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Vintage pillowcase worn as scarf; White Charmuese top; Rampage Brand striped tank with rose applique collar; Tassled Floral. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Batik Scarf; United Colours of Benneton block-colour sweater; Old Navy mustard corduroy pleated skirt; Vintage tobacco leather cowboy boots. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Imported raw silk shawl; Silk Abstract top; Vintage rough-cut Levi short-shorts; Cocoa Leggings; Coal suede slouch boots. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Sage Green Denim; Tribal Print Polo; Olive Corduroy Blazer. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Boho Lace overlay top; Silk floral tank; GAP brand wide-leg trousers; Vintage clogs. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Dark wash Denim jeans; Vintage shrunken graphic tee; Genuine light brown leather Members Only Jacket;  Knit beanie. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Denim jean vest; Black cap-sleeve tunic; Chiffon floral skirt; White T-strap Espardrilles. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Huxtable Sweater; Vintage V-neck; Soft-wash vintage jeans; Tom's Vegan slip-ons. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Blue Silk Ribbon Tie Blouse; White with lace hem Slip; White Strappy women's Sandals; Vibrant colored handkerchief Scarf. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Vintage voile leopard print dress; Genuine leather belt with brass dolphin buckle. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Vintage block-print floral kerchief; Vintage shift dress; Vintage topstitched leather cowboy boots. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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Patch floral and stripe overalls minidress; Sailor stripe cashmere mix top; Chuck Taylor hi-tops. For more see flagrant-vagrants.blogspot.com.
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At first glance, Fairbanks-based Arrogantly Shabby seems like a lot of other fashion blogs: Cool kids in cool clothes, modeling in obscure, offbeat locations. But there’s something a little different about the clothes and accessories featured on this blog: They were found at the dump. And they probably haven’t been washed.

Anyone who has lived in Fairbanks knows that dumpster diving is a popular pastime for many, and a way of life for some. Hopeful scavengers descend on the transfer stations scattered around town, where residents take their throw-aways to be trucked to the city landfill on the outskirts of town. These transfer stations, known colloquially as the "dump," feature both garbage bins and reuse stations, and are swarming grounds for treasure-seekers of all kinds.

Friends Trista Crass and Katie Robb, two Fairbanks girls with a creative streak and self-proclaimed “cheap” side, have taken that beloved local tradition online with Arrogantly Shabby. With upwards of 10,000 views a month from all over the world, the fashion blog is now approaching its three-year anniversary.

Recommended: Continue learning how Arrogantly Shabby got its start.