Posh Mark Haul : September 2018

I am so excited to bring up another Posh Mark haul for you all! If you haven’t had a chance to check our Posh Mark you need to! It’s an incredible sight to find all kinds of great deals on! Over the last couple months I have found a few of these great deals and wanted to share with you all again! I’ll also leave the link to my 1st Posh Mark haul here– so you can check out about how it works and all of that good stuff!

This month I got another two sets of shoes!

First up are these Steve Madden’s! Yes that’s right I got another pair of Steve Madden shoes at a fraction of the price! These were never worn. They were significantly discounted do to a chunk out of inside right heel. It’s about a dime size chunk but when you are wearing them you would have to point it our for someone to notice. I got these adorable shoes for $30.49 including shipping. Incredible right! The thing I love about Posh Mark is you can find those pieces you need for an outfit at a great price. I bought these because I have a really cute camel colored vest that would match so well with these for the fall season! I’m just so excited to have another pair of Steve Madden’s!

The second set of shoes I got this round are these super cute and simple navy blue Lauren Conrad heels. I got these for $21.99 including discounted shipping. I have been looking for a cute pair of navy heels for a few outfits that really needed matching shoes! I normally wear black but sometimes it’s just throws off the whole look so I have been trying to find some cute navy shoes. These are the ones I stumbled upon first and I really like them. The heel is slightly higher than I normally go for but I do really like them. The toes strap fits comfortably as does the ankle strap.

When I have an outfit idea in my head I always try to find great pieces to make it come true. This shirt I was getting to go under my camel vest with the Steve Madden pumps listed about. Now when I saw it online I loved it…when I put it on I’m not totally sold just yet but I think it’s a matter of getting it to sit right on my shoulders. I was draw a lot to the bell sleeves which I am totally a fan of and that are really trending right now. This top is Eloquii and  was new, never worn with tags still and I only paid $20 including shipping. Another steal that I am so proud of! I do like the stretch this top has and the bright white but getting the right fit will be an adjustment.

This next top I bought was a dress coat. I was looking at different blazers and sweaters and stumbled upon this adorable pink dress coat from Dress Barn. I loved the black piping along the front and the fit of the shorter sleeve. This jacket is really nice to put on top of any of my work outfit. And I really like how comfortable it is! I got this jacket for $12.99 including discounted shipping which was a win in my book! I really love finding all of these fun pieces to add to my wardrobe and create fun outfits!

 

And with that I conclude my second Posh Mark Haul! I am hoping one day soon I can share with you an awesome designer bag as I have had my eye on a few of them! Like I said above if you haven’t had a chance to check out Posh Mark  you really should! It’s an incredible site to get some amazing deals!

Until the next haul!

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Posh Mark Haul : July 2018

I am so excited I can bring you my second haul from Posh Mark!

Some of these items were ones that I had been watching for a little while waiting for them to drop in price before I made the purchase and a couple of them just happened to drop the price not long after I found them and they fit right in my price range!

I have found that I do like to wait for the seller to offer a discount because usually this comes with discounted shipping which makes it really worth while for me!

So now for the items I got this time around!

P.S. these were all ordered over a couple week time span, not all at once.

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Coral and Floral Dress by ALYX

This is a dress I had been sitting on for some time because I wasn’t sure that I really needed another dress and I wasn’t super sold on it because in the photo’s online it looked more orangey than coral and I was worried I wouldn’t like it or that it wouldn’t fit. But when the seller dropped the price to $9 I couldn’t resist. This is one I did pay full shipping on but it was $15 total for this adorable dress!  I was also pleasantly surprised at the quality of this dress and that it was New With Tags! This dress is made of very nice material. The skirt has more of a heavy quality fabric which makes it really nice to wear because there is just enough weight behind the skirt that it hangs very nicely and has a very luxury feel to it. I really love the A-Line fit of this dress because it really is flattering for my body shape. This was such a great find and I am so glad I snagged it when it went on sale!

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Green Floral Dress from Spruce and Sage

I wasn’t really sure that I liked this dress but the more I sat on it in my liked items I really started to like it and thought that it would be a nice addition to my wardrobe because I don’t have a lot of green in it. This is another A-Line style dress. The material has more of an all over flow and stretch to it. I really like the floral pattern throughout the whole dress because it creates a nice dimension against the Kelly green color of this dress. I got this one for $10 with discounted shipping of $4.99. This dress does have a small snag on the back of it that they buyer listed but when I pulled it out of the shipping package I couldn’t even tell. I have yet to wear this one to work but I really love the loose and flowy style of this dress!

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Purple Floral Skirt from Torrid

I love to look for Torrid items on Poshmark because I know what size I wear with them and I really like how the clothes fit me and the quality of them. This was another item I had been sitting on for some time and when the price dropped to $10 plus discounted shipping I couldn’t say no! I really love how flowy this skirt is as well. I was slightly worried that this was going to be too short to wear to work but I was pleasantly surprised that not only did it fit comfortably but it also came in just above my knee. The even better part about this lovely skirt is that it’s cut to be longer in the back than in the front just ever so slightly so that it actually covers my butt!img_1309 Girls with big butts understand the struggle of skirts that are the same length all the way around and when you put it on your butt might possibly fall out just because the skirt doesn’t fall nicely over a big butt. I think that was probably the most exciting thing about this skirt for me! And you can’t really beat $15 for a Torrid skirt!

