Lessons from my Poshmark fall wardrobe

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I have been through some life changes since my last blog post… more to come on that later. I will have a lot more time to blog (at least for now) and plan on getting back into the weekly blog swing of things. 

It’s fall! 

 

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My absolute favorite time of the year to blog about all things fashion related. 

Whether it’s a Fall Fashion Inspiration post, a Spooky shoot, I really love doing these. 

This time I thought I would do something a little different. 

While going through my photo shoot photos from the other night, I realized that our clothes can kind of….teach us something. 

 

We wear what we feel and we wear our hearts on our sleeves. 

 

In the mornings, we go through our closets and carefully choose how we want to portray to others that day, we wear Black to certain occasions, our friend tells us “wow, you have a lot of Black clothes!” while going through your closet-while you may have never noticed before. 

We speak as silently, or as loudly, as we want to the world with what we clothe our bodies with. 

 

Here are some lessons from my Poshmark fall wardrobe, which you can find here:

 

Be as humbly yourself as possible, but with attitude.

 

 

It’s perfectly okay to be quiet- if that’s who you are (me.) 

But never, ever, ever let people tell you who you should be, walk all over you, treat you less than you deserve. 

Remain yourself, but know when to step outside of this comfort zone when it comes to protecting your own values. 

Damn straight.

 

Keep it simple.

 

 

This means taking time to sit with yourself and learn patience through your process. 

Wake up in the morning, wipe the sleepy from your eyes and look up at the sun and how it has risen for you ; the way in which it has blessed and given you another minute, another hour, another day. 

For a minute quickly becomes days and months and years and if we don’t take the time to sit with it, really notice it and breathe it in, it will evaporate right before us.

 

And on it goes…keep it simple. 

 

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Daydream as often as you like.

Zara Dreamer Jacket    |  Express Dress ; Vintage boots

Play dress up with your life and try on as many varieties as you like.

Our choices were not meant to be taken so seriously… 

Do your very best and the universe will send rewards and gratification your way.

 

It’s okay to dress like Fiona and Frank from Shameless.

In fact, I encourage it. 

 

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But don’t be too much of a Frank…. #Shameless

 

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My Thrift Haul & Poshmark

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(Anyone else watching The End of the F***ing World on Netflix?! This song is courtesy of that show. So good- especially if you loved Atypical, like I did.)

 

 

I wanted to write this post for those who may not have thrifted yet and may not realize the amazing finds you can get, while paying way less than you would at a retail store!

I started thrifting around age 18 and haven’t stopped since…

I actually prefer thrifting to shopping in the mall because I find it more fun and satisfying when you find something really unique and when you find something of a brand you know is expensive that you bought for like $5.

 

 

 

J Crew French Hen sweater:

 

This item was listed on my Poshmark account- (that’s here by the way) and sold within about 2 weeks. It’s so cute and soft, I was considering keeping it for myself.

 

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White Mountain booties:

Channeling my inner Angela Chase obsession again, these reminded me of her….so obviously in the cart and home they went. (Thanks to my love for gifting me with these Adidas leggings for Christmas)

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Banana Republic “Keep It Simple” Sweater:

 

We could all use this little reminder for life, right?

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Asos Brocade & Leather Jacket:

 

 

Mango Suit Collection Utility Jacket:

 

I had never heard of this brand, but when I looked it up, found that they sell pretty well on Poshmark.

I have been wanting a Utility Jacket for awhile and this one is perfect. It has tons of pockets and is really warm. The inside of it can also be unbuttoned and worn as a vest! Great for traveling.

I also really love the small leather strips on the shoulders.

 

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Never mind my crazy hair…

 

Do you go thrifting? Do you thrift and Posh or Ebay? P.S. I have an Ebay account, too- that’s here.  

I am really excited to get better at selling on both- I have been listing all of my items on both accounts so that if it does not sell on one, it may sell on the other. I had a pair of Lularoe leggings listed on both that someone eventually bid on on Ebay, so I took it off Poshmark since a bid means the item is sold- listing on both is more work, but it increases your chances of making money and reaching an audience!

 

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Thanks for reading & happy thrifting!

 

 

 

Spring Fashion Inspiration with Warby Parker

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Smart Doggo in his Warby Frames.

 

For my Spring Fashion Inspiration this year (Check out last years post here) , I am blessed enough to be able to partner with Warby Parker in bringing forward their Spring 2018 collection of eyeglasses. You can find their new collection- here. 

