You might have noticed a little #ShowMeTheThrift buzz on mine and Polkadot Pink’s instagram accounts last weekend. We were out and about and thrifting. This year we plan to travel the country (or the North at the very least) to enhance our love of all things second-hand and sustainable fashion. One might call it Thrifting Amore.
We love thrifting so much, we decided to start our own Instagram Thrifting Community hashtag #showmethethrift. I love a good thrifty instagram account mainly because I like to see what bargains others can pick up whist saving money and doing their bit to recycle clothes and save the planet.
And so, last weekend we were ready to do our bit.
Armed with lunch (and cake, who are we kidding here?!) money, tote bag and lots of hopeful inspiration we set off for a day full of thrifting. I had a bit of a shopping list already in my head: Breton high neck tee, black fitted work shirt, spring style dresses… all I needed now were for the charity shop gods to be kind.
First Stop… Southport
(via Scarisbrick Marina for a very windswept stroll).
If you are in the habit of having a roast every Sunday like we are, then it would be SO easy to make your own stock to use on Christmas day. Not only would it cut down your waste and cost you nothing but a little longer on the hob, but it’ll be tastier by miles – How To Make Your Own Christmas Day Stock.
If you are on a low-fat diet plan (or Slimming World like me) you should remember this has more fat in it than making gravy from hot water and stock cubes. Read more
One of these days I’ll get around to giving Little Miss Vista a fashion show of all the gorgeous pieces for my wardrobe I’ve thrifted over the past few months. The last thrifty fashion post I shared (you can read it here) was really well received and I LOVED producing it… but sadly I just don’t get the time to shop, style and shoot as much as I used to.
When it comes to thrifting items of clothing, I only have three rules:
1. It’s over a fiver it has to be *really* special. 2. No holes, no bobbles, no stains. 3. If I don’t have anything I can wear it with already in my wardrobe – put it back.Read more
It has been a super busy few months – if you are a regular reader, you may have noticed I’ve been publishing less. For no other reason than I’ve been working, mumming, eating and sleeping and binge watching Desperate Housewives.
It is because I am so busy, and work so hard for my money that I’m fairly precious about how much I give out on a monthly basis… but my time is very precious too.
Just lately, I am very aware of the fact that I haven’t been a great blogger. It’s not just my poor Life on Vista Street that I have been neglecting: My emails are mounting up by the day and I have a to do list as long as my arm.
And there in lie the joys of being a hobby blogger: there is no need to panic when life gets in the way. It just means that I’ll have more content when things calm down.
I just keep snapping away with my camera and sometimes am admittedly merrily distracted by box sets on Netflix and Bake Off (SIDE NOTE: Anyone else disappointed with the level of talent this year?! Few too many drama queens this year for me too). Read more