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The Importance of Having Clothes That Fit Your Body

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One of the main things I suggest to my AnneTheRD nutrition clients who are struggling to make peace with their body is to buy clothes that honor and fit their body where it is right now. Not where they want it to be, or where it used to be, but where it is right now. No matter what size you are, and whether it is appropriate for your body or not, if you are trying to put on clothes every day that don’t fit you, it’s not going to feel good.

Being a new mom is a weird time body-wise. You’re no longer pregnant, but your body doesn’t necessarily feel like your own, either. Maternity clothes that you wore all the time with the big stretched out belly no longer fit. And if you’re like me, you’re really sick of maternity jeans that always seemed to constantly inch their way down. But most of your old regular clothes likely aren’t appropriate for awhile (if ever), either. I know mine aren’t – every day it’s a bit of a struggle to find something in my wardrobe that makes me feel good physically. Stretchy workout clothes have been fine, but most of my casual clothes and client-appropriate work clothes are either a) really uncomfortably tight in the waist, or b) super unflattering. I’ve mostly been living in leggings and maternity tanks and zip ups for the past 10 weeks, but now that I’m starting to meet with clients again and go out and about more, it was time to get some new clothes that actually fit.

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Getting back to my pre-pregnancy body is not a priority for me right now – if my body wants to get back there, it will, and if it doesn’t, that’s fine too. Do I want to get back to regular exercise, like running, and higher intensity strength training? Yes, of course. But I want to do that stuff again because it makes me feel good, not because I’m trying to micromanage my body.

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When I was pregnant, I wrote about how thredUP was a wonderful way for me to add some new maternity items to my wardrobe without breaking the bank. And now, postpartum, I’m back on thredUP, this time finding myself some clothes that honor my postpartum body just where it is right now.

If you haven’t heard of thredUP, it’s a large online thrift store that resells clothing from more than 35,000 brands for up to 90% off the original retail price. It’s pretty much amazing – I’ve done a TON of shopping on there over the years and have been able to get a lot of really good deals on my favorite brands. Every item on the site goes through a 12-point quality inspection process so you know what you’re getting is in high-quality condition, and I love that they note on each item’s page whether it’s like new or slightly worn (and what kind and where the wear is) so there are no surprises when your package arrives.

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For my new year/postpartum closet refresh, I had a few goals. First, I wanted 2 to 3 pairs of jeans that made me feel like a million bucks. My old jeans were really tight and uncomfortable at the waist, and my maternity jeans drove me crazy and always rode down all through my pregnancy, so I was really missing having a good pair of jeans. This mission was a total success. I ordered about 8 pairs to try on and ended up keeping 3 and sending the rest back. They have really easy returns – you can get free shipping if you do the return for credit, or you pay a small shipping fee for a full refund back to your credit card. I’ve done both options in the past!

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The jeans I’m wearing in the picture above are Lucky Brand – normally $109 but I got them for $19.99. I love them! I got two really great pairs of 7 for All Mankind jeans, too – those retailed for $189 and I got them each for $27.99. That is a SERIOUS deal. I love my designer jeans but definitely wasn’t looking to pay a billion dollars for them, especially since I’m not sure how long I’ll be at this size and since I wanted more than just one new pair. The orange shirt I’m wearing is also thredUP – I love how long and cozy it is while still being flattering. It’s Banana Republic and was $78 but I got it for $15.99.

new jeansOne of the things I love about thredUP is that you can search exactly for the brands or items you’re looking for – so to find the jeans I was able to put in the size I wanted, pick a few main brands, and then select the style (skinny/straight leg). It made it easy to wade through all the choices!

I was really excited to find these Banana Republic work pants, too – brand new with tags! I already own a pair of these from before pregnancy, so I knew I loved the style and was pumped to find them in a larger size. Original price $98, thredUP price $26.99. Perfect! The shirt was also a new thredUP find – it’s also Banana Republic (can you tell I was searching specifically for Banana Republic items on the website? love their stuff) and retailed for $119; I got it for $21.99.

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In addition to some new jeans, a few new cozy tops, and the black work pants, I also wanted to get a couple dresses that I could wear to client meetings as I’m starting to ease back into my sessions with previous/long term nutrition clients and most of my old dresses are too tight. This beautiful blue wrap dress from Anne Taylor caught my eye – I loved the style and color and it looked comfortable but flattering. I was right! It retailed for $159 and I got it for $25.99.

