an affordable way to upgrade your work wardrobe

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top: tory burch c/o CA | pants: house of king c/o CA | bag: everlane c/o | shoes: jcrew

Happy, Friday! Today is my first official work day of the year and I am actually super excited! For those that are new, I work part-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist during the school year. I supervise several SLPs in a local school district and I absolutely love it. I thoroughly enjoy keeping my skills up and love that I have a job that allows me to be home when the girls are home from school.

I also love being in a routine. I was talking with several moms this week about the anxiety that can come from a packed schedule – school, work, after-school activities, etc., but for some reason, I seem to thrive off a tighter, more routine schedule. So personally, I am looking forward to getting back into our routine!

And of course I couldn’t let my girls have all the fun with back-to-school shopping, so I indulged a little myself. Because I only work a couple days a week though, I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on new workwear. I wanted to update my workwear wardrobe with a few new, versatile pieces, without spending a ton of money. If you’ve been following for awhile, you shouldn’t be shocked that the first place I went to was Clotheshorse Anonymous – my favorite consignment shop. Y’all, I ended up coming home with so many good pieces that I know I’ll wear over and over in so many different ways. I grabbed this brand new striped Tory Burch top, some chic white wide leg pants (still with the tag), a classic sweater dress, and a couple other House of King and Vince pieces too.

So if you want my advice on how to upgrade your work wardrobe without spending a lot, it’s definitely via consignment. Invest in those pieces that are versatile and neutral in color so you can make several outfits out of them.

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dress: english factory c/o CA (same dress in black) | shoes: madewell | bag: similar | sunnies: karen walker

If you’re new to consignment, let me let you in on a little secret: it is God’s gift to shopaholics. Shopping consignment, if done right, will save you so much money and possibly even your marriage! It’s great for finding designer pieces at a fraction of the cost, for snagging athletic wear on a dime, and scoring brand new shoes at a major discount! You’ll get way more bang for your buck than at a department store!

Personally, my favorite consignment store in Dallas is Clotheshorse Anonymous. They put out new clothes daily and I almost always come home with pieces that still have their tags on! If you’re curious what types of things they sell or what condition they might be in, here is their criteria for the items they select:

consignment criteria:

  • current styles, mint condition, clean on hangers
  • sizes 0-22
  • no damage
  • no fakes/counterfeits
  • top brands: CHANEL, Gucci, Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Vince, DVF, Kate Spade, Lululemon, JBrand, Rag & Bone, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo

So, if you live in the Dallas area or you’re just driving through, for sure check it out. I promise you, you’ll find something incredible! And be sure to say hi to me because I’m almost always there!

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photography: maribel morales

This post was created in collaboration with Clotheshorse Anonymous. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support Fleurdille.