A Thrift Box Delivered Right to Your Doorstep

Thrift Box Looks.

The Thrift Box Service by Janeane

Many of you might have heard of the concept of having a stylist “shop” for you and send you the clothing in the mail. I’ve never tried Stitch Fix or the Trunk Club personally, so I can’t tell you the exact specifics about their products or service. However, I do know that when I first read about them, I thought I’d never want to do it because I truly love shopping for myself.

But the more I’ve been blogging and evaluating my clothes and style, the more I realize how interesting it would be to see how other women would style something differently. And included in this idea would be what other women would pick out for me. It was only in the last 6 years or so, that I grew to enjoy having a sales associate suggest a clothing item or pairing. Sometimes, the items I would have never picked for myself, became some of my favorites!

I have seen some of the products from Stitch Fix & the Trunk Club shown on other blogger’s sites, and for the most part, the prices seemed out of my comfort zone. Thus when I read that Janeane of Designing From my Closet was going to start the same idea only using thrifted pieces, I wanted to join in on the fun! Here’s her description of the service from her site!

My Thrift Box!

The photo above shows all 7 items I received in my box (the necklace is somewhat hidden in the cardigan neckline)! And this instructional sheet is included to offer up ways to combine the pieces.

Thrift Box Looks.

So let me first show you the outfits that Janeane suggested. The photos aren’t as perfect as I’d like since it was snowing outside. One way to get great photos is to take a bunch of them.  However, I was too impatient to stand out in the cold for very long!! (These are the struggles that my poor husband puts up with by being my photographer!)

I wore the lace dress with the cardigan unbuttoned with the heels & necklace. It’s definitely something I would wear to many different occasions. Ignore the trash cans—LOL!!

Thrift Box Looks.

Next I put on the jeans with the blouse and cardigan, but I buttoned up the sweater this time. I wore the same shoes & necklace, but changed out my earrings (not that you can really tell)! See the look on my face that says “hurry up, honey, I’m freezing?”

Thrift Box Looks.

Then I slipped on the other shirt included in the box and wore the same jeans. Instead of wearing a light pair of shoes like Janeane recommended, I went with dark ankle boots! I also took off the necklace & used dark earrings instead!

Thrift Box Looks.

My Impression

So one of the reasons, I am drawn to thrifting in the first place, is because you can get some name brand items for a lot less money. That being said, I have to admit that I’m not someone who knows labels very well.

The lace dress was a Max Studio which is a brand I’ve seen at Nordstroms. And the cardigan is a Charlotte brand which is a label of another cardigan I have in my closet from a small boutique. (I’m sure I paid more than $50 for the first cardigan back in the day!) The shoes are a Kenneth Cole and the purple shirt still had the tag on it from Anthropologie!

I actually liked every piece that Janeane sent me in my box. I will admit that the jeans are much tighter than what I normally wear so I’m not sure I’ll keep them, unless I can treat them like leggings. Everything else fit great and I even wore the blush blouse & cardigan to a writer’s conference last weekend with my white jeans!! I love that the sleeves of the cardigan are ruffly, since interesting sleeves are such a new, fun trend that I’ve seen lately!

Pros & Cons–My personality is one that typically sees everything with a good and bad aspect. So I thought I’d outline what I considered a couple of the pros & cons for you.

Pros:

1-Even if you shop at the thrift stores where you live, there can always be a different selection in other areas! Thus having someone in a different city look for items for you, can certainly be a treasure trove!

2-If you are someone who does not enjoy the shopping experience and likes to save money; this is the avenue for you.

3– This isn’t a monthly or recurring service, so it’s not such a big investment. You can try it once and that’s it. Or I’m sure Janeane would love it if you sign up multiple times! I know I’m going to try it again in a couple of months!!

4-This service is open to women of all sizes!!

Cons:

1-Of course fit is the biggest factor that comes into this deal. Even though you give Janeane your measurements, it can be a challenge to have the perfect fit. I really consider this a factor even when I’m shopping for myself. Most items that I buy, I will end up altering in some form just because I can’t count on a perfect fit from retail shops. And who hasn’t bought an item themselves, only to get home and realize that somehow it’s not going to work for you? I think it’s certainly easier to accept when you haven’t spent that much on the item! So for my experience with this thrift box–I figure I got 6 perfect items. That’s less than $20 an item!