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I also love that a) it would be easy to breastfeed or pump in this dress since I can wear a nursing tank under it and just move the front area to the side, and b) it’s a faux wrap dress, meaning it doesn’t fully open – wearing a true wrap dress on a day that ends up unexpectedly being super windy is always a total fail, so I appreciate this not being an issue. ;)

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The other work-appropriate dress I picked up is this cute JCrew striped black and white dress. Originally $158, I got it for $25.99. Loved it!

Jcrew dress from thredup

It feels good to have some new options in my closet that I know I can throw on on my way out the door without having to spend an extra 20 minutes trying on half my closet before something fits. Also, it was fun doing this photo shoot! One of my goals this new year was to finally hire a professional photographer to help with blog posts like this where I’m reviewing clothes or need lifestyle shots. Matt was getting pretty sick of having to spend ages taking photos of me, and I felt like it was time to have someone on board who was a) available during the day when it was light out, and b) would actually enjoy the process. Success! Rachel and I had a blast taking all these pictures in Shirlington one day last week. A special shout to the Peet’s Coffee employees who let me change in their bathroom a thousand times, too. ;) I always wondered how fashion bloggers did it – ha!

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Anyway! If you are spending your mornings trying to put on clothes that do not honor your body where it is right now, or if you are simply looking to refresh your wardrobe for the new year, I highly suggest checking out thredUP as a way to get the most bang for your buck.

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Photos: Rachel EH Photography

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    GAYE MCGRATH says:

    Those photos are great! And you’re rockin that blue dress! Super find for you!

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    Hi Anne! This was a great post – I’ve heard of ThredUP but I’ve never tried it. I am desperately in need of work-appropriate winter dresses. All my dresses are too summery. I love this one from Old Navy!! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-old-navy-casual-dress/33611746?sizing_id=554%2C774%2C775%2C778%2C781

    Have a great day,
    Anna

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-meadow-rue-casual-dress/33652145?sizing_id=774%2C778%2C765 I love this dress! It looks so fun. You look amazing! Having the correct size of clothing can truly make all the difference. I ordered thredUP before our honeymoon, and one day I need to place another order!

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    Small word…I know Rachel! :)

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-sleeveless-top/33705606?sizing_id=559%2C812%2C825%2C822%2C813%2C795

    This top is such a good price and cute for spring! Losing weight now, so I don’t want to spend a ton on clothes but need some new stuff. Would love to win a shopping spree!

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    I’m with you; I’m in desperate need of a good pair of jeans! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-levis-jeggings/33695408?sizing_id=576%2C790%2C795%2C799%2C806

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    I totally agree with the sentiment of this blog post. It’s not that you shouldn’t wear things that are meant for a certain “body type” or whatever–but I really think you should stick to clothes that you feel are flattering on you! Because if you feel confident in them, very few people will question you!

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    Kristy C. says:

    Anne, you look fantastic! Great photos. I would love this dress: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-factory-store-casual-dress/33693982?sizing_id=765. It looks so cute and comfy for a weekend around the house.

    Hope you have a great day :)

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-old-navy-casual-dress/33611746

    I’m always looking for transition pieces–things that work well from work to home. I’m a lawyer, but luckily my current office is really more business casual, so I can get away with a lot. This would be a perfect dress that I could wear to work and not feel uncomfortable if I want to go out to dinner right after.

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    I LOVE ThredUp, especially for maternity clothes right now, where I don’t want to spend a ton of $ on stuff that I’ll be growing out of quickly. I think the post-partum period will also be a great time for me to shop there. For now, I’m eyeing this dress: https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-liz-lange-maternity-for-target-casual-dress/33705169?sizing_id=806%2C812%2C554%2C798%2C813%2C822%2C829%2C816%2C559, though I check for new stuff on there almost daily. :)

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    Anne,
    I delivered baby #3 (c-section) less than 2 weeks before Riese was born. Has been so fun to follow your blog through pregnancy and post partum as I was right there with you in all these stages. But this post — hit home so much and was just what I needed to read today. Have been feeling so discouraged with my own journey back to pre-pregnancy body/weight/fitness. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to embrace the season and body I’m in as I nourish my baby and savor these last weeks of maternity leave!!

