ThredUp: Designer Brands at a Discounted Price

 

Have you heard of ThredUP? I discovered it a couple of years ago. It is a great place to buy and sell new & slightly used designer brand clothing and accessories.

I have purchased items as well as sold items through ThredUP. I love the cost savings of having a higher quality item without the huge price tag. There is something in every price range. Inventory changes out quickly so you need to keep checking back on the website to see if the products/brands you are looking for become available.

I have sold items on ThredUP as well. It is a great way to make a little extra cash with items you don’t use and are just sitting around not being utilized. I have sold several handbags and scarves just recently. Who couldn’t use a little extra cash?

ThredUP is free as there is no fees to belong to this site. You just sign up with your email address. I have provided a referral link. If you sign up for free to see what products ThredUp has for sale through this link, I will receive $10 and you will receive $10 off your first purchase.  ThredUP Give$10, Get $10

The ThredUP Give $10, Get $10 is applicable to you as well! It is a refer a friend reward. Every time you refer a friend and they purchase something within 30 days of referral, they will receive $10 off their order and you will get a credit for $10 towards your next order. What a great way to share the love!

Items are brand new with tags or slightly used and will be noted as such. They do check for authenticity of items as well. Check it out! Maybe there is something available that you have been waiting for!

 

 

Pottery Barn Vanity: Makeup & Jewelry Storage

I received this beautiful piece of furniture for Christmas a few years back. It is the Hampton Vanity Tower & Super Set from Pottery Barn Teen.

It is a beautiful piece of furniture and organizational tool as is, but I had to make a couple of modifications to it. I didn’t like the look of the cork boards on the inside of the doors. I covered them in foam board wrapped in fabric. I use this section to hang my necklaces and it works beautifully.

I also didn’t want the expense of buying storage pieces to use within the drawers to organize my makeup and jewelry. So I opted to make simple DIY drawer organizers out of foam board and covered them in fabric. It is visually pleasing and very inexpensive and makes this look like a custom piece.


This is the before picture without the drawer organizers. As you can see, there is a lot of storage and possibilities for organization. Below, you will see the DIY drawer organizers that I made for a more customized organization.

I have had this piece organized several different ways over the past few years. I am getting ready to reorganize and declutter my makeup and jewelry. I will post photos here of the before and after.

Do you have some helpful tips to share on how you organize your makeup and jewelry?

Zoya Nail Polish Haul

105Have you made the switch to Zoya? Zoya is the healthy choice.

Zoya is toxin-free and not tested on animals…need I say more?

Vegan friendly and free of the terrible 5 toxins: No Dibutyl Phthlate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. The formula is beautiful and free of the terrible chemical odor.

This is my starter set. With over 300 shades to choose from and in several different finishes…I just jumped in and picked 9 shades throughout the rainbow of options. Most of these are cream finish however I did receive a zoya gift sample of three polishes in Hayden, Brooke, and Logan. The three polishes in the back row. I also receive a sample of the 2015 Delight Collection. www.zoya.com

 

Thredup…High-End Designer Online Consignment Store (New & Used)

My newest bag addiction comes via Thredup.com and I thought I would share my love with all of you. I saved almost 400 bucks on a Tory Burch bag new with tags. Check it out…new and used items for women and children. Click on the link above and you will receive $10 off your first purchase. There is something for every one at various price levels.

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Baublebar…Have You Heard of It?

baublebarBaublebar…Have you heard of it? Affordable jewelry, fun styles, and quality pieces. They have some funky pieces such as statement pieces and simple designs as well. Free shipping and free returns if you aren’t 100% satisfied. I was saddened to hear that Lia Sophia was going out of business as I purchased quite a bit of jewelry from them in the past. I just loved the weight and quality of their jewelry line. So…now I had to find a different supplier for my addiction to jewelry. I looked a long time and I ran across this company called Baublebar. I had never heard of Baublebar and I asked all of my jewelry addicted friends and followers and they hadn’t heard of it initially either. So…I thought, what do I have to lose? So I decided to give them a try…and I love them! The weight of the pieces I purchased are comparable to those of Lia Sophia. The chains are durable and good quality. I have had many admirers of my jewelry pieces I purchased through Baublebar. I will be shopping with them again. I love that the designs change frequently and there is something for everybody. They have wonderful sales and the choices of metals is a huge plus. I would highly recommend Baublebar to everyone. Hurry to get your sneak peak at what’s new and to get the great sale discount going on right now! www.baublebar.com

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Barbed Lara Necklace (Currently out of stock)

 

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Phased Out Bangle Set

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Vine Vera Reversatrol Skin Care

Vine Vera Reversatrol Skin Care is amazing! It is spendy but the results warrant a referral. I have never heard of this product line. I was at the mall getting my hair done and got snagged by a lady selling this in a mall kiosk. www.vinevera.com

This day, I just finished having my hair done and was early for a lunch date at the other end of the mall so I thought I would hear Lisa’s information. I was killing time anyway what could it hurt?