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Patten Heels from Hype

One thing I have wanted to find for some time now is a good pair of red heels! I haven’t been able to find the perfect pair just yet and but I have been looking. I came across these cute little shoes and the seller dropped the price on these to $8 plus shipping and I thought I would give them a go. When I got them I tried them on and even though they are a size 10 my toes don’t fit well in the shoes. I was really disappointed when I had to squish my foot into the shoe and they were super uncomfortable to wear. But the great thing about Poshmark is you can turn around and resell these and attempt to make some money back. I haven’t listed them yet but I’m hoping to do so in the near future.

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Steve Madden Red Pumps

Yes that is right I got a pair of Steve Maddens for $12 plus shipping!!!! I couldn’t believe it! These bad boys fit like a glove too! Plus they haven’t been worn outside! I was so excited when I got these in the mail! One of the reasons the seller had discounted the price so much was due to a couple of ink stains on the toe and heel of one shoe. I personally wasn’t really worried about the stains and thought I might look up some home remedies to find out if I could lessen the stain or get rid of it all together. But to be honest I sometimes get scuffs on my shoes so I’m not really worried about it. Plus they are Steve Madden! I never thought I would own a pair of those in my lifetime!

 

And with that I conclude my 2nd Poshmark haul! I really enjoy the website and find it sometimes addicting with all of the deals you can get! I have to rein myself in sometimes to not buy too many items but I really like how easy it is to use and what a great community there is on the site! I for sure recommend signing up and giving it a try!

 

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Poshmark Haul!

If you haven’t heard of Poshmark you are a lucky soul because once you download the app and start shopping it’s addicting and the deals are amazing! Poshmark is a community of people who are buying and selling the latest and greatest fashions. I had seen a lot of adds for them and what finally made me log in and give it a go was when I watched a YouTube video talking about their experience shopping on Poshmark and all of the great deals they got! I though well I’ll give it a look just to see if I can find anything firstly in my size and secondly worth getting.

Boy was I surprised to find all different styles, all different sizes and all kinds of amazing deals! I had to really rein myself in and limit to what I purchased other wise I could have spent a lot of money in just the first week! But the nice thing is you can “heart” or “like” items and keep track of them for price drops or the seller can send you special offers on that item. That is how I have purchase most of my items was when I received an offer from the seller for discounted shipping and a lower price! It also allows you counter offer back or even make offers on items to the seller which is really nice. There is a base rate of shipping for $6.49 unless the seller offers a discount.

Let me show you the items I got and then we will talk about the shipping process and the over all experience I’ve had so far!

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This is a blue fitted dress from Torrid that I got for $16.99 (including shipping). Can you believe that deal?! I mean how adorable is this dress! Now I’m not usually a big fan of getting fitted dresses but I am really working on my body confidence and I really love the color blocking and how it creates a slimming look! The black belt around the waist also helps to give me more shape! This dress was in like new condition and only had one small snag that I noticed the second time I wore it but that isn’t super visible or noticeable.

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This is another dress from Torrid ( I really like to search for the Torrid brand because I know I like the fit of that brand of clothes.) This dress I absolutely fell in love with when I saw it and I knew I just had to have it! I still did way for the seller to offer a deal on it with discounted shipping. So I got this dress for $21.49 (including shipping). I did end up paying the full price on shipping but the awesome young lady I bought this from found a small stain on the lining when she was getting it ready to ship and let me offer a lower price which I was super appreciative of! The stain is on the inside that no one but me would see and isn’t even that bad so I was really thankful for her honesty and transparency with this purchase!

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And surprise another piece from Torrid! This is a fun and sassy Sequin Peplum Tube Top. I got this for $26.99, again a total bargain! (Please don’t mind my closed eyes in the first photo-taking my own pictures can be a struggle some days haha) This top is so much fun! I am hopping to find a fun bright pair of pants to go with it to wear for a fun night out! This top has a full zipper in the back making it easy to get on and off and not struggling (which can happen when your a big girl). The only concern I have with this top when I wear it is how low cut it seems to me but that’s an insecurity I’m just going to have to get past because this is too damn cute not to wear!

The three pieces I have already received were so fast! I mean within 2 days it was in the mail to me and the shipping is really fast as well. I think the longest I have had to wait was 3 days. Currently I also have two other orders I have made that I am waiting to ship. One said that she would be putting in the mail today while the other I have yet to hear from. This is the first time I have had a small issue with a seller so I think it just might be a one off situation where the seller might not be actively watching their items. The nice thing with Poshmark is they send a reminder to the seller that the item has been purchased and need to ship it out. They also allow you to cancel the order if it hasn’t shipped within 3-5 business days! I think this is awesome for situations like this one.

Now the only downside to Poshmark is that you cannot return items to the seller if they are the wrong size so you do risk something not fitting if the size listed doesn’t run true. I have been pretty lucky so far with these in my size but I also know what size I wear at Torrid so it make it much easier! But the bonus to this is you can always turn around and resell the item to get your money back!