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    Charlsie N says:

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-gap-casual-dress/30553678?sizing_id=812

    You are so right about getting clothes that fit you. Until my daughter was almost 18 months old I was still wearing my pants with a hair tie on them. I finally decided to get new pants and my coworker noticed a difference in my step when I had the new pants.

    This dress is something that I wouldn’t normally but I wouldn’t mind trying

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-merona-casual-dress/33707132

    I love this dress, it’s perfect for work but looks comfy as well!

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    We both had our babies the same day! I head back to work in March and I’m already anxious about my old clothes fitting me. Thanks to breastfeeding my chest is 3x it’s normal size and none of my tops fit. I really don’t want to spend a lot on new clothes, especially when I’m not sure how long i’ll be breastfeeding.

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-casual-dress/33679490?sizing_id=791%2C790%2C576%2C795

    I think this shirt dress would be super flattering and office appropriate. I LOVE your blue wrap dress! It looks great on you.

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lilly-pulitzer-casual-dress/33055256?sizing_id=563%2C795%2C813

    I am transitioning from teaching elementary school to retirement soon and have gained some weight in the last year. I’m looking for casual easy to wear clothes and this dress fits the bill. I love your attitude about honoring where you are right now and I need to adopt that philosophy. I’m tired of wearing snug clothes and have a much better day when I’m feeling good about what I’m wearing.

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    Hoping I can use ThredUp for some maternity finds soon ;) But in the meantime, this dress is so cute!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lilly-pulitzer-casual-dress/32281176?sizing_id=778%2C790

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-jeans/30036298?sizing_id=765%2C778%2C750

    I love thred up! And having jeans that fit is always important!

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    I love this dress and am starting to get so bored with my current maternity wardrobe… only 7 more weeks to go!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-jojo-maman-bebe-casual-dress/33652480

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    I want this perfect gap sweater! I have so much trouble finding ones that hit me at my waist and I think this one looks just right : )

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-gap-pullover-sweater/31743521

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    TrackBuddy says:

    Good for you!! Love ThredUp.

    Perspective from where I am now (youngest is 3) – I did make it back to my original weight (eventually) once I was done with both pregnancies and returned to serious running/training – but my shape is definitely a little bit different now than it was pre-pregnancy. It’s good to just make peace with that and move on (in clothes that fit).

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      So true – even if we are back at a similar weight, shape may be different – and that’s okay! All about finding clothes that honor that new shape :)

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    I’m all about comfort right now being 19 weeks pregnant so this looks perfect – https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-inspire-maternity-pullover-sweater/33523750?sizing_id=795%2C778%2C568%2C782%2C36%2C33.

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    Love your new sweaters and jeans! My clothes don’t fit well at 10 weeks postpartum and am tired of paying lots for nice jeans.

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lucky-brand-jeans/33657265

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    Great post, I love this:
    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-meadow-rue-casual-dress/33652145?sizing_id=774%2C778%2C765 I can totally relate to your post today, love this!

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    Hi, Anne!
    I can relate to your post. I have two kids. My daughter is 4 and my son is 2. My body snapped back after my daughter and I loved getting right back into exercise. It was seemingly easily. After my son was born, I struggled with PPD and anxiety to the point that I couldn’t leave the house; I could barely leave his room for fear something terrible would happen. I had about 35 extra pounds and I felt terrible about myself. Not because of the weight, but because I couldn’t even get out the door to take us for a walk. Exercise had been such a big part of my life to that point. I missed exercise but I couldn’t get over my anxiety about his safety and well being. Once I got some help to deal with the PPD/A, I also found a great workout program and signed up. It helped that my kids were asleep while I was gone, so I didn’t have anything to fear. Fast forward a year and a half, and I’m much healthier and fit that I was! So these jeans are a total splurge. I’ve just always wanted jeans in a fun color. I work at a school, and our school colors are red and yellow, so I could even justify wearing them to work! It makes me proud that I’m ready to actually buy pants that will last me for a long time. I love this site, and I plan on using it in the future–thanks for the info! It has great deals so I can get my wardrobe back on track without the mom guilt of spending money on myself once in a while! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-jeans/33651008

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    What a great post! When I began really embracing my body for where it is presently, a closet cleanout was a must! I actually utilized the rental services, like Le Tote to help with my transitioning body and not breaking the bank. Now that things seemed to have settled and my body is more at it’s set point range, I definitely might take you up on investing in my wardrobe now!

