Oversized Sweatshirt • Zara | Jeans (top pic) • Zara | Converse Shoes |
Black T-shirt • Madewell | Black Jeans • H&M | Crossbody • Urban Outfitters |
Brown Shoes • Zara | Leather Jacket • Zara | Sweater • H&M (similar) |
Jeans (3rd pic) • H&M | Booties • Winners (same) | Distressed Jeans (4th pic) • H&M |
Black Top • Asos | Sandals • Etsy | Striped Top • Everlane | Jeans (5th pic) • Gap
We seemed to have bypassed spring and went straight to summer over last week. When most people think of Canada they think that it is cold all the time, or that our summers don’t get very hot. They do. In Southern Ontario where I live it’s not a dry heat either. It’s the super humid, air so thick you can’t breathe kind of heat. Where you stick to the furniture, your hair goes really frizzy, and you don’t want to venture out of the air conditioning. Last week and this weekend the temperatures hit 38°C (100°F) which is way past my comfort zone and makes me worry what it’s going to be like in July and August if it is this hot now.
This led me to reevaluate my wardrobe and find another hole, some lighter fabric tanks are missing. I was able to find a nice lightweight, loose tank with crochet (I think it’s crochet) straps and border across the top at Value Village on Sunday. I think this will be a nice comfortable option to wear on days like today.
I love Value Village but you really have to dedicate time to it because there is so much to go through. I was lucky and found the top relatively quickly because Merle usually doesn’t wait patiently after a certain amount of time and I get rushed and miss things. Thrifting has really been a lot more misses than hits for me lately which is probably due to the quick season changeover and everyone having the same idea as me. Sundays are usually our dedicated thrift days. I go through and purge the apartment during the week and we make a donation on Sundays as well (I aim for every Sunday but I usually like to wait until the donation bag is full first which sometimes takes a few weeks). When I moved the rooms around last weekend I was able to get rid of a lot of stuff, and for every medium bag (ours is usually one of those blue Ikea bags) that you donate you get a card for up to 30% off your purchase. Purge, donate, and get 30% off your purchase. Sounds good.
Do you like thrifting?