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Thursday, August 24, 2017

thrifting with thredup

as many of you know, the majority 
of my wardrobe is thrifted; if i were to guess, i would 
estimate around 75 percent of my clothes were
thrifted or purchased on consignment. that isn't
to say i don't enjoy purchasing new items;
zara and nordstrom, i am looking at you!

as an aspiring fashion blogger,
keeping on trend, while rotating pieces in my
 wardrobe (with high frequency) is not cost effective.
 i simply can't afford a new dress or pair of shoes 
when they cost $75-100 apiece. a girl can only
spend so much. and why spend that amout
when i can thrift an entire outfit for 
much less!
disclosure: thredup graciously provided me with a store credit used
to purchase the dress photographed here. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

earlier this month, i was selected as one of thredup's 
insta-gals and kindly provided a store credit. 
i purchased the off-the-shoulder dress i am wearing today,
as well as a more casual topshop dress!
this black, asos-brand dress still had original tags (!!!),
and cost $12. #steal

if you are new to thredup, it is an online
consignment marketplace. they offer previously
owned (new and gently used) clothing, shoes,
and accessories for women and children. prices are 
often more than 90 percent off what you would
pay to buy the item new! brands include (but are
not limited to) anthropologie, banana republic, 
j.crew, nordstrom, zara, and more.
^^^ and sometimes you stop mid-photo shoot for a macron break.
lady yum just opened across the street from my office; dangerous! ^^^

shopping with thredup can feel somewhat
intimidating; the variety of products and brands
they carry is seemingly endless! i recommend
searching by brand (example: zara). if you know 
that particular brand fits you well, you are likely
to find an item(s) to purchase. you can also narrow 
down offerings by size, color, style, price, etc.
additional tip? the app is incredibly easy to shop.
it is addicting, too!

if, like me, you tend to rotate items in and 
out of your closet, request a 'clean out bag.' mail
in your like-new and gently used items 
to receive cash or store credit.

dress: asos (c/o thredup), sandals: topshop,
purse: nine west (via tj maxx), bracelets: brighton,
rings: forever 21

have you shopped using thredup?
do you enjoy consignment shopping?
as i prepare to move, i have a growing pile
of items i will soon mail in for store credit
(let's be honest, this girl loves to shop!).

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