    I love this cardigan from NY&C! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-new-york-and-company-cardigan/33631582

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    Allison D. says:

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-casual-dress/32811860?sizing_id=798%2C795%2C790 Dress that I can wear for work or casual.

    After I had my first child I got inexpensive jeans right away fit. I was sick of always being in loose waist pants during pregnancy. The jeans only fit a couple months since I got them when I was a week or so post deliver. But it felt so good not to feel pressure of fitting into any regular clothes and not wearing work out clothes all the time.

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    Danielle R says:

    Yay for thredup brand searches! I’m loving this fabletics casual skirt bc I am the laziest person ever when it comes to dressing up for work, and this would be perfect to dress up or dress down with a tee on the weekend!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-fabletics-casual-skirt/32855750?sizing_id=579%2C576%2C571%2C781%2C768%2C775%2C778%2C790%2C765%2C774%2C782

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    I have been lifting weights a lot more since college and I’ve noticed that a lot of work pants are getting tight in the butt (not a terrible problem to have haha). So I need some new work pants like these: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-new-york-and-company-casual-pants/32926239?sizing_id=790%2C778%2C563

    But I also want a new purse like this: https://www.thredup.com/product/handbags-kate-spade-new-york-leather-crossbody-bag/33492361?sizing_id=790%2C778%2C781%2C563

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    Jessica Greenbauer says:

    Obsessed with this dress! My growing baby bump would appreciate some cute new clothes so that I can honor it :)

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-seraphine-casual-dress/33584570

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    I’m with you-I just want a pair of jeans that fit! I really like the look of these, although I have no idea what size I am now lol: https://www.thredup.com/product/x-paige-jeans/33680649
    As a stay-at-home mom and grad student though, new clothes aren’t in the budget (even if it’s a great deal $30 is still a lot when every penny counts). I did use some gift cards from Christmas to buy a few new flattering shirts (I’m currently living in my husband’s race T-shirts-not super cute) and even just that made me feel so much better.

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    I love this post! I ran my first marathon on January 7 and broke my foot (stress fracture) about twenty miles in. I’ve been in a boot ever since. Going from running 40-50 miles per week to basically being sedentary (I’m trying to do upper body work but it’s hard!) has made me feel like I’m getting a little… soft in certain areas. I’ve been using winter and my injury as an excuse to dress exclusively in sweaters and leggings. I’m already daydreaming about spring and being able to run again, so I love these white jeans from Banana Republic!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-jeans/33380282?sizing_id=774

    In unrelated news, yay Shirlington! I live within walking distance so I’m there almost every week, usually indulging in one of Guapo’s margaritas.

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    This is a great post. So honest and just real life. I needed this. I feel like I snapped back pretty quickly after my daughter was born (she’s now 7 months), but am now pregnant again (12 weeks). My body is changing so fast this time around and I am really having a hard time accepting it (lack of sleep with a 7 month old, stress, time, etc.) and reading this post jut made me feel more at ease than I was before. I might actually look into Thred Up for some in between clothes before my maternity clothes fit again lol.

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    Great post, Anne! Thanks for sharing why thredUP has been such a help to you. I’m definitely heading over to the site now and using my discount code! haha Hopefully I make the cut :-P And thanks for the shout out! It’s fun getting to work with you and give you beautiful photos to include in your posts… and give your hubby a break!

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    Jane Jardine says:

    Spring is coming and I think this would be a nice addition to the season!
    https://www.thredup.com/product/handbags-dkny-shoulder-bag/33288001?sizing_id=554%2C790%2C791

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    Fun giveaway… especially as I enter the 2nd trimester and wonder what the heck I’m going to wear to work for the next couple months!

