A Blissful Saturday and the Perfect Red Dress

Last Saturday holds the record for my most perfect day of pregnancy yet (and it could hold its own for all other stages of life too). After a very low key fourth, and with some big life decisions coming this week, we made the two hour trip to the temple in Columbus. Its a small, beautiful building, that gives me the peace and perspective I need, always. 
It was extra special this time with the whole baby thing – we’re big on eternal families 😉
^^parking lot selfies in our festive red white and blue 
After almost three hours at the temple (my limit for no food is still about two), we made a mad dash to our favorite lunch place in Columbus for some much anticipated thin-crust pizza. 


^^We sat outside on the patio in the old German part of the city – imagine cobblestone streets and flowers pots beneath every window
After lunch we took a stroll around the cobblestone streets, hand in hand. I can’t put my finger on it, but it was such a wonderful day – peaceful and happy. There was no expectation, no rush, no place to be – just the two of us and a pleasant breeze on a sunny afternoon. 
realistically, it might have had something to do with taking a shower, putting on make up and donning a fabulous dress – my personal hygeine has gone down the drain the past month and a half
^a fabulous dress to match a fabulous day 

Have you guys heard of thred UP? I found this red Diane Von Furstenberg beauty for 1/3-1/4 of the listed price… along with a few other pieces. The site is essentially a well curated online thrift store (which is perfect for my morning sickness because I can thrift from the comfort of my couch without having to get dressed).My favorite feature was that you can create personalized ‘stores’ by searching for specific sizes, colors, styles, and brands. I picked up a new eyelet blouse from J.Crew that was new with tags for at least 50% off the listed price.

A bit more about how thredUP works (and why I feel more comfortable shopping there than other places online for used clothes): Anyone who wants to sell clothes on Thread-Up sends their items in to headquarters where they are sorted. Thread-Up decides if its something they want to carry and if so, they’ll pay you a specific amount for each item and then list the item online (with some kind of mark up). I love that the clothes have been sorted through and approved by employees vested in the company because I can trust that they’re in good condition (everything I got was new or like new – and everything is always up to 90% off retail..another win).

You can click here for $20 to use on your first purchase!

Here are a few of my favorites on the site right now:

  • almost everything in the X Collection 
  • this Kate Spade skirt (if only it were my size!)
  • this white J.Crew jacket (perfect for summer)
P.S. I love buying things from brands I already know and love online because I know how sizes will fit. But, thredUP does offer 30 day returns. 


Have you ever used thredUP before? 
Would you buy clothes online? 

outfit details //
dress: Diane Von Furstenberg c/o thread UP
headband: Banana Republic
flats: J.Crew
bag: via DSW (On the way to Alt in January a sixty year old man asked me if my “handsome bag” was Coach. He was disappointed to find out it wasn’t.) 

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  1. Columbus is my favorite. It's about two hours south of me, but I lived there for a summer for an internship. I could probably live in Short North the rest of my life and not get sick of it!

  2. The red dress is gorgeous, I especially love the belt/sash, but you are positively glowing.

  3. I'm glad you had such a lovely, peaceful day – those are the best. Your dress is perfect!