Category Archives: fashion advice

Friends, Fashion and Fun!

Fronya’s Thrift Boutique Store in Mission BC is a social enterprise project of the Women’s Resources Society of the Fraser Valley. The store provides a training ground for women looking for work in the retail industry and proceeds from the … Continue reading

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It’s in the Genes

I’ve often shared how much I enjoy thrift shopping with my sister and my mom. I’ve also shared my son’s penchant for finding great deals at thrift shops. Well, my nieces are also thrift-minded and my youngest niece, Alivia, has … Continue reading

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Second Hand Sermon

I know I’ve blogged a lot about my church lately but today I have to do it again because the message was about second hand clothing. Also, my blog was referenced by the preacher and that doesn’t happen every Sunday! … Continue reading

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Practical Proms – Meet Mike Warkentin

Mike and his family live in Oyama, BC, part of the beautiful Okanagan. When Mike graduated from high school, he chose to purchase his suit at a thrift shop – shoes and tie too. I had a chance to have … Continue reading

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Size Matters

I read recently that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12, which made me very happy until I read this blog which debunked that myth but what was interesting to me were the facts about her weight and size changes over … Continue reading

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To alter or not to alter, that is the question…

I bought these great Bluenote jeans at Above the Underground in Abbotsford last week.  For various reasons, this cool little thrift shop/retail training store is going to be closing on May 25th. (I’ll update this blog with a link to … Continue reading

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