Friday, October 4, 2019

Clothes Mentor Fall Haul & Try-On!

It's hard to believe, but until a couple weeks ago, I had never shopped at Clothes Mentor! I've been to Plato's Closet (which is their sister store) years ago, and I'm really not sure why I hadn't gone back to either shop. I get so caught up in new releases and trends that I forget that there are TONS of affordable pieces that are gently pre-loved (and so also more environmentally conscious) to be had.

The best part is the hunt! Sifting through overflowing racks of designer names with smaller than expected price tags is so. much. fun.  And maybe it was beginner's luck, but I was able to put together a whole Fall capsule on my very first visit!

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I was shocked that people would give up some of these pieces! If you don't already know, Clothes Mentor and Plato's Closet are consignment shops. Everything for sale has been brought in by customers who are given cash for their gently used pieces. How some people parted with these beauties, I really don't know!!

Check out what I discovered!

Michael Kors Cardigan

This sweater is amazing!!! It's thick and heavy, long enough to wear with leggings, and sooo warm! It's in such great shape - HOW did anyone let this go?! (I swear I'll stop saying that eventually, haha) It's from Banana Republic, size small, and it was $22.

Anne Taylor Loft Sweater

This sweater is so cute! I loved it's longer tunic length and the button details - I knew it would pair perfectly with black leggings, black denim, or faux leather leggings. It felt basically new! It's from Ann Taylor Loft, size small, and it was $16.

Banana Black Down Vest

This vest!! I'm not a huge vest person, but I do like them in early fall wen you need some warmth but aren't quite ready to bundle up. I only have a brown one in this outwear style, so when I saw a whole section of them, I pulled this one out to try on (because of how soft the inner liner is) and LOVED it! It's from Banana Republic, size small, and it was $16.

MK Sweater

This is a Michael Kors sweater, and while it was super comfy and cute everywhere else, I didn't love the way the cowl neck looked on me. If it didn't have that, it would have come home with me for sure! This is a size small, and it was $20.

Michael Kors cold shoulder sweater

This caught my eye on the rack, but once I had it on I was a little confused about when I would actually wear it (probably why it got donated!). It's made of a really comfortable heavy knit and felt super cozy on, but the cold shoulder confused me! It was the kind of heavy that you'd only wear in really chilly weather...so why would you want your shoulders exposed? haha It was super cute, but didn't end up coming home with me. This is by Michael Kors, size small, and it was $16.

Grey Open Front Michael Kors Cardigan

THIS baby came home with me, though. This was actually the very first thing my eyes laid on when I stepped into the store and I grabbed it immediately. It's long, medium-weight (so not too incredibly warm) but super-super cozy. It was on clearance (I'm not sure why, it's the exact right weather for it!!) so I got it shockingly cheap!! It's by Michael Kors, size XS, and it was only $8!!!

Tommy Hilfiger plaid popover

I liked the classically fall colors and style of this shirt, but it was just too small for me. I was bummed, I loved this! It's by Tommy Hilfiger, size small, and it was $10.

Apt 9 Chambray top

I've been hunting chambray for weeks now and spotted this one. It was okay, but a little too thin, and a little tight in the arms, so I didn't get it. It's Apt 9 (Target), size small, and it was $8.

Anne Taylor Loft brown plaid top

This one looked so cute and fall-style-promising on the rack, and super frumpy on! This did me NO favors, haha...maaaybe why this one got donated. It's by Ann Taylor Loft, size medium, and it was $8.

J Jill Plaid top

I loved-loved-loved the fall coloring in this top, so I was super bummed that it didn't look all that great on me. It was just "okay"...and while I could have styled it pretty cute, I didn't think it was worth getting if I felt "just okay" about it. It's by J. Jill, size small, $12.

Color Blocked Sperry boots

I was literally walking to the cash registers with my pile when I thought I'd glance at the shoes in my size on my way. I was looking at a pair of black quilted Vince Camuto boots when my sister pointed out these Sperry color blocked boots. (I failed to mention that she was the bad influence that had gotten me to shop this morning!) I gasped when I saw them because I'd just made note of how I needed black rain boots when I was in the changing room. I tried to get a pair of short Hunters on my birthday with my Tony Walker discount, but they were out! So this was perfect!!

They were only $35, looked brand new, and fit PERFECTLY! They are even more cozy than Hunters. Actually, quite a bit more comfortable!

My sister had a 20% off coupon on top of all of these amazing deals!! You can earn those discounts with their points program once you earn 200 points - which, let me tell you, is easy to do! The discount made those boots only $28! And I left with 3 amazing brand name sweaters, an amazing vest, and like-new Sperry boots for around $80 after tax. Officially hooked!!

Do you have a Clothes Mentor nearby? Check them out if you do - you won't be sorry!!! Just make sure you have plenty of time for a trip - there's SO much to see! Let me know if you go and find anything amazing!

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