As we all seem to inspire/persuade/encourage each other in the blogging community I thought I would talk about those second-hand bloggers whose style, advice and attitude I really admire. Next to them I feel very much the amateur but love reading their posts and, even more, admiring their beautiful clothes.
The US based Rosebud sells vintage clothes and accessories online. She also champions the second-hand cause with her ‘Secondhand First’ pledge, encouraging people to consider buying pre-loved before anything else. She also promotes bloggers over the age of forty in her 40 plus blog roll so she’s my kind of girl….
Ulrika is Norwegian, beautiful and incredibly stylish in a fifties way. She used to be a dock worker and now earns her living from performing (and teaching) burlesque! Not all her outfits are second-hand but she has some great dresses and is very clever with the sewing machine. Her blog is so stylish, with interludes about her everyday life with her small son, but there are an increasing number of adverts on the site which may put some readers off.
Melanie lives in Vancouver, is a fifty plus artist and has incredible “I don’t give a damn” style. It’s worth subscribing to her blog just to see the amazing outfits she wear which are mostly thrifted.
I discovered this blog when following Me Made May, a great idea from Zoe at SoZo to get sewers to show off their homemade outfits. The Lazy Seamstress somehow manages to create some great outfits (especially dresses) in between looking after six children, child minding and running upcycling workshops in Manchester.
I love reading her posts and seeing how her charity shop purchases are turned into something truly beautiful and unique. The step by step photographs area really interesting and I’m in awe of her sewing skills. She’s also started to c-host a fab series on clothing in films and I particularly liked the first entry on the all-time charity shop classic: ‘Pretty in Pink.’
Are there any second-hand bloggers you would recommend?