Love, Consignment Originals

Thanks to Consignment Originals for sponsoring this post!

Earlier this week I attended an event at the Manchester Consignment Originals, which opened last spring to shop and mingle with other local bloggers. We were given shopping challenges to put together looks that are on trend and under budget.

With one hand on a champagne flute and the other flipping through the racks, I set about filling my arms with amazingly discounted high street and designer pieces. While there were a lot of pieces that didn't quite fit right (always a peril of shopping secondhand) I certainly did not leave empty handed!

I needed to put together a look under $100, and the Lauren Ralph Lauren striped midi dress I'm wearing here was only $12.50! (retail est. $100) I then perused the shoe section and found a perfect wedge sandal from Sonoma, discounted to a mere $6.25. I found identical sandals online right now for $38. So my total was only $19 for this look!

Since I had a lot more money to spend,  I also took home a J.Crew Collection lace crop top for $6.50 (retail $188) and a Loft eyelet sundress for $22.50 (retail $98). Where else can you spend less than $50 and walk away with pieces totaling over $400 retail? Of course the motto at Consignment Originals is "Make Money. Save Money." and I know I am over due for a closet clean out. I need to fill a bag and bring it over to one of Consignment Originals five locations through out Connecticut and make room for my new amazing finds in my closet!

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The Rundown
Striped Midi Dress Lauren Ralph Lauren c/o Consignment Originals
Navy Espadrille Sandals Sonoma c/o Consignment Originals
 Round Rattan Bag Etsy
Joanna Hat Brixton via Nordstrom 
Gold Knot Bracelet Banana Republic similar
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Marshmallow" Essie

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  1. It's been years since I shopped secondhand - I used to love browsing all the secondhand stores in Vancouver, even though I never bought all that much. The reason I did it so often, though, is that many of them were on my daily routes so I could easily pop in regularly to see what was new. These days, there are very few exciting consignment stores near me, aside from one focussed on luxury goods which I love but just can't afford regularly. I've been dying to find some good secondhand pieces and seeing you in this fabulous look for only $19 just makes me want to go even more!

  2. I love a great value and a chance to wear something fabulous for less! How amazing that you got so many great pieces! Your hair is perfect with the dress too!

  3. Very nice outfit with this summer dress and perfect accessories! Happy weekend xx

  4. Love that dress! Such a great find!

  5. your summer style is perfect, love that dress.


  6. Wow, that outfit came together so well (and so cost effectively!). I've had so little time for second hand shopping lately but I really miss it.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. This is exactly why I LOVE thrift/consignment shopping. You just feel like you get such great deals, and it's not like the pieces are worn out!!
    Your dress is one of those so versatile items!! Heck, you could throw a sweater over it for the cooler months!!

  8. What a beautiful dress! Great find, and such a bargain too! I love the wedges with it, perfect for summer! :) I wish we had more consignment stores here - we have one in the city for designer bags but it's not the most affordable place to shop, ha!

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. Just describing your shopping experience makes me want to shop there! I hate it when consignment stores overprice their clothing, but it sounds like there are some amazing deals there! I love that dress on you!

  10. Cute look you ahve here dear! Loving the striped dress' street casual look. Cute matching bag and sandals you have there too dear!

    Jessica |

  11. Wow, what great deals on your consignment items! That dress is so cute and looks comfy too.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  12. That sounds like a fun event and a gem of a store! I love the dress you got and those wedges are perfect--so classic and versatile. I haven't done any in-person secondhand shopping in a while, but I hope to make time to do that soon!

  13. Yay ! we were just "talking" about this the other day, remember ?
    Oh I'd love to attend an event like this. You certainly found some fabulous gems and styled them so well L.