Recycle + Upcycle Blogging Challenge!

My favourite plaid shirt

April is National Recycling Month!

I want to invite all you bloggers out there to take part in a Recycle + Upcycle Challenge! It’s easy: at least once a week, try to post about something you own that is vintage or second-hand. This could be clothing, jewelry, dishes, furniture, decorations, books, you name it! Be creative! Share why you love it and spread the word! While I was a student in university, I had the chance to work at 3 vintage stores and assist with several pop-up shops, so I will be sharing some experience I learned along the way.

I like to keep things positive, so rather than lecture you about what fast fashion is doing to the planet, here are some advantages of owning vintage or second hand things:
-Quality: whether it’s leather, silk, porcelain, wood… it all used to be made BETTER. Materials were locally-sourced, workers were skilled in their trade and got paid decent wages to make things with care.
-Style: yeah it’s fun to follow the trend, but don’t you want to stand out of the crowd every once in a while? Find a piece that shows character and personality. People who get noticed are usually those who are not afraid of being different. You’ll often find great items that are classic anyway.
-Price: on a budget? Thrift store’s got you covered.
-Guilt-free: you just saved something from being in a landfill for the next 200 years! You are awesome!

**The featured image above: I’m wearing my favourite plaid shirt, which my mom used to wear. Don’t ask why I’m doing lunges. Photo credit: Dara Jade Moats. 

I love this dress, I usually wear it with a belt (I was apple picking that day, so kept it casual)

         Above image: I love this dress, I usually wear it with a belt (I was apple picking that day and it was muddy, so I kept it casual)

Hanging out at the old vintage shop

Above: Hanging out at the old vintage shop circa 2008

Happy upcycling + thrifting! xo

7 Comments

  1. atkokosplace

    I love thrifting. In fact I have an old sofa I plan on re making new again with new cushions and covers. How cool is that, you wearing your moms shirt!!! Lovely post!

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    • Little Kokomo

      That plan for your sofa sounds awesome! I’d love to see it when it’s done. Upholstery is something I’d love to do one day, but feels intimidating right now. Your blog has so many creative ideas on how to make old things new again, it’s inspiring.

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      • atkokosplace

        You are very thoughtful to say so. I really needed those words today. Haha. Thank you. 🙂

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      • Little Kokomo

        Aw, hey anytime. It’s great to support each other and encourage each other. It makes all the difference to know that someone appreciates what you do.

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      • atkokosplace

        It really does! 🙂

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  2. fashionandmoore

    Hey girl great blog! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog for details
    http://fashionandmoore.com/2015/04/11/my-first-liebster-award-nomination/

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    • Little Kokomo

      Hey thanks so much! I’m working on it and will have it up sometime this week. xo

      Like

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