See the first post in this series: I Don’t Buy Clothes Online…CONVERT (Thrift Stores)
Twice Online Consignment review HERE
Buying Clothes for Children HERE
So, I heard about Thred Up the first time from my friend Angela at The Grocery Shrink. After that, I started seeing everyone talk about it. And of course, because I have some type of Ornery Disease, I didn’t want to check it out. Because if everyone else is doing it, I don’t want to. I want to swim upstream…but not naked.
See, here’s the problem – my clothes didn’t fit. After baby #3, I was up 10 pounds and wider around the hips…and also around the ummmm, yeah. Those.
I will be the first to tell you, I’m okay with my weight gain. It’s not bad weight and I’m still in a healthy range. I’m able to eat what I want and not worry so much about the number on the scale. I’m at a weight that’s easy to maintain (finally). I do still exercise in an attempt to lose some body fat, but that usually means you gain weight (muscle).
So, nothing in my closet was fitting well – and I didn’t really want to wear yoga pants to Sunday School. I knew I needed some better fitting clothes, but I didn’t have the time or desire to go out thrifting for clothes. I had already had some bad experiences ordering things online so I wasn’t excited about it. And plus, I don’t like buying new clothes if I can help it. I like buying used. It’s in my blood. (Some of you aren’t like that, and that’s cool – I’ll have you covered later on.) (more…)