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Meet Ms Metalicus!

Meet Ms Metalicus!

Rescued from a drab 'grey and brown things' rack in one of those op shops that groups clothing in colours (What is with that?? Nothing ever jumps out and goes 'wow' in those shops ... ) the fabulous Ms Metalicus made her way home to Chez Tanya, was washed and checked over, and uploaded to Da Loop.   Over the next few weeks she drummed up a bit of interest but, surprisingly, no purchase. I forgot all about her until one Friday morning when I woke up and realised, in a mad panic, that I was going to a wedding...

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Who needs new? The essence of our new tagline.

Who needs new? The essence of our new tagline.

The majority of people seem to have missed the point of 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.' The three words are in order of priority, with the intention that recycling is a last resort for anything left after reducing and reusing. Instead, we seem to think that if we recycle then we're justified in buying more stuff! It's like it allows us to continue our existing habits and side-step the real need, which is a total upheaval of attitudes and practices at all levels of the production and consumption chain. Recycling does little to reduce consumption and uses energy to enact. And, well...

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Louise and Tanya's Lockdown: A Bad Poem

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Louise and Tanya's Lockdown: A Bad Poem

I shouldn't be excited 'cause I know the world's a messBut a week of forced confinement is just AWESOME, I confessI'm ticking lots of boxes - done my BAS, recycling, nailsSorted out my wardrobe, played the bass and made some sales I've cooked and cleaned and exercised and messaged all my friendsRung my Dad and hugged the chooks and other odds and endsConsumed a bit of gin, but hey, I haven't had to driveGot three more days of having fun, I'm sure I will survive! But poor Louise is drowning in the hail and wind and rainDelivering census packages in...

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Our 6 Faves for Winter

Our 6 Faves for Winter

Winter is not a favourite among the Da Loop team. Winter means freezing. And freezing is not fun. However ... we do love winter fashion! There are some really gorgeous, classic looks to be had, and just as importantly, they keep you warm all day long. Here are some of our favourite in-stock pieces that can help you create just the look you're after. 1. How about the classic winter-weight skirt teamed with tights and boots? Yep, a fave with many girls for a long time, and still just as popular today. You can get the look with our Almost Famous...

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Preloved aces it

Preloved aces it

This time last year I blogged about the running shoes I'd just bought from the op shop. (Vinnies, Murray Bridge, FYI.)  I said, 'They'll do the job for now.' I guess I thought I'd get around to buying new tennis shoes at some stage, but I never did. It takes a lot longer to decide on shoes when you're spending $150-$200 than it does when you're spending $20. Anyway, I'll have you know those shoes battled their way through a full season and finished with a premiership performance! (And there is still life in them.) I also ducked down to the local...

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