    But this looks like a good start!
    https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-old-navy-maternity-casual-dress/33646762?sizing_id=812%2C813%2C822

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    I’m 4 months postpartum and I LOVE this. I went out and bought some super cheap ($10!) jeggings from Primark a few weeks after giving birth and they were life savers, but now they are getting too big and since they were so cheap, I feel like they are stretched out and just not as flattering as they were originally. I could easily just buy some new ones in the next size down. But I could really use some higher quality pants. The challenge is just trying to figure out my size!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-jeans/33692104

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      Ditto on figuring out size being a challenge – that’s why I ordered a TON of options and sent back anything that didn’t work!

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    Glad you were able to score some cute new stuff, I have been meaning to do a little Thred Up shopping since I seem to have worn out 3 pairs of jeans in the last month. I love Kut from the Kloth, so I have been eyeing these ones https://www.thredup.com/product/women-kut-from-the-kloth-jeans/31329958?sizing_id=813%2C812%2C576%2C579%2C798%2C571%2C795

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    I LOVE ThredUp! I’ve gotten a couple of my favorite dresses from there.

    I’m in the market for a couple dresses for my bridal shower & rehearsal dinner this summer, so I love this one: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-american-eagle-outfitters-casual-dress/32439109?sizing_id=812%2C563%2C813%2C795%2C559%2C822

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    Kaitlyn Eck says:

    I am all about versatile pieces and this could easily go from work to weekend brunch! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-casual-dress/33628950

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    We just found out we are expecting our first child and I’m finding my body is already changing! I’ve started looking for bargain-maternity as you only wear it for a short period of time and this website is just what I needed! This dress is super cute and considering I’m going to be growing all summer long I will need something light and super flexible!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-octavia-maternity-casual-dress/31646402?sizing_id=559%2C765%2C774%2C778%2C781%2C825

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    love this cozy sweater! perfect for those cold days.
    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-zara-wool-pullover-sweater/33556863

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    Ashley Selvey says:

    Hi Anne!
    What cut are the jeans and work pants that you bought? I have been looking for a pair with that type of ankle and somehow always manage to find the ones that fit like skinny jeans!
    I love good Banana Republic finds on thredup! I also like to appease my Michael Kors addiction.
    I love this dress:
    https://www.thredup.com/product/x-michael-michael-kors-casual-dress/33713075
    I like this dress for a “from the office to happy hour” situation. Perfect for my Friday client meetings and then glass of wine with the hubby later!

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    Have been meaning to try ThredUp! What insane deals!!!

    Love this romper (among many others) – https://www.thredup.com/product/women-kimchi-blue-romper/33717487

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    Anna Fumbanks says:

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-old-navy-casual-dress/31494319

    I want this dress because I am presently four months pregnant and have my yet bought a maternity dress.

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-old-navy-maternity-casual-dress/33708954?sizing_id=781%2C778%2C547%2C551%2C768

    My current clothes are starting to not fit well and i really should buy from thread up instead of full price since these clothes won’t fit forever either

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    I have never bought from ThredUp but did send in a bag of barely worn name brand clothes. I was kinda disappointed as they literally paid pennies ( I have a $7 credit from the bag) and it took forever to get it processed. It is nice to know they offer returns now. Perhaps I need to take a look again. Have you sold back clothes lately to them?

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      I haven’t sent anything recently, but I have sent some bags of clothes in the past – I got an okay payout but not amazing. I have much more success buying from them than I do selling! I usually just give my old clothes to Goodwill now… easier and I figure it helps someone in need.

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    In recovery from an eating disorder means I am in need of new pants! I’ve been looking for nice jeans I can wear but for an affordable price because my body is still changing! ThredUP is perfect for that!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-gap-jeans/33658111?sizing_id=756%2C765

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      Proud of you for working on recovery! <3 Definitely important to invest in some new threads to help you along in recovery... I can imagine having stuff that's too small might be triggering.

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    Love this post, love the photos, and love the clothes! You’re like a real life fashion blogger!! ;)
    Def agree about the importance of getting clothes that actually fit instead of keeping clothes that don’t as some kind of “reminder” or “motivation.” Our bodies are meant to reflect our lives, and our lives are constantly changing. Love that you are embracing your postpartum body as well as accepting that it may or may not stay this way. <3 <3 <3

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      Lol! Thanks Nicole! :) And I love what you said, too – so true about not keeping old stuff as a reminder – feels more like punishment than motivation!

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    Thanks for the thoughtful post today. I really enjoyed it.

