Friday, May 31, 2013

Roommate Adventures Compliments of thredUP!

Happy Friday everyone! 

Does anyone have any exciting weekend plans? I'm still in Illinois for internship training and will be here until Wednesday. 

Amy and I got to take these pictures before I left Pennsylvania last week and we had such a blast trying out my new camera lens! I really am so blessed to have such a wonderful roommate and friend - without her, college would not be the same.  Lurve you, girl! 

So, when thredUP, a new online consignment store, contacted me and offered me a gift card to promote their store, I knew that I wanted to split it with Miss Amy for a.) just being awesome  and b.) all she does to help me with TTL. Plus, picking out clothes online when it is midnight and you are sleep deprived  from finals studying is quite a hilarious adventure in itself! 

When we got together to take these pictures, it was quite interesting. To get to the industrial background for Amy's shots, we had to walk through - ummm-  a more sketchy part of town. Now, we were fine because we were together, but we sure did look quite out of place in our fancier duds. We just had to watch out for the 'railroad goths.' 

And then we went to a little forest/park place near by for my shots. Welllll - let's just say, while I enjoy being outside and doing outdoorsy things, I'm not a nature expert by any means. Which is why there are about 15 outtakes on my computer (side note: blooper post soon?) that show me freaking out and expressing my rage at me leaning against a tree with leaves on it in groups of three. Yep. I remembered the "leave of three, let them be," a little too late. I went home and jumped straight in the shower - if it was poison, it seems to have worked because I'm currently itch-free (*knock on wood*). 

Anyway, we really liked thredUP's website - you can sort by size or style. Plus, their prices are comparable to most consignment stores, which is great for broke college gals like us! So, check it out and you too can have an awesome friend photoshoot! Just,hopefully without the sketchiness and nature problems...











Amy: 
Top: c/o thredUP (Ann Taylor
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Trash to Treasure: at the end of every year, our school has a thing called 'Trash to Treasure,' where people can donate things, so they don't get thrown in the trash (that does happen). So, in the dead of night - hey, we were up late studying anyway - we go and donate some of our old things and see if there are any treasures that we can claim as our own - Amy hit the jackpot this year. 
Owl Ring: Gift from Laura: Thrifted 
Puppy Ring: Amy's boyfriend got this for her out of a vending machine. If they weren't so adorable, they would be revolting. (JK!) Couple photoshoot soon? I think yes...
Bird Earrings: Gift from a friend: Handmade 








Laura: 
Top: Thrifted 
Skirt: c/o thredUP (Alfred Dunner)
Necklace: Thrifted 
Sandals: Thrifted (Wal*Mart)




Have a fabulous weekend everyone! 

xoxo, 

Laura 

This post was a shop review for ThredUp.  In agreement to do a review for them, we received a gift-card at no expense to us to pick out merchandise of our choosing. However, our opinions expressed in this post are all genuine and honest. 






14 comments:

Lauren said...

Such a pretty top with the sequin details!! xo

A N D Y S T Y L E said...

pretty outfits :) xx andy

Ruby Sterland said...

Great photos! Good luck with the internship :-) x

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JasmineLovesJesus said...

Aah So pretty! How tall are you?

cassie cadiz said...

cute outfits and how cooling the nature is.. ;)

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Patricia Evelyn Salim said...

i love your necklace ! you look gorgeous hehehe

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Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
So, so happy for you that you have such a good friend - they are so important! Also love your skirt, girl!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Midwest Muse said...

You and your roommate are so freakin' cute! I love seeing your awesome bond on here and that dress is different for you, but beautiful.

Hattitude said...

Hattitude Style Blog
loooove your long hair laura! I'll have to check out thread up! sounds neat. I LOVE this long skirt. so flowy and whimsical for summer breezes!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Style Blog

Kristian said...

I love this! It is so fun to see both a blogger and someone else from their life styled up and doing outfit shots. Both looks are just great. How fun.

raleve jesica said...

Very pretty, I enjoy these. The cut of the leather jackets is very modern and fitted.There are many stylish jackets on cwmalls.com that make a statement when you walk on the street, many strangers will glance on you.

raleve jesica said...

Very pretty, I enjoy these. The cut of the leather jackets is very modern and fitted.There are many stylish jackets on cwmalls.com that make a statement when you walk on the street, many strangers will glance on you.

Amanda Rollo said...

That skirt is cute! Sounds like thredUP is something I'll need to check out!

Amanda @ Running In Heels
amandarollo.blogspot.com

Shayne ♥ said...

ooh your necklace is so pretty :)

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