2-There are no exchanges or returns. Janeane asks to see one of your Pinterest boards so she can get an idea of your style and likes. However, I’m sure there could be times that you wouldn’t like what she picked for you. I know this has been the case for me even when I order something online. There are times that it just isn’t as I thought and the shipping to return it is too much money. Thus I usually see if a friend would like it, or I donate it to ARC.

I don’t receive anything if you sign up for one of Janeane’s thrift boxes. It was just one of those ideas that I thought was brilliant. Almost to the point that I wondered if I should do something like it. And then I came to my senses–ha ha! But I really thought that my readers might enjoy a service like this. Besides it’s fun to support other women with great ideas! So I certainly hope this was a fun read and if you’re interested, check out the Thrift Box Service! 

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  • Mary Kalpos

    I’ve never tried any of these services Jodie. For me it would be too much of a bother to get something and have it not fit. I only like to shop in stores. But I think they all look great on you. I especially like the sweater and the purple top!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can totally understand that Mary!
      I’m sure, for me, it helps that I can alter clothing relatively easily (or give it to my mom to fix—ha ha)!
      Thanks for chiming in!
      Happy Friday!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    This is a fascinating retail concept. I agree it probably has its downside. I would definitely look into it and buy depending upon the price point.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I thought the same thing, Bernadette! It seems like for everything there is a good & bad depending on your expectations, etc…
      🙂

  • What a good idea to get a thrift box of clothes delivered to your door. I’m not a label-on-clothes type of person either so I really wouldn’t know if these labels are value for money or not. For me it’s about whether it looks good!
    I do like your photos – the mustard coloured trousers look great!
    #WordOfTheWeek

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for your opinion!!
      Isn’t this such a smart concept, if you don’t mind thrifted clothes? I’m one of those that figures once I wear something and wash it, it’s basically used…so what’s the difference at the thrift stores? My husband still isn’t a huge fan of these shops…

  • Jodie, this is such a fabulous idea! All the pieces she sent you are so perfect. And I love that she showed you how to style them and mix and match them with each other. I personally think the yellow skinny jeans look so fantastic on you! And I adore the color! I am checking out her site now! Thanks for linking up and #SpreadingTheKindness!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t this such a fantastic idea, Shelbee??
      I still haven’t given away the yellow jeans…I may try to wear them again—thanks for the positive vibes!!

  • Interesting! I don’t think there is anything like this over in the UK. I really like the floral top. It really suits you too. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t is such an unique idea, Su?
      Thanks for always being so supportive!!

  • Julia Nyanyo

    The lace dress is gorgeous, and I love the flowery cardie too.
    I am also loving your “I’m freezing”face and your rubbish bins in the background, there is nothing like a little bit of reality! This is a fabulous idea, I’m a big fan of throifted clothes although here in the UK we call them Charity shops.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!!
      I got a kick out of the trash cans when I first looked at these photos after my husband snapped them. He offered to retake them, but the cold & snow made me think—NO WAY!! Ha ha!!

  • Burnished Chaos

    Great idea, love the dress x
    #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Alana!! It was so fun to order this and see what came for me!!

  • Peachy

    I love the dress. It looks great on you. #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!

  • This is such a cool service. I would definitely be more interested in this than the other ones. The outfits she came up with for you are wonderful.

    Thanks for partying with us every week on #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t this a smart idea, Audrey?
      Thanks for stopping by and retweeting too—that’s so thoughtful!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    This is such a good idea, lots of fun, too. Love your outfits! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jocelyn!! And thanks so much for being so good about retweeting—I really appreciate that!

  • What a great idea but I do like to try and feel how something fits too. That lace dress is very beautiful. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can totally understand that! Shopping can be such a hands on process!!
      But it is amazing to me how many women confess that they hate doing it!!
      Thanks for stopping by Catie!

  • Sarah Stockley

    This is such a great idea. The outfits look great – I love the blue top. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!!

