Fashion Revolution Week is still going strong and will culminate in Edmonton on Saturday April 23rd in the fantastic event, Change of Clothes!  I can’t wait!  I am literally so excited I can’t sleep!  So naturally, I’m blogging (and maybe having some wine).  I’ve been in beautiful Banff, Alberta, all week attending a work conference.  The setting was really hard to take…

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel...
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel…
View from inside...
View from inside…
View from outside...
View from outside…
View while walking to town to go to the thrift store...
View while walking to town to go to the thrift store…

I was surrounded by incredibly smart people – and we OTs are an attractive bunch!  But I couldn’t help but wonder how much fast fashion was going on.  As for me, I wore ZERO fast fashion, obv.  In fact, I wore the same dress all week to prove a point, obv.  The ultimate weapon against fast fashion is buying less, and if you’re going to buy less that means you’re going to have to buy pieces you really love that you can wear over and over.  So I wore my denim sheath dress, thrifted ages ago for $11 and worn more times than I can count since then.  Here’s how I styled it this week…

DAY ONE

Day 1: with my vintage yellow cardi $6.75, Marc Art of Walking flats $19, necklace $1.50, sunnies $2.50, earrings $3 and bracelet She Does Create.
Day 1: with my vintage yellow cardi $6.75, Marc Art of Walking flats $19, necklace $1.50, sunnies $2.50, earrings $3 and bracelet She Does Create.

This outfit represents secondhand shopping at Value Village, Salvation Army Thrift Shop, Hope Missions Bargain Shoppe, Plato’s Closet AND shopping local.  There are more than enough secondhand options to suit any style and budget!

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DAY TWO

With a Mexx striped top $7 over the dress, leopard scarf  $2.80, necklace $3, and metallic flats $7.70.
With a Mexx striped top $7 over the dress, leopard scarf $2.80, necklace $3, and metallic flats $7.70.
My colleague-turned-photographer was getting pretty bold in her staging by this point!
My colleague-turned-photographer was getting pretty bold in her staging by this point!  
A ball gown might have been more suitable for this location...
A ball gown might have been more suitable for this location…
I guess the fresh mountain air makes people bold!
I guess the fresh mountain air makes people bold!

DAY THREE

Day 3: with my $5 Sandwich cardi-blazer, leggings $4, She Does Create necklace and Flatter:Me Belt.
Day 3: with my $5 Sandwich cardi-blazer, leggings $4, She Does Create necklace and Flatter:Me Belt… and a bear.

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I could have worn this dress another 25 ways and maybe after that, people would start to notice what I was up to…  Nowadays, we wear clothes a couple of times then they fall apart or are pushed aside for the next trend.  Fashion Revolution‘s response to that is: STOP.  Buy less, buy what you love, and wear it more.  

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Join the Revolution!  Come to Change of Clothes, ask #whomademyclothes, wear your pieces 30 times or more before passing them along and love your clothes!

6 Comments

  1. SuzanneDennis Reply

    love it! did anyone notice?  probably not i’d guess…..
    can’t wait for the clothing swap today – i’m bringing 3 dresses, (2 with pockets), that i LOVE, but don’t wear?????? not even sure why, but i’m learning from you to let them go to someone who will love them more than me – they deserve that.

  2. Rose by His Grace Reply

    Wow, amazing photography!  Beautiful location for sure!  You did an excellent job wearing that dress in three different ways!  I had to check twice to be sure that it was the same dress in all three outfits!  I love the stripes with the leopard scarf.  You are so creative.  Thanks for the challenge of wearing what we love, wearing it more, and buying less.  Hard to do when thrifting is usually so cheap and easy to justify with the “just one more won’t hurt” mentality.  Message noted.

  3. Rose by His Grace Well, I’m not exactly great at restraint (!) lol!  But I am trying make wise thrifting choices – pieces that I will keep a long time and wear with joy!

  4. SuzanneDennis Nope, no one noticed!!  (as far as I know, anyway)  I am glad you brought your dresses to the swap because I got one of them!  Let’s see if I can show it some love before passing it on!

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