    I found this cute dress on the ThredUp site: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-outlet-casual-dress/33617219?sizing_id=795%2C798%2C813%2C559. Maybe I’m just ready for spring, but this one jumped out at me and is so fun and spring-like! Is winter over yet?

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    Rebecca H says:

    All of my maternity clothes are either hand-me-downs from my friend or from thredUp! This is boring, but I would love a few more shirts that aren’t black or grey! I only have about 9 tops and still 8 weeks to go – so bored of the options (but trying not to spend too much on a temp wardrobe!) https://www.thredup.com/product/maternity-a-pea-in-the-pod-short-sleeve-top/33600996?sizing_id=791%2C781%2C778%2C790

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    I’d love to update my athletic/workout clothes!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lululemon-athletica-active-tank/33678973

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    These banana republic jeans are a great price, and look super cute. I need another pair to round out my wardrobe. https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-jeans/28946136?sizing_id=755%2C756%2C765%2C750%2C757

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-short-sleeve-top/33680841?sizing_id=755

    I love that shirt! I’ve actually never looked at ThredUp because I’m the size of a 12 year old and thought they’d never have small enough stuff. But they have tons of petite XXS tops! And they have a lot of Loft stuff which I LOVE! I love the clothes you posted! I really struggled with my postpartum body, which was never something I worried about before having a baby. But my boobs were MASSIVE after I had my son and I’m so small, so everything fit horribly. I was 95lbs with super full DD boobs. And I didn’t want to invest in new clothes either for a temporary body, especially knowing my boobs would go down once I was done BFing!

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      I think as annoying as it is it’s still worth investing in some clothes for a temporary/in between phase… otherwise you are stuck with having nothing that fits, and that feels so crummy!

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    I like this flowery dress – perfect to wear both at work and while having fun on Spring and Summer weekends.

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-everly-casual-dress/33592064?sizing_id=568%2C571%2C756%2C765%2C768%2C774%2C775%2C778%2C781%2C782%2C795

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    Getting back on track with eating healthy and working out, hopefully will need new work clothes, and love the versatility of dresses for work.
    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-white-house-black-market-casual-dress/33689764?sizing_id=563%2C822%2C825%2C795

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-jessica-simpson-casual-dress/33725671

    I am obsessed with lace and this is so pretty. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/x-vince-cashmere-pullover-sweater/29947863?sizing_id=812

    Love this cute sweater for spring!

    I’m 7 months post-partum and STILL learning the lesson about just buying stuff in different sizes!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/plus-rachel-rachel-roy-casual-dress/33362171
    So glad they sell plus size clothes! Love this cute dress!

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    I would get this dress – in total agreement about wrap dresses – very flattering and life-friendly :)

    https://www.thredup.com/product/x-diane-von-furstenberg-casual-dress/33592214?sizing_id=571%2C778%2C781%2C790%2C795%2C798%2C799%2C806

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    I have never used thred up before but just spent a good amount of time scrolling through and like what I see! I am searching for a dress for my bridal shower and saw plenty of options! I especially love this one https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lilly-pulitzer-casual-dress/30939038?sizing_id=778%2C781%2C782

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-athleta-active-pants/33074479?sizing_id=571%2C768%2C774%2C778

    hi! i’d really like some workout pants, so this would be great, as I need to get back to eating moderate portions and getting my weight stabilized at my happy medium

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    Roadrunner says:

    Wonderful post, Anne. You have been remarkably forthright and open, and that is both interesting and refreshing. Beyond that, you look very fit already, which is a tribute to you and your approach. Impressively done!

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    Christa Marr says:
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      I need to get more cardigans/button up type things that are work appropriate as well – so easy to throw one on over a nursing tank!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-kut-from-the-kloth-jeans/33742023?sizing_id=798

    I’d also be shopping for post baby clothes! I’m due in 6 weeks and all my post baby clothes are in storage (we moved cities when I was halfway through my pregnancy and don’t have a house yet!). I am excited to be out of maternity clothes haha!

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    I too have been struggling with dressing my post-baby body (and its been two years). Dressing for work is definitely the hardest, and I’ve been trying to focus on purchasing more lower body forgiving options (which is my biggest problem area).