  • PetiteOver40

    First, where have I been? You’ve changed your blog and it looks great! Bright and cheerful — and it totally reminds me of you! ❤️ Second, these outfits look bright and cheerful on you too! They definitely seem to speak to your personal style. You are inspiring me to try Janeane’s service!

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!! It was our weekend project to change the blog theme & design!! So far I think it’s been a hit!!
      And I was truly surprised at how much I loved this thrift box. I mean, you know I love to shop, but it’s quite refreshing to have someone else pick out your clothing for you! It really opened my eyes to possibilities I wouldn’t have thought of—the goldish jeans with the pastels?? I wouldn’t have put that together!!
      XOXO

  • What a neat idea!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it interesting, Heather?
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Stevie Turner

    Seems like a great idea, although I don’t think this has yet caught on across the pond.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You just have to find someone who wants to start this service Stevie!! Do you know anyone who loves shopping at thrift stores daily??

      • Stevie Turner

        Are thrift stores the same as charity shops? We have charity shops over here, which sell pre-worn clothes at cheap prices.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Yes…they are the same, I’m sure. We also have consignment shops where you can sell your used clothing instead of donating them!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party.

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I saw the post where Janeane talked about doing this. How cool that you actually ordered a box from her. I also love that you laid out your pros and cons. What fun! All the items you received look very nice. Janeane has such a great style herself and with her artistic bent, I can see how she could do this very well. Great post, Jodie. Thanks for sharing. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I thought this was such a novel idea Amy—so I had to try it out!! I mean, I know I love shopping for myself and could get some pieces for less money, but I really wanted to support this concept! Besides, I’m sure I couldn’t have found these same items!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Stopping by from Tuesday Talk! This is such a cool service and the items are really pretty. I loved what you received!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stefanie!! Isn’t it fun to find new services??

  • I really like this idea, Jodie. I am a thrifter and it is one of the reasons that Stitch Fix and Trunk Club have not been an option for me. I don’t really enjoy shopping overly much but I am in need of a wardrobe overhaul so I am glad that you shared this. 🙂

    I love the dress, btw! That and the cardigan are beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad this idea resonated with you Dawn!!
      I really thought it was such an interesting and unique idea, so why not support another blogger!! Besides–it was like Christmas opening all these clothing items (even though I had paid for them—I still got that feeling since I hadn’t picked them out!!–funny, huh?)

  • I think this is a great idea ! and i loved the items you received, specially the cardi.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lorena!!
      I do think the cardigan is my fave (well, along with the necklace & shoes!!)

  • You look fabulous Jodi. What a great deal. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Linda!!

  • Kimberly Miller

    What an ingenious idea! She did a great job choosing items to style together. These pieces are so lovely on you!

    Kimberly
    http://www.mudbootsandpearls.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kimberly—isn’t it so interesting??

  • Wow. What a great service and I Love the pieces she picked for you, Jodie! Literally swooning over the lace dress. I think those jeans fit you perfectly and I really like the color.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jennie!!
      It is quite eye opening to have someone else pick out clothing for you—maybe I could get used to that??
      🙂

  • I think you look stunning in each and every one of these outfits but I’m generally with you – I much prefer to go out and do the legwork myself rather than have stuff sent to me. It’s a great idea in principle though!
    You looked frozen by the way lol!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It always amazes me when people say they don’t like shopping, right Suzy?? But I guess we are all different for a reason—so some of us can shop for others…ha ha!!
      🙂

      • Absolutely Jodie! My husband often says I could shop for England! 😉

  • ADA

    Now that is a nifty idea. I can totally see this box fit into your lifestyle too. The rose cardigan is so sweet and classic. Love it with the lace ivory dress. And I think every woman needs some mustard pants. I got some too. 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada!!
      So I have to ask? What else do you wear your mustard pants with? I’ve never had a pair before and for some reason, I feel a little lost!!

  • Looks like fun, especially if standard sizing works well for you 🙂 It’s always interesting to see what someone else would pick for you!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re right–it could be hard if your sizing is in between. But I know that Janeane asked for my measurements also when I put in my details. And I think she really used them as much as possible, because the cardigan she sent me was a large (this brand tends to run small) whereas the shirt was a small.
      Thanks for stopping by Rebecca!!

