Fashion over 50: Spring Fashion Finds & {$250 Giveaway}

{Giveaway is Closed}

You all know I love a good bargain and enjoy shopping at places that save me money, so today I’m back with Fashion over 50 and this post is sponsored by thredUP, that online fashion consignment shop that’s hard to resist.  I always find some great things on this site and I’ll give you a fun preview of all my finds today.

In case you don’t know it, thredUP is the largest online shop that sells second hand items of clothing, shoes, purses, and accessories for the well dressed woman who likes to save money. Like me and like you!  I’m always amazed when I go there to shop at all the good deals that are there.  I usually start by browsing the designer tab and then narrow it down to my size so all clothing in my size comes up in that category.  It’s a good way to try out some brands that I haven’t worn before at a fraction of the cost of retail. But you can also search your favorite tried and true brands to find like new things at way less than you’d pay normally. That’s a big win for me!

Just for disclosure, I was given $150 to spend at thredUP and I always like to see how far my money will stretch, so I browse around and find a few possibilities, adding them to my cart. Then I go back and delete things I decide against and keep the most favorite finds to get the most bang for the buck.

Now, don’t read too fast, because there’s a great $250 shopping spree giveaway at the bottom of the post, so don’t miss it! 

thredUP boxes arrive all in a pretty polka dot package, folded up neatly and ready to see the new beautiful clothing that you’ve chosen.

I chose 5 items for $150 and really feel like I got some great things for spring.  As usual, my eye goes towards black and white and also turquoise shades.  I loved the  Coach purse I got last year so much that I found another one that’s slightly bigger. You can get some great purse deals on thredUP.

Let’s see what I found and how I styled them!

That pretty turquoise and white checked top really caught my eye with it’s baby doll style. I don’t normally choose baby doll with a tie in the back, but this one just seemed so springy and I loved the checks and of course the color.   It’s all cotton and by Tasha Polizzi Collection, a brand I’ve never had before.

It retailed for $143 and sold for $33.99.  I just loved how fun and different this one looked and happy I got it.

It will be a fun top for spring and summer and I can wear it with white shorts and flats too.  I paired it with my white Old Navy jeans and strappy tan leather wedge shoes that I’ve had for awhile.

Carrying my new to me Coach purse with this outfit is perfect for a spring outing.  The Coach purse retailed for $350, was listed at $72.99 and on Final Sale for $64.99, so this was a big part of my purchase.  Just a note on Final Sale items, they can’t be returned so shop wisely on those.  So far, I have been very happy with my Final Sale items. The other items can be returned, but the Final Sale ones cannot and they are on deep discount. I really love buying Coach and designer purses this way, since I would never pay full retail or even close to it normally.  I’m a bargain shopper all the way!

Next up is the soft pink sweater by American Eagle Outfitters.  I’ve had really good luck with this brand of sweaters and have a few in my closest that I found online and in person in the store.  This one retailed for $50 and sold for $13.99 on thredUP.

It’s more fitted then some of my sweaters, but feels really good on in a blend of fabrics, making it soft and cozy. I love the diamond pattern on this sweater and paired it with another pair of white skinny jeans I own (Kut from the Kloth), along with those shoes I shared a few weeks ago.

This is a nice business casual look.  I’ve had this jacket for years now, a gray one by Kenar and it looks nice paired with pink and white, again with my new Coach bag.

This would be another great outfit for a casual, but not too dressed up day out. Love layering on these Spring days.

That vibrant blue green and black tunic top is really cute.  It was listed as a dress, but of course on me is perfect for tunic length. Keep that in mind for yourself.  Dresses that are shorter are perfect for us as a tunic!  It’s by Maeve and retailed for $119 and sold for $30.99.

I paired it with those pants I bought a few weeks ago at Costco, the black ponte ones.  This is perfect over them for a fun night out. I could easily add a black jacket for warmth too on a cool night.

I just got these shoes and will share them with you later, but the heel is not too tall and I think they will be good for dancing. Gold jewelry adds some sparkle to the look.

This cute Ellen Tracy black and white leopard sleeveless cowl neck top was a real steal.  It retailed for $89, was marked down to $14.99 and then went on final sale for $8.99, so how could I resist that?  It’s a soft and draping knit fabric.

