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Cool Kid Clothes: Picked by Jack

19 Apr

I mentioned recently that Jack grew out of a bunch of his clothes. Again. So we made a quick shopping trip to buy him a few more things and suddenly the boy has an opinion on fashion.

Normally, he just puts on anything I lay out on his dresser the night before – with the random exception of suddenly not liking a shirt because it’s too scratchy.

So, if you have a 7-year-old who is obsessed with comfortable clothes and video games, here are his top picks:

Jack’s t-shirt picks:

Source: OldNavy.com

These three were his favorites, along with a few other options that we saw in the store that are not online: Pac-Man Graphic Tee, Minecraft Graphic Tee, and Super Mario Graphic Tee.

Jack’s shorts picks:

Source: OldNavy.com

We always have a few pairs of cargo shorts on hand, but Jack tends to wear the work-out shorts for most of the summer. We found a few great options at TJ Maxx and picked these two pairs up from Old Navy: Cargo Jogger Shorts and Go Dry Mesh Shorts.

Jack’s shoe & sock picks:

Sources: Rothys.com and Target.com

Jack isn’t the only person in our house obsessed with Rothy’s! When they launched the kid’s sneakers I let Jack pick out two pairs — he went for the blue octopus and the flames. He wears one or the other every single day and I finally threw the octopus pair in the washing machine earlier this week because they STUNK. One quick wash on cold later and they are clean again AND smell great! He likes to pair his slip-on sneakers with these striped Cat & Jack Ankle socks from Target. You can find Rothy’s kid sneakers here.

I have to say, I love Jack’s cool video gamer style!

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Clothing Purge Report: March and April

19 Apr

It’s bimonthly Clothing Purge Report time! 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. I’ve been working extra hard this year to beat my 2018 total of $2,152… as an added incentive, I’ve been adding all my sales money into a special ‘vacation’ account to go towards Hawaii!

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.

Poshmark

I made the majority of my sales on Poshmark over the last couple months. If you’ve been eyeing anything in my Poshmark closet, NOW is the time to make an offer!

I ended up re-poshing a couple items that I bought and then didn’t end up loving (basically breaking even, even those were already ‘sunk’ costs). I also sold a couple items that I received in my Spring Causebox that I didn’t love. Finally, I took a long hard look at my closet and did some purging.

  • Fabletics Puffer vest – re-Posh – $19
  • Prana Kara green jeans – re-Posh – $23
  • MM LaFleur Rachel dress – thrifted and wore once – $113
  • Cleobella Scarf from Causebox – didn’t love – $19
  • Sperry Slip-on Sneakers – bought from TJ Maxx and didn’t love – $20
  • ALTRU Plant holder from Causebox – didn’t love – $8
  • Anthropologie Tidal Maxi Dress – thrifted and wore once – $55
  • Anthropologie keyhole blouse – wore 2x – $22
  • Ann Taylor Strapless dress – thrifted and never wore – $32

I ended up making 9 sales and my total earnings were $311 before Poshmark fees (20%).

Facebook Sale Groups
I belong to some brand-specific Facebook groups: Boden Mamas B/S/T, Anthropologie BST, Non Crap Mama Clothes, Rothy’s BST, Stitch Fix b/s/t Large and Stitch Fix B/S/T. If you are interested in joining any of them, you need to submit to join and then the administrator will approve each person (I am not the administrator of any of these groups).

When I purchased the Spring Inspiration Fit mystery bag, there was a card in the bag letting me know that there is now swap group! I had one tank top that I didn’t love (the one that says Pinch Me), so I posed it on the swap group and within 24 hours someone paid $15 for it!

I ended up making 1 sale and my total earnings were $15 (minus a couple bucks for postage)

Now that the weather is about to get warm again, I’m looking forward to packing away my winter clothes and unpacking my spring/summer items. I plan to do some SUPER purging and listing a ton of stuff to sell, so keep your eyes peeled!

Oh and if you want to use my special invite code to open a Poshmark account, you can use POCKETFULOFJOUL to get $5 off your first order.

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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Consignment Store Haul

19 Apr

I know I usually share my Thrift Store hauls, but I stopped by two consignment stores recently and found some amazing treasures that I can’t wait to share with you!

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

Maeve Embroidered Dress, $25

Technically, this purchase was in March when I stopped by a new consignment shop with my friend Lindsey, but I never had the chance to share it on my blog! Maeve is a brand carried at Anthropologie, and I tend to love their dresses. This one is no exception with the fun mix of eyelet and embroidery.

This will be the perfect dress to throw on for easy summer weekends and I may end up packing it for our upcoming Hawaii trip. Here’s a quick dressing picture of it on (over jeans) to get an idea on the fit:

I find it funny how I look like a little shorty in this photo — it must have something to do with their magical skinny mirror. I’m actually 5’7″ and a size 10/12… so I’m not a tiny tatertot!

Magnolia Leather Hobo Purse, $40

I love Joanna Gaines and have been eyeing the Magnolia leather purses when they come up in my Instagram feed. I saw this one on the rack and immediately was drawn to the super soft leather and fun braided strap. This purse is in perfect condition and doesn’t even look like it was used – in fact, the dust bag was inside! Check out the pretty lining:

I did a little research and this retailed for $295 in 2015, so I’m happy to have scooped it up for $40. I think it will be a perfect spring/summer bag for me.

Eileen Fisher striped sweater, $20

I found this lightweight sweater on the clearance rack of the consignment shop, which is kind of crazy considering that it is PERFECT for spring. Can’t you just imagine it paired with some skinny jeans or even a pair of pink shorts? This is a 3x, but I love how it fits kind of slouchy and oversized. It was originally marked for the consignment price of $40, but I got it on clearance for just $20!

Cingo Nero Lene Leather Jacket, $75

This may be the steal of the month! This Cingo Nero unlined leather jacket is a dark navy color and super lightweight. It just drapes so beautifully and is the perfect topper for basically anything.

I can see pairing this with a dress in place of a regular blazer for a cool work look. It would also look great thrown on with a t-shirt and jeans for kind of an easy badass look. Here is a quick dressing room photo with it over the dress I was wearing:

I found the exact same jacket online and it retails for $380! This one was on the clearance rack and marked down from $150 to just $75! Such a STEAL!

Do you have a favorite from my consignment store finds?

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My Favorite No Show Socks for Sneakers

10 Apr

I’m super picky about my socks. I typically don’t like ‘no show’ socks because they immediately slip off the back of my ankle and then bunch under my foot until I pull them out and throw them across the room. Normally if I’m wearing a pair of slip-on shoes like Toms, I just go barefoot. I’ve recently fallen in love with Rothy’s slip-on sneakers though and I feel like I need a little something-something to wear with them.

Which brings me to these:

Source: Amazon.com

Here is the link: https://amzn.to/2KmT68l

I ordered these socks on a whim off of Amazon a few months ago (6 pairs for $9.99). I liked that they actually had some top-of-foot coverage AND the entire edge of the sock has a full silicone liner around it. Once you put them on, they DO NOT MOVE at all. The silicone seals them to your foot!

The first time I wore a pair, I was annoyed because you could still see them around the edges of my shoes. But after a washed them a couple times they shrunk up just a smidge and now I rarely see a glimpse of them as I go through my day.

Here they are with and without my sneaker:

They fit great, keep my feet from getting sweaty/stinky or rubbing, and the best part is that they DO NOT SLIDE OFF THE BACK OF MY FOOT! Oh and I throw them in the washing machine and dryer with the rest of my clothes and they are holding up great.

It’s like magic!

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