FASHION at our house (with a huge $250 giveaway) and let’s talk about blending.

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!  I hope your day is a great one so far.  I can’t wait to share with you an amazing discount at the end of today’s post for one of my favorite places to shop for the kids and me.  I’ve also got a chance for you to win an awesome giveaway!  This post is sponsored by thredUP.  Thank you so much for your support of my family and our sponsors, you are all the best!

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Have I ever mentioned to you before how much I love clothes, especially active wear for me and cute outfits for the kids?  I love them a lot.  I think the absolute best combination is when you find really cute clothes and you get a killer deal on your purchase.  My sister and I refer to that feeling as the shopper’s high.  She even gets this shopping high from finding awesome grocery shopping deals, I need to start doing that.

I absolutely adore finding my favorite brands and pieces of clothing at such amazing deals.  Oh and seeing how much money you save after you make the purchase… yeah, that is really fun for me.

I’ve been using thredUP for the last few years now.  ThredUP is a huge online store that buys and sells high-quality secondhand fashion! They have awesome stuff for women and for kids.  I find the cutest things for the kids on thredUP.  Who wants to pay full-price for clothing that kids are going to grow out of in just a few months?!

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I LOVE the price of secondhand items but I do not love going in to a secondhand clothing store and searching through everything because there is just so much to sort through.  It stresses me out.

With thredUP  online store, you just enter exactly what you are looking for including size, type of clothing, brand, color and price.  Once you do that, a great selection of exactly what you are looking for pops up for you to choose from.  This is all done while you are in the comfort of your own home in your pajamas at 2 a.m. (yes, when I can’t sleep… I shop) or at anytime that you want.  ThredUP has all of my favorite brands to choose from like Lululemon, Gap, Old Navy, J. Crew, Forever 21, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, H & M and so many more!  You can find so many like-new items from top name brands and designers for up to 90% off.

Yes, please.

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Online shopping is my favorite especially with kids that think that a store is a place for them to run around like crazy and pretend that I am their personal jungle gym.

Your order from thredUP arrives right away in an adorable polka dot box.  Everything is folded so nicely and wrapped in tissue paper.  The first time I ordered from thredUP I was worried about how everything would smell because I didn’t know with consignment items what it would be like.  BUT I will 100% tell you, everything I have ordered has arrived smelling perfect.  Each item that thredUP sells has been TRIPLE CHECKED to make sure that everything is like-new (or actually brand new with tags still on).   Each day thredUP adds thousands of items so you will always have a ton of new things to check out.  Be careful because it can be addicting to check back every day for new stuff you want to buy;)

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Brooke has already started a love for her own little style (and she already tells me how she wants her hair each day… Andrew can’t believe it) so she loves seeing everything that I pick out for us.  Also, I am really excited because thredUP offers a ton of amazing maternity pieces which will be perfect when that stage of life comes for us.

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Here is what I ordered this last time around from thredUP!  I wanted to show you the savings on each piece too so you can get an idea for how great the deals are!

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Nike Active Pants for me—>  Retail $54 and I got them for $15.99.

Gap Ankle Boots for Brooke—> Retail $55 and I got them for $12.99.

Lululemon Athletica Track Jacket for me—>  Retail $118 and I got it for $50.99.

Old Navy t-shirt for Knox—>  Retail $13 and I got it for $4.99.

Zara Dress on Brooke—> Retail $43 and I got it for $13.99.

Gap White Jeans for Brooke——>  Retail $35 and I got them for $17.99.

Floatimini Pullover Hoodie for Brooke—> Retail $85 and I got it for $25.99.

Knox’s Blue Hoodie from The Children’s Place—>  Retail $30 and I got it for 11.99.

Knox Old Navy Khaki Shorts—>  Retail $17 and we got them for $5.99.

Madewell t-shirt for me—>  Retail $60 and I got it for $17.99.

I saved 65% off retail through thredUP ——>  That is a savings of $331.10 on all of the items above!!

Also, if you have clothes that you don’t wear anymore just order a thredUP Clean Out Kit and fill it with the items you no longer want.  Then just put it on your porch.  You can even check out the website beforehand to see what thredUP does and does not take and what the payout will be!

