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.