Can you believe that 4th of July weekend has come and gone already?! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Ours was mostly spent with Mr. T working on DI Y’s around the house, hanging with the grand-babies and comforting poor Tucker who is petrified of both fireworks and thunderstorms, both of which we had our share.
I did, however, manage to sneak in 2 hours of some total fun and relaxation for myself! What did I do, you may ask. C’mon guys, you know me by now…I went thrifting! Saturdays are 75% off day at my favorite thrift shop. Whatever tag has been on sale all week (50% off), is now 75% off. You would think everything would be picked over by Saturday, but there is always lots of good stuff left!
Truth be told, I was feeling a little blech! You know that feeling? Physically have been struggling. Stressful things happening in life. Just needed to get out and relax. For me, that’s thrifting – preferably alone. I know a lot of you probably like to shop with a friend, and at times, I do, too. But, when I’m really in need of relaxation, I like to go by myself, then I can take my time, look at whatever I want and not feel like I’m slowing someone else down or boring the daylights out of them!
I did have some specifics in mind for my wardrobe, as well. At the start of the Spring, my seasonal wardrobe was sad and I’ve really been working on revamping it. For the most part, I have. But, I was still very low on seasonal dresses, and short sleeve tops. (I had plenty of spaghetti straps tops for layering and plenty of long sleeves, but not short sleeves.) Just imagine my joy and surprise when I walk in the door of the shop to find that not only do they have the 75% off tags, but all women’s and juniors dresses and tops were 50% off! See…God knew what I needed that day!
Many of you already know how much I love to follow Janeane from Designing from My Closet. Janeane will frequently share via YouTube or Instagram a video of the treasures she has found on a thrifting trip. I LOVE seeing what she’s unearthed! Well, sorry folks, I’m not ready to video myself quite yet, but, I did have such a great shopping trip, I thought I would share with you my take for the day. And my total! So, just sit back and, hopefully, just enjoy the pics!
Tops & Pants & Misc.
So what was my final take away? Let’s list it out:
- Bisou Bisou Sheath Dress
- D’Amour Sheath Dress
- Be-Bop Faux Wrap Dress
- Talbot’s Black and White Sleeveless Dress
- Madewell High-waist-ed Skinny Jeans
- NY & Co. Two-tone Tee
- Loft White Ruffled Blouse
- Ralph Lauren Multi-Colored Blouse
- Kenar Blue Racer-back Top
- Xhilaration Peasant Top
- H & M Angora Vest
Total Cost: $20.46
Thrifting is like an adventure, a treasure hunt, looking for those wonderful pieces that are just what you need – a lemon yellow dress or a top that’s perfect for your figure – whatever your imagination (or closet) can envision. Now add to that the bonuses of aiding our environment by recycling clothes and not contributing to the piles and piles now in landfills, and the financial benefits of being a good steward of the money God has blessed you with, and the question isn’t why I thrift, but why everyone doesn’t!
Until We Meet Again!