Hey there! I’ve never done a “haul” before, but thought this would be a fun one!
I’m still going strong (and loving!) my challenge to shop for pre-owned clothing only in 2019. Over the past six months I’ve found some great stuff on Poshmark and I thought it would be fun to share a haul with you. This post is not sponsored, but you can use my code to get a $10 credit for your first order—install the free app here! Use the code ELSIELARSON
I’ve also been selling some of my clothing on Poshmark, so a lot of these things I bought were purchased with those credits. It’s like trading in clothing I’m not using for stuff other people aren’t using. I love that!
(dress above) The first dress I picked up is from J.Crew (a few years back, I believe). I thought I might take the sleeves off for a more summery dress, but when I got it I loved it as-is. It’s not super heavy so I still feel like I could wear it most of the year. It’s a perfect little mom dress and I know I will wear it a LOT. I paid $21 for it!
This next dress is from Reformation, which is probably my favorite brand for dresses. It came new with tags. It’s more of a date night dress and I love it. I’ve been trying to add more green to my closet.
Next is another date night dress from the Faithfull The Brand. It was my first time to try something from this brand. I really like it.
Madewell skirt. I have a bunch of Madewell denim skirts and they’re like a little family in my closet. Paid $30 and I will probably wear it 100 times. Yay!
The top is from Ace & Jig. (c/o)
Free People dress. Paid $28. It’s easy and I love it. I will pack this for China (with a cami underneath). I find SO many good Free People and Anthropologie dresses for under $30. It’s the best!
Reformation linen dress (imagine how good this will look with a spray tan—lol). I paid a little more for this—$85 … but that’s down from almost $200 retail. I will pay more for brands like Reformation and Sezané because I used to pay full price before this challenge, so it’s still a good deal to me and I know I will wear them a lot.
Cotton Madewell dress. Snagged this for $16. What a deal and it’s 100% cotton. It’s a good summery mom-dress. If I can wear it with Converse, I call it a “good mom-dress”… that’s my qualifier.
Faithfull The Brand kimono dress. Could have used one size up on this, but I can still squeeze into it, so oh well. My one micro-complaint about my challenge is that it sucks not being able to return. But I like that I can almost always resell something for what I paid and since I usually buy brands I “know,” I don’t have fit issues that often.
I’m really into this green color, though, and wrap dresses. I always thought wrap dresses were unflattering, but lately I wear them a lot.
Reformation denim mini dress. I can never have too many denim dresses or jumpsuits. I wear them a lot. I will wear this with a lace top underneath or a sweater over in the fall and winter. And it’s really comfy.
Orla Kiely dress. I LOVE browsing designers from my past who I was never able to afford (Orla, Kate Spade, BHLDN, etc.) just to see if any of the styles still appeal to me. My wedding dress was Orla Kiely and she’s definitely an icon to me.
I paid $50 for this. I’m sure original retail was $150 or more. It’s so high quality. Definitely more of a fall/winter dress once I tried it on though … so I’m saving it for now.
J.Crew utility dress (sorry for the wrinkles—please ignore them if you can). You’ve probably seen me wear this in other photos by now … I have been wearing this dress like it’s my uniform. It’s so flattering and comfortable. I paid $30 for it … and I just saw it comes in red too. So into my cart that goes—red is one of my favorite colors for all seasons.
OG Dear Creatures dress. Like I said above, I love searching my old favorite brands. Dear Creatures was one of my favorites for a long time (it’s since closed, sadly). This dress is so easy to wear and perfect for travel. I have these really short running shorts (I call them my mom shorts) and I wear them under dresses like this if they’re a little short. I paid $28.
Madewell below-the-knees dress (again apologies for the wrinkles). OK, so I already have the mini-version of this dress, but I always wanted the longer one. They’re good for different occasions. Definitely a four season staple for me.
Reformation sundress. This dress was a little more formal than I was expecting. I guess it’s the spaghetti straps or the cut, but it’s not as casual as my other Reformation dresses. I love the length. Honestly, in all my years with Jeremy (before kids), we went out all the time and I never appreciated it … you can’t when it’s all the time. Now that we have children I’ve never needed a date night more … I’m like, WHO WANTS TO GO OUT?
Thanks for reading my haul. Again, this post is not sponsored, but you can use my code to get a $10 credit for your first order—you can install the app here. Use the code ELSIELARSON
Would you like to see more posts like this in the future (it won’t hurt my feelings if you say no!)? xx! Elsie