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Second hand Rose

Two years ago I decided to stop buying new clothes.

It seems I have a purple tendency in all things including my wardrobe. The other day while visiting friends to check their hive I realised something funny.

My whole purple outfit had a prehistory.

My socks were a gift because another purpl-phile (is there such a word?) donated them.
Wrong shade!

My new to meshoes (navy) were at the second hand store or kringloop.

The prelovedtrousers had been too colourful for another friend.

My donatedcardigan donated during a wardrobe clearance from someone else.

The second chance fuschia tunic also spoke to me from the kringloop racks.

What an historic ensemble!

The friend we were visiting had remarked that I looked stylish!

Suppose I must illustrate this with a snapshot.

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I guess all I need now is a raspberry beret.

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20 comments on “Second hand Rose

  1. The Crazy Crone
    June 29, 2014

    You look great – all you need now is purple hair like mine!

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    • lizard100
      June 29, 2014

      True. That’s an ambition of mine but it’s not asking for colour yet. Still too few colour free strands ; )

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  2. quarteracrelifestyle
    June 29, 2014

    Very stylish 🙂 I too am a second hand rose but can’t call myself a purple girl.

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    • lizard100
      June 29, 2014

      Thank you. I’m pleased that now I’m commonly mostly dressed in second hand things. It makes it very easy!

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      • quarteracrelifestyle
        June 29, 2014

        It does and if you do happen to buy 3 tops and not just one it’s not a biggy lol

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      • lizard100
        June 29, 2014

        Very true! I’m finding now though that I buy hardly anything at all even second hand. Just don’t feel I need it.

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      • quarteracrelifestyle
        June 29, 2014

        I am the same actually…clothing just isn’t that important to me anymore. It’s funny, when you make a conscience choice to buy this way sooner or later you start to realise how little of anything you really need, or want!

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      • lizard100
        June 29, 2014

        It’s part of breaking the cycle and making choices for ourselves instead of under the influence of media and big business. And it becomes a great relief.

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      • quarteracrelifestyle
        June 29, 2014

        YES, it truly does 🙂

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  3. lindaswildlifegarden
    June 29, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely update and you look stunning Liz

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  4. ladyofthecakes
    June 29, 2014

    Time to re-name the blog – purple liz(ard) much more apt!

    I love purple 🙂 It wasn’t always so… when I was at school, in the 80’s, we had a (Catholic) RE teacher who dressed all in purple and kept going on and on about contraception (she was in favour). Back then, purple was definitely not fashionable, and man, she was just sooooooo embarrassing! But now I think she was probably the coolest person on Earth, lol.

    Re. embargo on new clothes buying: please tell me you’re making an exception for M&S smalls…

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    • lizard100
      June 30, 2014

      Sounds like the kind of teacher I am?!;)£#*! Oh no! The name won’t change though. Ironically I don’t like green in that context but it’s green for the environment. I’ve not needed new underwear yet.

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  5. bcparkison
    June 29, 2014

    Hive? If you mean bees..doesn’t look bee friendly to me. lol

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    • lizard100
      June 29, 2014

      I was only there in a supervisory capacity that day. Though as long as I put on a veil and tuck my trousers In My socks I’m good.

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  6. Becky A
    June 30, 2014

    There is no such thing as too much purple. In fact I’d invite you to join me in purple sock Friday – an important cultural ritual amongst me and my friends.

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    • lizard100
      June 30, 2014

      I shall join happily. Though in summer it will be with purple sandals no socks : )

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  7. greenandthrifty
    July 1, 2014

    You look lovely. What cracks me up is that I’ve just about stopped buying clothes as well. I have shirts (solid color, classic v-neck) that I’ve had for 10 years and they’re just now starting to show wear. Much of my clothing is second hand and I couldn’t be happier. My kids are wearing thriftstore clothes, my younger son is wearing some hand me down thrift store finds! I got an entire winter wardrobe for the older one for $36 last year. Love it!

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    • lizard100
      July 1, 2014

      I tend to enjoy the compliments I get more in the knowledge that it was second hand and low cost.

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  8. Rambling Woods
    July 3, 2014

    Love the pre-history idea and I love purple

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    • lizard100
      July 4, 2014

      Thanks. I guess to me if everything we own has a legacy in the future we should consider it’s past.

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