Better than Stitch Fix

Wow, I met one of my new moon goals already. I didn’t post this goal because it was one of the private ones. My goal was to get down to 140 pounds. Well, today I got on the scale, and I weigh 138!!! WTF? I can’t explain that. I hadn’t weighed myself in 6 to 8 weeks. I was so scared to find out how much I weighed. Is it possible that my scale is wrong? I’m still on the same medication (birth control and a very, very low dose of Abilify). So it can’t be that. I am exercising a little more because it’s warmer. I’m going to the park about 3 days a week. Hopefully, I will be going 6 days a week once I get into some type of routine.

My eating habits haven’t changed that much. I eat okay most of the time and then once a week I’ll order a burger and fries or something similar in calorie value. I’m trying to stop doing the delivery/take out thing once a week. I don’t know what else to say. I hope my scale is right. ūüôā I’ll have more to say later.

I signed up and kind of started a life coaching course on Udemy. No offense to Skillshare, but Udemy has the best online classes. Anyway, people think Tarot reading is just about predicting the future. That couldn’t be further¬†from the truth. I want to specialize in career readings. I want to help people. A basic (AKA cheap) life coaching course will help me give clients tips. I don’t want to just read for people. Most tarot readers don’t just read cards. They try to help the person if their cards aren’t looking positive.

Now let me get to the topic at hand. What’s better than Stitch Fix? ThredUp‘s Goody Box! I don’t know who my ‘stylist’ was, but he/she was amazing. I favorited some things on ThredUp, and I made a special Pinterest board just for my stylist. That person nailed it! I was the person who made a mistake. I told them no high rise jeans and no dresses with slits. But I forgot to mention NO shorts or cropped jeans. Of course, they sent about 3 of those items. My fault.

I got the cheapest box possible. They sent 15 items. Nothing was more than $25. Most items were between $10 – $15. I kept 7 items. My total is a little over $100. Hello? Cheaper than Stitch Fix and I LOVE what I kept. I kept the following items:

Adrienne Cittadini Print Dark Blouse – $16.99

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Democracy Solid Dark Blue Jeans 11.99

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Reborn Casual Dress $16.99

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Ann Taylor Solid Dark Blue Jeans 13.99

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The rest is jewelry. I have to say that the jewelry looks better in person and I think most of it is overpriced, but I still kept the following:

Black statement necklace – 11.99

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New Directions necklace – $24.99

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Light purple statement necklace – $11.99

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That’s everything. I will definitely get another Goody Box. I would have never found these items on my own. They have thousands of items, and it is hard to search through everything. I will probably never do Stitch Fix again. I LOVE Stitch Fix, but the prices are much higher than ThredUp. I know some people don’t like previously worn clothes so obviously this wouldn’t be the service for them. But for everyone else, I would recommend ThredUp‘s Goody Boxes. Oh, the only downside is that it took a while to get to me.

I made the $10 deposit (normally $20) on April 4, and I didn’t get my box until April 18. ThredUp is known for having shipping issues. They sent an email a while back saying that it had been improved. Clearly not.

Another thing: I asked for jewelry. You can ask for purses and no jewelry. Or no accessories at all.

Use my ThredUp link if you want $10 off of anything at ThredUp. You must be a new customer to get the $10 credit.

I gotta go work on my Tarot course. Bye! ūüôā

Have enough hurt of my own

I ordered a leather Neiman Marcus jacket from ThredUp. It retails for $405. I paid $86 for it. I’m never buying another leather coat or any coat again (or at least for the next 5 years). I already have a somewhat newish Anne Klein leather coat that I love from ThredUp, but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. The Neiman Marcus jacket is almost perfection. Here is a pic of the back and front:

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I was looking for a long leather jacket from ThredUp when I bought the Anne Klein jacket. But I couldn’t find anything. Everything that I liked ended up in someone else’s cart quick. So I’m stoked to finally have the jacket that I really want. The AK jacket is rather plain, but I love the way it fits and feels.¬† Here’s the Anne Klein jacket:

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It retails for $161. I got it on sale for $36!! Nice. I got a better deal on this then I did with the Neiman Marcus jacket.  I would post a ThredUp haul because I ordered a few more items but it is just stuff to wear around the house and to the park. Very boring and not worth sharing.

