Though I have been off work with the ol’ air cast for 6 weeks, summer didn’t really start until my kids finished school last week.  Since then, we’ve been chilling out, going to parties, hosting parties and generally spending hundreds of dollars at Costco finding our summer groove which necessitates a little less blogging action.  I hope that’s understandable because I’m quite enjoying my summer blogger mode!  I have books to read and day drinks to blend after all – I can’t spend as much time with my computer!  Of course, less blogging doesn’t mean less thrifting!  I have no troubles keeping that up any time of year!  I shared my June thrifting hauls (though I have one addition – SWEAT PANTS!  It’s true.  Prepare for the world to end because I actually bought black capri sweats that will fit over my cast because I just couldn’t sit around the campfire in my BCBG culottes.  Needs must… needs must.)  And I took advantage of my kids being happily engaged in Vacation Bible School to go thrifting with my best thrifting gals!  Since my laptop died, you’re about to get the raw uncut, unedited recap!  Let’s have some fun and see if you can guess whether I got a piece before you read the caption!  In order of trying on…

One advantage of the cast is using the accessible fitting room!
One advantage of the cast is using the accessible fitting room!
Mustard print sleeveless forgiving top for $4.90... KEEPER, obv. DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME??!!
Mustard print sleeveless forgiving top for $4.90… KEEPER, obv. DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME??!!  
Red and blue print jersey tee - good for hiding wine slushie spills! However, the back had a weird split in the hem which framed my butt in such a way that prompted my advisors to say, and I quote, "From the back, it's a no." Words no woman wants to hear. PASS.
Red and blue print jersey tee – good for hiding wine slushie spills! However, the back had a weird split in the hem which framed my butt in such a way that prompted my advisors to say, and I quote, “From the back, it’s a no.” Words no woman wants to hear. PASS.
Hot pink striped tank. As it turns out, I'm fresh out of stripes in that exact colour. Welcome to my closet for $4.90! xoxoxo
Hot pink striped tank… As it turns out, I’m fresh out of stripes in that exact colour. Welcome to my closet for $4.90! xoxoxo
Pretty peachy colour and nice details.... probably would look better without a black bra... but it seems to make the girls look like like head lights or something. All I see are boobs. Is there even a head on that girl? Pass.
Pretty peachy colour and nice details…. probably would look better without a black bra… but it seems to make the girls look like head lights or something. All I see are boobs.  Pass.
I've been hunting for a slip dress and this one was navy polka dots and a decent length!!! But the darts were in the wrong place. Or my boobs were in the wrong place (again). Pass.
I’ve been hunting for a slip dress and this one was navy polka dots and a decent length!!! But the darts were in the wrong place. Or my boobs were in the wrong place (again). Pass.
Such a pretty floral jersey dress! So much potential... for a woman who's either 20 inches shorter or 20 years younger. Pass.
Such a pretty floral jersey dress! So much potential… for a woman who’s either 15 inches shorter or 15 years younger. Pass.
Shirt dress WITH POCKETS. Hella yes. (My kids have been blasting Macklemore. It's influencing my vocabulary. Stop me if I start actually rapping.)
Stretchy black and white print shirt dress WITH POCKETS. Hella yes! (My kids have been blasting Macklemore. It’s influencing my vocabulary. Stop me if I start actually rapping.)
This was a new-with-tags Orly dress. Pardon me, a horribly designed dress. Someone needs to upcycle this into something wearable. Pass.
This was a new-with-tags Orly dress. Pardon me, a horribly designed Orly dress. Someone needs to upcycle this into something wearable. Pass.
I'm looking for a little black dress that I can wear whilst camping. This one looked like a sure winner until I put it on and discovered a built in control-top slip. Not while camping, that's for sure. I don't want any reminders how many s'mores I'm eating, thank you very much.
I’m looking for a little black dress that I can wear whilst camping. This one looked like a sure winner until I put it on and discovered a built-in control-top slip! Not while camping, that’s for sure; I don’t want any reminders of how many s’mores I’m eating, thank you very much.
Another potential dress, another boob-area problem. It fit so funny I took it off before snapping a shot.
Another potential dress, another boob-area problem. It fit so funny I took it off before snapping a shot.  Again, my friends with their truth: “Something’s wrong right there, right there with your boobs, they look all bunchy” (makes face).  I GET IT.
This maxi dress is a comfy jersey material in a perfect camouflaging material! And YES you can wear a maxi dress camping - keeps the mosquitoes off, negates the need to shave your legs. WINNING for $7!!
This maxi dress is a comfy jersey material in a perfect camouflaging print! And YES you can wear a maxi dress camping – keeps the mosquitoes off, negates the need to shave your legs, etc.  If you don’t believe me, I dare you to try it.  WINNING for $7!!
And look how good this maxi looks with a wide belt! You would never guess it feels like a nightgown!
And look how good this maxi looks with a wide belt! You would never guess it feels like a nightgown!
Sandwich brand cardi with hot pink trim!! But a little tight and the sleeves a little long. Pass.
Sandwich brand cardi with hot pink trim!! But a little tight and the sleeves a little long. Pass.  (And could I take a moment to petition VV Boutique for some more flattering lighting in the dressing rooms!  Some softly glowing candlelight or a little Valencia mirror filter??)
The colours in this cardi reminded me of a Monet painting and everything I love - cobalt, mustard, green. For $3.50 it was in my cart faster than you could say "belt it!"
The colours in this cardi reminded me of a Monet painting and everything I love – cobalt, mustard, green. For $3.50 it was in my cart faster than you could say “belt it!”
Miss Me top with red, green, charcoal and crocheted detailing at the shoulders. I envision it with denim shorts or a fancy skirt - I'll have no problem getting $4.90 worth of wears out of it!
Miss Me top with red, green, charcoal and crocheted detailing at the shoulders. I envision it with denim shorts or a fancy skirt – I’ll have no problem getting $4.90 worth of wears out of it!
I tried this hoodie on in the aisles and with it, doubled my hoodie collection. I couldn't resist the flattering colour and have I mentioned I'll be doing a lot of camping this summer?
I tried this hoodie on in the aisles and with it, doubled my hoodie collection. I couldn’t resist the flattering colour and have I mentioned I’ll be doing a lot of camping this summer?  $5.60 well spent (but if you catch me wearing it with jeans and runners while dropping my kids off at school, INTERVENE for the love of God.)
Another easy to wear, navy print summer dress that I plan to wear... camping. (just never mind how I justify my decisions)
Another easy-to-wear, navy print summer dress for $5.95 that I plan to wear… camping. (just never mind how I justify my decisions)

So I tried on 16 pieces and purchased 8 items for a total cost of $42.35.  How did you score?!  Are great summer thrifters thinking alike?!!

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  1. Kimberly T Reply

    Great scores! Love all the camping dresses! That’s my style of camping! 😉

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