I am so so excited about this lulu jacket that I ordered through thredUP.  It seriously feels like I just got the jacket straight from the Lululemon store but I paid SO much less for it because of thredUP.

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Knox sporting his sweet shorts and top from thredUP.  That little grin of his:)

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Best friends forever, until they are not and fighting about something… the way it goes with all siblings right?!

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I wanted to share a small update about how blending is going over here with these pictures of our cute kiddos.  Blending has felt like it fit together so naturally for us but at the same time it has taken some time to get in the swing of things.   With all of the different arrangements, having two other parents to work with has been a major adjustment but it is coming together.

NOTHING comes close to how blessed I feel for being able to be in Knox’s world now and seeing how much Brooke loves her brother and Andrew.  Seeing us all together laughing, playing and cuddling up on the couch is the best thing in my world and I couldn’t ask for anything more.  But with everything in life, there are hard parts.  I think the hardest part of blending would be trying to find my place.  I’m not Knox’s mom (he has an amazing one) but I am his step-mom and finding what that definition means for me and Knox has taken some trial and error.  Figuring out how I am involved in discipline or decisions or where I fit in his heart takes time.   I’ve been discouraged at times and so has Andrew when it comes to finding how to fit in best with all of the different factors that come along with a mixed home and all of the back and forth that comes with these two BUT I just have to remind myself that love is all that matters.  Something that Andrew and I decided is that we are doing special dates each month where I take Knox out and he takes Brooke out.  I think spending time working on our personal relationships with our step-child is what matters, not figuring out where I fit in to it all perfectly.  Just strengthening that relationship one day at a time, spending one-on-one time and loving them with every piece of our hearts is the way to find our place in their world.  I would love to hear any advice from anyone reading that has blended a family!

We shall see how the teenage years go with these two kiddos (I adore this Zara dress from thredUP that I got for Brooke)… she already gives me attitude ha.  Good thing I taught high school for a few years, I know all of the tricks in the book;)

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ThredUP has a really great discount for you guys today——>  The first 100 people to use my code HRG40 will get an extra 40% off their first order)!  This discount applies to new customers only and up to a $50 discount!

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HERE IS HOW TO ENTER THE $250 GIVEAWAY!!!  You are going to really want to enter this one:

*****Click HERE to browse thredUP!

*****Leave a comment on this post with a link to your favorite item from thredUP to win $250 shopping credit!!!

So excited for somebody to win and have a huge shopping spree.  GOOD LUCK!

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I am dying for some white jeans for spring! These would be perfect! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-j-crew-factory-store-jeggings/23166804?sizing_id=778%2C765%2C768%2C775

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Long time reader but I rarely comment :( typically hiding my reading while waiting for one of my littles to go to sleep but I had to say – you sound like an amazing co-parent for Knox’s mom to have. The respect you have for them and their relationship and the love you have for him and your guys relationship- it’s so positive! You seem so genuinely kind hearted. Blending isn’t easy no matter how smooth things are but you sure seem to be doing a stellar job.

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I need some new workout clothes, so I would go for this:
https://www.thredup.com/product/x-marc-new-york-track-jacket/22979437?sizing_id=795%2C812%2C822%2C813%2C829

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These pants I have been lookong for! Thanks!
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-athleta-casual-pants/22912790?sizing_id=795%2C813

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This is a simple tank but I need summer clothes!! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-abercrombie-and-fitch-tube-top/22716532

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THANK YOU for introducing me to this! I just spent the last hour browsing the sight and found so many things! Here is the link to a jacket I’d love before/after runs: https://www.thredup.com/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=influencer&utm_campaign=blogger_hrg&referral_code=blogger_hrgmarch17

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oops, typo. I mean “site”

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I loved reading this review…am usually so skeptical to order from online shops like this because I feel like I never know what I’m getting myself into. And I just spent way way too many hours browsing!!!

