Browsing the "Vintage + Classic Style" Category

Thrift Stores for Holiday Shopping: Yea or Nay?

December 5th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

One of the biggest steps we can take in slowing climate change’s impact is in reducing our consumption. In a country where the free market is our holiest of religions, that can be a hard thing for many of us to consider, let alone do. Opting for secondhand used items from thrift stores instead of brand new—even if it’s ‘eco’—is better for the environment, plain and simple. But what about when it comes to gifting for the holidays


Summer Trend: Maxi Dresses

June 3rd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Maxi dresses are super hot right now, and there are plenty of gorgeous, vintage maxi dresses out there for your summer wardrobe!


Etsy Finds: Spring Dresses

April 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Spring is here! Are you as excited as I am about wearing flirty dresses without having to layer leggings or tights underneath? If your dress stash is looking a little bit lean this year, now's the time to stock up with some beautiful vintage finds


How-to: Clean Thrift Store Shoes

June 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

So, after Maria's roundup last week of DIY shoe refashions, have you hit the thrift store for shoes to alter? If the thing that's holding you back is the ick factor, ick no more! It might seem gross to wear second hand shoes - especially styles that don't call for socks - but armed with the right cleaning products, you can wear your thrifted shoes without worrying about picking up some nasty foot fungus. I've been wearing second hand shoes for years, even ballet flats, and so far this method has worked for me!


4 Vintage Swimwear Finds for Summer

April 21st, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Whether you're planning to cool down at the lake, the beach, or the pool, you want your swimsuit to be as kind to the planet as it is cute, right? When you buy vintage, you're rescuing a relic that would otherwise be landfill-bound, and you're decking out your wardrobe without relying on new materials. Not too shabby, right? Here are four super sassy vintage swimsuits to keep you cool this summer


Four Resources for Re-selling Your High-End Clothing Online

March 13th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

Ever wonder if there's a place for your second hand clothing that doesn't require you to pile your clothing in a bag, and take it to the nearest trading company or consignment shop? Aside from starting your own Etsy store, of course - is there a place to sell your designer clothing online for what its actually worth - to people who actually understand it's value? Here's four ways to do just that


Stylin Green Crafts: Fun Interview with FGS’s Becky Striepe

September 28th, 2011 | by Green Diva Meg

Our favorite green crafter, foodie and green blog maven, Becky Striepe called in and we talked a bit about the upcoming Summit of Awesome that she will be participating in as a panelist. We had a great conversation about hemp fabric that was pretty enlightening for us green divas.


Thrift Store Savvy: Wearing Nothing New

August 8th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

This super-quick TED talk from Jessi Arrington was so inspiring! In this 5 minute video, Jessi confesses that she buys every single stitch of clothing that she owns from second hand shops. Check out the talk and some tips on scoring awesome thrift store and vintage finds!



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