CONTEST

Entries into Brag Your Best Buys contest is now closed, winners announced below.

 "Brag Your Best Buys" A contest to brag about your thrifted outfits.  This online contest is run in conjunction with The Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Stores and Recycled Fashion, from 1st July - 30th September. Click here for the rules


With a secondary prize sponsored by:


 

Entries

(numbered in order of entry)


1. Adin Blankenship 


 Dress: Vintage thrifted for $1 rummage sale, refit and restyled with vintage lace trim.
Shoes: Payless $20ish.


2. I Love To Op Shop 's Jnr


Hat  - Family Life Op Shop $4
Jacket - Brotherhood St Laurence Op Shop
Blue Spiderman hoodie - Brotherhood St Laurence Op Shop
Jeans - St Chads Op Shop
Shoes - Vinnies
Total outfit came to under $20


3. Steph Robles #1




Red jacket $5 - Hope Street Op Shop Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
Black buttons x16 to replace ones on jacket $2 - Salvos Store Glebe, Sydney.
Teal tights $2 - Vinnies Summer Hill, Sydney.
Lee Denim skirt $6 - Life Line Fairfield, Sydney.
Black boots $2 - Rozelle Markets, Sydney.


4. Mindi Bakopanos



60's dress, purchased in a Greville Street op shop, Melbourne in the 80's
Go-go boots, new

5. Kamini Navin #1

Black top-$5 Salvos Goodwood Rd, cowl neck dress $5 Salvos Marion, Adelaide
Witchery top knit $8 Salvos, Marion, Adelaide

$4 dress from Stop By Op Shop, Adelaide

 Witchery knit, $5 Salvos Marion, Adelaide


6. Steph Robles #2

 

Denim halter dress $1 - Life Line Campbeltown, Sydney. 
Bangles 20c each - Fairhaven Op Shop Point Clare, Central Coast. 
Converse All Stars $10 - Op Tots Recycled Kids Clothing Central Coast, Sydney. 
Grey headband made from the base of a $5 dress from Vinnies Surry Hills, Sydney. 

7. Robles Children



Bubble is dressed by:
Striped T-shirt $2 - Vinnies Glebe, Sydney.
Denim skirt $1 - Fairhaven Op Shop Point Clare, Central Coast.
Baby Legs - Gifted by Babes in Arms.
Bloch ballet slippers $2.50 - Life Line Campbeltown, Sydney.

Moo is dressed by:
Vintage floral dress $19 - Salvos Newtown, Sydney.
Converse All Stars $10 - Social Change Room Market Newtown, Sydney.

Bear is dressed by:
Batman shirt $3 - Vinnies Summer Hill, Sydney.
Long pants $4 - Op Tots Recycled Kids Clothing Central Coast, Sydney. 
Converse All Stars $6 - Vinnies Summer Hill, Sydney.
Country Road jacket - hand me down.
Michael Jackson hat $8 - Life Line Campbeltown, Sydney.

8. Desiree #1

Floral headband - DIY; 
T-shirt, boxing shorts, earrings, 1940s Persian lamb cape - Wynnum Aid for the Blind; 
Embroidered bag - Wynnum Salvation Army; 
Leggings - Black Milk; Boots - retail.


9.  Desiree #2

1970s frock, beauty case - Chandler Flea Market; 
Denim jacket, earrings - Wynnum Aid for the Blind; 
Wool cap - Camberwell Market, Melbourne; 
Tights - Sock Dreams; Shoes - Melissa sale; 
DIY leather gloves - Wynnum Salvation Army

10. Desiree #3 

Vintage men's top hat - De Mille Vintage, Melbourne; 
1950s wool and fur coat - Chandler Flea Market; 
1960s knitted frock - Wynnum Aid for the Blind; 
1960s beauty case - Chandler Flea Market; 
Lace collar and DIY fingerless leather gloves - Wynnum Salvation Army; 
Tights - Sock Dreams; Shoes - Melissa sale.

11. Desiree #4

Vintage regimental jacket - Wynnum Aid for the Blind, 
Rose headband - DIY, 
vintage lace collar - Wynnum Salvation Army, 
1960s beauty case - Chandler Flea Market, 
White tutu, pink slip and pink necklace - gifted, 
DIY gold glitter shoes - originally from Camberwell Market, Melbourne, 
Tights - Sock Dreams.


