I've been lucky enough to get a few responses this week to a set of questions I sent off when I saw the Photo A Day Op Shop Challenge news.
Brighita from The Kids Are In Trouble has been scouring the racks at the RSPCA op shops responded first.
|C/O Brighita from The Kids Are In Trouble|
About the Event
How does it feel being one of the seven restyling bloggers for Perth Fashion Week, excited, nervous, scared?
I feel very privileged to be chosen as one of the seven Restyle bloggers but also a little nervous. Some of the prompts are completely out of character for me so it's going to be a challenge to put my own unique spin on each outfit.
When can you begin picking the clothes from each of your op shop charities or has it already begun, I know I would need time!!
Most of us have already started, I know some of the girls have multiple outfits for some prompts already!
Which days are you most and least worried about, do you already have a passion for polka dots or a knack for accessorising?
Believe it or not, accessories is a daunting one for me. I don't do accessories often, preferring to keep the focus on tailored statement pieces. I'm also quite afraid of Pink! It's the prompt for day one and I haven't even found anything pink yet ;)
|C/O The Kids Are In Trouble Backstage at #Restyle2013|
About Op Shopping
If you could pick anyone in the world (or no longer here) to spend an afternoon op shopping with who would it be?
Carrie Bradshaw. She had a serious knack for turning the unexpected into a unique outfit.
|C/O Coco and Cowe|
|C/O Fashion From The Heart|
What is your most treasured op shop find (clothing, homeware, music, bric-brac...)?
I have two absolute treasures - a striped colourful dress I found at an op-shop sale that fits me like a glove and a metallic silk Perri Cutten skirt from the 80's that I found in a Good Sammies. Both have been consistent pieces in my wardrobe for the last couple of years and I love them!
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When I go into an op shop the first area I head for is .........the knit wear section. There is some serious good quality knit and wool pieces kicking around in op-shops. Most of them are older and therefore really high quality, but still with that worn in feel.
The one that got away! When I saw the ...... 70's black Jumpsuit with psychedelic trim ....... I left it but have regretted it ever since.
The coolest thing I ever saw in an op shop was .....stay tuned! You'll see it on the blog during the Restyle Photo-A-Day Challenge.
Thanks Brighita for answering my nosey op shop related questions and also supporting the ethos of op shopping, good on so many levels :-) We can't wait for August, I'll be re posting like mad!
Don't forget you can take part anywhere in the world this August too!
|C/O Perth Fashion Festival|