If you are obsessed with thrifting and don’t know how to deal with that energy during quarantine you can order used clothes from thredUP instead…which is what I did 🙂
Truly I have very mixed feelings about thredUP overall. On the one hand, I love being able to shop secondhand online and there are definitely some great deals to be had. On the other hand, I find it very hard to actually create a full cart of items I’m excited about because you’re unable to search by style names of items or even keywords. You can really only search by brand, size, and then the type of item. So if I’m looking for a specific style of Lululemon legging, I have to go through lots of listings to see if any of them are the exact style.
But with quarantine and still wanting to get a bit of a shopping fix I decided to place an order with 4 items from one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. Here’s a quick look at what I ordered:
If you sign up for my thredUP referral link, you’ll get $10 off your first order and I’ll get $10 in credit.
And here’s how everything turned out!
Edme & Esyllte Tiered Maxi Dress, $17.99
I ordered this dress because I love a good maxi for hot summer days, and because it looks very similar to a much more expensive J. Crew tiered maxi that was a blogger favorite a few years ago. Overall it’s very cute! A little wrinkly, but cute. There is one problem, however, the zipper on the side won’t zip up! Can you see it in the side photo? It’s not too small, it just won’t fully zip on or off my body. So sadly this pretty dress will be returned!
Usually returns to thredUP have a $1.99 restocking fee per item, but thredUP waives it when there’s something defective or damaged about the item, so that’s good!
Akemi & Kin Peasant Blouse, $12.99
At first I thought this top was a definite return; it’s shorter and boxier than I anticipated. I imagined it would be something I could tuck into high-waisted jeans, but it’s just not the right fit for that. But after wearing it for a bit longer I decided that I do really love the detail at the top and it’s not a shape I already have in my closet, so why not keep it? The lace, button detail, and ruffles at the top are nice and end up drawing attention away from where the top is boxiest at the midsection — at least I think!
I will say that this top is a bit faded, but that was clearly mentioned in the listing on thredUP. Always be sure to check the condition part of the listing if that’s important to you!
Charlie & Robin Midi Skirt, $20.99
Midi skirts are my jam, and I was really drawn to this simple pleated style with the asymmetrical green color on it. But this skirt is so small I can’t even zip it up! That’s another thing with ordering on thredUP – you can order in your usual size, have it not fit, and then have to pay the $1.99 restocking fee when you return it. Ugh.
Maybe this is a sign that I really REALLY need to stop buying midi skirts!
Pilcro & the Letterpress Jeans, $27.99
In my opinion jeans are the HARDEST thing to order online. Earlier this year I tried to order some high rise flares from Poshmark and even with knowing the measurements beforehand they still didn’t end up fitting! While I prefer to order used, I also tried to order some from American Eagle with no luck.
But, the secondhand light shined on me with these jeans! Truly the best part of my whole order! They’re higher rise, have a good amount of stretch, are the prettiest shade of blue, and are definitely something I don’t have in my closet already. When I add items to my wardrobe now I’m really trying to find items that add dimension and not just the same old same old type of stuff I already have.
Overall I’m keeping 2/4 things from this order: the black peasant top and the high rise flare jeans. It’s always so hit or miss with thredUP that I’m actually surprised the order turned out this well.
I’ll be returning the dress and skirt, and I opted for Poshmark credit with my return so besides the $1.99 restocking fee for the skirt I will be able to use all the credit for another order someday.