Eight Items You Will Find at Most Secondhand Stores
Mar08

Eight Items You Will Find at Most Secondhand Stores

Popping Tags Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made coined this thrifting dream phrase in their 2012 hit ‘Thrift Shop’ and anyone who’s ever had a successful secondhand shopping venture would agree that the only thing better than poppin’ a few tags is the smug humble brag about your bargain-hunting-prowess when someone asks you about your thrifted finds. I’m super proud to announce that Peppermint Mag asked me to...

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Can You Shop Yourself Happy?
Jan17

Can You Shop Yourself Happy?

What makes you happy? Have you ever stop to think about it? Retailers like to convince us that stuff will make us happy. That our overflowing closets full of the latest trends will somehow make our lives more complete. Those of us that fall for this (which is most of us for at least one good or service at some point in our lives) soon realise that the path to long-term happiness is not best paved with fancy consumer purchases and...

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Maximising Your Thrift Shopping Experience
Jan15

Maximising Your Thrift Shopping Experience

Shopping secondhand is easy. You just have to know how to look for the right items. While I try not to spend too much time on here blabbing about what I find at thrift stores (thrifting is in my blood… my Mum was thrifting while I was in the womb so it’s easier than regular shopping for me) I do like to come on over from time to time and give you some tips. I know that it’s enjoyable to see other peoples thrifted...

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Resolve: Your New Beginning
Dec28

Resolve: Your New Beginning

A Fresh Start for Values Based Action. The end of a year usually involves celebration followed by new resolve. Whether you are into resolutions or not there is a good chance that on January first you start to think about what it is that you hope to do or achieve in the year to come. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a gathering with three of my eco soul sisters (Fashion Hound– Faye De Lanty, the Eco Warrior...

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Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste
Dec18

Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste

It’s that shopping time of year! It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us will end up at a shopping complex at some point of December. Some will be gleefully skipping down the isles doing the big present shop while others will be trying hard to find a table to sit and wait at while silently protesting the Christmas Shopping experience. Whatever side of the love/hate scale you sit on, adopting just one of these waste...

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Insta Round Up: Fab Folks to Follow
Dec14

Insta Round Up: Fab Folks to Follow

Want to know who has the Insta goods? Sometimes Instagram has some great suggestions on who to follow. Other times you may well find yourself deeply entrenched in videos of goats or gazing lovingly at the world’s cutest pet fox and wondering how the heck you ended up there! There is no denying that social media is a totally awesome and very fun tool, but it’s also a really big time sink if not used in a targeted way....

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Gifting Made Easy
Dec06

Gifting Made Easy

  Christmas is upon us! I get a little funny this time of year because I truthfully see little joy in the mainstream ideals of Christmas. As someone who is spiritual (yogic and science influence) but not religious I appreciate a good celebration of (insert your religion here) faith, but the enforcement of one huge consumer orgy wrapped in a religious ideal makes me a bit sick in the stomach. However, I do believe in taking time out,...

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Taking Secondhand Shopping To a Whole New Level
Dec02

Taking Secondhand Shopping To a Whole New Level

Shopping your values in secondhand style We all love a good secondhand style bargain. It helps keep textiles out of landfill, doesn’t break the bank, and allows us to gloat about our bargain hunting prowess without stepping foot into a fast-fashion store. I am a huge fan of shopping secondhand for fashion (the outfit above is thrifted but mostly just an excuse share a photo of a giant cactus), but sometimes feel a bit at odds...

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Eco Chic in Australia’s Nature & Health Magazine
Nov30

Eco Chic in Australia’s Nature & Health Magazine

Say Hello to Nature & Health! I’m super excited to announce that I’m the new Eco Style columnist for Australia’s Nature & Health magazine. Hooray! Having been in continuous circulation for more than 30 years the mag is a trusted resource for people who are passionate about their health and healthy living. This fab magazine is really focused on helping its readers to improve their health and inspiring them to...

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Introducing Dove Feathered Raven
Oct09

Introducing Dove Feathered Raven

Shop Mindfully and support sustainability education. You might have noticed that I’ve been a little distracted and quiet over the last few days. It’s because I’ve been working on the new member of the Sustainability In Style family and it’s with great pleasure that I can now introduce you to Dove Feathered Raven. Dove Feathered Raven (DFR) is a little slice of vintage-style secondhand goodie heaven curated to...

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