12. Desiree #5


Rose headband - DIY, 
1970s velvet jacket - Aid for the Blind, Wynnum, 
1930s nightie, 1960s beauty case, Midas suede shoes - Chandler Flea Market, 
lace socks - ballet shop, arm warmers - Sock Dreams

13. Emily Gavranich


Sussan Dress - $10 ADRA Care Op Shop Gold Coast 
Nine West Shoes - $4 Car boot sale Gold Coast 
Petticoat - $7.50 Headway Op Shop Gold Coast 
Velvet Cape - $5 Salvos Gold Coast Bag - $5 Lifeline Gold Coast 
Belt - $2 Uniting Church Op Shop

14. Juliet Newth


Jacket $2 Vinnies Centre - Bendigo
Skirt 50cents Uniting Care - Golden Square
Tights 50 cents - View Hill Bargain Shop (brotherhood) - Bendigo
Hat - Crochet by her Nan
Shoes - $1 Best and Less clearance


15. Laura Viaje #1

Color Block Dress made from: black fabric, Salvos, $1.99;
brown upcycled skirt, Vinnies, $8. 


16. Laura Viaje #2


 Polka dot skirt, upcycled from dress, $6, Salvos. Blouse, Vinnies, $6. Shoes, Cat Protection Society NSW, $10.

17. Alice Shel #1

Blue blouse, $4; Floral tunic, $4; maxi skirt, $0.50,
all brought from two Bargain Browser stores in Ballarat

18. Alice Shel #2

Vintage wedding dress, $35, from Salvos Bridge Mall, Ballara

19. Chrystal 


Diane von Furstenberg, never been worn, wedge boots $20,
Salvos, Windsor, Melbourne

20. Laura Timberlake #1

This is my 'blogger vintage' look.
The vintage Laura Ashley dress is from Vinnies in Ocean Grove ($12),
the belt was $4 from the Salvos in Malvern, and the boots were $15 from Sacred Heart in Windsor.

21. Laura Timberlake #2

This is my 'blogger OUT THERE' look. 
The coat is faux-fur, passed on to me second-hand from some one who didn't need it anymore, the love heart crystal necklace is a second-hand Baccarat purchase from Red Velvet on Chapel Street, and the boots are Hush Puppies with low heels I bought from the Salvos in Malvern for $20.

22. Beau

Beau wears a vintage Louis Vuitton suit he bought for $100 from Vinnies in Malvern,
The shirt was purchased (brand new with tags) from the Vinnies in Ocean Grove for $10,
Steve Madden shoes he bought for $20 from the Mecwa store in Windsor.

23.  Laura Timberlake #3

This first one is 'blogger casual'. It is often how I dress to go down the street.
The outer cardigan is Marc Jacobs (Purchased brand new, still with tags for $20 from the Sacred Heart in Windsor), the inner jumper/camel neck was $3 from the Barwon Heads op-shop, the butterfly belt was $5 from Vinnies in Ocean Grove, and the lace-up boots were $15 from the Salvos in Windsor.

24. Laura Timberlake #4

This is my 'blogger business' look. The blazer and suit are a matching Moschino set from the Salvos in Malvern which was $150 (retails for $800+). The flower-patterned shirt was $4 from the Sacred Heart on Chapel Street. The boots are Bally, (and from the original Salvos store in Windsor before it moved) and were also $150. (Bally boots retail for about $1000.)

   25. Alice Shel #3

Hat, 50 cents from the op shop of Anglican Church of Australia St Peter's in Ballarat; Merino jacket, $15 from Joyce's Junkatique in Ballarat; White silky blouse, $2.5 from Salvos store in Boxhill.