With my love of black and white, this was a no brainer to add to my closet and I love sleeveless tops for layering with jackets.  These are the same black ponte pants I shared a few weeks ago and wore in the previous outfit, along with wedge suede shoes by Vince Camuto I’ve had for a couple of years. You can see my little sidekick inside the door, Cody, who always has to see what’s going on out there.

This black leather jacket I picked up at a yardsale years ago and it’s still fun to wear.  Great for layering in the spring.

So that’s a look at a few things I’ve added to my wardrobe from thredUP. You really can’t beat them for great prices on almost new items.  I haven’t had anything I was disappointed with from them at all and would definitely recommend shopping with them if you enjoy consignment store shopping. What’s not to love about like new items in really good condition for a fraction of retail price?

A few things to know about thredUP. They are the largest online store that buys and sells second hand fashion for women and kids.  They triple check each item, insuring that only the best get listed and since they add thousands of items a day, you can always find something interesting on there.  Some things are listed with the tags still on! Plus, recycling clothing is great for our planet!  Remember when you’re browsing at thredUP, they make it really easy to find things in your size, item, and even retailer with their filters for searching and at up to 90% off retail, it’s a win-win for all.

And now for the fun part!  This is a good one, so don’t miss it, but you have to be a new customer! 

thredUP is offering Southern Hospitality readers a special discount! The first 100 people to use my code SOUTHERN40 will get an extra 40% off their first order! (Applies to new US customers only. Discount up to $50)

Finally for the giveaway part, for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree with thredUP, see below! 

Click my link to browse thredUP, and leave a comment with a link to your favorite item from thredUP to win a $250 shopping credit.  

Happy Shopping and let me know what you find!  

Note: This post is sponsored by thredUP.  I was given money to spend and compensated for my time and post.

And the winner is Jeanie Witmer, who has been emailed! 

- Rhoda


  1. Every time I tried to click on the merchandise, I got a log-in message so I did not see a way to view it. But I am in need of a tunic, so I am sure that is what I would find and like on the site. Your choices are so pretty!

  2. Pam Clark says:
  3. I’ve been on the lookout for a purse in a turquoise or aqua color since I wear a lot of coral and turquoise like you do. I found this really cute one.

  4. This purse is a good neutral for warmer weather and I have been looking for awhile for one, so this might just be the winner.

  5. Carol Posey says:

    Love Thredup! You really got some cute things and look amazing!

  6. Jeanie Witmer says:

    Sooooo many great finds to choose from!! Here’s one that I just love!

  7. Donna Ingalls says:
  8. That turquoise top looks adorable on you! I found this cute black/white sleeveless top that would be great for layering …

  9. Elizabeth says:
  10. Love all of your finds! I’m in the market for a new wallet and I like this one from Fossil:

  11. Oh my goodness! I found exactly what I was looking for – I need a new pair of denim capri’s for spring!!!

  12. Alison K. says:

    I love the Skies are blue dress. Great for spring.

  13. Chris Bailey says:

    This would look so cute with black legging pants and a cute pair of black flats. Lots of silver jewelry.

  14. Enjoyed looking at this site and all it has to offer. I love this little dress for spring.

  15. Jean from Georgia says:

    You have the cutest assistant peeping thru the front door in the background. Did he get a new harness for the photo shoot?

  16. I’ve never tried ThreadUp but I’ve heard lots about them. I’d like to try some shorts, maybe these:

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  17. I love shopping at thredup!! Such great deals. Would love to do some more shopping!

  18. I could use a crossbody for our trip this summer! And as always you look stunning in all your thredup choices!

  19. Interesting and easy to navigate site. This would be perfect for a party I’ll be attending:

  20. I spied some Puma sneakers in my size that would be great for summer. I can’t wait to start hunting for fashionable bargains!

  21. I’ve been looking for a new spring tote and this one fits the bill:

  22. I really like the style of this coat. I like to look at brands I would not buy for retail price.

  23. Cassandra E says:

    I adore the turquoise check on you! I would’ve left this comment w or wout contest, because you look fantastic in it! The funny thing is, I immediately looked up the designer, and most of her stuff is super western. The dress/tunic is also a favorite pick on you. For me, I went straight to the tops. There’s some great items.
    I went with this sweet one.
    I don’t understand the rating stars? You are 5 star.

