Clothing budget recap: June 2017

It wasn’t intentional to have back-to-back clothing budget recap posts, but here we are! Turns out that June was a much more productive (and less event-driven) month of filling holes in my closet. After doing a bit of recon on my Summer wardrobe earlier this month, it turns out that I’ve outgrown majority of the shorts and tops from previous Summer seasons. This month was spent trying to prep the closet for the warmer days to come.


Purchased new
1. Moorea Seal Kyla Top – $42 (exact)
This top has been flying off the shelves of the Moorea Seal store since it first came out! There was recently a restocking of this super cute button down shirt and I am so excited to finally add it to the closet. All sizes were just restocked, so if you’re looking for the perfect Summer button down, now’s your chance (and we can be twinsies!)!

2. Adidas Originals Grey Superstars – $25 (exact (but sold out), similar (but not on sale))
I really didn’t need these shoes, but with such an incredible sale, I couldn’t say no! ASOS was having a crazy sale on all their casual wear earlier in June, which put all of the Adidas Originals shoes on sale. I somehow managed to snag this pair for $25 (regular $100) and am so excited for them!! This specific colour combo has since sold out, but there are other pairs on sale right now!

3. Crocs – Lina Dorsay Flat Sandals – $27 (exact)
Almost positive I once said, “I’ll never own a pair of Crocs!” and here we are. Who knew Crocs made such cute styles of sandals? These wedged sandals are really cute and super comfy. The only downside is that they’re only made in full sizes. As someone who is in between a size 8.5 and 9, the reviews recommended going half a size up, so I went with a 9. They’re a tad bit loose, but not unbearably awkward.

June was such a fun month for thrifting! I had a lot of really incredible finds, especially after coming up with nothing in May. Here is my June haul:

1. Philip Lim for Target green button down – $2.50
I had actually purchased this button down a few years ago while the collaboration line was available in stores. I ended up returning it in favour of the floral printed version of the button down instead. At $2.50, I couldn’t say no and am really glad I added this back to my closet years later. The colour is so vibrant and super out of my comfort zone, but the design and cut make it such a fun and interesting piece to wear.

2. L.L. Bean Vintage Cable Cardigan – $8 (exact)
This sweater is currently on sale on the L.L.Bean website for 50% off ($50 after sale) and I am so glad I snagged it from the thrift racks for even less than that. As a huge fan of the quality of clothing from L.L.Bean, this cardigan was a no-brainer. Thrifting for off-season items is one of my favourite things to do because you can find the best gems!

3. Merona chambray shorts – $2.50 (exact)
As it turns out, one of the Goodwill stores that I like to frequent is the hub for Target overstock. There were so many pairs of new with tags shorts that made picking one pair difficult, but I’m glad that I ended up picking a pair up! The chambray material is definitely way out of my usual comfort zone, but they’re so soft and were a steal. I was pleasantly surprised to see them still for sale online (only $12!) considering that there were at least a dozen or so pairs already on the racks at the thrift store. The pair I linked are the 9″ length ones, which are the ones I purchased… I accidentally used a photo of the 3″ pair for this post (which are also on sale for $12 right now).

Total for June: $107

Although I stayed under budget for June, looking back at the purchases, I think I should’ve come in even lower. I really didn’t need those Adidas Superstars, but they’re cute and will get worn this season!

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  • Kate Montague

    Just stumbled across your blog!! I love that you include thrifted finds along with your new ones! Great post!

    • Thanks!! It was a pretty recent shift to start sharing my thrift finds, and so great to hear that it’s been well received!

  • Rachael Hatton

    I really love the format of this post! Thrifting is so fun but can be really hit and miss… looks like you found some great items and I look forward to seeing how you style them!

  • My local Goodwill has Target clothes too. I need to visit it! Great buys this last month. Love that cable sweater!

    • The cable knit cardigan is probably my favourite thrift find this month! Cannot wait to start rotating it into my daily wardrobe :)

  • Junvi Ola

    What are your fave thrift shops in Seattle? I was beyond thrilled when I moved to Seattle and found kick-ass thrift stores! My faves Goodwill in Cap Hill (just because it’s closest to me) and the Goodwill Bellevue. Do you have others to recommend?

    • OOoh yes, the Cap Hill store is a nice one. It’s probably the best in terms of organization, too! My favourite is probably the flagship on S Lane St. It’s HUUUUGE! I’ve also found that the pricing at this store is the least inflated. The Cap Hill and SLU stores seem to be hiking up their prices (e.g. $70 for a beaten up vintage D&B purse?!?) so I’ve been visiting these ones less.

      • Junvi Ola

        Good to know. I have been there once, but was so overwhelmed that I didn’t enjoy it as much. Plus, they jam-pack those clothes on the rack, that I can barely browse the clothes since they’re so tightly packed together!

  • You are so inspiring!!!!! I love that you broke everything down – great thrifting inspo! xoxo

  • Natalie Fisher

    Ooooh, thanks for sharing this. Always looking for ways to save money on clothes