1.18.2016

Staying in Style with thredUP



If there is one thing I love when it comes to shopping it's finding great deals and purchasing things that are more affordable. Yes, every once in a while I like to splurge, but more often than not I prefer to purchase lower priced items.

With how often or how little I wear items, and just taking into account our own personal budget (we are pretty much a one income household), affordable is the way to go for me.

Yes, sometimes it does bum me out when I can't spend $150 on a pair of jeans that I know are really good quality and will last me several years, but I can't dwell on that! Luckily though, I don't really have to!

thredUP is the best resource for women's and kids' high-quality secondhand fashion (like a well curated online consignment store). They have a range of brands from Madewell to Zara to Joie, always up to 90% off the original retail price! This is great for gals like you and me that love designer clothing, just not the prices. Do I even need to mention how great it is to purchase kid's clothing as well? Every season I have to purchase a whole new wardrobe for both of my girls- that gets expensive when we are talking full price clothing! thredUP's selection is so great for kids!

Their women's selection is even better. One thing I am trying this year I have sort of made a style resolution- it is to "take control" of my closet. It's funny that I get paid to help other's clean out their closet yet I can't even keep mine under control-clothes everywhere, clothes I have never worn, spent too much money on and wore one time, you name it! (I chalk it up to wanting to relax when I am at home....I don't get paid by myself to go through my own closet!).

Anyway, I want to get it under control-I have been getting rid of things I no longer wear and doing some major purging, even including items that fall under the "I might wear this soon" category. I also purchase things I know will last season after season, closet staples and even basics. I want to purchase intentionally. But. And this is kind of a big but-I do like to try trendy pieces from time to time. With that in mind, I don't like to spend a ton of money on trendy pieces, mainly because it is something I probably won't be wearing for more than one season. That is why I love thredUP-I can purchase these trendy pieces that I love without spending a ton of money. I mean really-how can you say no when something is up to 90% off?

I have been wanting to try the super flare jeans look, sort of bell bottom like for a while now. Wasn't sure how much I would like them, so when I saw these jeans (80% off!!!), I thought they would be perfect to try!

This Loft jacket also caught my eye, because of it's neutral color and classic style. I knew it was something that I would wear season after season. And as if it couldn't get any better, it was new with tags and 72% off retail price!







Outfit Details:
Jacket: c/o thredUP (retail $148, thredUP $39.99) /// Jeans: c/o thredUP (retail: $189, thredUP $35.99) /// Shoes: Dolce Vita /// Hat: Target /// Top: Loft /// Purse: Target /// Watch: Target  

Thank you to thredUP for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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