I just got back from visiting Stacie in Nashville and we had so much fun! I was there for a week and our days were jam-packed but it still feels like I need to go back soon because there were so many other things we didn’t get to do! Nashville is pretty easy to visit because it’s so small so it’s super easy to get around. I swear, every time we went anywhere it only took about 15 minutes. We circled the city a few times each day and ate a ridiculous amount of food. I also loved looking at all of the colorful murals around the city and I couldn’t resist using them to showcase some of my new clothes from thredUP, an online consignment shop. You’ll hear a lot more about my trip over the next few weeks, so keep checking back!
Stacie and I visited Nashville together a few years ago but this was my first time visiting since she moved there. We had a ton of fun last time but this trip was even better. Since she’s living there, Stacie has definitely scoped out the best spots and knows her way around the city more so I had a lot of fun using her as my tour guide.
We seriously went everywhere in the city and it was fun playing “spot the mural” and seeing how many we could find. Nashville is definitely known for their creative murals that pop up on buildings all over the city and they have become great spots to take photos (at some of them we even encountered lines of people waiting to get their perfect shot). We found both of these while driving around East Nashville and luckily we didn’t have to wait our turn at either of them.
I recently got to try thredUP, an online consignment shop and thrift store. I have to admit, I love getting deals on clothes and occasionally I’ll buy something off of ebay or Instagram, but sometimes I’m just not in the mood to take a gamble on used clothes. You never know exactly what you’re going to get and it isn’t always worth it. thredUP is a little different though and I’m really happy that I tried it out. Every piece has a clear description of its condition and they even offer free returns just in case you aren’t satisfied. Plus, they have a lot of designer items at crazy discounts- this Elizabeth and James blazer was marked down from $465 to $19.99 and I used a 40% off promo code on top of that price! What?!
In addition to my amazing new blazer, I also picked out this Kate Spade skirt (originally $228, on thredUP for $45.99). Both pieces arrived in a cute polka dot box and appeared to have been cleaned and pressed before they were sent to me- the blazer even had its pockets and back vent stitched. I was really happy with the price of the items and the condition they arrived in. The only thing I would change about thredUP is the photos. They use mannequins for their product photos so it’s not always clear how the clothes will look in real life. I ended up Google-ing both of these items to see what they would actually look like on a person. You have to have a little imagination but you can definitely find some steals at thredUP.
I love the skyline print on this Kate Spade City Lights Lilith Skirt. It’s such a cute take on a classic full skirt shape and I love that it’s black and white. I paired it with a sweet embroidered tee from J. Crew Factory and my favorite black scalloped flats from LC Lauren Conrad (I seriously need to get these in more colors). I love this top because it’s super comfortable to wear but it’s a bit dressier than a normal tee and I get compliments every time I wear it.
I wore the same embroidered tee with my new Elizabeth and James blazer and my favorite Elizabeth and James jeans. I really like how high-end this blazer is. The fabric is nice and thick but it’s also stretchy so it’s comfortable to wear. The blazer has a great tailored shape and I love the single button closure. I can’t believe I got this for about $12.
Since these were both black and gray outfits, of course I had to pair them with a bright pink lip for a pop of color and statement necklaces for some extra sparkle.
Also, how fun does this outfit look against this pink and white wall?
Skyline Skirt: Kate Spade City Lights Lilith Skirt c/o thredUP, similar style here, more Kate Spade here // Embroidered Tee: J. Crew Factory, similar here // Scalloped Flats: LC Lauren Conrad // Sunglasses: The Row 7, similar here // Statement Necklace: Urban Gem Talia Necklace from Rocksbox // Lipstick: NARS Schiap // Nail Polish: Essie Off the Shoulder
Blazer: Elizabeth and James from thredUP, similar style here and here, more Elizabeth and James here // Embroidered Tee: J. Crew Factory, similar here // Jeans: Elizabeth and James Debbie Jean, similar here and here // Scalloped Flats: LC Lauren Conrad // Crossbody Bag: Kate Spade Mindy Grey Street Crossbody, similar here and here // Sunglasses: The Row 7, similar here // Statement Necklace: Perry Street Ella Necklace from Rocksbox // Knot Bracelet: similar here and here // Lipstick: NARS Schiap // Nail Polish: Essie Off the Shoulder
thredUP has some amazing promo codes in addition to their low prices. For 50% off your first-time Kate Spade order, use KATESPADE50 (maximum discount $50). For 40% off your first order of everything else, use THRIFTY40.
Have you been to Nashville? What’s your favorite mural?
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