Friday, February 21, 2014

Secondhand First: Wall Flower


I'm been a bit of a wallflower lately, and haven't really been dressing up. It's hard to find incentive when all I'm doing is sticking close to home, working from the Citizen HQ, which in all reality is the back room of my casa! So I need a reason to spruce up, and a good one! 

Since I've got all the skills needed as a fashion blogger to style a good outfit and take some flattering pics, let's put them to good use. Announcing our #SECONDHANDFIRST Fridays. Each week, we'll be focusing on the Shop Secondhand First pledge, and the people who've taken the pledge. AND, on the last Friday of every month, we'll be hosting a #SECONDHANDFIRST link-up, where you can share your outfits that feature the values of thrift, ethical and sustainable shopping. And I'll have an excuse to doll up in my favorite thrifted, secondhand sourced or ethical branded garments, so it's a win/win. Use hashtag #secondhandfirst whenever you'd like to share your favorite thrifted outfits on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and be sure to link up here of course, as well. 

 Here's a refresher course on the pledge: 

Shop Secondhand First.

I pledge to shop secondhand first. I resolve to buy items that are thrifted, swapped or handed down. My aim is to limit my consumption, and in doing so, I make my shopping more sustainable. I pledge to support businesses who commit to sustainable + smart design. My focus is on quality, and ethically produced new is my conscious go-to. I will barter + swap when possible, and shop charity, consignment and flea markets when probable. I pledge to shop secondhand and sustainable because I put the planet first. 

Our premiere event will be next Friday, February 28th, and I hope to see you there!



14 comments:

Beryl said...

Hi Bella - This is the most fabulous idea! You are rad!

Val S said...

First of all, I love that photo with the brick wall. You should make a poster like that.

And have a Shop Secondhand First Friday is a great idea. I'll start planning my post right now!

Patti said...

Count me in! I love this idea. Love that emerald dress too. xo

Gracey the Giant said...

I'm in! What a brilliant idea!!

Sheila said...

Awesome, so in!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

You are my hero/heroine. It's good to have a reason to get dressed. Sometimes that's the only thing that gets me out of bed. I'm totally unfocused with schedules, but I swear I'll try to join you for this one. I'm totally committed to the cause. XXXOOO

Please may I? said...

Fabulous idea hun.

X x

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Great idea!

bisous
Suzanne

Shybiker said...

I always like your ideas. Secondhand is first nature to me. :)

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littlelala said...

Oh I love this event!! Will do my best to participate...also loving that firs image of you..such a pretty effect with the wall, Bella.

Rella B said...

Woot! Let's show the world how awesome secondhand can look!

No fear of fashion said...

Oh dear.. I am never going to make it. As I am a sucker to anything that is sold, thrifted or not. The only thing I really avoid is cheap clothes of which I suspect were made unethically.
And I would not have a problem posting a thrifted piece of clothing to your Friday. But A) I post on a Sunday and only once a week. And B) it is strange to link up to a current post of mine which does not feature thrifted clothes. Don't know how to comply.
Greetje

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