I’m a workout-a-holic and am ALWAYS in workout gear. ALWAYS. But I have a work party coming up and do not have anything to wear. Well, that’s not completely accurate. I have tons of old dresses and ‘real’ clothes that don’t fit me since I’ve lost about 30 lbs! I have to belt every dress I own and then I just look like a child in clothes that are too big..hahahahaha

I was eyeing this dress. It’s navy…which I love as an alternative to black!!! And the lace…swooning!!!

https://www.thredup.com/product/x-aqua-casual-dress/22503702

And on a completely unrelated note…can you please send NJ some of that weather?!? We were having the warmest winter and now it’s about 20 degrees with wind chills in the single digits and a fresh coating of snow. I am so ready to strip off the layers and feel the warmth of the sun!

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https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-sports-bra/21361026?sizing_id=774%2C799%2C791%2C576

LOVE THE LULULEMON DISCOUNTS I think I’m going to tell my mom about this even if we don’t win!! LOVE the sound of high quality and discounted wear–what a great website!

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I love everything Nike!

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Super fun giveaway! I like this shirt: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-maurices-34-sleeve-blouse/22913400?sizing_id=778%2C795%2C812

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I don’t really know why, but the idea of purple yoga pants just makes me happy…..https://www.thredup.com/product/women-beyond-yoga-yoga-pants/21447113?sizing_id=812%2C829%2C822%2C832%2C841%2C551%2C554%2C795

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This would be perfect for my cruise that’s coming up!? I love thredup!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-bebe-cocktail-dress/22253113?sizing_id=554%2C559%2C798%2C790%2C795

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Love the H&M casual pants! But then, there are so many things I saw that tempt me!

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https://www.thredup.com/product/x-aqua-casual-dress/23103106?sizing_id=795%2C571%2C781%2C778%2C799%2C790
Brooke’s dress is so cute!

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https://www.thredup.com/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=influencer&utm_campaign=blogger_hrg&referral_code=blogger_hrgmarch17

Can’t go wrong with flows tops… or maybe I’m just ready for spring!!

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I am going to Japan in a few weeks and this adorable skirt is perfect for my trip! Even if I don’t win I may buy this little beaut!
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-forever-21-casual-skirt/23092653?sizing_id=812%2C825%2C568

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I’ve been tempted to order from ThredUp but never have. This would be the first thing I’d probably buy, for a wedding I get to attend.

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-casual-dress/23158050?sizing_id=778%2C795%2C798%2C790

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This dress!!!
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-j-crew-casual-dress/23080949?sizing_id=571%2C795%2C781%2C790%2C778

Love the concept :)

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Awesome! There’s a LBD from Gap I have my eye on here: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-gap-casual-dress/22552614?sizing_id=798

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I will check it out!

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My oldest son is graduating this year and it would be fun to get a new-to-me dress to celebrate. This one looks kind of fun. https://www.thredup.com/product/women-asos-casual-dress/23098250?sizing_id=559%2C554%2C765%2C778%2C755%2C774%2C781

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SO many things to choose from! I know this is small, but I love this scarf
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-faded-glory-scarf/23173438?sizing_id=798%2C813%2C795%2C563

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I have never owned a lulumon item, so I have my eye on this one :)

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-active-tank/22632365?sizing_id=568%2C571%2C812%2C822%2C832

Thank you for sharing with us :)

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https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-casual-dress/22917115?sizing_id=778%2C790

Love this Loft dress for work or weekend.

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I’d snag a cute pair of flats like these! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-shoes-tory-burch-flats/19936122?shortcut=4295&sizing_id=782%2C559%2C781%2C765

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I love thredup and all they have to offer, constantly changing!
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-shoes-chinese-laundry-wedges/22929033?sizing_id=774%2C781%2C778%2C551
I’d love these for summer :)

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Love this dress! https://www.thredup.com/product/21649558

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Would love to get my kids new clothes! They would be so excited :)
https://www.thredup.com/product/girls-old-navy-denim-jacket/22832883?sizing_id=576%2C782%2C790

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I absolutely love Thred Up! I use their clean out bags all the time and have found some really great pieces for myself as well. I’m in the market for some new spring dresses and am LOVING this Anthro one at the moment https://www.thredup.com/product/x-anna-sui-for-anthropologie-casual-dress/23184756?sizing_id=778%2C795%2C781%2C790

thanks for doing this giveaway!