I put together a series of Spring outfit looks that are definitely diverse, just to show that you really can find any frame to go with your look of the day. The collection is very versatile and I am even more convinced I need a pair of the non prescription frames after working with them in this post!

FYI- Warby Parker is so unique that they offer both prescription and non prescription eyeglass frames, as well as sunglasses.

Something I found endearing about this brand was their history and how they started, found from their website:

Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: glasses are too expensive. We were students when one of us lost his glasses on a backpacking trip. The cost of replacing them was so high that he spent the first semester of grad school without them, squinting and complaining. (We don’t recommend this.)
The rest of us had similar experiences, and we were amazed at how hard it was to find a pair of great frames that didn’t leave our wallets bare. Where were the options?
We started Warby Parker to create an alternative.

Even better is that for every pair purchased, they donate a pair to those in need.

Over 3 million pairs of glasses have been distributed since the program started. So you can feel even better about your purchase, too!

 

For each Spring outfit below, I will pair it with a frame at the end!

 

# 1: Preppy Retro Inspiration:

[This look: Flared Express Jeans, thrifted: vintage Tommy Hilfiger sweater & Alligator bag]

 

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She aspires to be like the doggo on the top picture, someday. #Instafamous

 

Which Warby would we pair with this look?

Hyde

 

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# 2: Modern Angela Chase Inspiration:

You have watched My So Called Life, right?!
[This look: LL Bean Corduroy/Plaid Interior long sleeve, American Apparel crop top, TJ Maxx Pleather Embroidered skirt, High Top Vans]
For those days when it’s not quite “spring” yet….i.e., most spring days on the mountain top.

 

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Which Warby would we pair with this look?

Louise-Metal

 

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# 3: California Skater Inspiration

[This Look: H&M cropped striped shirt, Forever 21 overall dress, High top Vans]

 

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Which Warby would we pair with this look?

Rigby

 

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# 4: Fancy Farmers Market Inspiration

[This Look: Thrifted military jacket & patterned Skort, American Apparel crop top, & Hunter boots]

I love going to the local farmer’s market with my mom and something I might love even more than the market itself is the people watching. I feel like you never know what to expect when you visit the farmer’s market, it puts me in such a good mood, so sometimes I want to dress up for it. Hence the inspiration for look number 4.

 

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Which Warby would we pair with this look?

 

Bell

 

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#5: Casual Going out Inspiration:

 

[This Look: H&M black basics dress, LL Bean shirt, White Converse]

 

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Which Warby would we pair with this look?

 

Millie

 

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# 6: Dark Stitched Jeans & Brocade Inspiration:

[This look: Thrifted: True Religion jeans, Asos Brocade & Leather jacket, Bionica boots from Sierra Trading post]

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Which Warby would we pair with this look?

Nora

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Bloopers….

 

A spooky fashion shoot

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I decided to have a little fun with my tripod (well I used my mom’s this time because it was already all set up and mine is a bit more difficult to set up) and take some fun fashion shots. The only other time I played around with a tripod was with my Mickey Mouse rules all post, but I think I need to make this a regular thing!

 

#1:

Lularoe Halloween leggings, Target thrifted sweater, H&M boots

 

These leggings have trick or treaters on them. How cute!

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Do you like my teal pumpkin with polka dots that I painted? Also- there’s my skull pillow with the eye bitten off from Molly… #extraspooky #Keepinitreal #Realbloggersarecool

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# 2:

Thrifted Forever 21 dress, Lularoe leggings, thrifted pleather red jacket, thrifted cow bag, thrifted Teva brand boots, floppy hat from my sister. 🙂

 

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How awesome is this cow bag?! My mom said she had a similar one and I remember it from when I was a kid…

 

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#cowandstripes #whynot

 

The bag also has a millon pockets and organization sections in it plus a Velcro closure…

 

# 3:

Thrifted dress, Lularoe leggings

Bottom photos- added an H&M sweater and my Carhartt beanie

 

I like the blue and yellow together. It feels retro to me…this dress is also a very flattering fit!

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I also love the dress because it easily layers for fall and winter.

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When you try to tripod and you cut off your head, but the pictures come out kind of artsy/blurry and you like it.

 

#4:

Aztec sweater from sissy, thrifted Zara brand jeans, 80’s belt “thrifted” from mom’s closet, cow bag, beanie, and boots on repeat.

 

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Pumpkin: Thrifted, painted, polka dotted.

Posing with your pumpkin to end your photo shoot- priceless.

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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed! XOXO