Outfit of the Day: May 17, 2019

Outfit of the Day, May 17
Outfit of the Day, May 17

The Outfit: My college T-shirt and skirt by Charlotte Russe

The Plan: Working from home day

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Outfit of the Day: May 15, 2019

The Outfit: Skinny Black Jeans by Wit & Wisdom, Navy Top by New York & Company, Sweater by White House Black Market. The embroidered mule heels are by Avec Les Filles

The Plan: Jeff’s Doctoral hooding ceremony is tonight, so we are heading to celebrations all day. We will start off by have a breakfast date at a local cafe, and then do a department lunch before the ceremony. Afterward, we are going out for dinner with friends.

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Mule Heels by Avec Les Filles
Mule Heels by Avec Les Filles
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Are you Reselling Altered Items on Poshmark? Read this Post!

I just bought an adorable Victoria’s Secret dress on Poshmark. I was super excited to receive it, but when I did there was a problem.. the dress was very short. I mean, I know VS sells sexy peekaboo stuff, but this wasn’t cute. I turned the hem over and sure enough, there dress had been hemmed.

The altered hemline of the dress I bought on poshmark
The altered hemline of the dress I bought on poshmark

When you sell a previously owned item online, it isn’t enough to just state the measurements. Body shapes differ greatly, so length is often not enough of an indicator (the booty takes some of that length) If it has been altered in any way, this needs to be addressed.

Of course, if you have thrifted items, you can’t really know what the original owner did.

How to spot alterations BEFORE you resell an item

1. Check the Hemline

One of the most common alterations is the hemline. An altered hem may have different colored thread than he rest of the garment, and may be missing finishing details.

2. Look at the color and quality of threads throughout the garment

It is rare for a seamstress to have an exact match in color and quality for all garment threads. For alterations where the stitching is hidden, this is especially common. In my Victoria’s Secret dress example, the thread used was a very thin white colored thread. The original thread is blue and much thicker.

3. Search for Stock Information Online

If you know the style name or number, you can search for more information about the original measurements online. I’ve found many items with detailed information on sizing and fabric that is super useful.

4. Try it on

Of course, the garment may not be in your size exactly, but if it is you can use your own perspective to help explain the fit. Many sellers will model for their own listings, and then explain how the fit is in more detail.

Taking the time to double checks your inventory will not only help you to avoid return cases, but you will also seem a more knowledgeable and reputable seller.


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Outfit of the Day: May 14, 2019

My Outfit for May 13
My Outfit for May 13, Hello to Domino the Photobomber.

The Outfit: Striped hoodie by Charlotte Russe, Retro Leggings from Target, Boots by Born. For outside, my Coat is Uniqlo and the woven cap is Adidas.

The Plan: Meeting Jeff for lunch, and cleaning up the apartment for viewing tonight!

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My Outfit, for outside
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