I introduced a new series on The Spirited Thrifter recently: Thrifty Therapists!  I have several rehab med colleagues that are skilled thrifters and their finds are simply too good not to share!  As luck would have it, I had the chance to go thrifting with two of my thrifty therapist friends this past weekend and we all needed it!  A good thrift shop with girlfriends IS cheaper than therapy!

Kim getting her shop on in the dress aisles.
Kim getting her shop on in the dress aisles.
Kim pretending it's totally normal for her friend to be taking photos of her in the aisles.
Kim pretending it’s totally normal for her friend to be taking photos of her in the aisles.
Randa's cart, locked and loaded!  P.S. Recognize the famous mustard sweater?!!  And my bird scarf?!!
Randa’s cart, locked and loaded! P.S. Recognize the famous mustard sweater?!! And my bird scarf?!!
Randa was missing a perfect popover chambray dress in her life, till now!  $9.10 for this versatile beauty with our 30% discount card!
Randa was missing a perfect popover chambray dress in her life, till now! $9.10 for this versatile beauty with our 30% discount card!
Such a pretty skirt but not practical for a busy Speech Language Pathologist on the go!
Such a pretty pleated maxi skirt but not practical for a busy Speech Language Pathologist on the go!
However, this cobalt blue jersey skirt is PERFECT for work and play, especially with the whimsical bicycle-print tee!
However, this cobalt blue jersey skirt is PERFECT for work and play, especially with the whimsical bicycle-print tee! (pendant is her own)
Can't help but imagine this orange top with the blue skirt!!  In Style says tangerine is a thing right now!
Can’t help but imagine this orange top with the blue skirt!! In Style says tangerine is a thing right now, but more importantly, it’s so very Randa!
As much as Randa's finds embody her style, this skirt is the epitome of Kim!  Lacy, romantic and waiting to be worn with legging and some vintage Frye boots! (p.s., the size on the tag is way off - good reminder to look above and below your size when thrifting!)
As much as Randa’s finds embody her style, this $7.70 skirt is the epitome of Kim! Lacy, romantic and waiting to be worn with leggings and some vintage Frye boots! (p.s., the size on the tag is way off – good reminder to look above and below your size when thrifting!)
Kim found another unique skirt in light summer cotton!  I see this with a statement tee or knotted chambray!
Kim found another unique skirt in light summer cotton! I see this with a simple tank, statement tee or knotted chambray!
As for me, well, I was hunting for a sporty sweater.  I liked this blue floral but passed it up for the 2 grey-print ones in the queue!
As for me, well, I was hunting for a sporty sweatshirt. I liked this blue floral but passed it up for the 2 grey-print ones in the queue!  (I did get the skirt though because IT HAS POCKETS!)

And, for the piece de resistance of the shopping trip therapy session

New with tags ISABEL MARANT dress for $9.10!!!!!!!!!!!
New with tags ISABEL MARANT dress!!!!  All a girl needs to feel better are her friends and a $600 dress for $9.10!

Apologies for the blurry shot but let that whet your appetite for a proper post all about this stunning hall-of-fame find, coming soon!  Meanwhile, Kim shared with me some pics of a great outfit from her Victoria Day BBQ…

Kim scored this Jacob tee for $3.50 on our thrifting therapy trip!
Kim scored this Jacob tee for $3.50 on our thrifting therapy trip!
I call this kind of piece a "basic +" - basic tee with special details!
I call this kind of piece a “basic +” – basic tee with special details!
TNA sweater from Value Village and True Religion denim from a local consignment shop.
TNA sweater from Value Village and True Religion denim from a local consignment shop; belt and boots from her closet.
Knowing what I know now, I would NEVER pay regular retail for designer denim - there's plenty to be found at consignment and thrift shops!
Knowing what I know now, I would NEVER pay regular retail for designer denim – there’s plenty to be found at consignment and thrift shops!

Thanks girls for doing a “group therapy” session with me!!  I felt so much better afterwards and even with all our items together, it cost less than 45 minutes of real therapy!!  (not that I’m suggesting you forgo that, I’m also a big fan of traditional therapy!!!)  Do you think I could claim “Thrifting Therapy” on my Health Spending Account?!  Anyone?!  Anyone?!  I hereby prescribe 2 hours of Thrifting Therapy for every mother.  Signed (illegibly), Dr. Thrifter.

Good friends, good "therapy," GREAT thrifting!
Good friends, good “therapy,” GREAT thrifting!

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