Updating my Spring Wardrobe on a Budget | Seersucker Sass

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Updating my Spring Wardrobe on a Budget


Something about the change of seasons makes me want to buy an entirely new wardrobe.  But when that new season is spring, my desire to buy a new wardrobe is amplified.  I'm ready to box up all of my bulky sweaters, pull out the colorful Lilly dresses, and buy any and every sleeveless item that I see.

Realistically, I can't do that.  My shopping motto is to invest in classic pieces that have a great cost-per-wear - things like pixie pants, wrap dresses, and silk tops - and then pick up a few "on trend" pieces each season to spice things up a bit.  This is why I love thredUP - not only can I pick up like-new, trendy pieces for a fraction of the price I would pay retail, but I can also pick up wardrobe staples while I'm there!  (I buy a large chunk of my wardrobe from J.Crew and J.Crew Factory because of their sizing, and their selections on thredUP are unreal, y'all.  thredUP also carries Lilly Pulitzer, Diane von Furstenburg, and even some Gucci bags!)

To update my spring wardrobe, I picked up four new pieces with a combined value of $217.  The cost of these items on thredUP came up to $57.46!  (To put that in perspective with the rest of my wardrobe, that would be a killer deal on a pair of my pixie pants.)  If you're curious, here's how I'm updating my wardrobe this spring.

Look One - Bright Silk Blouse


work wear, pixie pants, pink silk blouse, thredUP

Sleeveless Silk Top:  Zara Basics via thredUp (c/o)  •  Pixie Pants  •  Wedges: old [similar]  •  Necklace: old [similar]  •  Watch:  Gucci

I live in pixie pants.  It's to the point that I have multiple pairs of each color because I wear them so much.  They're just so easy and versatile.  In the spring, I love to pair them with bright tops, like this hot pink top from thredUP (retail - $36; thredUP price - $11.99!).  I've had this necklace for probably five years, and I love to pull it out each spring because of the mint beads.  I chose wedges for a more professional look, but you could easily pair this with black or nude flats.  I'm going to a conference in Nashville at the beginning of May, and I will definitely be replicating this look.


work wear, pixie pants, pink silk blouse, thredUP

Look Two - Bright Paperbag Skirt


polka dot top, J. Crew mini skirt, thredUP


Can y'all tell I'm all about some bright clothes this spring?!  I already own a few of these J. Crew paperbag skirts, but I knew the bright green was perfect for spring.  (It's also the perfect replacement for the neon pink paperbag skirt that I destroyed three Valentine's Days ago when I busted it on black ice in my driveway.  RIP.)  According to thredUP's website, this skirt retails at $110, but their price is $22.49.  

I'm really into ruffled sleeveless blouses, and I thought the polka dots were a fun touch with the bright skirt.  These skirts also go great with basic tees and tanks, and even slouchy short sleeved sweaters.


polka dot top, J. Crew mini skirt, thredUP

Look Three - Boxy Tee


J. Crew boxy tee, white jeans, thredUP

Tee:  J.Crew via thredUP (c/o)  •  White Jeans:  old [similar]  •  Sandals  •  Necklace:  old [similar]

I really wanted to get on board with the crop top trend, but I'm not sure it's for me.  I love this tee because it's boxy and cropped, but my pale stomach isn't showing.  It's the closest this 25 year old grandma plans to get to a crop top this spring!  (I also love it because it was $12.49, and I would have paid $35 for it at J. Crew.)

This casual top would be perfect with dark denim skinnies or cut offs, as well, but I chose to pair it with white denim because it's almost time to break out the white denim and I can't wait!  I think adding a dangling necklace really gives this look that extra oomph.

J. Crew boxy tee, white jeans, thredUP


Look Four - Denim Shorts

pineapple tee shirt, denim shorts, J. Crew, thredUP


I have been looking for a pair of denim shorts forever.  I have a long torso, wide-ish hips (in comparison to the rest of my body), and short legs, which makes shopping for a pair of denim cutoffs an adventure.  I decided to order a super affordable pair from thredUP (these were $10.49!) that I could cut up, distress, and add some bleach spots.  Until I get to doing that little DIY project, I will wear them like they are because they're super adorable!

Denim shorts go with everything, but I chose to style them with this tee because I liked the contrast of dark denim, stark white, and gold.  My 15-year old brother and blog photographer told me that the cool thing to do now is tuck in a tiny bit of your shirt, so I'm giving that trend a try to see if it sticks.  

pineapple tee shirt, denim shorts, J. Crew, thredUP

What do y'all think?  I know that this is a sponsored post, but I have truly fallen in love with thredUP.  (I'm not kidding - I check every day when I get home from work.  It's part of my evening routine now.)  

