The Look // Land’s End

It’s October, a time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I’ll admit I’ve never had one…), leaves changing, crisp air, spiced sangria and the need to go shopping.  When in Sears this past spring picking up a monogrammed beach towel for my favorite 1 year old not related to me Tyler I started checking out the entire Land’s End line and will admit I was impressed. I used to think Land’s End was for middle aged women who boated and wore clothes with no shape. Boy, was I wrong – but boy, was I not ready to shop then.

Since I’ve consigned about a 1/3 of my wardrobe with ThredUp and I’m starting a new job next week I’ve been window shopping at my favorite stores online this week and remembered that I loved some of the clothes I’d seen in the spring at  Land’s End. Well it was love at first boston terrier. That’s right, that turtleneck in the middle has mini boston terrier’s on it, I poked around the rest of the site and created this ideal fall outfit. I’m hoping to get into the store week or next and snag some of these items!

Fall with Lands End

 

What’s on your shopping list this fall? 

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We move in less than week and after a friend introduced me to “Facebook Yard Sales” I’ve sold off two lamps, our beloved teal green 1990’s leather couch, 2 sets of end tables,  multiple handbags and designer wristlets and while I don’t think I will miss any of it reading this article on Real Simple I want to be sure I’m selling/giving these things away for the right reasons, not just to earn a buck!

Watch and more importantly listen to what the coach said to his players after they lost in the Little League World Series Monday night.

 

Since starting Life with Red a few months ago I’ve been reading probably tripled the amount of people I am following on my feedly, but more importantly have been reading about ways to make my blog better for YOU the reader. This article on My Style Vita has answered all my questions about sizing photos for your blog to make it more pleasing to the eye!

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You’ve all read about my love affair with ThredUp and how easy they make it to sell your clothes!  They shared their advice on what to buy/what to sell on FabSugar this week, check it out if you have ever been considering online resellers. (Note: I sent articles from Loft, Gap, JCrew, Tahari, London Times and made a profit of $68.35!)

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After Let it Be Beautiful posted her findings for affordable Fall Handbags for 2014 I am now coveting this Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote and have added it to my wishlist!

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What good stuff have you read about in the blogosphere/interwebs? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ThredUp

If you follow Life with Red on Facebook or Twitter (if you’re not, start!) then you know that I received my first “Clean Out” Bag from ThredUp last week! I first read about ThredUp from Tina at Carrots ‘n’ Cake back in June and so when I called a local consignment spot two weeks ago to see if I could get an appointment to come in with my summer clothes and they couldn’t see me until mid-August (kept the appointment, but I’ll be bringing my Fall clothes!) I decided to give the online consigner a try!

Ordering a “clean out” bag is super easy, all you do is log onto ThredUp select the green “Sell” tab in the navigation and hit order bag and ThredUp will send a clean out bag free of charge for those of you worried that you’d have to pay the freight to get it back to the ThredUp offices have no fear the bag includes pre-paid postage, so it can be picked up from your home (via USPS), dropped in a mailbox or brought to the post office! 

Then the fun part begins, cleaning out your drawers and closet! If you’ve been following along with my 101 in 1,001 in one goals, you know that goal #66 is to get rid of 1,001 things over 2.75 year and its not throwing away paper, its legit things (clothes, accessories, kitchen supplies, bedding, etc.) so I was happy I was going to be able to use this opportunity to knock that number down slightly!

I received my clean out bag less than a week after I ordered it and had already set aside my summer clothes to attempt to consign so getting it all packaged up was super easy.

ThredUp Mailer Front ThredUp Mailer Back

The envelope your “clean out” bag arrives in also has handy directions with reminders on how the program works.

Thred Up Folded Clothes 25

The 25 items I included (shirts, pants, jeans, dresses) were from retailers like Gap, New York and Company, J.Crew, London Times, Tahari, Loft, the Limited

Clothes in Bag for ThredUp

All 25 items fit nicely in the clean out bag, I would estimate there was actually room for another 5 to 10 more items.

ThredUp Clean Out Bag

I used the self adhesive tape provided to close up my bag and left it at reception at work for our FedEx man to pick up!

All and all I think the decision making process of what to keep and what to consign  took 10x’s longer than 5 minutes it took to fold everything up and send it off!

Have you ever used ThredUp to consign clothes? 

Have you ever bought clothes from ThredUp or another consignment store? 

 

You can earn $10 off your first ThredUp purchase!