Sunday, June 8

Thrift Inspiration....Doing it Net-A-Porter Style in Thrifted Gap Dresses

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend! My week has been filled with working, general housework and being around for my youngest who is currently sitting some of his GCES and end of year exams. He has been working extremely hard and with the World Cup on the horizon this is a much welcome distraction for enjoying his downtime! 
My blogging reading and posting has been very sporadic due to a major life change imminently on the horizon which of course is taking top priority at the moment. I do try my best to read your blogs even if I'm not leaving comments and to try and get my own life back into a normal routine I am hoping that I'll eventually be able to start blog posting and thrifting more regularly too, so do please bear with me!!

Anyhow, back to all things style and this post has been in the making for a couple of months as both items that I've thrifted were found this Spring season. Like everyone else I love Summer style and each year I always eagerly look out for dresses as my main outfits of choice. Being such an avid jeans lover for the other three seasons means I'll favour either a vintage or modern, designer or high street dress that over the years has tended to follow one main theme- floral or patterned.

When the trends for Summer were being shown in winter, one particular item caught my interest which was the denim/chambray summer dress. I already have a chambray denim maxi dress thrifted from last year but as the new year came in I really wanted to find 'the' denim dress. 

Inspiration wise there are so many fabulous chambray and denim dresses around for Summer, not just in a variety of different washes ranging from bleached to indigo, but styles range from shift to belted to cowboy to corset. Here are my favourite that I've picked from Net-A-Porter if money were no object and are pretty indicative of the styles that I like to thrift too:


ACNE Studios, £400





Sea, £340



Current/Elliott, £280



See by Chloe, £240



R13, £430



Theyskens' Theory, £320

So here are the dresses I found which I've already started wearing and are proving to be well worth the buy!! This first one is a very light blue chambray linen blend thrifted Gap shift style dress which is actually even lighter in colour than the photo suggests and was from the Sense charity shop for £3.40:


I first wore it for my lovely blogger meet with Michelle a few weeks back and funnily enough whilst we were eating lunch I managed to drip garlic butter on it-oh noo!! Thankfully a dose of fairy liquid and vanish got rid of the big blob in question and now laundered and pressed is ready for action again!!

This next purchase was from the boot sale back in March or April and is a dark indigo western style denim dress by Gap and was only £2:




It's quite a slim fitting dress and comes just above the knees, but again is a perfect summer day dress and with both dresses coming in at just over a fiver they are my perfect denim style investment pieces this summer!

Did you indulge in a chambray or denim dress for this coming season? I'd love to know what style of summer dress you are currently favouring, be it plain or patterned, floral or stripes, shift or fitted, do share!!

Thank you as usual for stopping by with your wonderful comments, opinions and observations- they are so welcomed and appreciated and I do look forward to catching up with you even if it's later rather than sooner!

Wishing you all a great week ahead and enjoy the sunshine if you're lucky to have it with you at the moment!!


15 comments:

Style At Every Age said...

Love both your dresses Sharon, the first one would suit my body shape perfectly! Hope everything ok your end xxxx

Please may I? said...

Fabulous finds Sharon. You do so well with your finds.

X x

Kezzie said...

Aha, I also recently found a 2nd hand chambray dress-worn on blog last week. Yours are really nice x

Romy / Hippy at Heart said...

amazing thrift finds, denim dresses are real classics and don't have to cost a fortune xx

Romy / Hippy at Heart said...

amazing thrift finds, denim dresses are real classics and don't have to cost a fortune xx

Vix said...

I loved the denim maxi dress you wore last year.
Your finds just go to show that if you hunt around the perfect item always turns up in a charity shop. xxx

Michelle Lee said...

Hey Sharon! The chambray shift look amazing on when I met you in person....I would love a denim dress in that shape and style! Really love the shirt dress style too! I am definately going to try and do a round of the charity shops and a trip to a booty next weekend to see if I fare as well as you! Have a super week :0) xx

Janet Taylor said...

I am huge fan of denim dresses. :)

Diary of a penny pincher said...

Thanks for the tip, Sharon. Will look out for denim or chambray dresses in the charity shops, like Vix says, something always turns up! Although I've bought too much this month already. xx

WendyB said...

Phew! Glad the garlic butter was attended to! I got really nervous when I read that! LOL.

Andrea Couscousandcorkwedges said...

Both are just fantastic but I love the first one! I think its been a crazy time all around recently Sharon! I'm dreading the teenage years & all those exams! Ax

mrsmsmeanderings said...

Great finds, Sharon. I never thought I'd be keen on denim dresses (they remind me of the 70s!!), but have just bought myself a lightweight tunic style one which I'm loving! x

Fashion40ish said...

Fabulous. I need a denim dress in my life. I really do. H xx

Keri Lou said...

Amazing finds Sharon and I'm so pleased I stopped by your blog, it's my first visit. The Gap one is so lovely but I must admit I am in love with that printed one from Sea on a Net-a-Porter! Less in love with it's price though x

Sharon S said...

Hi ladies-such fabulous comments, thank you all so much! xx

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