Designer Consignment Online & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

March 3, 2016

Love designer clothing and accessories, but they just don’t fit into your current budget?  

vintage Prada, styling vintage Prada, shopping vintage Prada

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Have you tried shopping online for pre-owned luxury items?  

I’ve always loved scouring thrift stores for that holy-grail designer find.  But it IS time consuming and only very rarely pays off.  Another great option is to buy from an online site.  My favorites are The Vestiaire Collective and The Real Real.  Both sites inspect the items before they are sent to you.  They will authenticate designer pieces, as well check out the condition.

I bought these Prada sunglasses from The Real Real and am so pleased! 

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Another shopping option is Poshmark. To be honest, I’ve had hit or miss results with Poshmark, but I did find these special rust colored Prada shoes that I’m in love with!  

40 plus style, outfit ideas, how to style a poncho

Outfit details: 
Sunglasses & Shoes – “vintage” Prada
Jewelry – Lucky Brand (Macys)
Poncho – no idea, old as dirt

how to have fun with fashion over forty

Three favs from last week’s party …

Sandy of Sandy a la Mode

Shannon of Upbeat Soles

Sheela of Sheela Writes

And I have a small favor to ask, sweet ladies ….

I finally made a reader survey and I’m so excited to get some feedback! It won’t take long … promise … and I’d be ever so grateful!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea Nine March 3, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I LOVE The Real Real!! You know I love me some ponchos and love this classic black one you're sporting. Can we talk how cute those KUT jeans are, I swear you are the hippest!!!! So gorgeous! Happy Weekend my friend!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:08 am

      Awww you're the sweetest! Adore you, Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker March 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Looks like another fun link up! Thanks for hosting it! I love vintage clothes accessories and even home goods and I love to search for them. I always say I am treasure hunting and have found many treasures over the years. Have a great weekend! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:09 am

      Yes, treasure hunting!! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea March 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I've been meaning to take a closer look at The Real Real! Glad the sunglasses worked out! And the shoes are fabulous!

    Happy Weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:09 am

      Thanks Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply Glenda March 3, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Oh yes…the shoes…the shoes!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:09 am

      I agree! 😀

  • Reply Katie D March 4, 2016 at 12:11 am

    The Prada shoes are very cool! I love the unique heel that they often put on their shoes. Thanks for hosting!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:10 am

      They do do cool heels!! 🙂 OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles March 4, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Gotta check out The Real Real -you are rocking those Prada babies! Have a lovely weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:11 am

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life March 4, 2016 at 3:33 am

    You always have the best thrift finds!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Aww thanks Alice! 🙂

  • Reply Sheree Ho March 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Love hunting for gently pre-owned luxury items online! That's how I got my first designer bag and still hunting for rare to find things.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:08 am

      It is fun, isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo March 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I do love those shoes!! You know, if you're a "true" lover of shopping, then it doesn't matter if it's online, in the shops or in your friend's closet—–it's all shopping!!jodie

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:08 am

      Yes, I love to shop anywhere and everywhere! 🙂

  • Reply Adrienne Shubin March 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Cute jeans, Dawn Lucy! I have not bought anything at either place but admit I browse The Real Real all the time!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      So happy to see you at the link up! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie March 4, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I need to do more of this! I just tried out thredUP and I'm pleased with what I was sent. I need some new sunnies, love yours!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:10 am

      I've gotten a few really cute things at Thred Up too. I should've mentioned them! OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink March 4, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Those sunnies and heels are great finds! I'm going to have to check out The Real Real!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:10 am

      Thanks for coming to the party, Jill! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle March 4, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Sounds like a couple of sites I need to check out. Your finds are Fabulous! Looking so stylish, as always. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:11 am

      Aw thanks Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Teresa Gardner March 4, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I like Yoogi's Closet. I just recently picked up a YSL Downtown Bag from them.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 2:11 am

      I'll have to check that out! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie ALovelyLittleWardrobe March 4, 2016 at 2:56 am

    As always you look fabulous!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks Carrie! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer March 4, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I admit I don't do much shopping online. I have to feel it and see it in real life.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      I get that! 🙂

  • Reply kim tuttle March 4, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Looking lovely lady! Really really love those jeans with those heels, so stylish. Enjoy your weekend xoxo

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Thanks so much Kim! 🙂

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins March 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    This is fabulous! In love that fringe poncho! Thank you so much for the feature! 🙂

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks for joining in the fun, Shannon! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style March 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    You have found some awesome things! I love those heels. I am a terrible thrifter…

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy March 5, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Aww it's not for everyone for sure! 😉

  • Reply vanity andme March 4, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Love the glasses,I always like a bargain find. I have done the survey. Have a great weekend Dawn and thank you for hosting
    Laurie x

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks so much for doing the survey, Laurie! 🙂

  • Reply Mary Murnane March 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    So many great finds, I'll have to check them all out. Gorgeous look!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 5, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Thanks Mary! 🙂

  • Reply Emma Peach March 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I love those shoes! I haven't bought anything from the pre-owned designer sites yet but I do like to browse sometimes. I enjoy hunting through thrift stores though, even though it takes a lot of time, it's fun when it pays off!

