Thrift Shopping with Green Jeans Consignment - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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Thrift Shopping with Green Jeans Consignment

 

I had a wonderful invitation to attend a Thrift Shopping Extravaganza this past week with Green Jeans Consignment.

Green Jeans Consignment- Thrift Shopping Event

Thrift shopping is not only fun, but you get a deal, and the environment is happier.

Who doesn’t love a great deal when shopping for clothes?

Well, {anything for that matter, in this economy)!

I was invited to shop and style outfits at an event hosted twice a year, by sisters, Cindy and Dana who live in the neighboring areas.

For 6 days a week, twice a year (Spring and Fall) Green Jeans Consignment is offered to the public, in Mooresville, NC.

Here you will find thrifted items, NWT, gently used, and a dream for fashionistas and every woman alike.

As I entered and walked down the colorful, scarf adorned stairs, it was quite a sight! The event happens in an older mill which has been converted to a space where over 600 consignors are attracted as well as many shoppers.

I thought that a beam of light might share a spotlight on me, the ceilings would open, and I would hear, the angels sing, ” Ahhhhhhhh”

It was quite a sight, with rows of designer denim, handbags, jewelry, accessories, shoes, trousers, dresses and more.

These are ladies on a mission!

A Few Past Posts on Thrifting on Poshmark

Things I Have Been Enjoying this March

What is Poshmark and How to Shop There

My Poshmark Closet

I have a fair amount listed and items I just listed in my Poshmark closet for a discount. Click here to see MY CLOSET

Some of My Finds

My hubby sure does have a lot of patience and was willing to work around his schedule to take some pictures. I styled several outfits and was compensated with a Gift Card to use at the register.

Having a few things in mind that I wanted to add to my wardrobe, I spotted this J Crew silky halter top with a tie at the neck. I love the checked style and the mix of red and pink. It was a size 2, ( I am typically a 4) but tried it on and it was a winner and $5!!

Making my way to the designer denim section, I came across several pairs that I tried on, and alas, they were too short. I also tried a few pairs that were too big in the waist, when I wear a size 27. However, I had wanted a pair of Bermuda length (or right above the knee) denim shorts for this year, and I scored, these Paige (designer denim brand)  dark denim shorts for a mere $20. Score!

Looking at the bags, ( you know I would have been drawn there) and thinking about bright colors for this Spring season, I chose this straw bag with orange leather for a fun Spring bag that would add a bit of pop! I just love rattan bags this time of year! This was almost new and from Talbots- $25.

Since I was on the color train for Spring, I spied this lace blouse in a bright yellow for $9, also new with tags.

Thrifting- Both In Store and On-Line

I have been a fan of thrifting and sales shopping for years. Because of my EDS, I most often shop on POSHMARK, which is a marketplace of sellers  selling NWT and gently used items on-line.  This was the first time in many years I was able to look around a physical store thrifting. I did take breaks and sit down, and had to leave before I got too fatigued, but it was a lot of fun!

Times are tough now, with gas prices, food, so many things increasing in price, this is one way to make your money go farther and still enjoy “new to you” clothing items! It certainly is fun hunting for those “gems”. One thing to remember is that it does take time, whether it is on-line or at a store. Keep this in mind.

I do have to say, two key things to shopping this way.

Wear supportive shoes! I was walking on a concrete mill floor and wore my Jambu sandals. Second, wear separates, as if you want to try on bottoms and tops, it makes it easier that having to undress all the time. 🙂

I also find it important to thrift when you can as it ” keeps clothes out of landfills, reduces carbon and chemical pollution caused by clothing production, and lowers water consumption.” **topicinsights.com.

JCREW pink and red blouse- $5

PAIGE- designer denim shorts- $20

Talbots Rattan/Leather bag- $25

yellow lace blouse- NWT- $9

I also loved that this consignment store offered their consignors the opportunity to donate their clothes to charities they are involved in. 

I will be styling these pieces in different ways on the blog next week, so stay tuned!

Tell me, do you thrift shop? Why?  Does the impact on the environment play a role? Let me know in the comments. Id love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend!
Jess xx

 

14 Comments
  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:27h, 14 April Reply

    What an amazing event! I would something like that around here. And you found some amazing things!
    Peace!
    Cheryl

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:30h, 14 April Reply

      It was really fun, I felt like a kid in a candy store!

  • mireille
    Posted at 09:14h, 12 April Reply

    This looks like such a fun event! It would be fun to go with a girlfriend!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 12:40h, 11 April Reply

    Oh wow, I’d love this, great bargains Jess. I’ll lookout for your in them. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:10h, 11 April Reply

      Yes, it was alot of fun and there were great deals. I’ll be styling a few of them tomorrow. 🙂

  • April
    Posted at 12:18h, 11 April Reply

    This makes me miss thrifting. I love clothes. I’ve been doing tons of donating as I clean out my house, but next time I should go in and shop. You make this look extra fun.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:09h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you. I know, it was so fun! I do the same each Fall and Spring, go through my closet.

  • Carol
    Posted at 08:55h, 09 April Reply

    WOW! What an amazing thrifting experience. You got some great deals.
    Carol
    http://www.scribblingboomer.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:10h, 10 April Reply

      It was, and alot of fun! Yes, I will be styling the pieces soon on the blog.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 23:53h, 08 April Reply

    WOW! That looks incredible! I do a lot of thrifting, and for the two reasons you mention – it’s better for the environment and easier on the pocketbook. I typically buy from Poshmark and ThredUp. But there are a number of second hand stores I have yet to try here in Asheville. Hopefully one say soon.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:12h, 10 April Reply

      Are you living in Asheville? I knew you were settled in NC but didn’t know where. We love Asheville. I do thrifting too, mostly Poshmark. I am going to try this thiftstore in Huntersville called Uptown Cheapskate, which is a chain. Enjoy your shopping too!

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 18:51h, 08 April Reply

    What a fabulous time Jess, and that’s exactly something I would love to attend. Makes me wish I lived closer for sure.
    I can’t wait to see how you style your treasures,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:13h, 10 April Reply

      It was Jodie! Lots of fun. They have it twice a year, so I will be back in the Fall. thank you!

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