While on my way to work for a meeting last week, a bout of rain caught me by surprise, so I popped into the Salvation Army op shop to grab an umbrella. As I had a little bit of time to kill before my meeting, I didn’t think anything of having a browse in the shop. Famous last words.
It’s National Op Shop Week here in Australia and it’s a great opportunity (see what I did there – tish boom) to visit your local op shop/thrift store/charity store to nab some great buys as well as support the work these organisations do for the community.
I recently bought a blue button up shirt by Re: (available through David Jones) and reading the label’s philosophy made me think about what I’m calling “responsible fashion”.
For quite a few years now I’ve done a fair bit of selling and buying on eBay (a lot more buying than selling, I have to admit :)) and I wanted to share what I’ve learnt from my experiences so far (as well as the excellent buys I’ve bought recently).
The outfit I’m wearing in this post has been entirely thrifted through the main ways I buy second hand items.
I had been after a sleeveless coat for quite some time (even doing a little refashion of a sleeveless trench coat), but wanted something that was a little thicker and more of a long vest.
This week’s outfit roundup on Instagram is a pretty good demonstration of the extent of my addiction to shopping on eBay and op-shops/charity shops.
This is a bit of a repeat offender outfit as I ‘grammed the same ensemble a few weeks ago, but this time I get to blog about it!