THE RESTYLE OP-SHOP STYLING CHALLENGE
MY HISTORY WITH OP-SHOPPING
I have been op-shopping for about two decades. First, I went in search of cool vintage pieces to add to my wardrobe. I loved costumes and mostly came home with silk patterned scarves, delicate gloves, pleated tartan skirts (aka channeling Clueless), and wonderful coats. Once I found a pastel mint coloured dinner plate, bowl, and teacup setting (of over about thirty pieces), and as I had been out walking, carried it all the way home in a heavy, straining garbage bag. It took me forty-five minutes and the bag handles split after one street. Still, I made it home. That setting was beautiful and cost me $10! No regrets!
WHY I PARTNERED WITH VINNIES
St Vincent de Paul Society is an international organisation in 149 countries. It has over 950,000 members worldwide, most of whom are volunteers. These guys are everywhere- except perhaps Antarctica! In WA alone Vinnies assist around 150,000 people per year, and across Australia that number is more like 2,243,261.
With 45 stores in WA, 267 in NSW, 102 in VIC, 129 in QLD, and 33 in SA just to give you an idea of the numbers, there is no excuse for you to not stop by in the next few weeks and pick up an item or two to participate in Restyle. You never know, you may even hit the jackpot!