If you're interested in doing a little thredUP shopping, I have a few tips for you:

Tip One:  Take advantage of the sorting options.  It will streamline your shopping process so much when you're only looking at clothing in your size or when you're in desperate need of a blue top and you're not having to sort through every other color of the rainbow. 

Tip Two:  Use code "IVH21" at checkout to get 21% off of your order!!  (What's better than getting a major discount on already majorly discounted clothing?!)

Tip Three:  Check out  "Give $10, Get $10" in the top right hand corner.  I'm a big advocate for taking advantage of affiliate programs, especially when you're already super passionate about a brand and you're already talking about it for three.

Tip Four:  Consider selling with thredUP.  Clear out all of your unwanted, like new clothing, to make room for more thredUP purchases ;)  It puts money in your pocket, and it also stops items from ending up in a landfill.  

Happy shopping, my friends!  What pieces and trends are you incorporating into your wardrobe for spring?


25 comments:

  1. I am so glad I found thred up after this! WOW! Ive been itching for new spring/summer clothes and this is perfect!

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    1. Perfect timing ;) I hope you find some pieces that you absolutely love! Happy Thursday :)

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  2. I have shopped at Thredup before and think it's such a great site. You can get amazing deals.
    Marly
    www.GirlyLove.org

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    1. I'm glad that you've had such a positive experience! Those deals are dangerous ;) Hope you're having a great day!

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  3. So cute I love these! I need to try Thredup! You look beautiful in all of these outfits! Love the bright colors!

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    1. You really should check them out! I was impressed by all that they had to offer. You are so sweet, thank you!! Hope you're having a great week, love! Xo

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  4. Such cute pieces, I loved watching your haul on snapchat! You have the cutest southern accent!:)
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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    1. Aww, Syd! You're so sweet! Thank you lady :) Happy almost Friday!!

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  5. What a fun little pineapple top! ThredUp is so clutch for a budget.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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    1. It truly is! :) Hope you're having a great week!

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  6. Love reading about someone's experience with ThredUp! I just found them and was browsing through their site and it sounds so cool. Now i just need to give it a try! Loving your green skirt.
    Xx, K
    www.jassamineelaine.com

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    1. It's such a neat concept! I hope that you absolutely love it :) If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email! Xo

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  7. great looks - so beautiful in each picture. thanks for sharing, I will have to check it out!
    xo, claudia
    www.lifesrichpaegant.com

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    1. Thanks lady! Highly recommend checking it out :) Happy Friday!

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  8. All of these looks are SO cute and perfect for spring! I love how shopping for a few new pieces helps you shop your own wardrobe and pull out older pieces you haven't seen in awhile!

    xo Ashley

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it the best?! I feel like getting a few new pieces makes me a little more content with shopping my closet for the rest of the season. Haha. Happy Friday! Xo

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  9. I love the t-shirt with the pineapple! So cute!!
    -Olivia
    Miss Olivia Says

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    1. Thank you, love! Picked it up at J. Crew a few years ago. Happy Friday! Xo

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  10. I saw your Snapchat about ThredUp and now I'm so glad I got to see all these outfits on you-that pink blouse is gorgeous on you!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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    1. Thank you!! You are too sweet! :) Happy Monday, love!

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  11. I love all of these outfits! I definitely want to try ThreadUp!

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    1. Thank you! Highly recommend checking it out :) I have a feeling you would love their DVF selection!

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  12. Great finds! I absolutely love thredUP!

    I'd love it if you'd check out my post as well:

    http://www.seafoamanddiamonds.com/blog/spring-into-fashion-with-thredup

    xoxo,
    Lara
    Sea Foam + Diamonds

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  13. Omg thank you for sharing this doll! First off love your outfits and your style. Suppperr cute! I've never even heard of threadup what planet am I on lol. I'm always the last to know. I am definitely going to check them out. What awesome deals! Thank you for sharing beautiful!

    Xoxo, Alethea
    Www.thepowerofthepretty.blogspot.com

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  14. Omg thank you for sharing this doll! First off love your outfits and your style. Suppperr cute! I've never even heard of threadup what planet am I on lol. I'm always the last to know. I am definitely going to check them out. What awesome deals! Thank you for sharing beautiful!

    Xoxo, Alethea
    Www.thepowerofthepretty.blogspot.com

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