  • Vickie Petz Henderson

    What a neat relationship and three beautiful ladies. Glad to be your neighbor at Kelly’s

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How nice to “meet” you Vickie!!
      Thanks so much for saying hello!!

  • This is a very unique spin on the personal stylist boxes! Of course fit is such a big issue, it’s hard enough when I’m shopping secondhand for myself and see a brand I know in a size that *should* work, but then of course it doesn’t… Still I love the items she chose for you!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are so right Lydia. Although I do wonder if she takes measurements of the clothing items. I know she asked for my measurements??
      I wonder maybe next time I’ll request to not have pants since there are so many fit points. I think with a skirt I’d have better luck—and even if it’s a little too small, I could add some material in the side seams (my mom did that once for me in the past)!!

  • Anna Parkes

    This is a very different idea Jodie, so thanks for featuring it. I don’t think we have anything like it in the UK yet, but I’m sure it’ll crop up soon. I love everything on you too, and really like the tight jeans as they show off your fabulous figure. Seems like a great service.
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!!
      I know you love second hand shops like I do—so you would appreciate something like this!!
      🙂

  • I’ve been waiting on this post, and you did not disappoint, Jodie! And neither did Janeane! I love the dress, necklace, and shoes she sent you – for myself! Ha! And even if those jeans are tight, you look fierce in them. As always, Janeane has done a fabulous job with mixing colors, prints, and textures. And I love seeing how you styled the pieces your way to show their versatility. Like you said, this service is too cool not to share, and I am totally behind women supporting women – especially in creative ventures like these!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can’t tell you how fun it was to get this box—it felt like Christmas, Liz!!
      And didn’t Janeane do such a great job! I’m definitely going to do it again—maybe in the summer!!
      I used to think I could style myself just fine (and I usually do okay), but it’s been so much fun to get other women’s input on my outfits on the blog and then this box!! I tend to get into my own ruts with color combinations (even though I think I’m adventuresome) and this was so fun to try this pale pink sweater with the goldish jeans!
      jodie
      http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Nice Jodie! What a cool idea! I didnt know that there was a thrift box. Love the anthro top and those jeans! The floral cardi is lovely on you.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      Isn’t this service so unique?? I’m so glad I found out about it!!

  • Just love all your outfits here 🙂

    – Lily Kanaya
    http://Www.Glowlicious.Me

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lily!!

  • I love what she picked out for you!! I need to get a thrift box!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so fun Elle?
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Beautiful dear!! I like your outfits!

    xx

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: PFW STREET STYLE BEST OUTIFTS OCTOBER 2017

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Monica!

  • dan

    The idea of someone who buys clothes for me is new, but I have to admit that the Thrift Box Service did a great job with you! I love the lace dress with the floral printed cardigan, the very cute necklace and pink pumps … everything is really perfect on you!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan!!
      I know these kind of services seemed silly to me at first, but I’m surprised how many people use them!! Convenience, I guess!!

  • I like the idea of this. I am all about second hand shopping. It is different with thrifting because sizing can be different. Also, considering it is thrift wear it’s a bit pricey (just my two cents). That’s the beauty of “vintage” clothes is that they are significantly cheaper than fresh from a store. Sounds like a fun service and I’d totally try it if there were returns and the price was better. I do love your outfits and it looks like you’ll get a ton of use out of that cardi!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s true—I’m sure I could find some pieces at stores around me for even less than this. I did think about that. But it’s definitely less expensive than retail shopping.
      And I figure that the person doing it needed to get something for her time & the shipping?
      I think normally when I go to the thrift stores I only get a piece or two—so it’s not such a huge chunk of money!
      Thanks for your voice, Ruth. I really love hearing other people’s perspective!!

  • Liz

    Seriously adorable! I’d never heard of this service before, but I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Liz!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Loving the new blog design my friend; it’s really cool! What an excellent idea this thrift box is. I might have to try it as there aren’t any good secondhand/vintage shops in my area. I love, like as in really love, the cardigan…that was a definite score!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for noticing the new blog design, Debbie!!
      I agree with your comment on the cardigan—especially considering that the sleeve thing is totally everywhere!!

