Budget?  What IS that?  Apparently I don’t know, or I can’t do simple math, or in my heart of hearts, I know that my $80/month thrifting budget is arbitrary and you just can’t leave a good thrift behind!  November was an incredibly busy month with a few sessions of thrifting therapy to cope!  Here’s what I scored including some that I already shared in my weekend thrift trifecta!

I'm looking for a plum/burgundy cardi and liked the retro style but the sleeves were a bit poofy for my taste.
Coral tank top $4.90
And Adina found this wool J Crew blazer for me! $8 of my favourite comfort colour!
J Crew blazer for me for $7 and patent Stuart Weitzman slingbacks for $10.
Oxblood Talula blazer $7
Oxblood Talula blazer $7
Basic Gap tee, so soft and such a pretty colour so I snagged it for $7, right in time to replace a few that I purged today for the Closet Minimalism Game!
Basic Gap tee $6
Vintage mustard oversized sweater $6
Vintage mustard oversized sweater $6.30 and $2.80 oxblood scarf I’ve been wearing non-stop.
Grey wool Part Two sweater $7, found in the men's section just dying to go home with someone who loves grey sweaters!
Grey wool Part Two sweater $5.60, found in the men’s section just dying to go home with someone who loves grey sweaters!  This sweater retails for around $145!
Blue plaid flannel top $3.85
Blue plaid flannel top $3.85
Cynthia Rowley blouse $7
Cynthia Rowley blouse $7
Oxblood pants - the EXACT same as the ones I've been looking to replace, only in better condition for $3!!
Oxblood pants – the EXACT same as the ones I’ve been looking to replace, only in better condition for $3!!
Mustard and blush print tunic $7
Mustard and blush print tunic $9.10
PRADA!!!! PRADA!!!! I finally found PRADA at the thrift store!!!!!!!!!! (there are not enough exclammation points)
PRADA!!!! PRADA!!!! I finally found PRADA at the thrift store for TEN DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!
My husband would like you to take note of the outdoor rink in progress in the background- 15 feet longer and 10 feet wider than last year. (Now we just need some snow.)
Fly London leather boots $14
And then, just after telling Adina I always watch for a Tory Burch bag, she finds me a pair of Tory Burch slides! They need a little cleaning but otherwise are in great shape! $13.30 is a small price to pay for my first thrifted Tory Burch!
Tory Burch slides $13.30
 Neosens lace-ups for $6
Neosens lace-ups for $6
Miz Mooz sandals $13
Miz Mooz sandals $13
Rust pashmina/silk scarf $2.80
Rust pashmina/silk scarf $2.80

It might seem like I’m storing up shoes for summer, and I am.  How do you NOT get Tory Burch when you find them in your size?  That would be a #thriftregret of the worst kind!  I’m sure they will be comfortable by summer!  The grand November summary is…

  • coral tank $4.90
  • grey J Crew wool blazer $7 
  • oxblood Talula blazer $7 
  • Gap mauve-ish tee  $6 
  • vintage mustard sweater $6.30 
  • grey wool sweater Part Two $5.60
  • blue plaid top $3.85 
  • black Cynthia Rowley blouse $7 
  • oxblood pants $3
  • yellow and blush tunic $9.10
  • Prada $10 
  • Fly London boots $14 
  • Tory Burch slides $13.30 
  • Stuart Weitzman patent slingbacks $10 
  • Neosens laceups $6 
  • Mix mooz sandals $13 
  • oxblood scarf $2.80 
  • rust pashmina/silk scarf $2.80
  • TOTAL: $131.65

If nothing else, I seem to be going over my “budget” by a consistent amount each month!!  AND I am scoring thousands of dollars worth of quality pieces, so it’s totally worth it.  (I can’t wait for December thrifting!)  Stay tuned because Adina from Blue Collar Red Lipstick and I are planning the next Tuesday Night Thrift for Tuesday December 6th, location TBA!

4 Comments

  1. So many beautiful pieces! I especially love the double breasted blazer, the lace-ups and the black blouse. You look great in the outfits too.

    • Thank you so much!! I still haven’t worn that one but wish I had it with me in Toronto as a coat!! Thanks for reading and commenting – makes my day!

  2. The colors on that plaid are stellar. And I LOVE the mustard sweater with the flower. Somehow it should be too…twee? but it isn’t, especially with those boots. The thrifting gods are smiling on you with those oxblood replacements – I love when that happens. I envy your flat boot collection, btw.

    • I always scan for good quality flat boots, especially since my surgery!! I’m not even sure what twee means but, er, I’m glad it works!

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