Thrift shop finds: white shirt dress

white shirt dress

I don’t often find great stuff in thrift shops—but a couple of months ago I spent an hour or so browsing the local charity shop in Carvoeiro (the town where I grew up). I found a few little gems, including this white shirt dress from Asos. It’s a small size yet it’s extremely wide-fitting, so I thought I would probably just wear it with a pair of jeans…skinny jeans if you must know!

However, it’s way too hot here for skinny jeans at the moment so I figured I would just brave it and get my legs out. I know, I know…you hardly ever see my pins because, well, I’m just not particularly fond of them really. But…every now and again I am brave enough and this is one of those occasions!

Because the white shirt dress is so wide, I decided to add a wide belt too, just to cinch the waist. But if the weather gets any hotter, I’d probably get rid of it, as there’s nothing worse than tight clothes in the heat. For now though, it’s just about acceptable! I added my favourite brown wedges and a tan leather handbag—both of which are pretty old. I also added a brown necklace which I bought from a market stall many years ago. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out—even with my legs out. I guess it makes a difference when you slather them in body lotion lol! But even that’s a problem at the moment because my little dog, Luna, has a strange habit of licking it off. She’s so weird lol!

Here’s what the white shirt dress looks like without the belt (or shoes or jewellery lol). By the way, please don’t forget to add your posts to the Neverending Style Link-up this week, so we can all check out all your fabulous posts!

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  1. July 20, 2021 / 2:29 am

    Ummmm, Ma’am, you’ve got gams!

    That shirt dress is absolutely fabulous. I so miss thrifting… I used to go every payday and come home with loads of skirts. The hunt was just plain fun.

    • Suzy
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      July 23, 2021 / 12:41 pm

      LOL thanks Daenel!! I bet you have some amazing thrift shops nearby.
      Have a fantastic weekend!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  2. July 20, 2021 / 3:04 am

    Another blogger featured a white shirt dress that I was ga-ga over. And here you are in such a simple, chic look. Perfect for summer. I have been on the look out for a white shirt dress to cross my path. Might need to check out my favorite thrift shop.

    • Suzy
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      July 23, 2021 / 12:40 pm

      I wish I could come with you, Leslie! It would be so much for a bunch of us bloggers to get together for a thrift shopping weekend, wouldn’t it?! Thank you so much for your kind comments. And good luck in your search!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  3. July 20, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    Oh, I love how the belt give the dress shape and that necklace is marvelous! I am always amazed how accessories can change a look! I am excited to go thrifting in the fall as I have found a couple stores with some pretty cool offerings.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • Suzy
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      July 23, 2021 / 12:39 pm

      Oooh you’re so lucky to be somewhere with thrift shops to check out, Mireille. We have so few of them over here in the Algarve! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Happy Weekend!
      hugs
      Suzy xx

    • Suzy
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      July 23, 2021 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Lovely! I agree it is a fun summery look.
      Have a fab weekend!
      Suzy xx

  4. July 22, 2021 / 10:47 pm

    What a fantastic find and I adore the way you’ve styled it with darker accessories. Brilliant and the photos are fabulous. You look gorgeous.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Suzy
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      July 23, 2021 / 12:37 pm

      You’re so kind, Rena! Thank you so much!
      Have a lovely weekend. Sorry I haven’t been over to your blog for a little while. I don’t know where the time goes!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  5. July 23, 2021 / 12:31 pm

    Um, hello, gorgeous legs! How are you not fond of your legs, my friend? They are beautiful, long, lean, and muscular! Show those beauties off! What a great dress, too. I have a very similar one that I styled in a similar way a few summers back. I remember I had to ditch the belt halfway through the day because it was just too darn hot! I love the photo of you hanging your laundry! Hanging laundry on the line is like one of my favorite household chores! I might be as weird as your lotion-licking pup! Haha.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Suzy
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      July 23, 2021 / 12:36 pm

      LOL you are too sweet, Shelbee! Thank you! It’s funny how we tend to have parts of our bodies that we just don’t like, isn’t it? I’ve never liked my legs lol. However, I do appreciate how amazing they are, what they do and so on! And yes, I think maybe you are a little weird enjoying hanging out the laundry lol!! 😉
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  6. Suzy
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    July 23, 2021 / 12:36 pm

    LOL you are too sweet, Shelbee! Thank you! It’s funny how we tend to have parts of our bodies that we just don’t like, isn’t it? I’ve never liked my legs lol. However, I do appreciate how amazing they are, what they do and so on! And yes, I think maybe you are a little weird enjoying hanging out the laundry lol!! 😉
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  7. July 27, 2021 / 10:43 pm

    What a beautiful white shirt dress, Suzy. You found a bargain here. I love how you have styled it with the brown belt and brown shoes 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up to The Wednesday Link Up. I hope you can join us again tomorrow for our next party 🙂 #TheWednesdayLinkUp

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