This post is sponsored by thredUP. Thanks, thredUP!
As you guys know, I am trying to up my wardrobe. Now that summer break is over, Annabel has told me that I have to put on “real clothes” because I am “like, so embarrassing.” She just doesn’t understand how comfortable my bathing suit cover ups and caftans are. But fine, I will wear “real” clothes to school drop offs and pick ups, because I am a mom who cares and also because I am really over shaving my legs.
On school mornings, I am busy waking up kids, feeding them, packing lunches, brushing hair, etc. There isn’t a lot of time for me to get myself looking all fancy (not that I would want to look all fancy, but you know what I mean). By the time the kids are ready to leave, I have about 2 minutes to put myself together and get out the door. I need clothes that look nice with zero effort.
Here’s the thing, though: Annabel outgrew 90% of her wardrobe this summer. All shorts, all pants, most shirts, most dresses, all shoes. I was not anticipating this much growing and really wasn’t prepared to have to replace so much. Through the course of searching the internet for good clothing deals I came across thredUP. YOU GUYS. I AM OBSESSED. OB.SESSED.
thredUP is basically an online consignment store. It has women’s and kids’ high-quality secondhand clothes, with really nice brands and designers like Gap and Madewell and Michael Stars. Buuuuuut everything is up to 90% off. EVERYTHING. I started looking through the girls’ clothing and I maybe freaked out because there were clothes I would never buy full-priced for Annie (like Mini Boden) for Target prices. I ended up buying her nine things, all from Mini Boden, J.Crew, and Peek – and I only spent $52.
Sooooo of COURSE I went to thredUP to buy stuff for myself. The first thing I did was look through jeans. I’d once tried on a pair of Adriano Goldschmied jeans that I thought were on sale and they fit amazingly (and then I saw they were $225 and had a heart attack). So when I saw thredUP had a pair in my size I immediately put them in my cart. They were normally $167 and I got them for $24. Tears of joy, you guys.
I ended up buying myself the jeans and four pull-over tops, plus a dress by Peek for Annie and a shirt by Peek for James. LOOK AT MY TOTAL SAVINGS:
Everything arrived a few days later in a cute polka dot box:
And everything inside was adorable:
I took everything out of the box and just admired it for a while:
You know how you feel awesome in new clothes? Well, I felt even MORE awesome in these clothes because they were CHEAP. And anytime someone said, “I like your top!” I replied, “LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I PAID FOR IT.” I am unable to keep my chill when a bargain is involved.
But anyway. I love my clothes. The jeans especially – they are already broken in and just feel amazing.
This is my “Going to a meeting at the school” outfit:
And these are my “hurry up and get these kids to school on time” outfits:
The next thing I’m going to try is sending clothes we don’t wear anymore to threadUP. I have bags of stuff I’ve been waiting to sell at our next garage sale, but this is going to be a lot more convenient!
ANNNNND I have a special offer for all of you! If you click here and use code SPOHR40 at checkout, you’ll get 40% off your entire order! OMG you’ll be able to buy so much more stuff, you lucky ducks.
Have fun shopping!