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 yuka August 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    seriously loving those heels!

  • Reply Jeanie August 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Oh yay! You look so pretty! That dress is great!

  • Reply Mica August 11, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Aww so great you can feel baby move! It’s the best feeling! You’re looking great too, that’s such a pretty dress 🙂

    Can’t believe you are 20 weeks already! 🙂 Don’t stress at all about the weight gain – your regular doctor visits will flag if there’s any major issues with it (there usually isn’t, as it’s normal) and either nursing or being too busy with a baby to make time to eat in the early days will see all those cheeseburgers drop off, haha! It was ice creams for me 😉

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  • Reply Aditi Oberoi Malhotra August 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    You look gorgeous!! And Uptown cheapskate sounds really good, thanks for sharing it!

    Adi xx

  • Reply Left Bank Girl August 11, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    The dress is a fantastic find! It looks stunning on you! I love browsing stores like that, you can find some real gems. Thanks for the update, so excited for you!

  • Reply Nicole Mölders August 11, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I like the print and colors of the dress.

  • Reply Chow Down USA August 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Adore the print and texture of your TB dress, and totally agree that resale shops are the best for bloggers!

    Chow Down USA

  • Reply Lyddiegal August 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    That flirty pleated hem of your dress is so cute! I love getting designer goods second hand for a fraction of the price – it’s the best!

  • Reply Raindrops of Sapphire August 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    That’s such a gorgeous dress! The print on it is really nice, it’s like a combination of snake and reptile, but in a much more feminine way. I think not knowing the gender of your baby is fun actually!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Reply thenewgirl August 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I have a friend who chose not to know the gender of the baby aswell. She’s buying everything either in white or yellow for the baby. It must be exciting but I can never imagine mine. I would want to know right away! Tho I wish you a safe delivery and no matter what the gender is as long as the baby is really healthy! you look gorgeous as always! 🙂

  • Reply ALY August 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    You look like a million bucks Gorgeous!

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  • Reply Emily August 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Oh my! Where did you find that Chloe dupe bag?! It’s so cute. I have no idea how you’re waiting to find out the sex of your baby, I just couldn’t do it! I’m the kid that had to open a present on Chrismas Eve hahaha. Glad everything is going well!


  • Reply Rosie Nikci August 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Your highlight got me choked up I cant imagine how that feels . . . One day .. . not rt now but one day hahaha as always just amazing

  • Reply Cassandra Dotzel August 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    So cute, “new to you” shops are always hiding the best things. You are rocking that bump with style. Congrats girl! Thanks for the love on my blog too, I’m a new avid follower.


  • Reply Sheela Goh August 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Expectant mother or not, Amy, you look beautiful. Radiant, actually 🙂

  • Reply Larissa August 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I love the moment when you find a true treasure in the resale market! As you know, I only buy second hand and I really like it. Just waiting for an order from the online second hand shop that I use and I cannot wait for the pieces to arrive 🙂
    Sending much love!


    Rosa Larissa Klara

    conscious lifestyle of mine

  • Reply Tatjana August 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Can’t believe your baby bump can show already! Sorry girl I haven’t visited your blog for so long.
    I have to catch up on many things I suppose.
    Much love,

  • Reply fashiondiariesbyk August 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    OMG what a lovely dress!! You look so pretty!!

  • Reply Madeline Mihaly August 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    that’s so cool you snagged a Tory Burch dress for such a steal!!

    xo, Maddy

  • Reply Alita Claudia August 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

    SO IN LOVEEE w ur wedges! looks so pretty on u!

    VVEEKEND 101

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