I love shopping for clothing secondhand. Be it thrift, consignment, or even tag sale, it is a great way to help keep within my shopping budget and allows me to add higher end pieces to my wardrobe at prices I can stomach.  

Of course these stores are highly localized, require me to scour through the racks, and if I hope to find the good stuff, I have to visit frequently so I can get it as soon as it comes in. It can be fun, but it can also be frustrating and exhausting. 

You can imagine how excited I was when I heard about ThredUP, an online consignment store, with a huge, searchable inventory. 

Looking for a black cocktail dress in a size six? With a couple of clicks you've got nearly two hundred to choose from. 

ThredUP isn't just for shopping either, they are a consignment shop, which means you can send them your clothes for cash. Personally I've never liked brining my clothes to consignment stores, because I hated feeling judged by the person looking over my clothes. With ThredUP, you can check the value of your clothes at home, decide what is worth sending, then mail them in. No worrying about judgement, just money in your PayPal account. 

This week I am participating in the ThredUP style challenge, where I was given $150 to create a week's worth of outfits. Because I found such amazing deals, like this new with tags silk dress for only $30, I was actually able to purchase eight items. So you will be seeing all of my purchases over the next few days.

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The Rundown
Floral Dress Matty M c/o ThredUP
Sandals MRKT identical
Color Block Clutch Gap similar
Necklace Kohls
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing

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  1. Very pretty dress! What a great idea. I always say I'm going to bring some of my things to a consignment shop and never follow through. This is a great option.

  2. Wow love that dress! Such a great price too! I can't wait to see the rest of your looks! :D

  3. I have a lot of trouble with secondhand shopping for exactly the reasons you've described - so much searching, the constant need to return to stores and, if you're me and have very specific ideas of what you want, the basic impossiblity of finding anything. I think you do a wonderful job of it - I really admire people with the patience. And you're right, online consignment stores are so much easier! I love this dress, especially because it was such a bargain :)

  4. Oh wow, that site sounds like a dream! I'm so heading there now and will probably still be there checking it all out two hours from now...

    Courtney ~

  5. Now THAT sounds like an amazing deal! I am going to have to check them out ASAP (well . . . after I'm done with my ban-ish whatever). I love this dress on you Lydia! What pretty colors!

  6. Lyddie, even on the photos I can see this dress is made of silk and it is simply amazing! I love it...
    Too bad we barely have any consignment stores here but having something like ThreadUp here in Germany would be a dream - both for buying and selling (ebay can be such a pain).

    Annette | Lady of Style

  7. I have a feeling ThredUP is going to be super popular. What a nice service! The biggest complaint I hear from people wanting to buy second hand is sifting through the racks and piles. This makes it so much easier. I love the dress you purchased Lydia and I can't wait to see your other finds. Good job!

  8. I heard about this site through another blogger and I think it's a really neat idea. I may actually sell some of my clothes on there.

    The Tiny Heart
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  9. That's so fantastic opportunity!You already have picked out beautiful dress.Looking forward what will be next.

    xoxo Ra

  10. I just checked out Thread Up and it's a very neat store. I like that they accept kids' items too, as we've plenty of those around.

    Beautiful dress. You look so ladylike.

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  11. Cool concept and this dress is adorable

  12. ThredUP sounds awesome! Silk for $30? Awesome. I'm intrigued by selling, too.

  13. Also, right now you can save 35% off your entire first order at Thredup plus get free shipping with code KPC35 . Hope this helps someone! :)

  14. Wow - $30? What a great deal and I love the pattern!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  15. Lovely dress! I like how you can check the estimated price of your items before turning them in. I would definitely consider selling my clothes to ThredUp instead of a consignment store!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  16. I love the beautiful fun colours in this outfit.

  17. That dress is SO pretty on the print!

    The Other Side of Gray

  18. Lyddie what a super pretty silk Dress, that floral pattern is just so my style :-).

    WE dont really have consigment stores here in Germany ;-(. Love the idea of Thread up.


  19. Such a great find! I love the bag you paired with the dress, looks great :)
    Jen & kelly

    PS we are hosting a Stella & Dot Giveaway!

  20. I love that print on your dress:) It's beautiful. Kisses, darling.

  21. Wow, what an awesome deal...the dress looks great!

  22. Great dress - suits your shape and colouring perfectly.

  23. Oh wow, 8 items, how cool is that?! This seems like a neat little place... I love how you can practically exchange things for other things. It's like a Plato's Closet but much nicer.

    Your dress is lovely, Lyddie! I love how you modernied it with your bright, color-blocked clutch. Your nails are a lovely shade of aqua, too!

  24. I love your clutch!
    Rachel Ashley

  25. Love the dress, but I especially love your nails!! They are the perfect match to your outfit.

  26. I've never heard of them before but what an awesome and brilliant idea! Love your looks so far this week!

  27. I am just back from that site and did not find anything i liked... maybe i need to search more.

  28. Secondhand shopping is the greatest. Not only do you get to save money but you get to pick unique pieces that don't look exactly like everyone else's.