Thrifted Tropics

(Outfit Notes: Green Top-Thrifted/Skirt-Thrifted/Earrings-Old Navy/Flip Flops-Old Navy)

As a (mostly) stay-at-home Mumma, relying on one person’s income while also trying to save for a house, I definitely rely on a well-defined budget. Jeramy and I each take $15 dollars a week to buy ourselves something, whether it be lunch with a friend, a new CD, or some Starbucks. In my case, I often browse the clearance racks for items to fill in my wardrobe. I recently also decided that going thrift shopping could become very useful to me, allowing me to find things without spending too much.

The other day I popped into Goodwill and ended up finding two skirts and two tops, for just over $15. That makes two entire outfits minus shoes. Not all thrifting trips are successful, sometimes I find absolutely nothing, but that day I was quite pleased.

The outfit here is one of the shirts I got that day, as well as one of the skirts. The top is GAP brand, so new it probably cost at least $20. (This is based on looking at other embellished tees on their website.) Green is my favorite color, and I loved the little sparkly embellishment on the pocket. It was an added bonus that it coordinated so well with this tropical print skirt. I have been keeping my eye out for a button-front skirt for a while now, and was excited when this one fit me. The print and the colors are perfect for this time of year, going into summer.

Since today was Father’s Day, and we were just taking it easy together as a family and doing a little shopping (for a new shower curtain liner, how unexciting), I thought flip-flops would keep me from feeling over-dressed. They are also comfortable for hanging around in.

I am really happy about this thrift shop success. Do you ever go thrifting? Find anything good lately?

4 thoughts on “Thrifted Tropics

  1. My mom goes a lot and sometimes I do go with her. Definitely hit or miss. The hits are fun – cute outfit!

    You should do a post on skin – yours is beautiful and I can see you are not sun obsessed – even with all the skin cancer awareness, lots of people still are – it’s crazy!

    • Awww, thank you. I actually have very sensitive, dry, and itchy skin. My face is very sensitive to breakouts, and I am still searching for the right solution to minimize this. Some of it is genetics, some is stress.

      However, I do dislike tans in general. Unless it is a natural sunkissed look, I think it distracts from natural beauty. However, some people have darker skin tones naturally and that is beautiful too. I am pale and I embrace that. It keeps me looking young! 🙂

      I might write posts about my endeavors with different skin care routines and one about embracing my paleness.

  2. Pingback: For The Love Of Thrifting « thismummaslife

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