Hi Friends! The Marie Kondo way of life has made it’s way into homes all over the world! We have the Netflix series “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” to thank for the decluttering frenzy currently underway!
I wonder if you are one of the ones scurrying off to make piles of clothes that no longer “spark joy”? If so, – what are you going to do with that pile?
I have officially attended my first Poshmark social shindig (woot woot 😀 )! The Posh Party LIVE event made a stop in Chicago and I had quite the time! If you are new to Poshmark, interested in joining Poshmark, or just like to be surrounded by Go Getter Girls – check this event out! Not convinced? ….
Here are the 5 reasons to register:
1) Everyone is Invited
That’s right! You don’t have to be a seller or a buyer on the platform to partake in this Poshmark fun! Which means if you are simply interested in starting a closet one day – you can register! If you are on the platform and don’t have a Poshmark Bestie (PFF) to attend with you – bring a friend! I brought my sister and she had a great time – even though she isn’t a Posher! My sister fit right in and had a great time! The registration total for the both of us was $25 – super affordable! Grab a friend and go!!! They may just get motivated to start selling on Poshmark and become your next PFF!
My Sistie & I. ❤
2) Poshmark Tips
This is a no brainer reason to attend! There are closet consultations that you can pre-register for to get tips on improving your listings. A portion of the party time is dedicated to a Q&A panel where knowledge is shared from a select group of Poshmark gurus! At Posh Party LIVE Chicago – I learned about the importance of building your closet at your own pace, not being afraid to ask questions, and to look into investing into a Ring Light (apparently it’s life changing for photographing inventory).
3) Relationship Building
Getting to talk with other like-minded people is such a treat and this event pulls in the fashion finding reseller crowd! Stepping out and talking to people you have never met can feel like a daunting task, but the end result makes it so worth it. To be honest – I looooove talking but that first conversation with a stranger is such a struggle. Thankfully my sister was with me and encouraged me to leap and learn! I ended up talking with a handful of ladies and getting lots of knowledge! I learned about a new thrift store opening up and that the Goodwill locations in Chicago have a 69 cent sale! Information I never had before was now suddenly mine! Step out and build some relationships peeps.
4) Selfies & Usie Safe Haven
Yes, I put that a reason to attend the event! As a blogger and model the struggle to find someone to take your picture at the right angle – is beyond real! Posh Party LIVE had the cutest decor and photography stations. There was a photobooth/GIF maker with a sparkly backdrop! The GIF was instantly text to my phone and I was handed a printed photo collage – it was perfect! There was also an Ivy covered “Posh Party LIVE” wall for taking selfies and usies – & there were plenty of Poshers willing to take your photos so all of your crew could jump in!
NOW, I will say that as much as I love grammable moments – there has got to be balance. If you spend the whole event taking pictures of you looking cute, others looking cute, and you looking cute with cute backdrops – you may just miss out on Posh Tips & Relationship Building. I recommend capturing a few photos, putting the phone away, and engaging. Backdrops can be recreated, the individuals attending the event – not so much. Think on it. 🙂
This romantic skirt is Anthropologie – $5 thrift find.
Don’t let this reason scare you! Some folks were dressed like fabulous fashion bloggers while others looked everyday chic! The whole night I kept thinking “ooh that’s a cute outfit”….wait “that outfit is beyond cute”….and then I realized everyone was just so darn stylish! I left committed to stepping up my game!!! If you are thinking of going – please have fun and style yourself! It will most likely trigger folks to stop and drop the ” Oh, your outfit is amazing – what is your name?” line. I used that methodology and line when striking up conversations. 😀
These shoes are just sooo creative & make for a perfect conversation starter!
If you still aren’t convinced… here are two more bonus reasons!
Free Drink (with a nice pour 😀 )
Free Poshmark Goodies (stickers, cards, balloons)
Go ahead – add all the perks up and you will quickly see that the return on investment (ROI) is pretty darn good! To the Mom’s with young children – grab a jumbo balloon on your way out to take home. The kids will love punching it and will forget that you ever left (mine did at least 🙂 ).
I hope you leave inspired to attend a Posh Party LIVE near you.
It is time to start getting ready for those art & music festivals! The extremely popular Coachella Valley Festival (aka BEYONCE concert 😀 ) is just a few days away! If you are looking for that last-minute stand out outfit – your local thrift store might just have your back.
Check Out The Scarves!
