I had recently been given a pair of vintage gingham trousers at the flea market by a rather flirtatious older gentleman who thought they would “suit my young self”…

Just a couple of freaking cool Canadians, eh?

Flower Power Sunglasses (thrifted & refashioned) €0.20 – Floral Blouse (ebay & refashioned) €1.50 – Vintage Wristlet (flea market) €3 – Rings (thrifted & handmade) €0.10 – Vintage Gingham Trousers (flea market) €0 – Vintage Sandals (ebay) €6

Total outfit cost: €10.80

…and how awesome is my mint condition 1960’s leather wristlet? The lovely elderly seller at the flea market said she got it as a gift in 1966 and never used it…this fabulous & oh-so-functional little bag shall get loads of use now!

Check out Ariane’s Thrift Outfit post for her complete ensemble + some fun facts about gingham…

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