Automobile Wreck Yards: the next hot thing in fashion upcycling

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Smart cars, electric cars, zero emissions, blah blah blah. Everyone’s so crazy about greening their transportation tire-print and saving the planet they have missed out on the most important of the three ‘r’s: AccessoRizing.


Sure, we could recycle old cars and put their parts in new ones, but hello, that would be totally overlooking their potential as super cute house and fashion decor items, like . . .


coffee tables . . .


hats . . .


or just a cozy place to make sexy faces in.

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And the best news: WE HAVE SO MANY OLD AND ABANDONED cars like, everywhere, you don’t have to go far to find one just right for you.

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Once again, in honour of my National Thrift Store Day month-long feature, items featured in this look are all pre-loved. They include:

  • Calvin Klein pink dress and black boots from Value Village, Coquitlam: $30
  • A fuchsia necklace and black rhinestone necklace from Crazy About Clothes Consignment, Maple Ridge: $20
  • Turquoise belt Art Knapp, Coquitlam (not new, but from the discount bin and considering how many people already tried it on, it’s pretty much the same thing): $5

Total cost (not including jewelry): $55

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