Confessions of a Refashionista

Thriftilicious (Re)Fashions, Accessories & Home Decor created from bits lurking about the house

An Asian Inspired Thrifty Thursday

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…

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the small to smaller dress refashion

the small to smaller dress refashion

Thrifting online is awesome and I love thrill of opening a fabulous frugal delivery…the only drawback is when what awaits you in your package isn’t quite as advertised (but even then it’s still pretty awesome!):

This cozy flannel dress was described as a size small – I can comfortably wear an average “medium” and was swimming in this + the neckline was so wide that it slid off of my shoulders…

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Laura’s Thrifty Clothes Saving Tips

Laura Opazo from Harper’s Bazaar Spain shares her top tips for salvaging those stained & shrunken clothes + a few groovy washing ideas as well over on Plan B Anna Evers:

Laura’s Thrifty Clothes Saving Tips

Laura Opazo from Harper’s Bazaar Spain shares her top tips for salvaging those stained & shrunken clothes + a few groovy washing ideas as well over on Plan B Anna Evers:

This is 40 (one)

This is 40 (one)

A pic for each year on my 41st birthday!

I honestly haven’t a clue why aging and birthdays are supposed to be scary events that should be dreaded after you leave your 20’s behind…with each passing year my confidence in myself has grown and my varied life experiences enable me to make much more intelligent decisions than I did in my younger years (most of the time).

Sure, I now have some bits…

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Jessica has wings on her feet!

Trip the light fantastic with these wonderful shoe wings  from Jessica at JWo Designs. Why not make a wardrobe of them for various occasions?

Jessica has wings on her feet!

Trip the light fantastic with these wonderful shoe wings  from Jessica at JWo Designs. Why not make a wardrobe of them for various occasions?

A Wild West Thrifty Thursday

A Wild West Thrifty Thursday

Having grown up in Alberta (a.k.a: the Texas of Canada) I know a wee bit about dressing the part of an urban cowboy…

little known fact: At the beginning of my long-ago starving artist days, in addition to waitressing, I taught fancy two-stepping classes to help make ends meet – & I can still polka, country foxtrot, spin, weave & turn like nobody’s business! Yeehaw!

Cowboy Hat (gift) €0…

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