I don't have to give any money away and b.) She might have cool stuff that have gone out of stock at the store. Double score! Vintage is so in these days which gives hand-me-downs all the more reason to be the best choice to keep yourself within budget. I myself have received this lovely batik dress from Vina (left) and this denim coat from my mom/sister (right). My friend, Zahra, found a very vintage dress formerly owned by her grandmother. Pretty, no?
For some of you who don't know, DIY stands for do-it-yourself. In this context, I am referring to modifying your old clothing items or thrifted ones or whatever you like and turn it into something new. Sometimes it also means creating something new from scratch with only a few simple steps. You don't have to be a pro at anything to do it. Of course, you don't have to come up with all the ideas on your own. For DIYs, I love reading on what Kinsey and Elsie have up their sleeves. Aside from them, Honestly WTF is also a great blog for DIY projects. So far, I've done three DIY projects, two of which include giving a heart to Mom's old sweater and growing fruits on a thrifted cardigan. DIYs help you give a makeover to that item you once dislike so much. So, before throwing away that too-long dress or that too-big blouse, think of what you can do to change it!
you should see beyond the blouse/ jeans/ skirt/ dress in your hands but also the outfits it can create. It amazes me everyday how one simple clothing piece can create so many different outfits with so many different feels and looks. You don't believe me? See for yourselves on my Mix It Up a Notch or Rebecca's Sunday Remix columns. She is such a remixing pixie! The picture below is how I remixed my one and only LBD. So you bought a bunch of items and don't know how to mix and match them well? Well, don't rush into things and give them away just yet. Check out Elsie and Emma's Fashion Mixology column! It is mega easy to put into action and very creative. This way you can create as many looks in as many times and as many occasions as you like. No need for new items.
Delightful Dozen have done so so many times, apparently. Aside from the fact that you would be getting a new item to wear and/or style, you get to see how the other person would/have style(d) it too. Recently, I borrowed Vina's blazer to style with her batik dress. It probably didn't count as outfit-swapping but it's close enough, right?