May was/is a weird month.  I started it in a mad rush to wrap up work two months early for what I thought would be my surgery date on May 5th which, at the last minute, was postponed till the 19th.  What this means thrift-wise is that I “prepared” twice to stop thrifting for a while and had some stress-relief thrifting after the first let-down AND was able to do some Mother’s Day Thrifting after all which I hadn’t been expecting.  I think you can guess what’s coming…  YES I spent more than my budgeted $50 however my wonderful children gifted me with $25 thrifting cash for the big day so I broke even and scored some great pieces!  Here’s my May thrift haul:

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Jackpot brand coat/blazer, $5, in a subtle red stripe which I ADORE – a great alternative to a denim jacket!
LOVE this gorgeous shade of red and the pretty shoulder button and bow! RW blouse for
LOVE this gorgeous shade of red and the pretty shoulder button and bow! RW blouse for $4.
I'm not normally a ruffle person but couldn't resist this pretty navy sleeveless blouse for $3.50.
I’m not normally a ruffle person but couldn’t resist this pretty navy sleeveless blouse for $3.50.
I love lace white top - like an elevated tee, a "basic +" !
I love this $4 lace white top – like an elevated tee, a “basic +” !
This black Cleo tank can actually be worn on its own - no layering required! And for $1.50 at the Salvation Army 50% off Mother's Day sale, it was a SCORE!
This black Cleo tank can be worn on its own – no layering required! And for $1.50 at the Salvation Army 50% off Mother’s Day sale, it was a SCORE!
Another score from the Salvation Army sale at $3! I see this being a summer staple to go with all my surgery-recovery skirts!
I see this $4.90 sleeveless chambray as a summer staple to go with all my surgery-recovery skirts!
I also see this Lilla P dress with pockets as a surgery-recovery staple piece!
I also see this $6.50 Lilla P dress with pockets as a surgery-recovery staple piece!  (and my other foot can wear any shoe with it!)
I could swear my sons collaborated to make turquoise pieces!
I felt like an Anthro model in this $7.50 white dress, half price at the Salvation Army sale!
This may be meant for someone half my age but I don't care. It's a chambray dress with pockets which meant it was coming home with me. The End.
This may be meant for someone half my age but I don’t care. It’s a $9.10 chambray dress with pockets which meant it was coming home with me. The End.
I'm obviously going to be taking a shoe-shopping break but I did pick up these somewhat fugly shoes thinking they may be good once the cast comes off. The leather Rockports are adjustable and the black spa sandals should be easy to slide on and off and have a great tread.
I’m obviously going to be taking a shoe-shopping break but I did pick up these somewhat fugly shoes thinking they may be good once the aircast comes off.  I had a 30% off coupon and the $5 leather Rockports are adjustable and the $4 black spa sandals should be easy to slide on and off and have a great tread.
I've always wanted a mustard coat of some kind and this one is in perfect condition, an excellent brand known for its quality - Eddie Bauer - and just the right weight to wear in 3 seasons!
I’ve always wanted a mustard coat of some kind and this $10 one is in perfect condition, an excellent brand known for its quality – Eddie Bauer – and just the right weight to wear in 3 seasons!  I envision softening it up with a pretty scarf or pairing it with feminine pieces in pleasing contrast!  
Hey this necklace would look good with that jacket!
Hey this $3 necklace would look good with that jacket!
Little earrings for a dollar a piece.
Little delicate earrings for a dollar a piece!
Another thing I always keep an eye out for are small bracelets and totally lucked out on this big bunch of silver bangles for $2 that barely fit my small wrists and are PERFECT!
Another thing I always keep an eye out for are small bracelets and totally lucked out on this big bunch of silver bangles for $2 that barely fit my small wrists and are PERFECT!
I wrapped up the month with this pretty blush floral scarf for $4 - I couldn't resist the colours!!
I wrapped up the month with this pretty blush floral scarf for $4 – I couldn’t resist the colours!!

To recap…

  • Jackpot jacket $5
  • Red RW blouse $4
  • Navy sleeveless blouse $3.50
  • White lace top $4
  • Black Cleo tank $1.50
  • Sleeveless chambray $4.90
  • Lilla P rust dress with pockets $6.50
  • White Juli dress $7.50
  • Chambray dress with pockets $9.10
  • Yeah Baby spa sandals $4
  • Rockport leather sandals $5
  • mustard Eddie Bauer jacket $10
  • multi-strand necklace $3
  • Earrings $2 
  • Bangles $2
  • Blush and floral scarf $4
  • TOTAL: $76!!*

*fine, I admit I fudged a dollar

I know there are still 5 days in May but unless I get wheeled there, I won’t be doing any more thrift shopping this month!  (I can make it 5 days but sometime in June, I’m going to need some thrifting rehab!)

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