Fall/winter ThredUp Haul

I was supposed to wait until September to do this fall/winter haul, but I saw some great deals and couldn’t resist. This is my best ThredUp haul to date. It takes a while to get used to the site, so the first few were only semi-good. I also get my Erin Condren planner on Wednesday. I will be unboxing all this on Snapchat on Wednesday or Thursday (kat3x5). hahaha.  To get $10 off your first ThredUp order, please consider using my link. Okay, here we go:

Brand/name: Liz & Co turtleneck sweater

Price: 9.49 (sale)


Brand/name: NY Collection sleeveless tank

Price: 7.99

(not exactly a winter item)


Brand/name: Forever 21 jeans (NWT)

Price: 7.49


Brand/name: Juicy Couture velour pants

Price: 4.49 (sale)


Brand/name: Tommy Hilfiger pullover sweater

Price: 3.99 (sale)


Brand/name: BeBe faux leather pants

Price: 27.99


Brand/name: Free People jeans

Price: 21.99


Brand/name: Lauren Jeans Co.

Price: 2.49 (sale)


Brand/name: Fenn Wright Mason wool cardigan

Price: 19.99 (sale)


Brand/name: Michael Kors jeans

Price: 18.99


Brand/name: Free People jeggings

Price: 17.99


Brand/name: Hot in Hollywood overalls ( NWT)

Price: 17.99


Brand/name: Papermoon cardigan

Price: 15.49


Brand/name: The Limited pullover sweater

Price: $14.99


Brand/name: Calvin Klein Jeans pullover sweater

Price: 10.49 (sale)


Brand/name: Old Navy sweatshirt

Price: 8.49


Brand/name: AB Studio top

Price: 7.49

(I already have this top in blue).


Brand/name: AB Studio top

Price: 4.99 (sale)


Brand/name: AB Studio sweater dress (NWT)

Price: 19.49


Brand/name: AB studio sweater dress

Price: 15.99



Brand/name: AB Studio sweater dress

Price: 15.99


I’m the most excited for the BeBe faux leather leggings. I got a chance to try a pair on, and I loved them. I rocked them. 😉 I love that they only have faux leather on the front so the pants won’t be too hot. So this is it. I’m not planning on ordering from ThredUp again for a couple of months. I just wanted to get fall and winter clothes.

ThredUp Haul #2

Here is my final (for a while) ThredUp haul. Get $10 off your first order by clicking on my referral link. The first part of my haul is here. And my LeTote giveaway is still going on. Check that out here.

Brand/name: Easy Spirit Wedges

Price: $19.49


Brand/name: Splendid cardigan

Price: 25.99


Brand/name: Cache cardigan

Price: 26.99


Brand/name: Talbots cardigan

Price: 16.49

I love this cardigan. Lightweight.


Brand/name: American Eagle Outfitters cardigan

Price: 10.49


Brand/name: Chelsea Suite dress

Price: 10.49

I don’t know why I couldn’t see this when I ordered it but it is a little too long. I like either maxi dresses or right above the knee.


Brand/name: Active by Old Navy t-shirt

Price: 9.99

So comfy.


Brand/Name: Calvin Klein jumpsuit (NWT)

Price: 22.49

If I remember correctly, this is too long. I probably have to wear my wedges with this. (I don’t do heels).


Brand/name: Adriano Goldschmied jeggings

Price: 25.99


Brand/name: Crocs wedges (NWT)

Price: 14.99

UGH! These are the wrong size. They are marked at least one size too small. No wonder the person got rid of them NWT. I thought I could stretch them, so I decided against returning them. I cut off the tag to walk around outside so I couldn’t return them. I donated these shoes to The Purple Heart.


Brand/name: Joe’s Jeans

Price: 32.99


Brand/name: Divided by H&M kimono

Price: 9.49


Brand/name: Dress Barn dress

Price: 15.49

This is gorgeous!


