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6 Month Thrifting Update: Favorites

2 Jan

When it comes to my thrifting fun, I still make mistakes. I’ve started compiling these 6-month look-back posts because I think it’s a great exercise for me to see what I really ended up loving vs what gets sent back into the world for someone else to enjoy.

So, I went through all my thrifting posts from July – December and picked out my favorites from each month:

{Pssst, you can find all my thrifting posts here: Thrifting Fun}

Thrifted in July: Anthropologie Beaded Necklace, $6

Technically I snapped this necklace up at a consignment shop for half-off, but I shared it in my July Thrift Haul. This was totally a spur-of-the-moment purchase that I didn’t really need… but I’ve probably worn it over a dozen times in the last 6 months. It goes with so many outfits and adds a fun pop of color to everything. This one is certainly a thrifting winner for me!

Thrifted in August: Chicos open cardigan, $9

I thrifted this moss green open cardigan from Chicos in August and it still had the original tags on it! It’s super lightweight and I love the color, so this has been worn to work quite a few times this fall.

Thrifted in September: Eileen Fisher skirt, $6.99

This was a tough month to choose from, because I had some awesome scores! I’m picking this simple Eileen Fisher stretch crepe skirt because it’s classic and will last forever. It also retails between $179 – 198 and I thrifted it in perfect condition for $7! I’ve worn it to work a few times and will continue to wear it again and again.

Thrifted in October: Lucky Brand Perforated Booties, $17.50

I’m actually wearing these booties while I’m typing this post and have worn them probably a dozen times since buying them for less than $20. They are in perfect condition and typically sell on the Lucky website for around $120, so let this serve as your reminder to ALWAYS check the shoe section at thrift and consignment stores!

Thrifted in November: Striped sweater, $5.89

This cardigan is another thrifted gem that has been in heavy rotation since I bought it. The green is the perfect shade of moss (a smidge darker than the first one I shared above) and the stripes are super cute too. I’ve worn this to work over a silky blouse and on weekends with a graphic t-shirt. Bring on all the thrifted cardigans!

Thrifted in December: Black Velvet dress, $6.70

A velvet dress was on my thrift ‘wish list’ this fall, so I was thrilled to find this one for less than the cost of my typical Starbucks order. I wore it to work once so far with sparkly flats (click here for my snazzy look). I also plan to pair it with tights and knee-high boots for the rest of the winter.

Have you had any super thrifting winners over the past few months?

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Trunk Club Review: A Little Daily Sparkle

30 Dec

When my Trunk Club stylist reached out to me before Christmas and asked if I had any holiday Trunk needs, initially I passed. I had a few fun sparkly and velvet items that I was planning to wear and didn’t really need anything else. However, I’ve been enjoying adding a little extra sparkle to my work looks for December, so I thought maybe I could ask her for more ‘daily sparkle’ items.

Here is what she sent over for me to try:

If you’re new to my Trunk Club reveals (you can find them all here), I don’t typically photograph every single one of the items. When the Trunk first arrives, I usually go through it and narrow down my choices to a pile of my favorites.

While trying everything on in my room, I initially had two favorites:

Topshop Chevron Knit Beanie Hat, $26 (find it here) and the 1901 Graphic sweatshirt, $59 on sale for $35.40 (find it here)

I love the fun pompom on the top of this beanie hat and it’s the perfect addition to my winter closet. As for the sweatshirt, it’s a shrunken style with a more fitted shape. I love the graphic writing and the extra sparkles on the “s”. This one was perfect to wear my last casual Friday of the year at work and will also be great to add to my comfy winter looks for a little extra pizazz.

Next up, I went ahead and bought another one of the Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket tee shirts (find it here) in black. When I was finalizing my Trunk preview, it popped up under the “do you want to add this to your Trunk” and was on super sale for $11, so I went ahead and added it knowing that I’d certainly get some wear out of an extra black tee.

Finally, I was intrigued by this sparkly shirt:

Chelsea28 Metallic Runched Side Seam Long Sleeve Top, $49 (find it here)

It’s thin and super comfortable with extra-long sleeves. I love, love, love the subtle sparkle! However, it is very fitted, which makes me self-conscious about my tummy. I love it so much though… so I bought it anyways. I’m imagining it under sweaters for a fun little pop of sparkle around the neckline and cuffs. I’m also going to try it with a flowy sweater vest type thingie, as well as a super cute short sleeved sweater/poncho thing I own. Stay tuned… I’m hoping to share some outfit ideas for this one on my Instagram soon!

If you want to have Amelia style a Trunk for you I have her linked to my referral code here:  https://www.trunkclub.com/invite/QZFJ33 (Please note: if you use my referral link it will cost you nothing extra and it earns me a small amount to go towards items in my next Trunk).

If you want to see ALL my Trunk Club Reveals, you can find them here: Trunk Club Review page

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December Thrift Haul

19 Dec

Technically, I thrifted these items in November… but I had already published my November Thrift Haul, so I scooted them over to December. And THEN I didn’t even have the opportunity to thrift at all this month. So yeah, I’m totally suffering from thrift withdrawal!

