Confessions of a Refashionista

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

A Classy Thrift Style Thursday

A Classy Thrift Style Thursday

cocktail dress –  [kok-teyl dres] - NOUN – A smart dress suitable for formal occasions.

Admiring my vast collection of vintage cocktail attire is one of my favourite guilty pleasures in life. I have a delightful dress for nearly any event that might crop up…but until the glamorous invites start pouring in I’m satisfied to simply play dress-up, enjoy the feel of the funky fabrics & marvel at the…

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Dandy Denim: take 2

Dandy Denim: take 2

Do you refashion your refashions?

As my body size continues to shrink (the only benefit thus far of having severe gluten & lactose intolerance) my funktastic re-created wardrobe is requiring further adjustments…

Those fab bleached, dyed & embroidered Dandy Denimsfrom last summer could now be pulled on while fastened & slid right off without a belt so it was definitely time to pair them with…

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Ariel’s Necktie Tote

Another groovy project from Ariel of Custom Catastrophes: a vintage necktie totebag! Adorable!

Ariel’s Necktie Tote

Another groovy project from Ariel of Custom Catastrophes: a vintage necktie totebag! Adorable!

Natalie’s Chevron Earrings

Upcycling queen Natalie of Creme de la Craft created a pair of funktatsic chevron earrings out of…bobby pins! Brilliant!

Natalie’s Chevron Earrings

Upcycling queen Natalie of Creme de la Craft created a pair of funktatsic chevron earrings out of…bobby pins! Brilliant!

lil’ loungers…

lil’ loungers…

My hilarious moppet has apparently inherited my tothood penchant for half-streaking

– the evidence, directly from my baby book

Tops & accessories are mandatory attire but bottoms are most definitely optional…

what’s a frazzled mommy to do?

Create a bunch of colourfully fun & comfy lounge pants that the mini-naturist can’t wait to pull on!

Here’s the quick how-to:

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A Grungy Thrift Style Thursday

A Grungy Thrift Style Thursday

…and the memories continue with yet another thrift style theme plucked directly from my fashion past:

In the early 90′s (& beyond) I was heavily into the whole grunge style scene, along with that oh-so-cool Seattle Sound & the movie Singles, that alternative trend has stuck with me throughout the years. To this day most of my daily ensembles still consist of chunky-clunky-comfy boots paired with…

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Kat’s Cool Upcycled Clutches

Kat, the imaginative maker behind the blog We Can Re-Do It, cleverly created a couple of funky clutches from a vintage suitcase!

Kat’s Cool Upcycled Clutches

Kat, the imaginative maker behind the blog We Can Re-Do It, cleverly created a couple of funky clutches from a vintage suitcase!