    Emma xxx

    • Reply dawnlucy March 5, 2016 at 12:02 am

      It IS fun when it pays off! Thanks for stopping by, Emma! 🙂

  • Reply Tall girl March 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I've scooped up some great things at vintage and thrift stores, but after a couple of misses buying online, I don't dare to buy things unseen. Handbags and jewellery are safe, of course!

    Since I'm so tall, I need to try most things on. After paying extortionate shipping costs and import duties when buying from these sites, it's often too expensive to return an item that doesn't work out and selling it again here in Norway is a hassle, to say the least. I sometimes wish I lived in the US with all the amazing shopping options you have!

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    • Reply dawnlucy March 5, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Awww you know we take it for granted, so it's nice to be reminded to be grateful. Thanks Dear. 🙂

  • Reply Nora Minassian March 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Love those shoes, I actually had some very similar to those and used to wear them all the time. Love the square toe which you don't see very often. You look fab as always Dawn 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Nora! 🙂

  • Reply Irene Papadopoulou March 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

    love the outfit but these shoes are amazing! so chic and so stylish

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks, Irene! 🙂

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 March 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I love to shop designer resale, but it has to be something I will wear often. Your shoes are great, but I would need to find designer flats!! I miss heels, but they are in my past with the funky feet I have…Happy Friday, Dawn. Thanks for the link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Flats can be fun too! For teaching, I definitely prefer comfy shoes. 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge March 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Love both these finds of yours! I enjoy searching for luxury consignments pieces. The hunt is so much fun!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      The hunt is fun! Thanks Katherine. 🙂

  • Reply Laura Bambrick March 4, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Those sunglasses are fabulous! I am a such resale shopper especially if it's online! I will have to check out those that you mentioned!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      Thanks Laura! Have a fab weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood March 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I am absolutely skeptical about ordering especially when it comes to second-hand but thank you for the tips on those two websites. I am absolutely loving both of those Prada pieces and that old but good black fringe poncho. =)

    I just recently started my very own first linkup yesterday and I would love for you to join with this beautiful outfit. Thank you. The link is below.

    Enjoy your weekend! Ada. =)

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Of course I'll come by and link up! Thanks Ada! 🙂

  • Reply 50 is not old March 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I am going to try out those two sites. Thanks for the info. I let a friend talk me out of buying a vintage 1960's pair of pristine Wayfarer sunglasses, and I still am mad. Thanks for the linkup. You look fabulous!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      HAHA …. that's so cute, Tania. Hope you find something great! 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Summers March 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Dawn Lucy the Prada shoes are to. Die. For!!!!!!!!!!!! Right now I can't afford to buy pre-owned designer stuff, let alone the real thing… Being a f/t fashion blogger is not all it's cracked up to be earnings-wise unless you're The Blonde Salad, hehe 😉

    Thank you for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!

    Catherine x

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      If any of us over 40 bloggers can break into the Blonde Salad league, it's you my dear! OXOX

  • Reply peacockfairy March 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Love the undone, cropped hem of those jeans! A great way to show off fabulous shoes!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Those caramel Prada heels are DELICIOUS, dearest Dawn!! And the sunnies…and the fringe…yep, this is yet another look of yours that I'd happily steal straight out of your closet!! Gonna come back to do your reader survey, I promise; my mornings are unfortunately rather time-constrained right now with all the nursing we have to do for "Fritz!!" XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy March 5, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Awww just take care of your baby and everything else can wait! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson March 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I love your black poncho with jeans. I have a similar poncho, but have never worn it with jeans. Now I want to give it a try.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 5, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Let me know when you do! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga March 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I immediately zoned in on those shoes! Love love love. The poncho is pretty as well. You know me, I buy a fair amount on poshmark, and great deals are to be had. Takes time though
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      These shoes are definitely my very fav Poshmark find! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the party, Dear. OXOX

  • Reply Cathy OBrien March 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Love your poncho and those shoes are fab!!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Thanks Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen March 4, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    What a find those shoes were. I'm not that fussed about designer stuff myself but there are great bargains to be found out there if you are. Hunt them down, Dawn!!! 😉

  • Reply dawnlucy March 4, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I'm-a-huntin' Chick! 😉

  • Reply Ginger Wroot March 5, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I'm having major envy over those striking block heel pumps. You look adorable as always…thanks for hosting!

  • Reply Vale ♥ March 5, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Wow, those shoes !!! Love them with those jeans, perfect lenght ! Love your style =) Kisses from Italy

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

  • Reply Fashion Fairy Dust March 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Those sunglasses are super chic on you…very movie star-esque! And those shoes? Love! I've never been too interested in designer items specifically, but I'd have to agree that second hand is definitely the way to go.

  • Reply Lynn Tran March 6, 2016 at 2:35 am

    I love love and love your shoes. Great find dear! I really admire you for finding such fabulous second hand items. Way to go with your fabulous shades!

  • Reply Valentina Rago March 6, 2016 at 10:17 am

    looove your jeans!!

  • Reply Whitney James March 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Love the shoes. SO classic and chic!


  • Reply Jessica Jannenga March 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Love the outfit, but I am drooling, ok, that isnt ladylike, you know what i mean, over those block heels! So gorgeous!
    thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday'

  • Reply Henry March 26, 2018 at 12:27 am

    So many great finds, I’ll have to check them all out. Gorgeous look!

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