As summery as it gets

And, well, let’s face it, it’s summer, at least north of the equator:

A relic from Vashti's closet, originally from Old Navy

Vashti explains:

I am a sucker for anything with a pleat. I recently did a huge closet dump and found this beauty in the back of my closet collecting dust and decided it was time to bust her back out.

I definitely like. But now I wonder: how common are these “closet dumps”? And what happens to the dumpees that don’t earn retention?


  1. fillyjonk »

    17 July 2019 · 9:02 pm

    I need to periodically do a closet dump myself. I got several compliments on the skirt and top I wore to church last week (and I thought they made me look dumpy because they were loose – bought them when I was a bit heavier). It was something scavenged from the back of the closet because I was too tired of the things I’d been wearing all summer.

  2. hollyh »

    18 July 2019 · 8:10 am

    I wear 1 percent of the clothes in my closet. Time for a closet dump and a trip to….Goodwill? Maybe not! Time to do some research, because Goodwill ain’t so good any more, apparently:

    “Specifically, the President and CEO of Land of Lincoln Goodwill in Central Illinois, Sharon Durbin, told a dozen of the thrift store’s workers with disabilities that they’ll no longer receive paychecks as a result of the state’s new minimum wage. She also warned the remaining 11 disabled workers on payroll that their jobs are in danger as well.

    Goodwill Industries International Inc. is filed as a 501(c)(3) organization, which exempts them from paying taxes, allows them to collect state funding, and awards them with state contracts. Additionally, the organization has permission from the federal government to pay disabled workers below the minimum wage floor.”

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