Overall I think Poshmark is awesome! It’s a fantastic community of people who share a love of fashion! I keep my eyes out for great deals and can’t wait to show you another haul soon!

Let me know if you all use Poshmark! What deals have you gotten on there?

 

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Good Will Finds : Thrifty Thursday

This past weekend my best friend and I adventured to Good Will to do some shopping and to see what deals and steals we could find! I was really surprised that I walked out spending $34.76 and with 5 new dresses for the spring and summer!

When going to second hand stores I never know what I will find that will be in my size or even fit me but I was really excited I found these steals that were not only right up my ally but also perfect for everyday wear and for work as well.

Now I want to start by saying that this is my first type of blog like this and my amazing husband helped me take the photo’s- they aren’t the best but this is a work in progress and I really want to expand my blog a lot more so here goes nothing!

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I took a risk buying this dress given that it didn’t have a tag with a size on it and given the material I wasn’t sure how much wiggle room I really had. But it ended up fitting just about perfectly! I didn’t even have to use the zipper in the back just slipped it on over my head.  The only thing I had trouble with this dress was the V neck front. As you can see in the photo my tank top was peaking out and I wasn’t a big fan of that. However the bust area on the dress has enough wiggle room that I could pull it some closed a little higher and put a safety pin in to keep my cleavage from falling out.

After wearing this for a day at work with just the safety pin to hold the bust area more closed together I think I may hand stitch it so that I am not constantly fighting with a safety pin. I am really excited to wear this dress for the spring and summer time as it is really nice and light and airy with a nice flow and really is a beautiful color! I also appreciate the little bit of rushing around the waist that also cinches in and gives a more flattering look. img_0378

This next dress is for sure an old style probably from the late 80’s early 90’s but the fun thing about fashion is that certain things always come back in style and if you know how to accessorize you can make anything current! I didn’t pair this with anything just yet because I feel with the floral print and the tiered ruffle bottom and flowy sleeves this dress can speak for itself! The only struggle I have with this one is that the dress itself is very sheer and see through. I have on a white skirt slip and a white undershirt for the photo but I think a black full dress slip would look nice or even a pop of color like the red or gold in the flowers. The other thing I really want to pair with this dress is a belt around the middle or a sash of some sort to help give myself a bit more shape. Over all though I really love this dress and how it fits!

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This was another risky buy for me because on the hanger this dress looked a lot smaller than it actually is. This dress has a lot of nice stretch to it and is designed with these piping type seams that also allow for stretch and give a flattering shape to the dress. I really loved the colors on this one as well and with the busy design I find it more flattering for my shape and size. The pink, white and navy also fit nicely into my current wardrobe so this will be a nice piece to have for the spring and summer. I also really like the length on this dress. It hits just below my knee which I enjoy because it’s long enough to cover everything but not so long that I feel like I am hiding from the sun. The material on this dress is also really nice because it’s a knit type fabric that also has some weight to it so it makes for a nice hang on this dress as well.

img_0376This was one of the first dresses I found that I really liked and was for sure in my size. When I held it up on the hanger I didn’t notice that there was a slight narrowing at the bottom of the dress giving more room at the hips. For me this is not a flattering shape but I think if I try with a different under garment that this will look smoother and have a nicer shape on me. I really like the patter on this dress and being in black and white it’s very easy to pair with some bright pops of color for accessories. This is very much a summer dress and not one I would wear to work. I really like the material which also a knit type material that has a nice feel and hang to it. This is a maxi dress so it does all the way to the floor and I normally am not drawn to dresses like this but for $5 I couldn’t really pass this one up. I’m hoping that as I start working to loose inches that this dress will start to hang a lot nicer and look more flattering on my body type.

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Last but not least is the piece I was most excited about to add to my work wardrobe! This was a two piece suite that probably made it’s debut in the late 80’s or early 90’s but leave it to me to find this bright bundle of fun that is so much my personality I can’t handle it! As soon as I saw the jacket on this two piece set I knew I need to try it on to see how it fit in the arms and just like that I found my favorite find of the day! When I got home I tried on the skirt and with this type of material and cute of a pencil skirt it didn’t fit nicely on me so I will hold off on wearing this in total as a set to work until I feel more comfortable in the skirt. The jacket however is just a statement piece on it’s own! The large floral patter with the pastel pinks, purples and yellows just jump out and scream spring and summer! Both pieces are full polyester fabric so no stretch and very structured. This is also a dry clean only outfit so that is another thing I’m not totally fond of but I think with how cute this is I can handle getting it dry cleaned when I need to!

I loved doing this shopping and looking for those thrifty finds! It’s like a treasure hunt you just don’t know what you will find and I absolutely love the thrill of it. I think I might try to do this once a month and see what I can find.

Let me know if you would be interested in a Thrifty Thursday series here on my blog!

I am really excited to post this just because it’s something new for my blog and it’s taken a lot for me to be comfortable posting full body photo’s of myself just because like anyone I have insecurities with my looks. I hope you enjoy this!

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