To me it has become a thrill! Do you know how many brand new brand name clothes are at your local Vinnies or Salvos? A lot!! You just have to be prepared to look & shop on a regular basis as you may not find something every time. Take this Sportscraft dress for example.
Last week I needed some new shirts. Shirts that I could wear with black dress pants to job interviews & that I could also wear with jeans on the weekends. I came across 2 brand new shirts that fitted that brief .
It was half price clothes day at the op shop so I got these for only $3.50 each! 2 tailored ladies cotton business shirts for $7. They will be perfect for interviews. Also perfect to wear with jeans for weekend outings. I can see these with black jeans, ankle boots, sleeves rolled up & a statement necklace for a date night.
My family will tell you that I have an unhealthy obsession with jackets & coats. Considering that we really do not have a very cold winter here in QLD, maybe they are right. But who cares! Because.... I picked up this winter coat for $12!!
Hello lover! I think I will have to plan a night out in the middle of winter just so I can wear it.
I also like to make my own clothes. I think that at least 1/3 of my wardrobe is made by me. I know that these clothes will stand the test of time & I will feel proud to wear them. Once you find a pattern for an article of clothing that you love, make one in every colour!!
I have so many of these light weight kimono type jackets that I have made. Plain, printed or with lace trim, they all look great! You can even make them out of a sarong or large scarf. Always look out for those at the sales. It's a cheap way to buy some fabulous fabric.
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What are your tips on how to stay fashionable without breaking the bank?
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From Jos with love. xx