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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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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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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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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An Asian Inspired Thrifty Thursday

I spent the better part of my 20’s living in Tokyo…

A delightful lunch at the onsen (hot spring day spa)

working at a pretty awesome job…

Akk! That date looks positively vintage today!

I have fond (& rather offbeat) memories of my time spent in Japan and thus a great affection for all things authentically Asian.

An actual vintage score from my time in Tokyo that managed to join me on my many international moves, unfortunately the matching trousers didn’t survive, fortunately it coordinates perfectly with my tattoos!

Vintage Top (had since the 90’s) €0 – Belt (thrifted) €1.50 – Jeans (had for years) €0 – Bracelets (handmade from scraps) €0 – Felt Clogs (thrifted) €3

Total cost: €4.50

This gorgeous silk dress was an amazing thrift find – it needed a wee bit of love & attention but for only €1.50 I was more than up for re-stitching the seams & adding a few snaps!

Chinese Dress (thrifted) €1.50 – Vintage Sandals (ebay) €6

Total cost: €7.50

I snagged a fantastic second hand bargain online with this vintage embroidered linen top for only €1.00!

Vintage Top (thrifted online) €1 – Trousers (thrifted) €2 – Bracelet & Rings (thrifted & inherited) €2 – Clogs (had since Tokyo) €0

Total cost: €5

Check out the intro/outro of my Kawaii Bento Picks video tutorial from last year to see me sporting my 1990’s yukata + as a bonus hear my oddball Japanese!

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