Designer Brands for Less with Uptown Cheapskate + 20 Week Bumpdate

August 10, 2016

Today I am sharing how to get designer brands for less with Uptown Cheapskate. If you haven’t heard of them before, Uptown Cheapskate is a modern and stylish resale shop with branches all over the US. One opened in Tulsa this past fall, and I was lucky enough to work with them at that time (see posts here and here). Essentially you bring in your clothes and get cash on the spot! Unlike other stores, they pay you upfront instead of when your clothes sell. The last time I worked with them, I put together two outfits for $75 with brands like Gap, Loft, and Asos. This time I walked out of the store with my very first item of Tory Burch clothing for only $40. This dress was calling my name, and at the price, it was a no-brainier. Tory Burch dresses usually sell new for anywhere from $300 and up.

If you are in the Tulsa area or have an Uptown Cheapskate near you, I definitely recommend checking it out to get designer brands for less. Are you a resale shopper? I personally love them! They allow me to recycle and keep my blogger closet from getting too full, all while making a little cash. And who doesn’t want a little cash?

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Designer Brands for Less with Uptown Cheapskate

Tory Burch Dress c/o Uptown Cheapskate // Wedges: Marc Fisher // Chloe Dupe Bag // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Necklace c/o Kendra Scott

Special thanks to Uptown Cheapskate for sponsoring this post.

20 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 20 weeks. Holy cow, how did that happen?! It’s hard to believe I am already halfway! If feels like just yesterday I was writing my first trimester update.

Gender: Russ and I do not plan to find out the baby’s gender. We just had our big scan and held strong!

Name: Because we aren’t finding out the gender, we are going to keep these to ourselves. We have several we like with a strong boy and girl contender. It feels like such a monumental decision!

How I am feeling emotionally: All the emotions, all the time. Grin. Excited, scared, like I have so much to do, worried about my appearance, etc. My mind feels like it is constantly jumping from one thing to another. Who are we going to use as our pediatrician? Should I have read that by now? I should probably sign up for a class. Can we do this? Holy cow, I’m going to be a mom! I get to watch Russ be a dad! You get the idea.

How I’m feeling physically: I have been incredibly fortunate to have a good pregnancy. Overall I have experienced minimal side effects compared to many. I will say, pregnancy is a strange and wonderful thing. It’s crazy how much it affects your body in every way. I’ve always had migraines and am usually on a preventative and as-needed medicine, so being off them has been the hardest. I have pretty regular headaches. I’ve also started having some calf and ankle swelling if I’m on my feet too much or wear heels for too long. Womp, womp! You know I love my heels.

Physical changes: I mentioned last time and in my pregnancy fitness post that watching my body change has been harder than I expected. I think it’s important for women to be able to say things like that without it meaning they are a bad mom. We can acknowledge the hard without undermining the good, and I think it helps us stay real with one another.  I’ve gained more weight than I thought I would have by this time, and I have to remind myself what a precious miracle it is to carry this child. My body changing is all part of that, and I wouldn’t do anything different. Okay, maybe a few less cheeseburgers…

Nursery: We are making progress on the nursery! We have the crib, dresser, rug, and some accents. It has been soooo much fun! I’ve shared a few things on snapchat (straightastyle) if you want to follow along. I plan to do a full reveal on the blog at some point. I think I may schedule it and then share it after the baby arrives while I give my body some time to recover and give us and I some time to figure out what in the heck we are doing.

Highlight: I can feel the baby moving now! The first time it happened I thought, “Was that what I think it was?!” It took me a couple days of it reoccurring to feel confident to say it. Russ even got to feel it this week. It’s the neatest thing ever! This sweet little reminder that I am carrying a precious life. The other recent highlight was definitely our ultrasound. Love seeing that little babe and hearing all is well.

Thanks for keeping up with me during this time!

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  • Reply districtofchic August 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I can’t believe you’re already 20 weeks and props for keeping the gender a surprise – I couldn’t wait! I can’t wait to see how your nursery comes out!

    District of Chic

  • Reply Shaheen Khan | Lows to Luxe August 11, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Love the bump update and you are looking beautiful!

  • Reply Ashley White August 11, 2016 at 10:07 am

    This dress is awesome, babe- and at a discount, NICE.
    Love the pregnancy update- you and R are SO strong for keeping the gender a surprise. I would be like GIMME ALL THE INFO, NOW. 🙂 It’s such an exciting time for you guys!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Elise Ward Joyce August 11, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Happy half way mark!! You truly look amazing! Love this dress, I need to see if they have an Uptown Cheapskate near me.

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Kelsey & Kenecha August 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Really cute dress! The baby bump picture is the cutest x


  • Reply Leah Behr August 11, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Aww that is so fun that you can feel the baby moving!! I can’t imagine all the emotions you must be feeling. So excited for you!

    xx Leah /

  • Reply Kileen August 11, 2016 at 8:12 am

    beautiful dress and I can’t believe you’re halfway already!

    cute & little

  • Reply Fiona August 11, 2016 at 8:12 am

    A fantastic look! those shoes are totally to die for <3
    xx Fiona

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl August 11, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Such a cute dress and loving how you are styling the bump! Congrats on 20 weeks!

  • Reply Shauna C August 11, 2016 at 7:46 am

    How neat that you can feel the baby now! I love these updates, thank you for sharing with all of us 🙂 -xo


  • Reply thevelvetrunway August 11, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I can’t believe that you are at 20 weeks either! It seems like only yesterday I read that you were pregnant! Love your 20 week bumpdate – you look radiant!
    I love this dress too and Uptown Cheapskate sounds like a great concept! I wish we had one here – I would be a regular!
    Julia x

  • Reply Meghan Conard August 11, 2016 at 5:47 am

    You look so pretty lady! Love hearing that you’re enjoying being pregnant so far! Such an exciting time! Enjoy every second love!!

  • Reply Sheree August 11, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely baby bump update Amy! First of all, you look absolutely and from the front not even showing at all!! So don’t worry about the physical appearances or how much weight you are gaining because I gained 40 with both kids and lost it all within 2 month. It is the one time we can indulge a little without having harsh comments like “you’ve gained a few” lol

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply Jenelle Witty August 11, 2016 at 3:07 am

    God I love that bag!! Pretty.

    xx Jenelle

  • Reply Melisa August 11, 2016 at 2:22 am

    wishing all the best for your pregnancy! you look stunning<3 | Bloglovin x

  • Reply Cielo Fronteras August 11, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Pregnant and so chic!!! Love it!!! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Wildfire Charm August 11, 2016 at 12:34 am

    You look beautiful! What a lovely summer dress & congrats! x

  • Reply Miki August 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    You have the pregnancy glow! Time flies. You look so beautiful!
    Cash upfront for an exchange is so good, and is such a nice incentive to empty your closet of things you don’t wear anymore.


  • Reply Ileana Druetta August 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    You look so beautiful! That dress is super pretty… and you look fantastic with your adorable bump!
    I loved reading your updates 🙂



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  • Reply Tessy Onyia August 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    You look so stunning dear! Your dress is gorgeous!

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