This post is sponsored by thredUP.
I've mentioned once or 100 times that I'm not a big fan of clothes shopping. I'm very impatient and get discouraged too easily -- I don't like the first thing I tried on! These dressing room lights are killing my self-esteem! This is boring and my feet hurt! -- and I also don't have that awesome "shopper's eye" that translate how something looks on the hanger with how it will look on my actual body. Obviously I love online shopping but I still get really indecisive and unsure about clothing. I am an e-commerce cart-abandoning nightmare.
Jason, on the other hand, totally has the shopper's eye. He also finds shopping fun, and even relaxing, both online and in person. I know. He's either a gem or an insane person.
As a result, I'd say he easily buys about 80% of my wardrobe these days. Which is admittedly awesome and convenient. So...shine on, you crazy diamond, I guess!
So when thredUP expressed interest in a second sponsored post (along with a tempting $150 shopping credit), I knew I wanted to outsource the grunt work this time around, and I set Jason loose on the site with my login, just to see what he'd choose. (If you haven't checked thredUp out yet: it's a HUGE online thrift store, full of name-brand and designer items for up to 90% off retail price. Filter and search by category, size, brand, color, whatever. It's awesome.)
(Please note how nicely the packaging coordinates with my children's chalk scribbles.)
Hi new clothes! And floofy dog!
After the unboxing -- almost three full outfit's worth of awesome. Good job, husband!
First up, from top left, a J.Crew sequined tee ($16.99, retail price $50), paired with a Citizens of Humanity denim miniskirt ($41.99, retails for $188).
It's um...very mini indeed. Only Jason gets to see the uncropped version of this photo. He likes my legs even more than he likes shopping, I guess. I love this outfit and have worn it multiple times already -- I add my own black leather moto and knee boots for maximum kickassery. The red ankle boots (Franco Sarto, $26.99, retail price $95) work well too, when it's a bit warmer. And props to Jason for remembering that I'd mentioned wanted a red shoe/boot option to have as an alternative to my (many many) black versions.
My cat would NEVER remember a tiny detail like that.
On the dressier side is this really beautiful silk and sequined dress by Trina Turk. This was the most pricey of the items ($60.99), but considering it retails for $268....uh, not an issue. This is a PERFECT summer wedding kind of dress, but I also dressed it down over Mother's Day weekend with wedges and a denim jacket, then cinched the waist with the burgundy belt (Banana Republic, $14.99, retail price $50).
And finally, in a shocking turn of practicality, I added a pair of work-appropriate black pants for $9.99 just before submitting the order. They aren't really exciting to model or anything, but 1) $9.99, 2) retail for $30 and 3) ha, I just noticed thredUP's packaging ALSO matches our back-up bedspread.
(Back-up because an animal barfed on it, so I better fold those pants and put them away.)
Total cost of my order: $171.94
Total full-price retail cost: $681.00!!!!
Jason seemed like he had a lot of fun at thredUP, especially since he could go nuts with high-priced brands and find lots of coordinating basics. I actually removed another designer dress from our cart since we were way over the $150 credit, and when he realized I did that he was practically INCENSED because it was such a good buy. (I didn't know! I am bad at this!) He went back to buy it but it was gone, alas. But you never know what will be there tomorrow, so get shopping!
Thanks to thredUP for sponsoring this post! The first 100 people to use my code AMALAH will get an extra 40% off their first order! (Applies to new US customers only. Discount up to $50)