thredUP summer style challenge

Since discovering thredUP last summer, it has been an endless source of affordable secondhand fashion, and browsing their pages is an easy way to lose an hour. New items are added seemingly every minute, and often snatched up just as quickly.

Not just a place to shop, thredUP works on your consignments. Just request a bag, fill it up, and send it in. For anyone who gets stressed out over taking their items to the consignment store (I always feel like they are judging me) thredUP is an ideal solution.

All the pieces on the site are in great condition, and can be discounted up to 90% off retail. The lowest discount I've seen is 50%, but that is extremely rare, most pieces are about 75% off.

Last month thredUP invited me to participate in their $100 summer style challenge, and I gleefully accepted. The first item that caught my eye was a pair of Kate Spade heels. Since I was quite certain that spending all my money on one item would be failing the challenge, I moved on to this silk floral skirt by Odille, aka Anthropologie, and I decided I wanted to put together a complete outfit around it. I quickly found a grey Style Mint tee for under $10, and eventually these leather and linen Tahari heels popped up in my size. They were the most expensive item I got, at $32.

Since I couldn't find a handbag to fit my remaining budget, and I really don't need another pair of designer sunglasses, I abandoned my single outfit mission and scooped up this adorable black and white Tarte dress, which you will see tomorrow.

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The Rundown
Grey Tee Style Mint c/o ThredUP
Floral Skirt Anthropologie c/o ThredUP
Cream Pumps Tahari c/o ThredUP
Mint Clutch Village Vogue similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Statement Necklace c/o Accessory Mercado
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie



thredUP provided me with a $100 shopping credit to buy the pieces for this post. My views and opinions are my own.

Linking up with Pink Sole's How I Summer

49 comments

  1. Love this skirt! It's definitely going to take you through Summer and Fall! You did a great job with your $100! :D
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  2. You always find the cutest pieces. I get overwhelmed on sites like that. Love the floral skirt and great job staying on budget.

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  3. Cute outfit! You showed how easy it is to style amazing outfits with second hand items. I wish there was something similar in the UK!

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  4. Love love this look! The shoes are gorgeous!
    xo,
    Yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/2014/07/life-is-better-at-beach.html

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  5. That skirt caught my eye when you posted it on instagram. It was a great find! And I love those heels! Thred up has such great items!

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  6. I'll definitely have to check them out! What a beautiful outfit! Love the skirt!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
    Facebook//Twitter//Instagram // Bloglovin

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  7. LOVE the skirt and the clutch!! They are beautiful together! I have to now do some ThredUp :D

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  8. amazing finds! adore that skirt... i'm doing the challenge too, and am jealous of your finds!

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  9. Well done, I love that challenge and you spent your money well. The skirt is so pretty, I love the prints and the colours.
    I look forward to seeing you in your new dress!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  10. You made a great choice with the skirt. I love bold prints like this. I have a bag on its way to me to sell.

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  11. What a gorgeous look, and can't believe most of it is from ThredUp! I've been on there a few times, but never actually purchased anything!

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  12. That's a lovely skirt, and your necklace complements it nicely!

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  13. Cute look :-) x

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  14. So pretty! I just love the skirt and sandals!

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  15. This is such an awesome challenge! I am going to have to check this out because you found some fabulous pieces! And you styled them perfectly :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  16. That skirt is so pretty and I can see you styling it a bunch of different ways! Can't wait to see what else you got!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  17. I love the color of your purse. It's a gorgeous sea form green! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  18. I'm excited to be into shopping again soon. I've looked at ThredUp but I've been afraid to buy anything right now as my body is still changing. I loooooove the outfit you've styled though. I can't wait to see the other dress! This mint bag was the perfect addition to this look IMO.

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  19. That skirt!!! So gorgeous!! Those sandals are amazing too! Happy Monday!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  20. You certainly have an eye for good buys and you look Great. I have not mastered online shopping because I like to feel & try on my merchandise before I buy.

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  21. I've never tried ThredUp but I've heard good things about it-- I always just donate stuff (out of laziness) but I should try it! And I love what you got, especially that bright, pretty skirt!

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  22. Lovely outfit. love the skirt and the necklace. And the shoes are adorable!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?

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  23. Sounds fabulous!! I have never heard of ThreadUp! I usually use Poshmark, but you have to make all the listings yourself :( Love what you did with all your purchases!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  24. Love the outfit, it'd perfect for summer!
    xx
    Mia


    www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  25. Fabulous outfit, just love that skirt!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  26. Oh, that necklace is SO pretty and it looks just perfect with the skirt. Loving the pieces you chose from ThredUP, I wish we had something similar in Belgium! xo

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  27. You picked some great pieces. I love that skirt! The print is so pretty!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  28. Wow, you did a killer job with this - that skirt is gorgeous!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  29. Love the whole look! the skirt with the necklace is amazing!

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  30. Great skirt! I love ThredUp, and you're right, it's very addicting!

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  31. This look! I was smitten when I saw the sneak peek on instagram but it is even better when you're wearing it. I love every piece - and the fact that most of them came in under $100 (and you managed to get another dress, too) is nothing short of miraculous. Last I checked, thredUp didn't ship to Canada but I am definitely taking another look to see if that's changed because I've clearly been missing out!
    xox,
    Cee

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  32. Gorgeous look! Love the bright skirt!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  33. Cute look! Loving your necklace and shoes!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  34. Okay missy, that skirt is everything! I love the print and shape. I heard about thredup through a youtube girl, but never visited the site. Going to check it out now!

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  35. Such a great skirt and I adore these shoes too. I actually just placed my first order from thred up this weekend, I'm excited for them to come!

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  36. Love the items you selected. They go so well together! Those heels are really cute. Thanks for introducing threadUP. I'm gonna have to check them out. ~Cynthia

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  37. I am normally all for this kind of site so I don't know why I haven't tried them before. My friends have used it and love it!

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  38. I've seen some bloggers find some great things on ThreadUp and need to check it out one of these days. You found some great items!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  39. Great finds! Love the skirt and the necklace.

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  40. Love it all, but that skirt is definitely the stand out piece!

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  41. Lydia, that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! Love the heather grey with it and adore your necklace.

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  42. You have done such a great job. Dress, skirt, top and shoes under $100 is wow. This look is so summer perfect and gorgeous. I love simple and so lovely pairings of t-shirt and pretty skirt.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  43. I absolutely love that skirt and necklace together. What a score! I've never searched for Anthro on thredup.

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  44. I actually really liked the Kate Spade heels you decided to pass on…. BUT i like your new skirt too.
    Loving the huge floral print.

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  45. I could just steal this entire outfit from you. I love the citrus burst from that skirt against the simplicity of a cozy tee. Sometimes I forget that simpler outfits with a T-shirt and skirt are super effective.

    Hope you have a great rest of the week, my sweet! :D

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  46. Ok, these items are seriously cute. I need to check ThredUp now!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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