Monday, July 18, 2011

The Thrift Exchange

The Thrift Exchange: A monthly thrifting exchange adventure between two bloggers on opposite sides of the world.

Have you met Brooke? If not she is the lovely lady behind re:new blog and Renew Vintage on eBay. She was sweet enough to ask me to take part in an other side of the world blogger clothing swap. I should say extra sweet because I am notoriously bad at answering emails promptly, making this way harder than it should have been to set up. She's my Aussie style crush though, so how could I say no? Before we start, let's talk a little more about my friend with the gorgeous ombre hair

1. Do you have any nicknames?
I get Brookie occasionally but I am sadly lacking in the nickname department. Boring I know!

2. What is your favorite curse word, Brookie?
No more cursing for me, if my daughters first word is offensive I'll be devastated with no one else to blame! I never realised before her how much of a potty mouth I actually have which, as it turns out, is a f*cking hard habit to break.

3. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Bad drivers... oh my god, bad drivers! I mean really, do you really think it's ok to... insert here any and every annoying move you can think of... ? 
4. What are your 3 favorite blogs?
Fashiontoast... ... like everyone else!
Marmalade... ... just found her, instantly loved her!
Purse n Boots...  ... so cool!

5. What is your best thrift store find ever?
Hmmmmmm... tough question, I always love everything, no exaggeration. 
I'm not sure I can narrow it down to just one but my favourite would have to be the very first dress I ever sold when I started online; a fluoro floral 80s cotton tank dress. I have an amazing vintage jacket with butterflies on it... ( And the most beautiful pale yellow vintage lace dress... ( I found a pretty sweet black dress once with cutout shoulders, it's too big for me but I still have it... (, and the owl jumper I've blogged the other day is right up there as well... ( 
See, hopeless!

6. Tell me a secret... I promise I won't tell anyone that doesn't read my blog.
I don't watch much TV but I do love Nip Tuck. So trashy but so good. Please don't think less of me.

Don't you just want to be her best friend and steal her shoes? Anyway, onto the swap.

Basically we Lucky Dip a theme for the month (I had to google it too. Crazy Aussies.), go out with a budget of $15.00 to thrift something within the theme, post it over to the other side of the world, and share with our own interpretation of the other person's find. 

  Brooke took charge, and even made a cute little gif to go with the selection process. Drumroll, please:


And the winner is polka dots

Now to the thrift mines to find some Polka dots, all while keeping in mind that it is winter there. I figure  I'll definitely have my pick of polka dot sweaters in this 90 degree heat.

It's Brooke has a potty mouth Monday,
XO Robyn

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