  24. Debra Bailey says:
  25. This handbag and price are both beautiful.

  26. Kim Johnson says:
  27. Kim Nations says:
  28. I think this dress is so cute and perfect for summer!

  29. Susan Lambert says:

    Hi… I love your blog and loved looking at ThredUp….thanks for sharing this “new to me” site.
    I love the Kate Spade Satchel!

    Hope you have a blessed day!

  30. Kris Huber says:

    Love this Tignanello crossbody purse – perfect for traveling!

  31. Denise Thompson says:

    Love the green dress (tunic)

  32. michelle rosborough says:
  33. Elle Fairbanks says:

    Love this lace top!! Express is a great brand and it will be a super unique piece for my summer wardrobe. Would love to pair this with a light white tank and some colorful shorts and sandals. Thred up is awesome!! $250 will go a LONG way 🙂

  34. Ooooh, Thredup is the best. And you look wonderful in all the “new to you” pieces you got! I may have to get this:

  35. Jane Bailey says:

    So many cute looks. Think the checked tunic is my favorite.

  36. Toni Rich says:

    There are so many nice things to choose from! Thanks for sharing the ThredUp site.

  37. Terri Phillps says:

    Will definitely check website for a few spring items, a new purse, shoes & pretty spring dress! Thanks for giveaway & information about ThredUP!! Happy Spring!!

  38. Great site!! I would love this Lou & Grey Pullover Sweater!

  39. Lynne Wilson says:

    Love this purse! Looks like jeans and would go with almost anything for summer.

  40. Such cute things, and they’re so reasonably priced! I’m looking at a New Collections white, short sleeved cardigan.

  41. Heather B. says:
  42. Melesa Garrison says:

    I’ve purchased clothes, shoes and a nice dress coat as well. I have a pair of leopard print shoes from there that I wear often and get compliments on.

  43. Denise S. says:
    This would be a splurge by if I had a Gift Card!!!! I LOVE Thred Up. I found last years holiday dress at Thred Up and it is a classic. I will be wearing it for a while. I am also going to be on the lookout for a Mother of the Bride dress for later this year!! Cannot say enough good things about thismpany.

  44. Really nice selection of purses, this Kate Spade is great for spring

  45. I really need a new laptop bag and this Cole Haan messenger is a great buy!

  46. Lynn Furr says:

    This would be my first item
    But there are a number of things on there that are just to die for!

  47. Jamie Mann says:
  48. Anita Allen says:
  49. Martha Osborne says:

    Love your blog and have seen thread Up many times but have not tried it. Really love all the stuff you got this time- no exceptions!!

  50. Arena Thompson says:
  51. Lee in KY says:

    Cute clothes and impressive prices! Thanks for a chance to win!

  52. Crystal Tingle says:
    I can never have too many pocketbooks!
    Thanks for introducing this site. I love thrifting.

  53. I am always looking for a good denim skirt. This one I think would fit the bill.

  54. Love all their Lily Pulitzer items

  55. Carol Ezovski says:

    I really like the Madewell Casual Dress
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  56. Janet Cole says:

    I browsed through your link and found a black and white polka dot Kate Spade laptop bag…I would LOVE to have that bag for Spring, Summer and beyond!

  57. carol clark says:

    Silk Dress i like this silk dress i dont know why but i see my slef adding things to it

  58. SHANNON FINER says:
  59. Roma Hampton says:
  60. Diana Camden says:

    I love this Coach bag for traveling in the summer:

    Diana C

  61. I’m so picky with clothes, but I think I might get this dress

    It’s perfect for a date night!

  62. Never seen this store so thanks for sharing with us. I loved a tealish silk shirt from Diane Gilman, so much so I bought it! They have a 40 percent off promo right now.

  63. Erin Walsh says:
  64. Jeanie Witmer says:

    I’m still in shock that I won!! ? Thank you again for providing this opportunity to your readers. I can hardly wait to see what great prices I find at ThredUP. Have a great day!!

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