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Thank you! I like the friends 3/4 sleeve silk blouse and can use some summer clothes too! Thredup is awesome!

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*Fei blouse haha!

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This is so boring, but I really need a yellow cardigan for spring! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-j-crew-cardigan/21834584?sizing_id=795

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This summer dress looks perfect for a hot Houston day!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-inc-international-concepts-casual-dress/23065836?sizing_id=568%2C795%2C798

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I haven’t had enough time to sort through this little gem of a website. I didn’t know it existed. So thanks! This is pretty cute: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ark-and-co-casual-dress/23102238?sizing_id=563%2C778%2C782 Need to scan the shoes!

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I’m addicted to online shopping, so much easier!
https://www.thredup.com/product/juniors-dollhouse-denim-jacket/23035857?sizing_id=576%2C571%2C579

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Love thredup. Sold stuff, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet! Love this cute dress!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lilly-pulitzer-casual-dress/22724873?sizing_id=765%2C756%2C778%2C774%2C775

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I love this white eyelet dress. It would be perfect for spring/summer events.

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-london-times-casual-dress/23166364?sizing_id=588%2C579%2C812%2C822%2C832%2C829%2C584

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Since everything is so affordable I think I’d mix it up with some colored jeans – https://www.thredup.com/product/x-joes-jeans-jeggings/23115694?sizing_id=775%2C756

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How cute are these flats for spring??!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-shoes-zara-flats/23144960?sizing_id=795%2C568%2C781%2C778%2C563%2C790%2C798

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Love this skirt from Lululemon:

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-active-skort/23112747?sizing_id=798%2C795

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Is it weird if my favorite item is that adorable dress Brooke is wearing, but I don’t have a kid?

For me, I like this https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ark-and-co-casual-dress/23102238?sizing_id=563%2C778%2C782

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Pretty simple but I just really like it, I don’t know…

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-casual-dress/21553637?sizing_id=756%2C554%2C559%2C563

Where has this site been all my life and why did you have to introduce it to me?? :(

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I have been DYING to try thredup! I appreciate their great deals, especially since I am a broke college student haha! I love this puma track jacket! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-puma-track-jacket/23139294?sizing_id=579%2C778%2C765

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Totally bookmarking this!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-old-navy-sweater-dress/22711628?sizing_id=795%2C568

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What a great idea, lots of great things on their website!!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-pullover-sweater/21622864?sizing_id=571%2C799%2C791%2C798%2C790%2C795

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I have a purse obsession and can never have too many. I love this one because it looks like it can hold a lot of stuff plus it’s super cute!

https://www.thredup.com/product/handbags-just-fab-crossbody-bag/23100707?sizing_id=778%2C756%2C774%2C765

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They even have handbags! I like this one!
https://www.thredup.com/product/handbags-unbranded-handbags-tote/22948850

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I’d love this dress! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-max-studio-casual-dress/22362276?sizing_id=799%2C795

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I have never ordered from Thredup, but I’ve heard many good things about it!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-express-blazer/22779158?sizing_id=798

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With 2 kiddos, ages 3.5 and almost 1, I would love to re-stock their wardrobe for the spring/summer months!

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Thredup seems wonderful! Would love to try it out. Love this purse! https://www.thredup.com/product/handbags-old-navy-crossbody-bag/22860626?sizing_id=781%2C790

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I love their selection of blazers, including this one: https://www.thredup.com/product/x-rebecca-taylor-jacket/21600657?sizing_id=782%2C563%2C775%2C559%2C756%2C765%2C774!

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I LOVE polka dots https://www.thredup.com/product/women-talbots-cardigan/21960926?shortcut=4270&sizing_id=765%2C547%2C775%2C778

I’ve been wanting to try ThredUp! It’s such a great idea 😊

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I’d love a shopping spree mainly for my little girl. This dress is super cute. https://www.thredup.com/product/18969564

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Little Converses for my daughter!

