I love summer.  It’s the perfect time to eat lots of vegetables, get out and active in the warm sunshine, and show off that bikini body!!!  BWAHAHAHAHAHA.  For some perhaps, but not for this summer mother.  For me, summer is the time for creamy iced coffee, indulgent breakfasts with a good book, afternoon drinks, dinner with friends, stops at the ice cream stand and candy shops, and generally trying to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life.  I like to play with my family and get out and about too, but summer is not a time when I … slim down.  Enter the shift dress!  Light and airy, the shift dress might have short sleeves, long sleeves or no sleeves, but one thing it does NOT have is a waistband and that is why it’s a summer girl’s best friend!

My size could be + or - 50lbs and this dress wouldn't give it away.  xoxoxoxo
This shift dress won’t reveal that I had saskatoon pie for breakfast!  I might even have pie in my pockets.  You’ll never know.

The shift dress is the “nightie” to the maxi dress’ pajamas.  Same idea.  Which means you’re winning when you wear either.

Styled for day with a chambray $4.20, Frye flats $9.10, heart necklace $2.
Dress $7.50 styled for day with a chambray shirt $4.20, Frye flats $9.80, heart necklace $2.
And, just like the maxi dress, adding a few accessories helps to make it look like public clothes and not sleep wear.
And, just like with the maxi dress, adding a few accessories helps to make it look like public clothes unlike my real nightie which is actually quite hideous.  (I know I’m not alone there and YES a nice nightie is on my Thrift Hunting List!)
Nothing can beat a beautiful Berner as an accessory.
A beautiful Berner makes the best accessory.

In case you haven’t picked up on it by now, the Spirited Thrifter is a strong believer in dresses for easy dressing and easy style!

Just FYI, I did put *some* effort into my hair making the oh-so-impressive messy bun instead of the typical ponytail.
Just FYI, I did put *some* effort into my hair making the oh-so-impressive messy bun instead of the typical ponytail AND I did a back-of-the-head selfie.  Basically I was ah-mazing today.

My book club met tonight so I thought I would style up the shift dress for a girl’s night out…

Pre-thrifting jacket from closet, leggings and Fly London pumps.
Pre-thrifting jacket from closet, leggings and Fly London pumps.
The shoes make the outfit.
Scored my book at a big thrift store on my road trip for only 75 cents!
The necklace is a jade fox, a gift from China from my cousin which pales in comparison to the gift of shared culture...
The necklace is a jade fox, a gift from China from my cousin, which pales in comparison to the gift of shared culture…
Which brought me the practice of "Table Tissue."  Try it.  You'll never not have table tissue again.
Which brought me the practice of “Table Tissue.” Keep a box on the table and use as needed.  Try it. You’ll never not have Table Tissue again.

I’m as right about Table Tissue as I am about maxi dresses and shift dresses.  Dresses are summer style perfection!  They are so comfortable – perfect for a lazy relaxed summer day!  Style your shift dress for day or night or just throw it on – you’ll be happy you did!

Go out and thrift a shift today!
Go out and thrift a shift today!

 

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