September is crazy busy.  All the routines start up, all the balls go into the air and I start juggling.  You’d think this would mean I had no time to thrift but au contraire!  It is exactly when I *need* to thrift for stress relief and life balance!  At least, that’s what I’m going with because I went over budget AGAIN.  But I *had* to and here’s why:

Deletta top (Anthro brand) $7
Deletta top (Anthro brand) $7
DO accessorize just to make it clear that you are NOT getting ready for bed. This necklace was one of my inaugural thrifting purchases for $2!
Floral top $3 (how could I not?!!)
Fei tunic (Anthro brand) $7
Fei tunic (Anthro brand) $8
Paisley tunic $8 and coat $9.10
Paisley tunic $9.10, Eileen Fisher leggings $8 and coat $9.10
That coat makes me swoon!
That coat makes me swoon!
Red Joe brand wool blazer $7 and Lila Rose pants $7
Red Joe brand wool blazer $5.60 and Lila Rose pants $8
Zara navy tunic top $7 - a little more minimalist-style than my norm but I think it will be a nice backdrop to my accessories. Scored from Salvation Army Thrift Store while waiting for my son to finish jr youth group!
Zara navy tunic top $9 – a little more minimalist-style than my norm but I think it will be a nice backdrop to my accessories. Scored from Salvation Army Thrift Store while waiting for my son to finish jr youth group!
I spent last weekend in this Volcom cardi and learned it's a sporty brand for snowboarders and such, so basically, I'm very rad. (is that even a word anymore?)
I spent last weekend in this $6 Volcom cardi and learned it’s a sporty brand for snowboarders and such, so basically, I’m very rad. (is that even a word anymore?)
This dress is Theory! And it was $6. SIX DOLLARS! Regular Retail
This dress is Theory! And it was $6. SIX DOLLARS! 
Here's me not believing my eyes!
Here’s me in the Hope Missions Bargain Shoppe fitting rooms, not believing my eyes!
Would retail for upwards of $300 at least! xoxoxo
Would retail for upwards of $300 at least!
And while I was there, I happened upon some smokin hot Stuart Weitzman "clogs" for $8. They look FAB with the dress but alas, they are mainly looking shoes for me right now. #sad
And while I was there, I happened upon some smokin hot Stuart Weitzman “clogs” for $8.
They look FAB with the dress but alas, they are mainly looking shoes for me right now. #sad (I didn't even confess to my PT that I bought these!)
They look FAB with the dress but alas, they are mainly looking shoes for me right now. #sad (I didn’t even confess to my PT that I bought these!)
I did however brag to her about my Dansko's!
I did however brag to her about my $10.50 Dansko’s! Not hot no matter how you style them, but super comfortable!
My aunt came out to the Sneak Peek and found me these Ugg fleece lined clogs for $13!! These retail for about $200!
$13 Ugg fleece lined clogs for $13!! These retail for about $200!
However, these fit, were cute in a vintagey kind of way AND had straps as per PT orders! Alia leather shoes for $13.
Alia leather shoes for $13.
One Hugo Boss dress for $8
One Hugo Boss dress for $8…
Turns out I wanted my pop of teal around my neck!
And one Calvin Klein dress for $7!!
True mustard infinity scarf that I plan to wear with that CK dress, $4.
True mustard infinity scarf that I plan to wear with that CK dress, $4.20.
And a $2 black necklace with a vintagey vibe!
$2 black necklace with a vintagey vibe!
Embossed leather Fossil bag $21. Used every day since I got it - bags have such great cost per wear!
Embossed leather Fossil bag $21. Used every day since I got it – bags have such great cost per wear!
Pink Martini coat $14 - missing a button but I figure either people won't notice or I'll take one off the other side!  This is a Modcloth brand and has a total vintage vibe.  Coats also get excellent cost-per-wear over time so a worth paying a little more (!) up front!
Pink Martini coat $14 – missing a button on the collar but I figure either people won’t notice or I’ll take one off the other side! This is a Modcloth brand and has a total vintage vibe. Coats also get excellent cost-per-wear over time so a worth paying a little more (!) up front!
Look how good it looks!  I HAD to get it!
Look how good it looks! I HAD to get it!

Now I did have a GC for the Spruce Grove Sneak Peek Thrift Off!  Here is my fancy math calculations (i.e., basic addition and subtraction):

  • Deletta top $7
  • Floral top $3 
  • Fei tunic $8
  • Paisley tunic $9.10
  • Red Joe wool blazer $5.60
  • Navy Zara tunic $9
  • Volcom floral cardi $6
  • Eileen Fisher leggings $8
  • Lila Rose pants $8
  • Theory dress $6
  • Hugo Boss dress $8 
  • Calvin Klein dress $7
  • Alia $13
  • Ugg clogs $13 
  • Stuart Weitzman mules $8
  • Dansko shoes $10.50
  • Mustard infinity scarf $4.20
  • Black necklace $2
  • Fossil 21 sept
  • Pink martini coat $14
  • “Supermarket” brown coat $9.10
  • TOTAL after GC: $129.50!!!

Ummmmm, that’s about $50 over budget (!) HOWEVER, I offset that with my contingency of earned funds, so I’m starting October back at $0!  Plus I got several regular priced outerwear items which were relatively “pricey” but will have great cost-per-wear over time AND my cost-per-piece was still well under $10 which is something when you consider the regular retail value of what I purchased, AND I have already worn most of my pieces!  I don’t have time to blog them all up, so be sure to follow along on Instagram so you don’t miss any great outfits or other shenanigans!  And yes, tomorrow starts a new month and I’m going thrifting!

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    • Well, I find great pieces everywhere – from Value Village to Goodwill to Salvation Army, MCC Thrift and smaller non-profit local thrift stores. I have “thrifting faith” meaning that I believe the right pieces will go to the right person! Thanks for reading!

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