The project that I’m working on at my part-time job is ending very soon as in a day or two. ūüė¶ I’m sad not to make extra money, but happy to have my life back. Working two jobs is tough. This project lasted almost two months, and I made over $400. Not bad, but I wanted to make at least $500.

Hopefully, we will have work again before 2017 ends. That probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream. ¬† In the meantime, I will focus on my course and reading books. I was on a roll until the PT job started back up. I’ve read more books so far this year than I read all of last year.

I still haven’t signed up for the meditation class yet! Ugh. What am I waiting for? I still don’t want to pay $38 for it. It could be the most enlightening thing ever or it could be what I already know. Still thinking about it.

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)

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Brand/name: NY Collection sleeveless tank

Price: 7.99

(not exactly a winter item)

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Brand/name: Forever 21 jeans (NWT)

Price: 7.49

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Brand/name: Juicy Couture velour pants

Price: 4.49 (sale)

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Brand/name: Tommy Hilfiger pullover sweater

Price: 3.99 (sale)

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Brand/name: BeBe faux leather pants

Price: 27.99

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Brand/name: Free People jeans

Price: 21.99

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Brand/name: Lauren Jeans Co.

Price: 2.49 (sale)

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Brand/name: Fenn Wright Mason wool cardigan

Price: 19.99 (sale)

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Brand/name: Michael Kors jeans

Price: 18.99

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Brand/name: Free People jeggings

Price: 17.99

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Brand/name: Hot in Hollywood overalls ( NWT)

Price: 17.99

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Brand/name: Papermoon cardigan

Price: 15.49

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Brand/name: The Limited pullover sweater

Price: $14.99

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Brand/name: Calvin Klein Jeans pullover sweater

Price: 10.49 (sale)

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Brand/name: Old Navy sweatshirt

Price: 8.49

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Brand/name: AB Studio top

Price: 7.49

(I already have this top in blue).

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Brand/name: AB Studio top

Price: 4.99 (sale)

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Brand/name: AB Studio sweater dress (NWT)

Price: 19.49

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Brand/name: AB studio sweater dress

Price: 15.99

 

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Brand/name: AB Studio sweater dress

Price: 15.99

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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. ūüėČ 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

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Brand/name: Splendid cardigan

Price: 25.99

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Brand/name: Cache cardigan

Price: 26.99

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Brand/name: Talbots cardigan

Price: 16.49

I love this cardigan. Lightweight.

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Brand/name: American Eagle Outfitters cardigan

Price: 10.49

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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.

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Brand/name: Active by Old Navy t-shirt

Price: 9.99

So comfy.

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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).

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Brand/name: Adriano Goldschmied jeggings

Price: 25.99

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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.

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Brand/name: Joe’s Jeans

Price: 32.99

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Brand/name: Divided by H&M kimono

Price: 9.49

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Brand/name: Dress Barn dress

Price: 15.49

This is gorgeous!

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Brand/name: Merona maxi skirt

Price: 5.99

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Brand/name:  Saint Tropez sleeveless blouse

Price: 13.99

In love with this.

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Brand/name: Steve Madden tote

Price: 41.49

I love quilted bags.

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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:

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Brand/name: Dorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve top

Price: 6.99

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Brand/name: New York & Company blouse

Price: 4.99

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Brand/name: Express blouse

Price: 14.49

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Brand/name: New York & Company top

Price: 10.49

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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

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Brand/name: Accessory Street poncho

Price: 12.99

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

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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.

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Brand/name: Ann Taylor t-shirt

Price: $7.99

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Brand/name: Perseption top

Price: 5.49

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

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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.

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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.

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Brand/name: AB Studio

Price: 6.49

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

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

Price: 12.49

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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.

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Brand/name: Topshop short sleeve top

Price: 8.49

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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.

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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. ūüėČ They have things for everyone. This is stuff I specifically wanted for this spring/summer.