I love an item that can be worn an unlimited amount of ways and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Thrift stores are overflowing with this versatile accessory! Find a large square scarf with a fun bold print pattern – and make it into a trendy top!
Simply fold it into a triangle then tie the ends around your back!
The larger the scarf the more dramatic the tie in the back!
If you think you would dance right out of a halter top – which is entirely possible – then there are a few other options:
Take the scarf (in its square shape) – tie one set of ends around your neck and the other set of ends around your waist. This makes for a well supported top.
Make the scarf into a fun statement head wrap or headband
– Perfect option for covering up that sweated out hairstyle!
Wear the scarf as a belt to accent your outfit
Bam! You have one item and multiple styling options!
The best part is that scarves can typically be thrifted for less than $3! The one I am wearing cost me 2 dollars – which means less money needed to shop and more money available to have a good time with friends & family! Cheers to the non budget breaking – stand out – be kind to the earth and reduce waste fashion find – YASSSSS! Isn’t that the hippie way!?!
I can almost guarantee that no one will have that same scarf pattern!
Which is something to smile about!
Just make sure you don’t wear heels to get your festival groove on – that is a sure way to get awkward stares and have yourself crying in a field somewhere 😦 ! Wear comfy sandals or sneakers. The goal is to look effortlessly cute and unleash that free spirit!
For the chilly mornings or evenings – search your local thrift store for an oversized lightweight jacket! The one I have pictured above happens to be my favorite color and matches my scarf color palette – it only cost me $5. I would also wear with a fun oversized denim jacket!
If you are like me and looking to attend Summer festivals like Lollapalooza or Afropunk – you have a lot more time to prep and have pre-loved fashion shipped right to your door! My poshmark closet is filled with festival friendly pieces and is constantly getting new inventory. A few of my offerings are pictured below – keep in mind there is only one of each ;)!
Wishing you the best of luck in building up your budget friendly festival wardrobe!!!
Today I am featuring a cake topper inspired look that is sweetly listed in my Poshmark Closet! Before entering the gallery, visualize a beautiful woman standing tall on top of buttercream icing as this classic song plays –
” My Girl”
Do you remember those make you wanna sway lyrics? If not, there are lyrics sprinkled throughout this post.
Scroll with caution & satisfy that sweet tooth craving.
Who What Wear Layered Tiered Tank (med) – purchase here
Style this dreamy top to be front & center or pair with a blazer for added dimension.
“I’ve Got a Sweeter Song Than the Birds in the Trees”
Lularoe Cassie Grey Color Block Skirt (sm) – purchase here
Style this curve loving pencil skirt for work – keep it classy at knee length.
To make an out of office heatwave – fold the waistband for some serious leg play.
Yes, you can walk away with this wearable art combo. There is only one of each item available for purchase in mycloset, no running please. 🙂
If the sizes are not a match – the Poshmark Community has many preloved and new with tag (NWT) listings from these brands. Signing up is easy & by using my code “hellomrslo” you get a $5 dollar credit to shop! Talk about icing on the cake!!!
Thank you for viewing this showcase.
Peace & Blessings,
P.S. I hope you leave humming to the” My Girl” pop chart hit . 😀
There is nothing like the adrenaline rush of visiting a new thrift spot! While visiting family in St. Louis – I explored three thrift stores. One of them was the Goodwill located in Brentwood, Mo. This spot only ended up on my radar after doing some Instagram stalking and hearing folks talk up this location! The FOMO syndrome started to kick in and before you knew it….the whole family was getting buckled in the car! 🙂
To make sure we were fully equipped for this adventure – the first order of business was to stop at:
Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe
I have been dragging my husband to Jilly’s since before the kids were even thought of – so it is always on my list of things to do when in St. Louis. We had actually tried going a couple days prior – but they were all out of the cupcake I wanted. 😦 The second attempt was a SUCCESS!
Finally, the “Beautiful Unicorn Cupcake” was in my possession!!! C’mon who doesn’t want to be magical?!?
Hmm Hmm Good!
aka The Beautiful Unicorn!
What a Mane!
After demolishing the cupcakes in epic fashion – it was time to thrift!
I grabbed my cart and started to do my thang! But of course – my sugared up kids wanted to get into everything. Sourcing and parenting was becoming a difficult task – then suddenly it hit me – where the heck was my beloved husband?!? Seriously…….
