Pretty Clothes on the Cheap!

Okay, I try to keep things at least 5% gender neutral around here, but sometimes the girliness just has to show.  This is one of those times.

Not to be overdramatic, but I think I’ve found a website that will revolutionize the way I shop.  No kidding.

I’ve tried consignment stores before with mixed success.  The problem for me was sifting through all of those items to find the right size and style, etc.  I’m honestly just too lazy for that kind of shopping.

Enter ThredUp.com.  A friend recommended the site to another friend on Facebook, and I decided to give it a glance someday.  On that someday, I knew I was a goner.  You can sort by size and style and item type, or even by brand and color.  Lovely.

Maybe it’s not polite to talk about money, but forget polite for just a minute.  If anything should convince you to check out ThredUp.com, it’s money.  I got two nice shirts and a short-sleeved sweater for $35.  They look as good as new to me.  (I did also have a first-time purchase deal and free shipping and returns.  That’s pretty hard to beat.)  No matter how it happened, $35 for three nice items of clothing is nice.  There’s even some name-brand silk in that bundle.

This was about $19:

photo from ThredUp.com

photo from ThredUp.com

And this was $7:

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photo from ThredUp.com

And if you’re not into loud, printed, or ruffled shirts, they have lots and lots of other things in other styles.  I just happened to be in want of some loud, printed, ruffled shirts right now. I’m wearing the super loud tunic right now, and it feels like very glamorous scrubs (you know, the pajama-like clothes that nurses get to wear).  Which is exactly how I would want my clothes to feel.  I’m in love.

I also got a slightly less loud short-sleeved wrap sweater that I like a lot for $9:

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photo from ThredUp.com

It’s cuter in real life.  You’ll just have to trust me on that.

Thanks for my new clothes, ThredUp!  Thanks for my new clothes, Grandma!  Together, you make an unbeatable team.

Procrastination Holiday Style

Well, Christmas is almost here again.  I love it, I really do.  I even like making the Christmas list (the grown-up one that has other people’s names on it).  Since today is my day off instead of Saturday, I took the morning to work through the list to make sure everything is getting done and ordered and mailed, etc.

Then I went to a few websites to order some of the remaining items on the list, and imagine my surprise when the website told me I was doing some last-minute shopping.  WHAT?  It’s only December 13.  We have at least 8 days before anything should be considered last-minute.  Come on, people.  They obviously don’t know what real procrastination looks like.

photo from memegenerator.net

photo from memegenerator.net

Real procrastination looks like not ordering things in time to wrap them yourself.  Sorry, nieces and nephew!  Real procrastination looks like buying supplies for those homemade gifts in mid-December.  (Yes, today is homemade gift-making day, too.)  Real procrastination looks like all of those January and February gifts that my friends have cheerfully accepted in years past.  Thanks, friends!

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And before those January presents become a reality again, it’s time for me to hit up a craft store.  Merry shopping, y’all!  Need something artsy?  I know where you could shop: shameless advertising for my shop.