I know at one point in time I said I just couldn't justify spending a big chunk of money on a pair shoes that were INTENTIONALLY destroyed and worn in...but times have changed! The more and more I saw the distressed Golden Goose sneakers around the more I wanted them. Not only do they have a stand out appearance, but I had actually heard and read that they are quite sturdy and comfortable shoes. However I could never EVER justify spending $400-$500 on a pair of these sneakers. The problem is, they are so "in" right now that even secondhand pairs of Golden Goose sneakers are in the $250-$400 range (it helps that they are intentionally distressed so regular wear is not really noticeable)
** LOVE this bodysuit - its on sale + comes in a bunch of colors + free shipping!**
I knew eventually some regular non-reseller would be selling their Golden Goose sneakers, and it was just a matter of time before I found a pair from someone that wanted to get them sold asap vs trying to make a profit. With a lot of selling apps and platforms, there is the option to save searches so that when something similar is listed you will get a notification as soon as it goes live. And that was the exact way I found these sneakers on sale on Mercari at $160. SO much cheaper than any other pair I had seen! I bought these puppies SO fast, and I didn't even make an offer because I didn't want to risk anyone else scooping them up in the mean time.
As far as comfort, I've worn these shoes two full days without any issues whatsoever! They are heavier and sturdier than I anticipated, but that actually just makes them more comfortable shoes in my opinion. I got them in a size 8 (my usual shoe size) and they fit perfectly, so I recommend going TTS.
Below I've shared a bunch of secondhand GG sneakers ALL under $200! Just click the image to check them out.
The Burberry nova check pattern is classic and so recognizable. It is also preppy chic and will really elevate your outfit! I always totally related to Blair Waldorf, so I've naturally been growing my own headband collection. I'd been on the hunt for a nova check Burberry headband, and came across this one listed for $50 + free shipping on Mercari. I offered $42 and the buyer accepted! Such a steal for a designer headband in excellent condition.
It's hard to come across authentic designer pieces online, but I actually found two super similar Burberry headbands through The Real Real that you can shop below! They have their own authentication experts so you know you are getting the real deal. Plus TRR is having 20% off with the code REAL right now! These are the only two being offered on the site right now, so I recommend scooping it up before someone else!
But I totally get that spending that much money on one single headband can be out of reach. Below I've linked some other cute plaid check alternatives that also give some serious Burberry vibes! You can shop by just clicking the pics below.
Since I've started reselling, jeans have become some of my very favorite items to flip! They are made of more sturdy material and last longer + certain pairs hold their value very well and can make for a very profitable margin. The jeans rack is usually one of the first places I start in a thrift store, so I've been seeing a LOT of jeans and I've also been doing my research on jean brands and trends to make sure I'm buying what people are looking for.
One trend I am seeing a LOT this spring is the distressed crop fringe or raw hem jean. Being at 5'8", I often find an average size jean is too short and a tall size is too long, so I like a crop jean because it doesn't really matter where it hits my leg when it is over the ankle. Plus I love the fringe/raw hem and distressed detailing that makes it easy to wear casually or really fun to dress up!
The BP (Nordstrom junior's brand) pair I am wearing here are actually a thrift store find (shocker!) and were only $5! Below I've linked a bunch of crop raw hem jeans that are on major sale right now and all under $35 (some of these were originally over $100!) To shop you can just click the link below, and it will take you directly to the website to purchase.
As far as the rest of my outfit, I'd been on the hunt for a double breasted oversized blazer and picked this Mango one up for myself at Goodwill for $9.99 (which was actually a little painful for me haha #resellerprobs) but it was brand new and I actually couldn't find anything anywhere else cheaper! I've shared these Frye boots before but gosh I wear these every other day and just love how chic and comfy they are. They are still on major clearance online, and I've linked those as well as similar blazers, one as cheap as $8, below to shop!
I've started enjoying this new challenge recently where I try to see how low in price of an outfit I can make out of my current wardrobe! Its a walk down memory lane of my past conquests and makes me even more thrifty when shopping now. And I have really outdone myself with this one, where I literally only paid $1 for the top+jeans+shoes+bag! (Ok sorry this doesn't include the Gucci sunnies, but it was so bright outside) Keep scrolling to see all the details!
Banana Republic Tie Front Blouse [new, $0] Banana Republic Raw Hem High Rise Jeans [new, $0] Banana Republic Navy Block Heel Sandals [new, $0] Ralph Lauren Leather Tan Crossbody [secondhand, $1]
So how did I get all that Banana Republic loot for $0?? Rewards my friends, beautiful rewards <3 Those bad boys NEVER expire in my possession! The top, jeans, and shoes were all completely free when I applied the rewards I had received from the purchases I made with their credit card. It's important to remember that in order to get the better end of these store credit cards you have to pay it off every month in order to avoid crazy high interest rates. Otherwise you are paying so much more than you are getting back!
Unfortunately the top is over a year old but I found a nearly identical one from H&M for under $12! It's so classic and preppy, it is definitely a wardrobe staple!
The most flattering jean in the world is a dark high rise skinny jean. Don't @ me on this. Another thing I look for in a jean is a cotton/spandex/elastane blend because they are stretchy but don't stretch out. These are my most recent BR reward purchase and I love that they are so versatile but have the fun raw hem bottoms. I've linked a very similar pair from Banana Republic below, currently over 30% off + free shipping!
Navy just happens to be my favorite clothing color and my most recent shoe obsession is a nice, retro block heel... so when I pulled these shoes off the clearance shelf, last pair AND in my size I was so freaking excited! There thick heel + ankle strap makes them so easy to walk in and the color goes with everything. Sadly they aren't making these anymore to link but I have found a few similar pairs on sale below! (those Calvin Kleins are on serious clearance!!)
And lastly, something that wasn't bought at Banana Republic. This Ralph Lauren leather crossbody was actually a Goodwill find! In the LA area, many goodwills participate in a Thursday tag color day where the tag color of the week is $1. And somehow this bag managed it's way all the way to Thursday and I snagged it! Couldn't find any good sales on a Ralph Lauren piece like this (they retail from $200-300) but linked a couple similar, classic brown crossbodys below.
Thanks for following along! I'm loving this series because it really pushes me to be an even smarter shopper and find more classic, versatile bargains (and steals!) Let me know what you think of these types of posts below in the comments. :)
Happy March! The rain has finally stopped (for now) in Southern California and it definitely feels like spring is almost here! In honor of the new, warmer month I decided to break out this new *to me* adorable linen maxi dress I recently thrifted for myself! Keep scrolling for all the details on this thrifted outfit!
Free People Maxi Dress [secondhand, $4.50] Joie Strappy Suede Sandals [secondhand, $15] Goyard Tote [secondhand, $6] Chanel Sunnies [secondhand, $30]
Outfit Total: $55.50
I was so excited to thrift this dress for myself because the linen material is great for warmer temps, plus the button and bow detail is just so stinking cute! If you live somewhere where the weather is warming up, or you just want to purchase something in hopes of warmer weather soon, I've rounded up a whole bunch of similar, ADORABLE linen dresses that are ALL $20 and under! You can shop below by just clicking the picture that will take you directly to the website!
These Joie sandals were a total steal at the thrift, but if you are looking to invest in a great neutral sandal (that is also super comfy, I've walked loads in them already with no pain!) you can scoop up a pair that is on sale below through Amazon.
And because I continue to get compliments on this Hermes inspired Apple Watch band and you guys still have interested in it, I'll link it below if you want to scoop one up! I've had it a few months already, and it still looks brand freaking new. (And I'm clumsy and have hit it across everything) 10/10 recommend!
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