The lady coat

I found this coat last October, at the same time as that velvet skirt. There was no doubt whether I should buy it even though I already own one dark blue coat. What was my excuse? I wear dark blue the same way other people wear black, it’s my neutral colour. Also I was in […]

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Blue Velvet

There was a time when I avoided pencil skirts like the plague, now I have a collection gathering up in my wardrobe. How times have changed. I almost ruined this beautiful second hand skirt. I remembered that it was cotton but forgot how delicate velvet can be when putting it in the washing machine. Learn […]

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Red, Red, Red!

Every once in a while I find a magical garment, one of those garments I put on and ask “why didn’t I think of this before?” Sometimes it’s because of a trend. Like the reincarnation of the sweatshirt a few year ago. Most common for me though is a second hand find. Remember the vintage […]

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Coat Jackpot!

Sometimes the unlikely happens. Like walking into a second hand store looking for coats and actually finding one to buy. How lucky am I! For the past two years or so I’ve been wearing the same coat most of the year. It’s navy blue cotton-poly blend coat with a slightly padded lining that I also […]

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It’s another Kimono?

Considering all the debates happening on social media about cultural appropriation, I hesitated for a bit about posting this. Then I decided to anyway because I did make this garment and have been wearing it. I’ve noticed some people like dismiss discussions around cultural appropriation and claim “everyone so sensitive these days”! But I think […]

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The skirt of the season

I’m really committing to sharing my second hand finds, so here comes another one. I got this skirt on a random day in April and it’s probably been my most worn skirt this summer. I have thing for A-line skirts and floral prints but this skirt also has proper pockets, so my purchasing decision was […]

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Tangerine Cloud – a second hand find

I recently had to get a pair of shoes for friend’s wedding and reluctantly ordered a pair from a fast fashion retailer. None of my friends have the same shoe size and all the shoes I saw at the second hand stores were three sizes too small for me. That’s how I justified the purchase […]

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I’m wearing lab coats now

Ok, it’s one lab coat. I’m always looking for a specific garment when I go to second hand stores but lately I’ve been increasingly trying out those odd garments that are never on my list. It’s part of my “embrace my weirdness” part of self acceptance but also because when I usually go in looking […]

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Winter is coming – So I made a Beanie

Ok, so winter is kind of here already but I’ve got Game of Thrones on my mind. I’ve been doing serious closet cleanup sessions lately, taking out all those garment and accessories that no longer work for me for different reasons. That has also included letting go of pieces made from animal fibres. While layering […]

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The Kimono – My new wardrobe staple?

The first time I wore my vintage kimono, I immediately knew I needed more kimonos in my life. Then I figured the fastest way to get started was to copy the one I already had and then make smaller alterations. At first I wanted to make a really long one from a thick linen fabric […]

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I should change my mind more often

Up until last winter I only wore skirts and dresses during the summer. I used to joke that my pants are not going anywhere until it’s at least 20 degrees celsius. It probably stems from all those new year’s celebrations in my youth where i was often freezing my ass off. Even though I now […]

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Green and Peculiar

I was going to call this post green goblin and then I remembered that he’s a villain and that stopped in my tracks. Interesting how there’s many “green” superheroes though. Green Lantern, Green Arrow and not to forget The Hulk! Enough about superheroes and my weird ideas for blog titles. I found this odd green […]

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The Floral Invasion

Remember that top with the wrap shoulder I made a few years ago? Or is it a blouse? Ok, I need to get my definitions in order! Anywho, I’ve been using it quit often but unfortunately the fabric isn’t ageing that well. I got the fabric as a gift so I was never a 100% […]

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