  • First off, I love the look your new blog design! It looks great. What an interesting concept Janeane has come up with. I thrift a lot and really enjoy the hunt and seeing what I can come up with. But you have a point about different areas having different things. I visited my sister in Florida enough to know there is a lot more selection on the coasts. I end up coming home with quite a few new items. I have one pair of skinnie-skinniest and wear a longer top with them too. OK-that’s it-Terri

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for noticing the blog design Terri!! I decided to go for a cleaner look!
      I’m a huge lover of shopping too, so I was actually surprised at how much fun it was to receive this box—it felt like Christmas!!
      Happy Monday!!

  • This is such a wonderful idea! It has to be a lot of work for the person doing the shopping. I am sure it is worth every penny. I love the first look the best, you look adorable but all the outfits are really great! Fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m sure if you are always at the thrift stores…this would fall into your routine nicely (for the woman doing it). And even though I do love shopping second hand stores—it is a treasure hunt with the occasional time where I come home with nothing (not that that’s bad–ha ha)
      Thanks for the love, Cheryl!!

  • Verrrrry interesting! I love the suggestion sheets that Janeane puts in the box too. You look great as always, and I do see that you (and your photographer) must be freezing your back ends off! Now have a nice hot chocolate, an thanks for linking up : > xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it an unique concept, Patti??
      I know you love your thrifted items too!! I’m always so amazed at the fabulous items I can find at the second hand stores—and this box showed that fact exactly!!
      As for my photographer—I’d just like to say he had his coat and hat on —while I was shivering!! Ha ha!! But I’m so thankful to him to trudge out with me!! And actually I think we came in and had afternoon tea after we were done!!

  • Jess Jess

    This is genius! My husband signed us both up for the trunk one, but like you the prices made me too uncomfortable. The idea was they mail us a whole bunch of clothes and whatever you don’t mail back you pay for. Me being the scatterbrained dingbat I am see this easily becoming an expensive disaster. Also when you consider how busy I am as a mom and blogger, having to mail back anything is just another thing to add to my extensive to do list. My husband though bought a few items that looked great, cost a pretty, penny but if he was happy with them.

    I love the idea of this one, obviously cheaper prices. But you get what you get, no extra chores in it. 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh….you’re so right about the mailing in back Jess!! I didn’t even think of that aspect for the Trunk Club & Stitch Fix. Besides, I’ve heard that at least Stitch Fix is now charging a styling fee if you don’t keep anything (which I understand, but then again….)
      So another advantage for this Thrift Box—like you said—there’s no follow through needed!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Great idea. I am amazed that all these wonderful thrifted clothes fits you so well. You look amazing in all these pieces Jodie.
    xo Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!

  • This is a really great idea and I love all there looks you made from the box. I know the jeans took you out of your comfort zone but I think they look great on you!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for saying that Gemma! I think I could wear them with longer tunics and shirts and maybe feel more comfortable in these jeans—we’ll see.
      XOXO

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    What an interesting concept! Thrifted item can be awesome too!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Jacqueline!!
      I know I’ve donated some great items to the thrift store because they either didn’t fit physically or just didn’t float my boat anymore!!

  • Judy Gramith

    The outfits are feminine, soft colors (except for the purple blouse) and the styles suit you well. However, I think you need more color near your face. Although the necklace is also very pretty I’d suggest trying a small, bright coral, silky scarf tied choker style with the pants/cardigan and a bright coral wide, ribbon with a brooch pinned to it at the front. A cameo pin would be so pretty with the lace!
    The necklace is lost against skin, but would look great on a purple or pink background…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re absolutely right Judy. In fact, when I looked at these photos the next day, I was wondering if I even had worn make up—I do looked so washed out! How is it I don’t notice that same thing when I’m looking in the mirror??
      When I wore the shirt & cardigan to the writer’s conference, I added a darker necklace which I think really helped (it’ll be shown in our pastel collaboration with Sherry the beginning of next month!) You’ll have to let me know, if you think that worked better!!
      XOXO

  • Laura

    How interesting! I love that it’s all with thrifted items and it sounds like a better price point than stitch fix or trunk club!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? That’s exactly why I was so drawn to this, Laura!!
      Some people have the best ideas!!!

  • I love that she started up this idea and that it uses thrifted items!