I bought the Vine Vera Eye Collection Reveratrol Age-Defying Serum, the Vine Vera Merlot Collection Reversatrol Moisturizing Day Cream, and the Vine Vera Merlot Reversatrol Refining Peeling. I love all three products…but my favorite is the refining and peeling which you use only once a week. It is light and not sticky like other formulas.

Only complaint is the expense…but I was offered a deal with a percentage off on each additional product. As an added bonus, for Lisa to close her sale, she offered me a  product in a damaged box for half price. The product was unharmed but the box was bent in the corner. So yes please I’ll take 50% off!

There is enough product for over a year to eight months worth…so if you take that into account…the products become a little easier to rationalize the price.

Amazing results…I have been using them for a month and my skin hasn’t looked this good in years and the softness is unmatched. I have used Chanel products that also were wonderful, but I prefer these as I find the formula just a bit better.

Check it out…they give you a free facial and they allow you to sample the products. I have no affiliation with this company. I am just giving my review of a products I am using.

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Target: Designer Look-a-Likes of Tory Burch, Steve Madden & Birkenstock

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I love Target! I love the affordability of getting look-a-likes of designer products. I have purchased 5 pairs of look-a-likes to share and hopefully you can snag some of these awesome deals too.

First up is a Tory Burch Espadrilles Flats for $135.00

Here is the Target Knockoff for $24.99

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The second up is shoes from Steve Madden for $69.95 each.

The Target Knockoff for $24.95

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The last one up is shoes from Birkenstock for $125

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Pottery Barn Hampton Vanity Tower Super Set

before 1before 2before 4after 2after 3after 6after 7It is a new year and with the new year comes new year’s resolutions. This year I am bound and determined to get myself more organized. I have outgrown my current jewelry organization, hand bag organization, and makeup organization. So…I thought I would try this awesome vanity set from Pottery Barn to organize my life…one bag at a time!

The first step is to get an organization system in place for the drawer organization.

See the photos of the awesome system we came up with…thanks to Pinksofoxy on Youtube for this DIY project. I did cover the corkboard with foam board and fabric to match.

I have already downsized my cosmetics, handbags, and jewelry collections. I will keep you posted on the progress on this project. The future is looking great and organized!

 

Purse and Handbag Storage Solutions…

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I have a slight obsession with the Your Way Rectangle with the Your Way Rectangle lids in the Black Cross Pop pattern from Thirty-One.

I currently have a dozen of them in my closet and if I didn’t sell Thirty-One I would still buy them! See, the thing is they hide all of my purses so it looks like I have less. You can’t imagine how many purses and zipper pouches and cosmetic bags I have hidden in there. I have stuffed those containers nice and full. The containers are very nice looking and of great quality.

The added benefit is that my closet looks more organized. You can’t go around calling yourself the Organized Bag Lady without having your bags organized, right?

Unfortunately they are too small for my big purses, but I just keep them in the office with the rest of my Thirty-One products.

Go to my website: www.organizedbaglady.com and let me help you organize your life…one bag at a time!

Fruit Salad…The Pioneer Woman

fruit salad pioneer womanThis fruit salad is one of my ultimate favorite recipes from The Pioneer Woman. I have had nothing but rave reviews of this salad every time I make it.

It is easy to make and such a vibrant colored fruit salad. Do not substitute pure vanilla extract for the vanilla bean.  The vanilla bean makes this salad perfect and very pleasing accent to the citrus simple syrup.

This is a very good fruit salad and the mint garnish just adds a little more splash of color and fragrance.

If you want the step by step directions as well as the pictures, click on the link to The Pioneer Woman website. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/03/pretty-fruit-salad/

The photo is courtesy of The Pioneer Woman.

Fruit Salad

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Cook Time:
Difficulty:
Easy
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Juice Of 1 Orange
  • Zest Of 1 Orange
  • 2 whole Vanilla Beans, Caviar Scraped Out (or 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract)
  • 4 pints Strawberries, Hulled And Halved
  • 2 pints Blueberries
  • 2 cups Red Grapes, Halved
  • 2 cups Green Grapes, Havled
  • Mint Leaves

Preparation Instructions

Place the sugar, water, orange juice and orange zest into a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 to thicken slightly. Set aside to cool, then store in the fridge until cold.

Mix together all the fruit in a large bowl and pour the syrup over the top, tossing gently. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.