26. Kelly Wayne

Sportscraft 3/4 Jeans $5 Good Sammy's, Subiaco (WA)
Proud Mary jacket $3.95 Red Cross, Bentley (WA)
Jane Debster wedges $7.50 Good Sammy's, Girrawheen (WA)

27. Carolyn



Jewellery & clothes (including coat on peg) from Salvos
Cat from RSPCA

28. Alice Shel #4

From left to right: 1, Floral bow dress, $7 from St Kilda Salvos; 2, Vintage black maxi dress, $5 from Rubilu in Daylesford; 3, Vintage red maxi dress, $5 from Rubilu in Daylesford; 4, Hat, $1 Hat, from the op shop of Anglican Church of Australia St Peter's in Ballarat; White silky blouse, $2.5 from Boxhill Salvos; Thai tie dye wrap skirt, 50 cent from Bargain Browser in Ballarat Central.

29. Alice Shel #5

vintage wedding dress by henri josef from Jorce's Junkatique in Ballarat

30. Sharon Newth

Vintage dress Cheltenham Salvos - $8
Naot sandles - $4 brotherhood of st Laurence - Centre Rd, Bentleigh
Leaf Bangle - $2 View Hill Bargain Shop - Bendigo

31. Lyn-Al Young # 1

Navy blue sheer top $1- Salvos, Echuca Tan belt $2- opp shop Bedford st Heathmont Vic Dark green skirt $ 4- ‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox city Red Bag $ 6-‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox city

32. Lyn-Al Young # 2


Shirt $ 1- salvos, Echuca Skirt $ 4- ‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox cityShoes (originally country road) $6- opp shop Mitcham rd Dovale

33. Lyn-Al Young # 3

Dress $6- salvos high street road Wantirna sth

   34. Lyn-Al Young # 4

Knit vest/top $7- ‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox city
Bag $2- opp shop Mitcham rd Dovale

35. Lyn-Al Young #5


Shirt $1- Salvos, Echuca Pants $1-  ‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox city Clutch 50c- Salvos, Echuca

36. Lyn-Al Young # 6

 
 Dress $10- Vinnie’s Maroondah hwy, Vic
  

37. Lyn-Al Young #7

 

Jacket (I added the fur on it) $7- opp shop Bedford st Heathmont Vic 
Green top $5- ‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox city 
Pants $1- ‘hunter and gatherer’ Brotherhood of St Laurence Knox

38. Nicole Jameson

Red crimplene dress, $30, Vinnies Waverton. 
Button brooch, handmade. Shoes, had them so long I can't remember! 

39. Nicole Jameson #2 

Doctor kit, $1, Walkerville Nursing Home Op Shop. Shopping set, $5, Vinnies Norwood. Jumper underneath, Red Cross Sydney City, $5

40. Nicole Jameson #3

Sunnies, from Grandad's garage. Jumper, $2, Goodies Norwood. Pants, hand-me-down. Leggings, $1, Goodies Norwood. Socks, 50c, Salvos Magill

41. Nicole Jameson #4

Shirt, 50c, Vinnies Berry. Overalls, $2, Goodies Norwood.

42. Kamini Navin #2

 Louboutin's for $80, YSL for $80 Salvos on Morphett St, Adelaide

Voting has closed, the winners are, in order of votes received:



12 comments:

Adin B said...

Awe! Thank you so much. Hope to share more later. :) That little man looks good. :)

Erica Louise said...

Thanks for taking part Adin!

Sharon said...

That looks gorgeous Adin!

I Love To Op Shop said...

Loving the 60s dress from Mindi

Steph and Carlos said...

This would have to be one of the most fun contests ever! Thanks for letting us share our thrifty wardrobes with pride!

Xo Steph and co.

Sophie B said...

Lookin good steph, your a wonderful supported of http://www.optots.com

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh it's so lovely to see some amazing, fresh outfits from the oppys:)). I agree, this has to be the best competition I've ever seen!! xoxo

Love Flow said...

How do I enter this contest?

Erica Louise said...

Love Flow - email me with your outfit photograph and the details of where you got your clothes from

Laura said...

Yay! I'm up! I hope you don't mind, I put my entries on my blog to encourage my readers to enter. It's such a great competition.

I Love To Op Shop said...

What a collection!! Just shows the hidden gems the op shops have to offer :-)

Kelly Wayne said...

Oh wow, who and what to pick!! It's all too good!! I can't wait to see who wins - thanks for a great contest Erica!!! Kel xx

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