Life, Style

Secondhand Shopping Gold

January 30, 2017

I have always loved a good thrift store run. My momma taught me at a young age that a bargain/discount is never a bad thing, but a smart decision. It’s like finding gold.

When shopping at the Goodwill, you don’t always find treasure, but then some days you hit the jackpot at come out with $20 worth of goodies (just like Macklemore). When I was working at my old office, we had a Goodwill next door, and I would always tell Ian I had to pay the story a visit to let the traffic die down, hah. In the end, it paid off. I found some great stuff for our house and both of our closets. Bargain and secondhand shopping is about more than just a good deal though. It’s good for our environment and culture to shop secondhand and reuse what we can instead of hoarding a cluttered waste.

This past year, I have really tried to refine my closet into only pieces that I wear consistently and that reflect who I am. Clothing is a way we express ourselves and our lifestyle. I recently came across ThredUP and really loved what the company stood for. For those of you who want to sell quality items you’re ready to give up wearing, or for those of you who still want a great bargain, but don’t have time to hit up the thrift store every week, ThredUP is for you. I scored a brand new Zara dress, an H&M dress, and a boutique tunic, plus a few shirts for Cove for under $30! They don’t even look like they have ever been worn – some of them still have the tags. I also want to take a minute to share how fun the experience was. The box my goodies came in was so cute. They had the best branding and it made me feel like all my items were brand new.

The top in the picture below was a score from ThredUP and I paired it with my favorite leather jacket, jeans and my new necklace from The Curly Haired Fox. We took Cove to a river near our home to pick up and throw rocks. It’s his favorite thing to do right now. He get’s so excited every time, cramming all the rocks he can into one hand. It never gets old.

ThredUP is currently offering 50% off all H&M items for first time users up to a $50 purchase with code HANDM50You can shop the HM looks here.

I would love to hear what kind of gold you find and if you are able to recycle your items to other fashionistas out there.


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  • Reply Jessica January 30, 2017 at 9:34 am

    ThredUp is the best! I love how it gives clothes a second life!
    xo Jessica

  • Reply Courtney Bentley January 30, 2017 at 9:52 am

    How cute are you two, I love this! I need to check out these finds! I love love love going online and searching to find the best deals!

    Courtney Bentley ::

  • Reply Meaghan January 30, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I’ve definitely struck gold at the Goodwill too! It’s the best feeling. I keep hearing about thread up, I’ve never looked into it, but I really need to. This is such a cute outfit and your little one is adorable.

    Meaghan xx

  • Reply A Graceful Life Blog January 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I can’t believe your amazing finds and such a good deal! I love ThredUP they are amazing! Have to go check out their website now!

  • Reply Zarrin Alam January 30, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Dang, I didn’t know ThredUp had such good deals, I’m going to give it another chance now.

  • Reply Leah January 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I need to check out ThreadUp! Your outfit is so cute!!

    x – Leah

  • Reply Stefana Silber January 30, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Your son is adorable! I heard about ThreadUp from a friend – will have to check it out!

  • Reply Debbie Savage January 30, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    This is such a helpful post! I am glad I am not the only one who enjoys thrifting! Your photography is amazing!
    xo Debbie |

  • Reply Komal Patel January 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    This is great! Can’t wait to try out THRED UP. I am all about bargain shopping too! The pics of your son are too cute <3

  • Reply Jenna January 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

    ThredUp is awesome! It’s such a great site and I’ve had really good luck selling my clothes with them as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, J

  • Reply ellie January 31, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I’ve never heard of ThredUp before but I’ve got to check it out. I remember buying all of my Drama School costumes from charity stores/ thrift stores when I was in university and some of the Charity Stores in The UK were unbelievable, you really could find some absolute treasures in there! One thrift store I went in to had designer dresses (because of the very upscale area it was located in) but they can turn up some incredible finds and bargains.


  • Reply Alexandra Yargeau January 31, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I have always wanted to try ThredUp but have just never done it! What a deal with 50% off! Thrifting is seriously the best.

  • Reply Crystal Marie January 31, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Great finds!

  • Reply Kimberly Lewis January 31, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I love your outfit! I want to go shopping with you!

  • Reply Raluca @ Playful Notes February 1, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I love your pictures, they look so nice! I never heard about ThredUP before, I need to try this!

  • Reply Rachel Li February 1, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Love the tone of all the shots, super sweet!!

  • Reply Heather February 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Victoria- I came across your blog the other day and I love it! I especially like this post because it appears you and I have very similar thoughts 🙂 I just wrote a blog post myself which highlights different online consignment shops. I wanted to share it with you because you had mentioned how much you love Thred-up! Happy thrifting 🙂

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