Brand/name: Merona maxi skirt

Price: 5.99


Brand/name:  Saint Tropez sleeveless blouse

Price: 13.99

In love with this.


Brand/name: Steve Madden tote

Price: 41.49

I love quilted bags.


Brand/name: Rebecca Minkoff Velvet Love Crossbody (NWT)

Price: 135.49

This bag might be NWT, but I can tell the person stored this for a while. IOW, she didn’t recently buy this bag.Who knows when she bought it. It is out of stock everywhere right now. Nothing is wrong with it, though. I need two pics for this beauty:



Brand/name: Dorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve top

Price: 6.99


Brand/name: New York & Company blouse

Price: 4.99


Brand/name: Express blouse

Price: 14.49


Brand/name: New York & Company top

Price: 10.49


That’s the end!! I’ve officially built my wardrobe back. I moved around a lot and let other people keep my clothes. Who knows what happened to my things? I sure don’t have my stuff anymore.  It doesn’t matter now because now I have stuff that somewhat flatters my body and stuff I LOVE.

My first ThredUp haul

I will post about my DC trip over the weekend. I did post a few videos from the Tori Kelly concert below.

ThredUp is the best thing ever. No exaggeration. It is an online consignment/thrift store. They sell clothes from Target, Michael Kors, J. Crew, Guess, Ann Taylor, Marc Jacobs, Gap, Tory Burch, Nike, etc. They have women, girls, and boy clothes (including shoes and handbags). I’m a thrift store girl. I will probably NEVER go into a thrift store again. Thanks to ThredUp. I heard about it a year ago, but for some reason, I never tried it. Recently Nicole offered her referral link. I used that link and got $10 off my order. (Here is my referral link – get $10 off).

The clothes do not have the thrift store smell. Most of my clothes smell like perfume. That makes sense since these clothes are coming out of people’s closets. I’m surprised nothing I’ve gotten has smelled like smoke. I’m also very thankful for that. Maybe I’m just lucky?

One more thing I have to add before I show my items: It takes a while to get the hang of ThredUp. Use the filters. That is the best advice I can give. The filters are your friends.

I have to do two separate posts for all the clothes I bought. Most of the clothes I picked were marked “like new”.  Here is what I got in my first haul: (I’ll try to keep my remarks short since I have so many items).

Brand/name: Pixley 3/4 sleeve top

Price: 9.49


Brand/name: Accessory Street poncho

Price: 12.99

This poncho is from Nordstrom Rack. Brand new with tag.


Brand/name: Xtaren cardigan

Price: $14.99

This is the back of the cardigan. Obvs. I love the hood and the print. It’s sort of thin, so I may get to wear this throughout the summer.


Brand/name: Ann Taylor t-shirt

Price: $7.99


Brand/name: H&M t-shirt

Price: $4.99

I was pleasantly surprised this fit since it is a small. The last time I went into H&M, I tried on a dress in a size 8, and it didn’t fit. Ouch! I haven’t been back there since.


Brand/name: Guess Jeans

Price: $15.49

So far I’ve loved all my jeans from ThredUp.  These were marked with “minor signs of wear” but I don’t see anything wrong with them. Almost like new.


Brand/name: Just Black Jeans

Price: 16.99

I got my first pair of Just Black jeans from Stitch Fix, so I knew what size would fit me. I’m between a size 6 and 8, so I never know what size to get in jeans. I should probably get a size 6, but I like to be safe. I usually get a size 8 (or 29).


Brand/name: AB Studio top

Price: 6.49

I thought this was going to be just a cheap blouse, but I love it. It will be a go-to top. I know I ordered a lot of clothes, but I tend to wear what I call my go-to items more than once a week.


Brand/name: Perseption top

Price: 5.49

This will be another go-to item. It fits so well.


Brand/name: Sharon Young top

Price: 9.49

Not my favorite blouse. It’s a small and is a little snug, but I will wear it. Maybe the previous owner washed it too much? Or these tops run small.


