A friend of mine shared a gift card with me to ThredUp. I’ve been hearing about them, but never checked it out before now. I looked around their site and was amazed at the selection of stylish stuff for thrift store prices. Some of the items are brand new, some are gently used. Each description is clear on what you are buying. If there is a flaw, it’s clearly described so you can make an informed decision.
I picked out 2 dresses, a pair of studded skinny corduroy jeans, and a tunic top with a fun leaf print. After my gift card savings it was shipped to my door for around $35.
Now here’s the part I wasn’t expecting:
Polka Dot Box
Cute little note on the inside flap.
Tissue gift wrapped and sealed with an enjoy sticker.
There’s my stuff–it’s clean, inspected, and tagged. Definitely not a thrift store shopping experience. (Ever feel like you need a good hand washing and maybe a shower after shopping at a thrift store?)
Part of the reason why I ordered a few new clothing items is I’ve gained 20 pounds since I became ill last December. I chose things that would fit me now and still look nice when I find healing and get my body under control.
This is a stretch black dress (I brightened it and messed up the color so you could see the cool detail.) The star burst style is Very figure flattering and the stretchy fit means it will still look great even if I get smaller again.
Navy Blue Studded Corduroys. I heart studs right now. The low rise cut means they still fit in my old size (because of my hormone imbalance I’m only gaining weight in my middle area and my thighs and hips are staying the same size.) These are probably the highest quality pair of pants I’ve ever owned.
This leaf top was listed as a dress, but it is just a few inches longer than my bum. It is an adorable tunic top to wear with my white skinny jeans and a belt to accentuate what’s left of my waist.
The last item I bought was this yellow belted strappy dress. I thought I would be a safe choice since it is an empire waist, but it wouldn’t zip :(. This is tucked in the back of my closet as inspiration to keep making healthy food choices. Heidi might borrow it while I’m working towards being able to wear it.
Overall, I’m thrilled with my whole experience with ThredUp and will definitely shop there again. If you’d like to try it, here’s a $10 gift card to get you started. If you shop with that link, not only will you get $10, but they’ll send me $10 too :).