Celebrating Mom with Paisley + ThredUP + Cash Giveaway!

July 10, 2016



Anyone else's mom not get the whole Facebook thing? I often find myself chuckling when my mom posts "long time, no see—how are you?" as her status update instead of on a particular friend's wall, or when she does post on the intended wall...but it's written in all caps and like a letter: "HI BABY I MISS YOU WHAT ARE YOU DOING? LOVE, MOM"

Her Facebook antics never fail to bring a smile to my face, but a recent post of hers was posted in the right space and in the right way...and still had me smiling: she recently dropped 2 sizes in her weight loss efforts and was in search of new clothes to celebrate. Yay!  I immediately logged into thredUP to see what goodies I could pick out to congratulate her.


With just a few clicks to narrow things down: her size, of course, and her favorite color, blue, I had plenty of inventory to choose from. Mom adores paisley and when I saw this Coldwater Creek blouse for only $14.49 (retail was $60!), I knew it had to be hers. A pair of navy dress pants to wear with it only set me back another $7.99 vs. the $30 retail.

The total in my cart was so low, I decided to keep shopping and find her something I knew she'd never treat herself to: a nice bag. I knew she'd love Vera Bradley since she's the paisley queen...and WOW, thredUP's selection of the brand is huge! Even after narrowing my search to only blue Vera Bradley items, I still had 2 pages of products to choose from. I found the perfect satchel for just $35.49 (retail: $82) and my shopping (for the day, at least) was complete.




I had the pretty polka dot box shipped to her house and she patiently waited for me to come visit so I could watch her open it. She was not disappointed!


The shirt didn't end up fitting, but thredUP makes returns so easy that is was no big deal (just go online and they provide a shipping label for you which is free of charge if your refund is in the form of a store credit). The pants are even better than we expected—the light fabric makes them a perfect transitional piece that she can wear comfortably in all seasons! We paired them with this pink tank for a look that coordinated perfectly with her new bag. She insisted she'd be wearing this exact ensemble to church! I know plenty of other pieces will look great with these in cooler weather, too!



Let's talk numbers real quick. The thredUP total for those 3 items was $57.97. Retail for those 3 items was $172. Right there is a savings of $114.03! Guys, that's my electric bill. Or, if I feel like having a little more fun, that's money to set aside for our upcoming vacation. If this were my first order, I could've used code WOW40 for an additional 40% off which would have lowered my total to $34.78. Where else can you get such incredible deals on brand name clothing and accessories?


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65 comments

  1. I found some great J Brand and Mother jeans for 70% off - a steal!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  2. How fun! congratulations to your mom on her hard work!

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  4. I could get like three different pairs of shorts OR a designer dress for $20!

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  5. Wow, you found some great deals for your mom!!!

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  6. I can get a shirt or two for $20

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  7. I'm seeing so many people use this, I need to check it out!

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  8. I can get 2 shirts for around 20 dollars.

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  9. I can get 3 tops and a pair of jeans for $20!!

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  10. I can get 4 cute summer tops for $20.

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  11. I would get some maternity wear

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  12. I love this! I can't wait to check it out... would save a ton of $$!

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  13. I would be to buy an adorable dress for my brothers wedding

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  14. I could get a cute Ann Taylor Loft clutch for under $20!

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  15. With $20 and 40% off, I could get a nice skirt and a cute pair of shoes for the summer!

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  16. Congrats on your mom's weight loss! That's amazing! :) I keep wanting to try Thred Up, but haven't done it just yet...one day...one day.

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  17. This is a fun concept for trying new clothes.

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  18. I would like to try their products. Their prices sound amazing.

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  19. Wow! Congrats to your mom on her weight loss! And that's super sweet of you to treat her to new clothes to celebrate! I've scored some great items on ThredUp in the past!

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  20. I would totally score me a couple of "new" fall type tops so I could be all cute like this fall :)!

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  21. What a fun box! I still haven't ever tried a subscription box.

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  22. I am a bargain shopper so I would probably get several things at that price and discount.

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  23. I could get 5 articles of clothing for my granddaughters.

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  24. I would get three shirts! :)

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  25. I could get a whole new look for work

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  26. Hi Bekah!! I've missed you! Aww, so happy for your mom! I see where you get your pretty smile. :-) Btw...I love a good sale! My motto is, "paying full price is a sin." :-) Have a blessed weekend!!

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  27. I could get an entire outfit for $20! I found Colors of pants for $5.49, an Old Navy blouse for less than $8 and some tees for $5!

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  28. I can get the cutest skirt from Forever 21 for 5.99, instead of the regular $20.00 price!
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  29. I'd get the Liz Claiborne Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  30. I would get 2 shirts for my sister she has lost a great amount of weight and could use some new clothes.

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  31. Love this - I would get three shirts! :)

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  32. I could buy 2 dresses or 1 blouse and 1 pair of pants.

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  33. I could buy 2 dresses or 1 blouse and 1 pair of pants.

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  34. I could get Max Studio Boots for $15.60 after the 40% off and still have some left over for a nice top.

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  35. I would be able to buy a cute outfit with $20 and 40% off.

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  36. I would be able to buy a cute outfit with $20 and 40% off.

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  37. I would be able to get an outfit with it!

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  38. Wow, would get me far. I found some great stuff! Thanks!

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  39. I would love to have the TOMS Sneakers for my son with $20 and discount
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  40. I would find some badly needed really cute tops.

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  41. I can get a whole workout outfit for the gym.

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  42. With 40% off & $20,I could get 3-4 cute summer tops!

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  43. I would get a pair of Not Your Daughters jeans with the 40% off and $20. I have wanted to try a pair because I have heard great things about them. Thredup is definitely going to have to be a regular browse for me, great deals.

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  44. I would buy a few things for my baby boy! :)

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  45. for vacation this would go far! i could get at least 2 items! they have great deals

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  46. Oh wow. It could really go a long way....

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  47. I could get a couple of nice shirts for the summer.

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  48. I would save $19.44 off of $48.61 for a dress and blazer making my total $29.17 Plus my original savings from Thred Up alone were $537.01. Great place to shop!

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  49. It would take me farther than I thought! I could get myself two nice tunics for under $20.

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  50. I could get a great discount on a few things

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  51. I would buy some maternity clothes

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