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I like the Kenneth Cole Reaction flats!

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There are so many awesome workout tops. This is one I like:
https://www.thredup.com/sl?u=2717625&i=20180316&p=204

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I love this sweater! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-white-house-black-market-cardigan/22898042

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I like these gold J.Crew flats!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-shoes-j-crew-flats/22551411?sizing_id=579

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I love your honesty about blending your lives. As a remarried widow my family too has struggled with where my kids fit in with my new husband- even though my kids are grown!! Have you ever heard of One Fit Widow? She is great and so inspirational. She is also very honest about how hard it is to blend families- but also how rewarding!!
http://www.onefitwidow.com/mending-while-blending/ is a place you can start. It doesn’t look like she has written in a while, but I love her words!! I think you are on the absolute right track of building relationships with each other!! I can tell from your blog that you are a great mom and step-mom!!

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This dress caught my eye! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lc-lauren-conrad-casual-dress/22731986

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I would love anything lululemon!

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I really like this cute dress for my daughter: https://www.thredup.com/product/girls-old-navy-dress/23004669

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I’m loving the fun and casual look of this dress!
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-hollywould-for-target-casual-dress/23219975?sizing_id=778%2C781

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This jacket! I live in Minnesota and the weather goes from 20 in the morning to 40 with 20 mph wind in the afternoon.
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-nike-track-jacket/23065344?sizing_id=795%2C791%2C563

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I love this dress! http://www.thredup.com/product/women-charlie-jade-silk-dress/19885740?sizing_id=790%2C795
So cute for summer!

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What a beautiful LBD! https://www.thredup.com/product/x-betsey-johnson-cocktail-dress/22244851?sizing_id=774

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Those Nike pants with the polka dots you have on are soo cute!! I bought the pair you featured in your old navy post with the polka dots. Athletic wear is so fun these days! So is athlesiure, which is why I chose this awesome cozy sweater!
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-pullover-sweater/23220339?sizing_id=778%2C765%2C768%2C775

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Great site!!! I would love this Lou & Grey Pullover Sweater! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-acrylic-lou-and-grey-beige-pullover-sweater/19938176

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This tank is definitely my favorite thing I’ve found so far… I need new workout tops and purple is just the best color there is.
https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-active-tank/22946493?sizing_id=571%2C799%2C806%2C790

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This would be an ideal Easter dress!

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lilka-casual-dress/22536208?sizing_id=778%2C799%2C584

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I’d buy these Cole Haan Wedges for work: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-shoes-cole-haan-wedges/23101662?sizing_id=781%2C778%2C775%2C551

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Would love this Ralph Lauren tank. Need more tanks.

https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ralph-lauren-sleeveless-top/23166362

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WHAT?! Great giveaway! I’d snag some Keen sandals for my son!

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I love ThredUp too! This sweater caught my eye: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-zara-pullover-sweater/22999848?sizing_id=568%2C563%2C778

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i love thred up for the dresses :) https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lilly-pulitzer-casual-dress/22687616?sizing_id=750%2C765%2C778%2C756

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Jeans for my LO! https://www.thredup.com/product/boys-lucky-brand-jeans/20681117

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i love the neckline on this tank! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-bleev-sleeveless-top/23228086?sizing_id=790%2C778

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This is my favorite piece: https://www.thredup.com/product/girls-genuine-kids-from-oshkosh-dress/20380241?shortcut=4269 adorable!

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My daughter loves rompers. This one would be so cute on her!
https://www.thredup.com/product/girls-gymboree-romper/18410782?sizing_id=559%2C825%2C822%2C50

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I really want Blumarine
Cocktail Dress but it is $207!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I love this Ralph Lauren dress. https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lauren-by-ralph-lauren-casual-dress/23173837?sizing_id=822

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I’ve found some great workout clothes on thredup after you recommended it. However this time I’m in need of some new dress pants for work because I just ripped a pair. These J Crew ones are so affordable and classic https://www.thredup.com/product/19522898

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https://www.thredup.com/product/women-nike-active-skort/23283379
This Nike apparel is really discounted! What a fabulous place to shop!

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