Thrifting Red, White and Blue

red, white and bue

I don’t always go into a thrift store with a game plan.  Sometimes I’m just browsing around to see what I can find and sometimes I have a specific mission.  This past Friday my mission was to find red, white and blue clothing to wear for the 4th of July holiday.  The awesome thing about thrifting holiday attire is, I often find items I can wear more than once.  For example, If I purchase a t-shirt with a flag and the year 2017 on it, I probably wouldn’t wear it more than once, well maybe twice since Labor Day will be here before you know it.  But if I take that same 4 – 5 dollars and thrift a solid red t-shirt for let’s say 3 – 4 dollars more than likely I will be wearing that red t-shirt through the remainder of the summer and many more summer’s to come (not to mention layered under a sweater in the colder months).

Side note…I love the American Flag and have nothing at all against t-shirts with our flag on them!!!!


red, white and blue

Well, my trip was very successful.  I left the store with 1 red midi halter dress, 1 pair of denim capri pants, 2 white tank tops (you can never have enough white tank tops, definitely a wardrobe staple), and a white and red checkered sleeveless button down shirt.  My grand total spent was 18.00.

I paired the checkered shirt with one of the white tanks, the denim capri pants and these super cute red and blue wedge sandals that I thrifted back in December.  Well of course I needed to add some blue so I added my navy Gap cardigan.  Perfect outfit for a backyard bbq (I’m thinking the wedges could definitely be substituted for a pair of comfy Keds).

There is nothing more comfortable than a summer sundress.  This red halter dress can definitely be worn all summer long.  Of course I paired it with a cropped denim jacket because I love jean jackets and dress’…lol.  I added the white tank underneath because it is a low cut dress.  My blue statement necklace was the icing on the cake.

So just remember, if you have a limited budget but want a new outfit for the summer holidays, look no further than your local thrift shop!


Happy Thrifting Ladies


red, white and blue

red, white and blue



red, white and blue

red, white and blue



  1. July 4, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Love that bright red against the denim.

    • mrsbrown0806
      July 24, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks so much Laurie!

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