The Most Fun Place To Shop + $250 Giveaway

Today’s post is brought to you by thredUP. All clothing selections, opinions, and editorial decisions are solely my own. 

thredUP floral cardigan, purple pencil skirt
thredUP navy blazer, polka dot, pleated skirt
thredUP snake print top, pleated leather skirt
thredUP navy blazer, polka dot, pleated skirt
thredUP floral cardigan, purple pencil skirt, orange heels
thredUP snake print top, pleated leather skirt

I’d like to officially nominate thredUP for being one of the most fun places to shop of all time! Because where else can you get prices this low on quality, name-brand items?! I love a good deal, but that doesn't mean I want cheap items that don’t last more than one season. Enter thredUP, the world's largest online consignment store offering up to 90% off retail, which is the perfect solution for those of us who want to add new and exciting things to our closet, and to do so responsibly. 

Want to know what really makes thredUP fun, though? How about 15,000 items added daily, so there’s always something new? Or free shipping both directions on qualified orders so your purchases are risk-free? Or the way your order arrives in a cute polka dot package, wrapped in tissue paper, like a boutique?

But don’t take my word for it – give browsing a try! Fill out your size profile (which you only have to do once - as long as you are logged in, it will only show things in your size). Then, head to “New Arrivals” under the Clothing, Premium or Designer tabs - I check those places first. Next, try searching for your favorite brands, like J. Crew and Banana. You can save things to your Favorites by clicking the heart icon, and in no time you’ll have complete outfits for under $50, like the ones I’m wearing in today’s post. Check out how much money I saved: 

Outfit 1
J. Crew floral cardigan, $31 (orig. $110)
J. Crew purple skirt, $26 (orig. $128)

Outfit 2
Banana Republic polka dot top, $23 (orig. $89)
J. Crew pleated skirt, $19 (orig. $98)
Banana Republic navy blazer, $48 (orig. $178)

Outfit 3
J. Crew snake top, $19 (orig. $89)
J. Crew faux leather skirt, $16 (orig. $98)

While you were browsing I'm willing to bet you found something you love! So be sure to leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your favorite thredUP item to be entered to win a $250 shopping spree to thredUP. (We will randomly select and notify the winner via email on 8/29.) And for first-time customers, the first 100 people to use my code EVERYDAY40 will get an extra 40% off their order. (Applies to new US customers only. Redeemable online only. Discount up to $50.)

What are you waiting for?! Head to the comments to enter!

thredUP floral cardigan, purple pencil skirt
thredUP navy blazer, polka dot, pleated skirt
thredUP snake print top, pleated leather skirt

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Bubble Necklace Returns

Blue bow top, bubble necklace, white jeans
Blue bow top, bubble necklace, white jeans
Inspiration: J.Crew via Pinterest

Inspiration: J.Crew via Pinterest


This bow top was one of my favorite finds this summer, so there is no way I was going to let the season pass having only worn it once! I first styled it with white shorts for July 4th, and today I'm showing the "office version," with jeans and a cardigan. My inspiration is an old catalog photo. The tops are similar - light blue with a slight peplum shape. Originally, I planned to wear a green cardigan and turquoise bubble necklace to match the photo but after playing around with different colors I liked this pastel yellow and pink combo even better! Could this mean that bubble necklaces are "back in style"? No idea... just really liked this outfit, so I wore it and didn't think twice about it! ;-) 

Top: H&M, $35 (similar below)
Cardigan: Banana Republic, $13 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Express, $37 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: JCPenney c/o, $30 (in blush)
Bag: Forever 21, $25 (similarsimilar)
Hat: Target, $15 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Necklace: boutique c/o, old (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 7 years ago. Necklace is 5 years ago. Jeans are 1 year ago. Top, shoes, purse and hat are last few months. 

Blue bow tops

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Rainbow Skirt

Colorful outfit: rainbow skirt
Rainbow skirt
Colorful outfit: rainbow skirt
Colorful outfit: rainbow skirt, pink purse
Colorful outfit: rainbow skirt
Colorful outfit: rainbow skirt
Lake Eola rainbow

I'm constantly professing my love for color - I like to say that I crave color the way someone might crave a juicy hamburger! So, I figured, why not wear all the colors together at once? Like, on a skirt that's basically a big rainbow? And I have to say... it was glorious. There is so much happy in this skirt, it's a celebration of ROYGBIV to the nth degree. Skirt is still in stock and available up to 2X here, and I love the idea from the inspiration photo to pair it with a white top!

Top: H&M, $35 (similarsimilar, similar, similar)
Skirt: ModCloth c/o, $33 (via old gift card)
Shoes: BCBG c/o HSN (similarsimilar)
Purse: Vince Camuto c/o Off 5th, $70 (similar, similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: J.Crew Factory, $15
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are 2 years ago. Earrings and top are recent. Skirt is new.

Colorful rainbow heels

Nordstrom  /  /  Macy's  /  Macy's
Zappos  /  Amazon  /  Nordstrom  /  Amazon
Amazon   /  Amazon  /  Target  /  TJ Maxx
Macy's  /  Amazon  /  Target  /  Amazon