Hello and welcome!
Before I dive in to this review, I feel I owe everyone an explanation of this service and why I chose to try it out. This is in no way sponsored…I wish.
ThredUp is an online consignment store. Their Goody Box is a subscription service (or you can just purchase a single box, like I did) that works similarly to Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, etc. You take a “style quiz”, pay a $10 styling fee, and they send you some clothes. The $10 fee will apply to any items you end up keeping and return shipping is free. This service appealed to me specifically because it is second hand stuff!
The main reason I wanted to try this is because I am having a major fashion identity crisis. I am an old millennial and like so many of my Y2K sisters and brothers, my closet is filled with things that are somewhat flattering on my body type. IMO the in-fashion styles as of late beg the question, “who can look the ugliest?”. And PLEASE do not take this to mean that I think the youth of today are ugly – I simply feel that the clothes themselves are SO unflattering.
Let’s take these jeans and sock + shoe combination. I mean. It doesn’t even look good on the model.
Or this lewk from Urban Outfitters? It’s as if she is about to pull out a hacky sack and Cranberries CD.
I rest my case.
So back to my crisis – I need to find a way to take the fashions of today (said in a little old lady voice) and make them work for me. I also realized I have not really shopped for clothes since before I had a kid (2018). I decided to try the Goody Box from Thred Up and see what they would come up with for me. Here is what went down:
My box shipped pretty quickly!
I was sent 10 items in total. Each box also includes a pricing sheet:
Here are the items I was sent:
Max Studio Dress – $29.99
Old Navy Dress – $18.99
Dolan Blouse – $20.99
Madewell Jeans – $39.99
Ro & De Blouse – $21.99
Madewell Sweater – $30.99
Lauren Conrad Sweatshirt – $23.99
J.Crew Shirt – $21.99
Vero Moda Jeans – $22.99
Anthropologie Shirt – $29.99
Overall, I really liked everything they sent. I felt they listened to my style quiz answers and sent brands and sizes that were appropriate. Let’s get to the try-on!
*DISCLAIMER – I am not a fashion blogger, nor did I accessorize or dress up these items cutely. I simply put them on straight outta the box.
Ok absolutely just f*#! no.
This dress is really cute but I do not neeeed it.
Really love this blouse. Floral, flowy. So me!
The Madewell jeans fit really great but as you can see, they are cropped and skinny. I am trying to avoid skinny jeans (and a side part) RN.
Forgot to photograph this one during my “shoot”. Cute but I know I wouldn’t wear it very much.
Nice lil sweater but nothing to write home about.
I actually really loved this sweatshirt and the color alot. But I feel like the twist front tops had their moment.
This J.Crew top and Vero Moda jeans are aigghht. The shirt sleeves just were not quite long enough and while I did appreciate the relaxed fit of the jeans, I just did not love them.
This top was REALLY soft but not $30 soft.
So – I ended up keeping the floral blouse for $20.99 and sent everything else back. I really enjoyed the experience though, and will definitely be ordering more!
For $10 off your first purchase click here to join and order your own Goody Box! Using the link means I also get credit and promise to show more purchases.