You might think that, coming off my annual review of how much I thrifted in my 4th year of this adventure, I might, er, slow down a bit.  If so, you might be thinking wrong!  August was full of thrifting – I took advantage of my higher budget and, er, even splurged a bit.  😀  Here’s a run down of what I added to my closet this month…

Cynthia Rowly light knit top for $6
Cynthia Rowley light knit sweater for $6
Zara black sweater FREE at the clothing swap hosted by Life Preloved at Lucid Lifestyle.  I haven't decided if this is too short on me... stay tuned!
Zara black sweater FREE at the clothing swap hosted by Life Preloved at Lucid Lifestyle. I liked this staple piece but haven’t decided if it is too short on me… stay tuned!
Lida Baday blazer FREE at the same clothing swap, from the closet of Blue Collar Red Lipstick!  It's a little snug but I don't care because I heart Lida Baday.
Lida Baday blazer FREE at the same clothing swap, from the closet of Blue Collar Red Lipstick! It’s a little snug but I don’t care because it’s stretchy and I heart Lida Baday.
Yoga jeans FREE at the clothing swap - my first pair!
Yoga jeans FREE at the clothing swap – my first pair!  This is as close to workout gear as I get.
I took my pieces that didn't get snatched up at the swap to Plato's Closet for consignment and had enough to get a few more "free" pieces, like this Zara red leopard print top - hitting on a fall trend!
I took my pieces that didn’t get snatched up at the swap to Plato’s Closet for consignment and had enough $$ to get a few more “free” pieces, like this Zara red leopard print top – hitting on a fall trend!
New with tags black draw-string pants, also free at Plato's!  My daughter said, they look like pajama pants.  Exactly, Dear, exactly.
New-with-tags black draw-string pants, also free at Plato’s! My daughter said, they look like pajama pants. Exactly, Dear, exactly.  I’ll be wearing them to work thank you very much!
I know I'm supposed to have straps or laces, according to *somebody* but I thought these flats might be practical once I graduate to slip-ons.
I know I’m supposed to have straps or laces, according to *somebody*, but I thought these Cole Haan flats might be practical once I graduate to slip-ons!  I liked the metallic detailing and texture.
I like bracelets and thought this one would add a different shape to my arm parties, and it was also free with my Plato's consignment.
I, eh-hem, like bracelets and thought this one would add a different shape to my arm parties, and it was also free with my Plato’s consignment!!
I also like pants that accept me as I am, like these Gap chambray draw-string pants, $12 new-with-tags.
I also like pants that accept me as I am, like these Gap chambray draw-string pants, $11 new-with-tags.
Why all the pants when I'm #afraidofpants?!  Because these were ALSO new-with-tags JBRANDs!!
Why all the pants when I’m #afraidofpants?! Because these were ALSO new-with-tags JBRANDs!!

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I scored these for $21 which is pricey for thrift but they're called "Blueberry" so I had to.
I scored these for $21 which is pricey for thrift but they’re called “Blueberry” so I had to.
More pants, because I finally found a pair of black ankle crops with pockets for $4.
More pants, because I finally found a pair of black ankle crops with pockets for $4.20.
MORE because these were light wash, which I've been looking for, and they were super comfy and only $2.50!!  I did make one little alteration... There was quite a bit of fraying around the distressed areas which just seemed, er, bushy and er, unkempt.  So I trimmed them up.  :D
MORE because these were light wash, which I’ve been looking for, and they were super comfy and only $2.50!! I did make one little alteration… There was quite a bit of fraying around the distressed areas which just seemed, er, bushy and er, unkempt. So I trimmed them up. 😀
Pre-trim inaugural wearing!
Pre-trim inaugural wearing!
Before you start thinking Duggar...
Before you start thinking Duggar, this $7 denim skirt was VERY similar to one I saw at Artizia for $110

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I thought it could be cool as is, but just in case of Duggar, I'm looking into getting it shortened.  Or I will just rock it, SO THERE.
I thought it could be cool as is, but just in case of Duggar, I’m looking into getting it shortened. Or I will just rock it, SO THERE.
LOVE this Anthro-brand polka dot chambray dress for $3.50 from Goodwill!
LOVE this Anthro-brand polka dot chambray dress for $3.50 from Goodwill!

August Thrift Haul

And ANOTHER Anthro dress at a another Goodwill, also for $3.50!
And ANOTHER Anthro dress at a another Goodwill, also for $3.50!

August Thrift Haul

When you catch the colour tag sale at Goodwill, you can score some great pieces - like this velvet dress for $3.50 hitting on another  Fall trend!
When you catch the colour tag sale at Goodwill, you can score some great pieces – like this velvet dress for $3.50 hitting on another Fall trend!
I finally found a jumpsuit that fits me - for $7 from Goodwill - just in time for the weather to turn.
I finally found a jumpsuit that fits me – for $7 from Goodwill – just in time for the weather to turn.
The unicorn of jumpsuits!
The unicorn of jumpsuits!
Love this pretty Kimchi & Blue "dress" with pockets!
Love this pretty $4.50 Kimchi Blue “dress” with pockets!
And last but not least, this new-with-tags $10 Speedo.  You see, I signed up for adult swimming lessons so that I actually GO and when I tried on the bathing suit I thrifted last August for the swimming I never did, my daughter told me, and I quote, "Your back looks like a bum."  Parenting is not for the faint at heart.  Anyway, this one, er, fits better.
And last but not least, this new-with-tags $10 Speedo. You see, I signed up for adult swimming lessons so that I actually GO, and when I tried on the bathing suit I thrifted last August for the swimming I never ended up doing, my daughter told me, and I quote, “Your back looks like a bum.” Parenting is not for the faint at heart. Anyway, this one, er, fits better.

What can I say, it was a prolific month!

  • Cynthia Rowley light knit sweater $6
  • Black sweatshirt $0
  • Lida Baday blazer $0
  • Yoga jeans $0
  • Red leopard print top $0
  • Black drawstring pants $0
  • Cole Haan flats $0
  • Bracelet $0
  • Gap chambray drawstring pants $11
  • JBrand blueberries $21
  • Black reitmans pants $4.20 
  • Jeans $2.50
  • Chambray Duggar skirt $7
  • Monteau dress $3.50
  • Maeve dress $3.50
  • Black velvet dress $3.50 
  • Shorts jumpsuit $7
  • Kimchi & Blue dress $4.50 
  • Speedo $10
  • TOTAL: $83.70

That’s not too bad considering my $80 budget!  You’d think (again) that I couldn’t possibly thrift any more but you’d probably (again) be wrong!  Time will tell!

6 Comments

  1. Suzanne Dennis Reply

    wow-you got some great stuff! i will never look at a long skirt again without labelling it a ‘duggar’ #tresfunny

  2. Taylor Madge Reply

    I have had incredible luck on some great pieces this month too! If only I was as organized as you to capture it all! 🙂 love your posts my friend!

  3. Shannon Ebbesen Reply

    All the pants! Those Gap ones may be one of my fav looks

  4. Ashley Meredith McClymont Reply

    I like the jumpsuit. In the US we call that a romper. U0001f600

  5. The Spirited Thrifter Reply

    Ha I’m not sure which I like better – jump suit (retro sounding, 80s, jump into it) or romper (romp around, romper room)! In any case, this is the first I’ve ever tried that didn’t cause downtown problems U0001f648U0001f61c #tallgirlproblems

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