13 March 2012

Fashion: Affordable and Upcycled

This post is written by contributing author Paige Ronchetti.

One of my favorite fashion shops on Etsy is Famhouse Vogue, a lovely collection of upcycled clothing. The shop is at the top of my This Is Awesome list because even though the items are made entirely from vintage fabrics, they have been re-worked so well that you would never know they weren't made this year. Plus, and this is another huge bonus, most items are under $35.

Everything is just so darn pretty, and it makes me wish I could go twirl around in a meadow. This yellow dress, for example, would be great for that. And it's only $32:
Upcycled women's dress

This tangerine blouse is another sunny option, and is a very affordable $21:
Upcycled babydoll top

And I'm loving the new peplum trend for this summer. This skirt is made with a vintage apron (smart!), and will also run you $21:
Peplum skirt

So if you're in the market for a pretty spring outfit, definitely consider Farmhouse Vogue. They have recently started carrying a few vintage items as part of their collection, too, so all your bases are covered.

Are you a fan of upcycled/repurposed clothing? Have you ever made any yourself?

All photos posted with permission from Farmhouse Vogue

Paige Ronchetti lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband. They have no kids and no pets, which gives them a lot of time for eating spicy food and looking for bargains. Paige's blog is Little Nostalgia is a collection of projects and pretty things. There you can find DIY tutorials, home decor inspiration, and affordable fashion ideas. When she is not blogging, Paige is working on her vintage-inspired jewelry lines, Little White Chapel and Oh Nostalgia. Connect to Paige via twitter or pinterest.