Yep, he was straight chillin in the furniture section reading a $1 book he grabbed. Y’all he was living his best life and had me thinking “Umm is this my trip or your get away” ? 🙂
Well it must have been meant to be because right in front of him was the shoe rack. This peaked my interest and saved him from my wifey wrath! 🙂 Usually this section is avoided. I only thrift things that I could see myself wearing and pre-loved shoes are not my thing – nevertheless I started to browse.
To my surprise – I found not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 brand new pairs of shoes!!!! You read correctly:
One year ago, I stopped overthinking and created my Poshmark account!
I started off with clothes from my personal closet and thrift finds in my size. That way if an item didn’t sell I could at least wear it.
Modeling outfits and then listing was the mission- but I had no camera man! 😢 My sweet husband made it known that he was not going to have me bossing him around trying to get the right angles (talk about foresight)! Sooooo I side eyed real hard (prob snapped off) and ordered a tripod with a bluetooth clicker. 😁
My 3 legged camera man arrived Superbowl Sunday! I was sooooo hype and not a dagnab thing was gonna get in my way! My 9 month old was going to have to find another milk source temporarily – because this Mama was getting in the zone! I grabbed my outfits, slipped on my heels, and got my model on like a bizosss!
I was sooo excited to have a thing! This new adventure had nothing to do with my corporate grind, being a mom, or being a wife – it was just my own thing! My reason for starting wasn’t to make lots of money – it was to prove that I can:
Push Beyond a Thought
I would always get excited about some idea, over-complicate, make an excuse, and then do nothing!
One step turns into two steps and snowballs into a hundred more!
January 2017 – I made a Poshmark account
February 2017 – I made my first listing
March 2017 – I made my first sale!
& the rest… is well….too long for this blog post 🙂
The key is to:
Take the first step into the unknown and keep going until it is known!!!
Joining the Reseller Community has been amazing! I’ve made new friends, learned about clothing brands, and sold trendy thrift finds!
Living in passion and making money in the process – is possible!!!
Last year being a Reseller Stylist was a hobby – this year it is a business grind!
If you have read this far – please never give up the pursuit of finding something you love to do!
It doesn’t have to make you rich – it just has to make you tick!
You have found passion when it consumes your thoughts, your conversations, and your actions – it is part of you!
In summary, as my five year old says:
NEVER GIVE UP!
Sound off below about your passion pursuit – I’d love to hear all about it! 🙂
After I had my first born – I had the treat of my mom staying with me for a week. While I recovered from sleep deprivation she shopped for us and chef’d it up in the kitchen. I remember waking up to our apartment smelling like Collard Greens (soooooo good) and her passing along lots of wisdom.
One nugget of wisdom she gave me was to –
Stay Looking Nice Around The House
Puhlease do not assume this means I’m walking around the crib looking like a Stepford Wife. She (Lonisa) does not have time for that – plus my husband would laugh at me.
To really break it down – the message was to –
Take Pride In Your Appearance even At Home
Sure my husband compliments me when I am looking like Felicia out of the movie Friday – but that does not mean I can’t say “BYE FELICIA”.
“Felicia” Evidence (ME)
Y’all my man loves me soo much that he took to Facebook on October 20th, 2013 to post me in my full “FELICIA” glory!!! 😉
Listen – BUH BYE FELICIA!
The wonderful thing about my Queenie Mommaz is that she showed me her wisdom and equipped me. She gave me the nugget, a few comfy dresses, and put comfy – chic on display throughout my upbringing.
One thing to note is the importance of wanting to look cute for yourself – it revs up that self confidence engine. For those married “securing the man” does not mean to retire from the cute attempt. I am sure your man will appreciate the effort – just always remember
Do It For You
Getting up, taking off the beloved head scarf, and jumping into something cozy & cute – helps me send that message to myself, my husband, and my 2 little kings. Plus – it shakes off the sluggish slumber vibe so I can be productive.
I have discovered a few“Bread & Butter” lounge wear brands. Basically if you find these while thrifting – get it to resell for a solid price and if it is in your size – wear that ish first! An added bonus – is that some can transfer into office wear! Here is the:
Bread & Butter – Comfy Chic List*
Comfy U.S.A (just discovered this brand!)
Athleta (an absolute favorite of mine that resells quickly!!!)
* I will add to this as new discoveries are made.
So here it is ladies – sometimes we will look like “Felicia” and that is okay (I do often – y’all saw the evidence!).
Be inspired to find balance, give “Felicia” an occasional BUH BYE, and attempt to look lounge-wear chic.
Thanks for reading & I’d love to hear your favorite lounge brands.