{Pssst, you can read about my previous thrifting adventures here}

Let’s take a look at my kinda December thrift haul:

Loft dress, $14.99 green tag on sale for 50% off, $7.99

This one still had a nub of the original Loft tag on it, so I’m guessing that’s why my favorite thrift store marked it up at $15! It’s oversized and the fabric is nice and soft, but it is pretty darn shapeless. I know it’s a summer dress, but I’m imagining it with tights, boots and a long cardigan. Maybe a scarf too?

Ellen Tracy tie-cardigan, $5.99 purple tag on sale for 33% off, $4

This lightweight cotton cardigan has pockets and a fun tie that you can either tie in the front or cinch it into a bow in the back. I love the color! It’s in perfect condition, so I think this will be a wonderful topper for work with pants and then when it starts looking a bit worn I’ll transition it into loungewear!

Okay, in preparation for this next score I have to show you some of the dresses that I’ve been drooling over on my Instagram feed:

VELVET. SO MUCH PRETTY VELVET. So when I saw this next item, I snatched it up and crossed my fingers that it would fit:

Velvet wrap dress, $9.99 purple tag on sale for 33% off, $6.70

I mean, it was like someone plucked exactly what I’ve been wanting out of my mind and then marked it down to $6.70! The brand is nothing fancy, but the ¾” sleeves, super soft velvet and twirly skirt is perfect for me to wear this winter. Here is a close-up of the super soft and plush velvet:

I’m thinking I’ll pair it with sparkly flats now and then and then in January maybe throw on a pair of tights and booties!

I’d love to hear your thrifting stories! Did you find a diamond in the rough (literally or figuratively)?

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Clothing Purge Report: October, November, December

17 Dec

It’s Clothing Purge Report time again. Rather than just showing you what I purchase, I also like to show you what items leave my house and how I sell or donate them.

First a quick reminder… here’s my criteria for where I sell:

  • Poshmark/eBay: items that are in perfect condition.
  • My Instagram page: items that are in perfect or near perfect condition. I’ll typically post a collage of what I’ve listed elsewhere.
  • Facebook Sale Groups: items that are in perfect or near perfect condition in specific brands, such as Anthropologie, Boden, and Stitch Fix.
  • Donate to Thrift Stores: items in good condition or showing wear.

I’ve been pretty lazy with my clothing sales lately and mostly have been listing things on Poshmark or just sticking them in the bag to donate. For the first time, I decided to add some of Jack’s clothes to my Poshmark closet and was pleasantly surprised to sell some of them. Apparently bundling the same size works well for kid’s clothes!

If you’re not familiar with Poshmark, you can either search for an item — for example, “boys sweatpants size 7”, or you can click on someone’s closet and buy one or more items from them (there are typically discounts offered for buying more than one item).

Here’s what my closet looks like right now:

Here’s what I sold over the last three months:

  • Kid’s Converse shoes, $14
  • Limited Edition Rainbow Rothy’s sneakers, $160
  • Glass Ladder Clutch from Spring 2019 Causebox, $30
  • Anthropologie FoxieDox dress, $35
  • Anthropologie lace sheath dress, $41
  • Prada sweater, $46
  • Bundle of 3 boy’s Under Armour pants, $50
  • Boys Nike pants, $9
  • Kid’s Lion Halloween Costume, $16
  • Boden skirt, $30
  • Silver glitter hi-top Vans sneakers, $40
  • Cupcakes & Cashmere cardigan, $30
  • Keds x Rifle Paper Co sneakers, $55
  • Boys Under Armour, pants, $10
  • Boy’s shirt and tie set, $7
  • Rothy’s persimmon points, $92

I sold a total of 16 items for a total of $665 before Poshmark fees (20%).

As you can see, my sales ranged from as low as $7, all the way up to $160. When it comes down to it, I’m not making much for a sale of a $7 kid’s shirt or $10 pants… but those are great clothes on their way to a new home AND that is money that wasn’t in my pocket before! So even those little sales add up… so don’t hold off on listing the cheaper stuff.

Some of my items were thrifted, worn by me, and then set free back into the world. A couple of the dresses were bought and worn, but then when I changed jobs I decided they are a bit too casual for my new place. That kid’s Halloween costume has been sitting untouched in a closet for a few years. And now my house is a bit neater and I’ve added money into my bank account. Win-WIN!

I just added a bunch of fall/winter items to my Poshmark closet, so I’m hoping to have some more sales with the new year. Whatever doesn’t sell after a few months will probably be donated just to get it all out of my house.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Poshmark, you can use my special invite code to open an account and get $5 off your first order. Just use: POCKETFULOFJOUL And here is a direct link to my closet: https://poshmark.com/closet/pocketfulofjoul. Feel free to make an offer on something if you love it!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. If you choose to use my special Poshmark code to sign up for an account, you will get $5 off your first order and I will also get $5 off a future order.

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