So the other day I’m getting dressed and Zoey’s staring at me and I’m about to slam the closet door shut before she says anything about my butt or my boobs or fur, when suddenly she asks…
ZOEY: Mom, can I pick out what you wear today?
I mean sometimes I can’t decide whether Zoey’s going to grow up to be a big time fashion designer or the person to avoid on the subway because she’s dressed like Raggedy Ann on acid. But hey, I’m trying to instill a crapload of self-confidence in her so let’s see where this goes.
ME: What were you thinking?
She starts looking through my clothing.
ZOEY: No, no, noooo, ewwww, no. THIS ONE!!
ME: Zoey, I cannot wear a floor-length sparkly gown to go food shopping.
ZOEY: But this is the only one that’s pretty.
ME: (shakes head)
ZOEY: But Mommmm, there is nothing else.
So you guessed it, I went shopping that day in my evening gown. NOT. I mean yeah I’ll wear full-on pajamas to the grocery store, but apparently I draw the line at black-tie attire. Anyways, I suddenly had a better idea.
ME: Hey Zoey, I’m doing a sponsored post for thredUP. Do you want to help pick my clothing for it?
ZOEY: Yes! But I don’t want to help you. I want to do it all.
ME: Whatta you mean?
ZOEY: I mean I get to pick out everything myself and you can’t see.
ME: Ummmmm, hmmmm, interesting. Okay, but on one condition. Only if I can do the same thing for you.
ZOEY: No way, you’re going to pick out pink stuff and princessy stuff for me.
ME: No I won’t. I swear. The deal is we have to pick stuff we think the other person will like. Deal?
ME: Muhahahahaha, I get to style Zoey.
ZOEY: Muhahahahaha, I get to style Mom.
So I opened the thredUP website (they are the largest online thrift store with up to 90% off your favorite brands!!) for her and set it so it would only show her my size and I gave her a budget and then I stepped away (and chewed my fingernails down to the nubs) and waited for her to be done (insert Jaws music here).
(fifteen minutes later)
ZOEY: I’m done!
ME: Why do you have such an evil grin on your face?
ZOEY: (rubs hands together wickedly)
ME: Zoey, I hope you took this seriously.
ZOEY: You’ll see.
Now it was my turn to shop for her. Holy crap did it take a lot of willpower not to look at what she put in the cart for me. But I picked out a bunch of cute clothes for Zoey and I did not peek at her stuff.
And then a few evenings later I pulled into the driveway and look what was on my porch!! Woohooo!!!
Okay are you ready to see what she picked? FYI, I let Zoey TOTALLY style me, so please do NOT judge my hairdos or my poses. She was in complete control. And don’t forget to keep reading because A. You DEFINITELY want to see the adorable outfits I picked out for her, and B. I’m giving away a $200 shopping spree to thredUP at the end of this!!
So let’s take a look at how Zoey styled me!
Now are you ready to see how stinkin’ adorable Zoey looks in what I picked out for her?!! Wait, before I show you, I just want to make sure you know that thredUP is like the most badass way to shop for consignment because it’s online and they literally tell you all the important stuff you need to know:
- How much you’re saving (up to 90% off retail!)
- The brand (they have over 35,000 brands!)
- The exact condition of the item (like some items are even brand new with tags!)
And now, presenting the AWESOME, ADORABLE, SUPER CUTE stuff I got for Zoey!!!!
Okay hold on, there’s one more item. So I’m scrolling through thredUP and I’m about to go check out when I see one last thing. OMG, that is SOOOOO Zoey. I can just picture her wearing this like a million ways. And I know what I have to do.
ME: Hey, Zoey, I have one more thing for you. It’s very YOU. Do you want to style it yourself? Like you do your own hair and accessories?
ZOEY: Yes!!! Finally.
She disappeared for a while and then all of the sudden she strutted back through the kitchen, looking like this.
And now, what you’ve all been waiting for, drum roll please, badadadadadadada, a totally kickass promo code to save 30% off your first thredUP order AND one of you gets to win a $200 shopping spree from thredUP. Woohooooooo!!!! And YOU get a shopping spree, and YOU get a shopping spree, and YOU, oh wait, I only get to give away one. But ONE of you is going to win!
To get 30% off your first order (which is kind of insane because the prices are already so good) just use my promo code SIDEBURNS30 at checkout!! AMAZING!!! (Offer expires 3/20/19. Valid for new U.S. and Canadian customers only, items under $150. See site for full details).
And to enter to win a $200 shopping spree to thredUP this is what you have to do:
- Like this post
- Hop on over to the thredUP website and pick out one item you LOVE
- Paste the URL to that item and why you want it here or in the comments on my Facebook page
Tomorrow I’ll randomly pick one lucky winner and reply to the winner’s comment to let them know. Good luck!!!
If you liked this, please don’t forget to like and share it! Thank you!! And thanks for supporting my sponsored posts because they help me pay for important stuff like food and clothes and accessory pets.
P.S. If you like to read boring stuff, here are the official rules to the sweepstakes.