Outfit of the Day: June 3, 2019

The Outfit: Ribbed and Striped Top (90’s vibes) and simple black yoga pants.

The Plan: Packing, transcribing, and dinner with my mom and sister.

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I’m Always Looking for New Closets to Feature

I’m always looking for Poshmark closets to feature on my blog. Read the following post to find out how it could be you!

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Outfit of the Day: June 2, 2019

Outfit of the Day: June 2, 2019
Outfit of the Day: June 2, 2019

The Outfit: Maxi-dress from Forever 21 and Birkenstock’s.

The Plan: Laundry, Vegetarian Pho for Lunch, and transcriptions

Outfit of the Day: June 2, 2019

 

It Finally Happened.. The Poshmark Home Market

Big news! A new market is going to hit Poshmark on May 30. The “home” market really expands what sellers are able to list, but I know many of you have been against this from the start. I am open to exploring the new home poshmarket, and hope it allows sellers to earn more in their small business endeavors.

What do you think about the new market? I’d love to hear what you think!

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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Just for Fun: Junk Drawer Listings on eBay

I wanted to share this interesting thing I found on eBay. It may spark ideas for you for items you can list in your own store. They are “Junk Drawer” listings.  These listings are a random mix of items that look just like someone dumped out grandma’s junk drawer. I love this idea for resellers who have inventory items that are small and difficult to list individually.

What I love most about these listings is that they are a bit of a grab bag. It can be more of a journey than your typical online shopping experience. Junk drawer listings can contain all sorts of unique vintage items from costume jewelry to fine finds from estate sales. Many sellers will list them by type, so you can easily find a junk drawer of just jewelry, or tools for example.

Sounds like a hoot, right? Click here to shop through some junk drawer listings on eBay!

3 for $15 Jewelry Sale in My Poshmark Closet!

I’m adding a ton of adorable jewelry pieces into my closet. Many vintage and new boutique items are on promotion for 3 for $15 (plus discounted shipping!)

These earrings are part of the promotion. Click to shop my closet and see more.

Want to know the best part? You can combine this promotion with other items or build a bundle and receive the shipping discount on your entire order.

3 for $15 and discounted shipping?! Yes!

Come and shop my closet to find more styles! I’ll be adding more to the sale daily!


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List all the Books!

We have been jumping on the Konmari train and cleaning out a lot of stuff. One step in the process is specifically designated for books. I cleared out the bulk of my academic books before moving to New York, apt so most of these are archaeology textbooks from Jeff that I listed in my eBay store. There are also some comic books listed. You can click here to check them out!