Brand/name: Coldwater Creek sleeveless top

Price: 7.99 (Final sale)

I’m never going to buy final sale items from ThredUp again. Most of their items are not final sales, so it isn’t a big deal. This blouse is okay, but a little misshapen. Is that why they had it listed as a final sale? It’s cute but,  I probably won’t wear it much.


Brand/name: AB Studio

Price: 6.49

LOVE THIS BLOUSE. I would wear this everyday. It is so flattering.


Brand/name: WD.NY 3/4 sleeve top

Price: 12.49


Brand/name: Express 3/4 sleeve top

Price: 8.49

Another lace top. I searched for “lace tops” and picked the ones I thought I would like the best because I love lace, and I didn’t have enough lace tops before this haul.


Brand/name: Topshop short sleeve top

Price: 8.49


Brand/name: Topshop casual dress

Price: 17.49

Where to begin? It is a size 8. It fits okay, but it is a little snug. I can wear small in most dresses, so I thought a size 8 would be fine. Nah. It is also too short for my taste. I don’t have a little black dress, so I’m keeping it. I thought about sending it back for store credit. But one day I might need a LBD. I probably won’t buy another Topshop dress without trying it on first.


The end…for now. I will post my second haul in about a week. The only things I need now are sweaters. I will probably do a big order around September with just sweaters. Needless to say, don’t judge ThredUp by my fashion choices. 😉 They have things for everyone. This is stuff I specifically wanted for this spring/summer.


Forever 21 Haul

We all know Forever 21 clothes rarely last a long time. However, some minimalists I know of will shop at Forever 21 because they are only looking for things that will last ONE season. That way the person can still shop a few times a year…if shopping is a hobby that works out great. Most people insist that your capsule wardrobe must have expensive items that will last, but I like the idea of mixing both. I have high quality items and F21 items.

Here are the items from my F21 fall/winter haul. It isn’t that exciting. Lots of gray. The first item is a pair of yoga pants. I had no idea I would like them so much.  I wore them out yesterday. So comfy! I would have gotten two pairs. This is the only thing I didn’t take a photo of myself. I just snagged it from the website:

yoga pants
another sweater
another sweater
more gray
more gray
simple shirt
simple shirt
some color!
some color!

That’s all folks. That is what I will be mostly wearing through March. I’m such a fashionista.  (<–sarcasm) The clothes are not fashionable, but it fits a  minimalist wardrobe perfectly.

This week I…

Music of the week: Hamilton (Broadway Cast), Janet Jackson, Carly Rae Jepsen, James Bay Selena Gomez, Leona Lewis, Jewel, Jennifer Lopez

TV of the week:  Lost (season 1)

I doubt I rewatch all of Lost but starting it seemed like a good idea at one point.

Movies of the week:  none

Books of the week:  Still reading Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom, &  Practical Spirituality (on page 107) by Dr. Barbara De Angelis and  Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify  (38% through) by Francine Jay. Soul Shifts has some good reminders, but I don’t like the way it is written. I don’t like her anecdotes. I’m just going to speed read through the rest of it.

I just started Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock. Janet is a trans women. I bet this book is more insightful than any self-help book. It’s great so far. I find myself relating to the LGBT community.

Planner update: 

plans of the week
plans of the week

It’s time to make a decision on what planner I will use for 2016. I’m leaning towards Inkwell Press A5 inserts even though I’m not crazy about horizontal layouts. I think I’m going to order one and try it. I will put it in my gold Kikki.K. I’m impressed with Inkwell because they have the best paper quality on the planner market and their planners are goal oriented.

For my personal sized planner, I going with an Esty seller’s inserts. Her company is called Life is Crafted. She is in Austrailia. The shipping of those inserts should be interesting. I’ve had different results with shipping from Austrailia. They are kind of expensive (but worth it).