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-factory-store-casual-dress/33421868

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    I would love a pair of Ann Taylor Loft work pants! Their petite line is perfect for me!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-casual-dress/33689158?sizing_id=812

    I’ve been looking for a LBD and like this casual one from banana republic!

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    So true. I need to listen to your words of wisdom…I have gained a few lbs and the way my clothes fitting tighter is a bit upsetting for me. I just accept myself at whatever size and buy a size or two up so I feel comfortable instead of reminded of the weight gain. I would buy these… black pants are an office job necessity! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-gap-dress-pants/33713509?sizing_id=778%2C563%2C568%2C781%2C790

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    I love Banana Republic too and this dress is my favorite color: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-factory-store-casual-dress/33740138
    I’ve been wanting to try out ThredUp so maybe I will after seeing your experience!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-shoes-cl-by-laundry-wedges/33292913?sizing_id=829%2C812%2C576

    I think these are really cute and would go with a lit of things.

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-ann-taylor-loft-dress-pants/33564134?sizing_id=795%2C798

    I would love to try some Loft brand pants, but wouldn’t pay retail.

    This was a great post. Buy clothes for the body you have, not for the body you wish to have, right? It makes me much happier!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-old-navy-scarf/33734603?sizing_id=778

    I would love to get some new accessories, like this scarf! It’s always great to find some new items to spice up the wardrobe!

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-bb-dakota-casual-dress/31958350

    I’ve had my eye on this dress from Nordstrom for a while! So excited to see it on thredup. Loved this post, it makes such a difference to wear clothes that fit your body as it is today!

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    Charla L Leonard says:

    I’ve been wanting a cashmere top for awhile, but I’m so not okay with dishing out the cash that I’ve seen at stores on price tags. This is something simple and cute made of soft, cozy cashmere that I would love!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-bloomingdales-cashmere-pullover-sweater/33778617?sizing_id=774%2C778%2C781

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    Lisa Fink says:
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    https://www.thredup.com/product/handbags-coach-tote/33500681

    Love this super cute purse! Looks like it would fit everything a gal could need!

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    This is a great post! Your photos look awesome too! I haven’t been keeping my work wardrobe up-to-date (at all!) so I’d look for some work clothes to give me a spring in my step if I won! https://www.thredup.com/product/x-bcbgmaxazria-short-sleeve-blouse/33552092?sizing_id=584%2C579%2C778%2C588%2C795%2C765

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    You got some super cute steals!!

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    Shoshana Rose says:

    I love ThredUp! I am in the market for new jeans myself so these would most likely make it into my shopping cart: https://www.thredup.com/product/women-lucky-brand-jeans/29223191?sizing_id=756%2C765

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    You look GREAT!

    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-unbranded-accessories-tote/33007139

    This bag would go with anything and it would hold so much!

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    I am also trying to find flattering clothes for my post pregnancy body, and I’d really like this:
    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-title-nine-pullover-sweater/33525859

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/plus-rachel-rachel-roy-jeans/22789437?sizing_id=847%2C844%2C547%2C551%2C858%2C853

    I’ve been curious about distressed jeans. Our dress code in my office just changed and we can wear jeans every day now. But I only own one pair. :)

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/women-white-house-black-market-casual-dress/33898289?sizing_id=795%2C781%2C774%2C778%2C576%2C571

    My little one is 16 weeks old and you’re right, it’s hard to fit into my pre-maternity stuff so this would be a great way for me to get through until I (hopefully… maybe?) get my pre-pregnancy body back!

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    Love this post! I don’t know why I didn’t think of getting some stuff from them after my pregnancy. Also your pictures turned out really cute! If you are ever in need of a makeup artist, I freelance and I’m in the area! 😊

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    Bethany Lapworth says:

    I absolutely love Thread Up and have been shopping with them for about a year. Cant tell you how many amazing finds I have added to my closet. I also really love the message and the importance of feeling good in your own skin.

    I love this dress:https://www.thredup.com/product/women-banana-republic-casual-dress/33901884?sizing_id=757%2C774%2C768%2C765%2C554%2C778%2C775

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    https://www.thredup.com/product/x-bcbgmaxazria-cardigan/33998259

    I love it because it’s perfect for winter!

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    I like that these booties are sleek but still have a substantial heel for stability! https://www.thredup.com/product/women-madewell-ankle-boots/34397008

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