A Year of Thrift: July Haul

If you haven’t had the chance to catch up with my A Year of Thrift challenge, now is your opportunity!

Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of some of the items I picked up in July, which have formed a sort of wardrobe skeleton for the year ahead. Two of the dresses I’ve thrifted can be used to layer, which will be amazing in the Autumn/Winter months – perfect with some thick tights as well as bare legs. I’ve only recently become comfortable with my own sense of fashion – I’d usually just grab some mass produced, ‘safe’ trend from Primark and leave it at that. Lately, I’ve become much more adventurous and I’ve found my taste for layers, vintage and quirky looks.

This post is about highlighting some of my favourite finds this month, and the little details that made me pick them up. You’ll see them in outfit posts and vlogs no doubt in the coming months!

The Dungaree Dress: I’m so excited I found this. I had been googling dungaree dresses the week before and the cheapest I found was £20 and flimsy.. When I came across this George at ASDA dress on the rails I snatched it up quickly. It cost me £2.99 and I remember excitedly telling the cashier how I’d been looking for one!

A Sweet Treat: A quirky print, and another that jumped out at me from the rails.

I did have to give it some TLC with a button repair and it needs a thin belt which I didn’t realise, but I’m keeping it on my dress rail so I don’t forget about it. It actually has a sheer panel around the neckline which modernises the dress a little, and it brushes the top of my knee when I have it on. The print is fun, but all in all the dress can be worn in a slightly more formal setting than the other two I’ve picked!

The Striped Summer Dress: I love the bow on the neckline of this dress. Its a George at ASDA dress, in a light fabric which compliments this heatwave we’ve suffered through. The shoulder straps are adjustable using a button, which caught my eye – it adds a little character to what I’m sure will be a wardrobe staple, as well as a practical element due to me still breastfeeding.

I actually wore this on a date night last week, and accessorised it with some bright red ballet pumps – it looked pretty nautical, but I loved it. The hemline falls below my knee and the skirt does taper outwards, meaning when you wear it you do feel like a Disney princess. Who doesn’t want to feel like that in a dress, right?

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