Recycled Luxury Goods

consignment day

Happy National Consignment Day!

In a world full of fast fashion, I truly believe that higher quality items last longer and forever classic! Clothes, shoes and bags don’t belong in landfills but rather loved and passed on to other generations. Think vintage items!! It is our responsibility to keep our planet green for our children and as they say someone’s discards is another person’s treasure!

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Manolo Blahnik Python D’Orsay Heels

You all know I am trying to stay in an annual budget for clothing. And through this journey of cultivating a classic closet, I had discovered that adding high quality luxury shoes and handbags elevate any simple outfit. #casualchic is my motto!  I am all about purchasing pre-loved luxury items to try out styles and brands to keep within my budget.

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Louis Vuitton Alma PM

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Gucci Mules

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Chanel PST

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Manolo Blahnik Lace Kitten Heels

 

Not only have I purchased pre-loved but I have also sold and consigned items that are sitting in my closet gathering dust. I’d rather let someone else enjoy the bag/shoes and use the funds towards something I love!!

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Michael Kors Bag

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Tory Burch Amanda

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Vintage Chanel Mini

 

If you have any items in your closet gathering dust, give it a new home and recycle it! Your hohums are another person’s excitement and joy! #neverthrowaway and invest in higher quality items that can stand the test of time, passed down to generations, and keep this planet more green!

 

This post is brought to you by The Real, Real. All opinions are my own.

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Style with a Budget-August

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Hello everyone! This post is super late compared to normal as it’s been a little busy but better late than never :)  I had been stalking the leather silver mules and finally pulled the trigger when they went on super clearance-only $15. Brouhaha!! I have been on the hunt for investment skinny jeans that fit super well. Honestly I was beginning to think ones didn’t exist until I popped into Madewell. The SA there was super sweet and I literally tried on 12 pairs of jeans. Normally I “think” I wear size 29, but then the SA told me let’s try 28. I was getting worried that this would not be good. LOL. Then she said let’s try 27- I about died in the fitting room as there was NO WAY I could wear at 27.  Oh dear, let’s give it a shot….sure enough the clouds parted and the heavens shined down upon me in the Madewell fitting room!! Hallelujah!

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Style with a Budget-June

 

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Hi guys!  Looks like I have a love affair with ruffly skirts, pinks, and orange this month! Seeing it all laid out on a board like this is apparent of what I am thinking. Ha, ha! We went to the Dominican Republic for a early summer break getaway and it was fabulous!!

 

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Strapless Bathing Suit | Denim Shorts | Straw Hat | Coverup Dresses -hands down fave even when wearing out for errands (different colors) | Gold Sandals10

Vera Bradley Tote (similar)

I bought this Vera Bradley Tote from the Factory outlet store. Similar pattern but not exactly but I love VB as the fabric is so sturdy, washable and super light with plenty of pockets to store things. Perfect for traveling especially with kids!

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Style with a Budget-April

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Hello lovelies!! Last month obviously was a shoe festival, so of course I had to get back on the clothes train! As a lover of classic styles, I picked up a few items with a twist! Literally (insert laugh emoji)!!  I wanted a few breathable items for spring and summer and couldn’t resist a great sale on the tweed jacket. If you like blazers but feel weird in them as being too formal, lady jackets are your friends!!!

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Gingham Shirt | Destroyed Jeans | Speedy B 25 (preloved)

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How to Buy a Luxury Bag

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It has been awhile since my first post on How to Afford a Louis Vuitton Bag and it was so popular that I decided to followup and update the post as my collection has definitely grown from my single and original 1994 Alma Bag I bought from Ebay for only $200.  I have certainly been bit by the luxury goods market and absolutely adore all of my purchases over the last few years! But, these babies costs ALOT of money and are no joke people! So, if you are considering a bag vs other necessary, definitely read my first post!  If you feel that you want to splurge on something you adore, value, and will last and become an heirloom piece that you can pass on to your daughter, then read on!

 

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Vintage LV Alma PM Monogram

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