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You could probably do this too Suzanne—for the Canadian folk??!! You figure if you’re already at the thrift stores?
      I truly thought it could be fun to do it myself….and then I decided I’d find too much for myself—and lord knows, my closet if full enough!! 🙂

  • Charlotte Miller

    I’m afraid I’d have to pass on this idea. At my age I have so many clothes–all my closets are stuffed to the brim. As well as the fact that I don’t give away things I’ve made and I alter or tweak to up-date styles. Sorry. As Jodie said I usually buy one item at a time to fill any vacancies in my Classic wardrobe. Still–it’s a clever IDEA.

  • This is a fabulous idea and I do love the outfits you received. They really do suit you. A big con for me is not being able to return the pieces. I wonder why as they could so easily be reused and as it is many may be put off.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!
      I agree that that is the bummer –not being able to return. But I know many of the consignment shops I frequent—you can’t return items either. I wonder if that’s part of it?
      Happy weekend!!

  • donnaduck

    I read Janeane’s blog, so I know about her Thrift Box idea. I’ve thought about trying it, if only because I have an awful time finding things in my size and style at thrift stores in my area. And you’re right, the price she charges isn’t bad when you consider all you get. I have to say, I really like what she picked for you! I don’t think the pants are too tight- you’ve got the right figure for skinny pants! Liz (from With Wonder and Whimsy) also tried Janeane’s, and I thought she did great with her items as well. Hmm, I may be a challenge for Janeane! Just might give it a try! If I do, I’ll let you know what happens!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wonder if you could email her (or message her on FB or IG) and ask her about items in your size. She might know ahead of time that she has the resources to find that size—or not?
      But if you do try it—I would be so interested to hear your experience. I’d even love to add it to this post if you were open to that??
      🙂

      • donnaduck

        Well, I’m not a blogger, but if I do it and you want to post it, sure! How long did it take Janeane to get your box together, after your contact?

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’d love to put your photos on the blog especially because you are NOT a blogger—not that we are models, but that’s the whole idea. I’m all about real women!!
          I think the box took about 2 weeks to get to me? She states a 10 day turnaround—so that sounds about right!!

  • Are Charlotte and Nancy going to try a Thrift Box, too? I’ll be curious to see how she styles Classic Ladies of a Certain Age before I invest.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’d love to see that too, Jean!! I sent them your comment so hopefully they will consider it. But you know, I’m only the daughter—so my suggestions sometimes go in one ear and out the other—ha ha!!
      My mom does shop at thrift and consignment stores all the time, and never has trouble finding items. In fact, in the cardigan theme from last week, mom’s melon colored cardigan was thrifted! But I bet she’d think $100 at one time is too much? She tends to go in and get one thing at a time—-but I could be wrong!

  • What an interesting idea! I haven’t really heard of this type of service in the UK and certainly not for thrifted items. The dress in particular is gorgeous! You can carry off the jeans though I understand what you mean when you say they’re a bit tighter than you normally wear. I have a red pair like that and have only worn them once.
    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Do you like to thrift shop, Gail!!
      I just think that this is such a great idea!!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend!!

      • I do like to thrift shop – the challenge is to find charity shops which have good stuff as too many have pretty awful clothes from the cheaper mass market retailers. I keep meaning to go to one or two of the “fancy” areas like Kensington where there are, I’m told, some really good thrift shops!
        Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
        Gail

  • Nicole Mölders

    Interesting post! I once tried it for jewelry. The style was right, but somehow I did not like wearing them on the long run. Somehow my skin reacted to the material.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh…that’s a bummer! I’m so lucky that my skin isn’t sensitive!!
      Happy weekend, Nicole!

  • I’ve used Stitch Fix and generally loved it. The down side was a few pieces that were quite cheap and did not hold up well, making me suspect some of the items were purchased a low end stores. This is a great idea! I don’t share your love of shopping so these types of services are terrific for me.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s nice to hear your experience with Stitch Fix. Since some of the items didn’t hold up well, were you able to contact them and report that? I realized that they can’t guarantee everything, but I got the impression most items weren’t exactly cheap?
      I know quite a few women who dislike the entire shopping process, Molly!! That’s exactly why I wanted to share this service!! 🙂