my fairy thrift mother
And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you’.
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You   (via thatkindofwoman)
thriftstyled:

DIY: How to transform a scrap fabric to a bowtie :) thanks @maricarmonique for the shoulder pads :p #thriftstyled

MUST. DO.

thriftstyled:

DIY: How to transform a scrap fabric to a bowtie :) thanks @maricarmonique for the shoulder pads :p #thriftstyled

MUST. DO.

Coffee shop kid. 

Thrifted vest and shoes, Carolina Thrift I think. Gifted hat, top, and jeans.

Coffee shop kid.

Thrifted vest and shoes, Carolina Thrift I think. Gifted hat, top, and jeans.

Happy New Year everyone!

I love you all. Make 2013 great!

vistyle:

skirt - thrift top - primark scarf - thrift  blazer - thrift boots - thrift tights - sears

vistyle:

skirt - thrift
top - primark
scarf - thrift
blazer - thrift
boots - thrift
tights - sears

thriftstyled:

Winter Outfits StyledbyChris! (Men’s Edition) 

LOVE LOVE LOVE

truebluemeandyou:

halloweencrafts:

DIY Huge Big Texas Hair Bow Tutorial from Prudent Baby here. I wasn’t sure which blog to put this on, but it would be perfect for so many costumes/eras.

Truebluemeandyou: Originally posted on my Halloween Blog for dress up and costumes. But this project could have gone on any of my blogs.

I’ve been looking for a bow tutorial. This one seems easy.

You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch.

Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.

You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.

— Julien Smith   (via femmeinnest)
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Inspiration for Whimsical New Year’s Eve Tiaras. From “Teenagers and Tiaras”, V Magazine, styled by Kelly Framel/The Glamourai, photography by Nick Heavican. First seen at The Man Repeller with an interesting article here about mixing high/low i.e. diamonds and pipe cleaners.

I so have to try this for New Years!

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Inspiration for Whimsical New Year’s Eve Tiaras. From “Teenagers and Tiaras”, V Magazine, styled by Kelly Framel/The Glamourai, photography by Nick Heavican. First seen at The Man Repeller with an interesting article here about mixing high/low i.e. diamonds and pipe cleaners.

I so have to try this for New Years!

When is it O.K. to Splurge?

I don’t consider myself a full convert of thrifting. I’m more of a hybrid thrifter; I enjoy getting anything—old or new, designer or off-brand—at a cheap price and saving money. I enjoy thrifting because not only am I saving money on fashionable clothes and household items, but I’m also reducing my carbon footprint. However, I still love luxury fashion and designer labels (even more when I thrift them). And I don’t mind spending a little more money on certain items. What might those items be?

Boots- I thrift boots from time to time, but everyone should invest in a pair of real leather boots. They last for years and once worn in mold to your feet and give off a vintage-y feel. ALWAYS make sure that when purchasing boots outside of a thrift store that they are all or mostly leather. A lot of designers charge $150-200 for their boots but are made of all man made materials, which usually have a life span of 1-2 years before starting falling apart. (This also goes for any leather shoes you are thinking about purchasing)

Pots & Pans- My mom made sure once I moved into my own place that I had nice cookware instead of buying some off brand set. Of course quality cookware is more durable, but quality brands like T-Fal, Cuisinart, and Kitchenaid all cut down on cooking time, at least in my experience. And food tastes better! Plus, most quality cookware have lifetime warranties.

Shampoo/Conditioner- This is dependent on your hair type (and how much you care about your hair). While I can get by using cheaper hair care products, my hair is much more manageable and prettier when I use professional grade products. I’m lucky to have an aunt that is a hairstylist and often gives me her extra products, find a local stylist or studio and see what products they offer and what products are best for your hair type, and if its your own stylist they may offer discounts.

Jeans- It’s very tempting to snag those $10.50 and $9.95 jeans at Forever 21 and H&M respectively, and while on my college budget I succumb to this temptation often, there is nothing better than a quality pair of jeans. Quality jeans are made of jean material that is thicker and more durable. Most thrift store jeans are made of the same, thick material at a cheaper price, you may not be lucky finding a more modern cut of jean in a thrift store if that’s what your prefer. Also, quality jeans are easier to fray/DIY (I’d save the DIY projects for my thrifted jeans though).

Do you agree? What products are you willing to splurge on that aren’t listed above?

myopiablur:

The grand thrift house.

myopiablur:

The grand thrift house.

dollva:

My first ever thrifted buy ( Summer ‘11 ) . Thrifting was fun back then, now it sucks since all the good stuff is nearly nonexistent. Atleast, in Denton.
Time for me to go to bed now… i’m tired

dollva:

My first ever thrifted buy ( Summer ‘11 ) . Thrifting was fun back then, now it sucks since all the good stuff is nearly nonexistent. Atleast, in Denton.

Time for me to go to bed now… i’m tired

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy One Yard Versatile Shawl to Shrug Tutorial from Trash to Couture here. If you like this, check out the larger DIY Bina Brianca Knockoff here that can be worn as a scarf, cardigan, poncho, blouse, shrug, stole, turtleneck, shoulder scarf, back wrap, tunic and headscarf.  



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