Anyone else's mom not get the whole Facebook thing? I often find myself chuckling when my mom posts "long time, no see—how are you?" as her status update instead of on a particular friend's wall, or when she does post on the intended wall...but it's written in all caps and like a letter: "HI BABY I MISS YOU WHAT ARE YOU DOING? LOVE, MOM"
Her Facebook antics never fail to bring a smile to my face, but a recent post of hers was posted in the right space and in the right way...and still had me smiling: she recently dropped 2 sizes in her weight loss efforts and was in search of new clothes to celebrate. Yay! I immediately logged into thredUP to see what goodies I could pick out to congratulate her.
With just a few clicks to narrow things down: her size, of course, and her favorite color, blue, I had plenty of inventory to choose from. Mom adores paisley and when I saw this Coldwater Creek blouse for only $14.49 (retail was $60!), I knew it had to be hers. A pair of navy dress pants to wear with it only set me back another $7.99 vs. the $30 retail.
The total in my cart was so low, I decided to keep shopping and find her something I knew she'd never treat herself to: a nice bag. I knew she'd love Vera Bradley since she's the paisley queen...and WOW, thredUP's selection of the brand is huge! Even after narrowing my search to only blue Vera Bradley items, I still had 2 pages of products to choose from. I found the perfect satchel for just $35.49 (retail: $82) and my shopping (for the day, at least) was complete.
I had the pretty polka dot box shipped to her house and she patiently waited for me to come visit so I could watch her open it. She was not disappointed!
The shirt didn't end up fitting, but thredUP makes returns so easy that is was no big deal (just go online and they provide a shipping label for you which is free of charge if your refund is in the form of a store credit). The pants are even better than we expected—the light fabric makes them a perfect transitional piece that she can wear comfortably in all seasons! We paired them with this pink tank for a look that coordinated perfectly with her new bag. She insisted she'd be wearing this exact ensemble to church! I know plenty of other pieces will look great with these in cooler weather, too!
Let's talk numbers real quick. The thredUP total for those 3 items was $57.97. Retail for those 3 items was $172. Right there is a savings of $114.03! Guys, that's my electric bill. Or, if I feel like having a little more fun, that's money to set aside for our upcoming vacation. If this were my first order, I could've used code WOW40 for an additional 40% off which would have lowered my total to $34.78. Where else can you get such incredible deals on brand name clothing and accessories?