I really enjoy shopping for clothing for myself and my daughters, but I don’t always love how expensive it is. I have always loved thrift and antique stores, as you can usually find some great deals.
I have noticed there aren’t that many good consignment shops in my area anymore, and that I often struggle to find time to visit the ones we do have. I have recently discovered Thred Up. Thred up has an app, a great, user friendly website and great quality clothing. You simply order a clean out kit, which comes with a large, postage paid bag you can fill with the things you wish to sell. Then, simply drop it off at the post office, free of charge.
You can also shop with them and purchase things. They come in a cute polka dot box or bag and are very well packaged. Check out this video of my oldest daughter opening her bag.
They’ve recently added a new service as well. Thred Up is now offering a box service similar to Stitch Fix. Simply fill out a survey about your sizes, favorite colors and favorite brands, and you’ll receive a box of goodies.
You pay a deposit to receive your box, which is then applied to your purchase total. You have seven days to return your unwanted items.
My box included all of these things:
Three business causal skirts
Three dressy shirts
Two casual shirts and one boho type shirt
Then, there were three pairs of dress pants and one pair of casual pants
One casual dress and two formal dresses
This necklace was in there too.
Everything was of name brand, great quality and some even had the tags still on. I tried on everything and this is what I chose to keep:
These are things I chose to return:
I already have two skirts that are almost identical to these. They fit well and I liked them; I just didn’t need them.
I didn’t really like how any of these shirts looked on me, so I sent them back.
The khaki pants weren’t my style and I just purchased a pair of black pants a few weeks ago.
These dresses are lovely but nothing I need. I don’t really do a lot of formal events so I don’t use formal dresses.
This necklace was pretty, but not my thing.
I came away with two pretty pairs of dress pants, three shirts, a dress and a skirt for less than $60. They are all things I can wear to work and church, and with multiple outfits. I am very satisfied and will likely order another box in the future.
Have you ordered from ThredUP? Comment below and tell us what you think!
Last year, my grandpa gave me this chair. He heard I was looking for an old chair and someone had given it to him.
I liked the look of the chair. It was a nice size and I thought it was a cute chair. I just wasn’t too sure about that metal woven seat. The metal was a little sharp and I was worried about my kids cutting their fingers.
So I removed it. I then painted the chair yellow.
I also used a little sandpaper to distress it a bit.
I first tried to use landscape mat to plant a vine plant, but it didn’t work.
So instead, I took some old wood planks and laid them across the bottom rungs of the chair.
I love how cute and unique this chair plant stand is. Plus, if I get tired of it, I can build a new seat for it.
But, the color brightens up our porch, and we get lots of compliments on our “fern chair.”