"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." -Coco Chanel

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Buying on Poshmark: A Review

With my first ever purchase on Poshmark being made, I felt it was necessary to review the website and its accessibility and relevance to today's styles, trends, and fashions. Poshmark is a website, with its very own app, that allows individuals to sell and purchase used and new clothing, accessories, and makeup. Looking to get some stylish, on-trend clothing all while being sustainable and eco-friendly? Then Poshmark might be the place to shop for you!

As someone who is plus sized, very picky, and is lazy with wanting to go thrift store to thrift store, searching for the next big fashion find, I figured I would give Poshmark a try. I plugged in my various sizes in clothes and shoes and desired brands into the app, and I was able to search for my desired items. My first search was for perhaps the most important thing in my wardrobe, shoes. I was searching for a pair of heels that I could wear to fashion events that wouldn't kill my feet and that looked as if they were hardly worn or brand new. After an hour or so of searching I came across the most beautiful beaded, slip-on mule heels; of which I happily purchased (brand new) for just $5 with $4.99 shipping!

 dyables Shoes - ❄️❄️#Shoes BOGO 50% OFF 10B Beaded Slipper❄️❄️

After purchasing this first pair of shoes, I may have gone a little crazy, searching for items that I had not seen in stores for YEARS. And surprisingly, I managed to find one of these hard-to-find items on Poshmark for a steal! The item I was searching for was a Kate Spade holographic fuchsia wallet to match my Kate Spade Holographic Pink Quinn bag, and believe it or not, I found it!!! And for just $10 with $4.99 shipping, I got -the- perfect wallet/coin-purse to match my handbag.

kate spade Handbags - Kate spade coin purse

Unfortunately, I have yet to find any clothing on Poshmark, likely due to being plus sized and my insecurity of how clothes might fit without trying them on. However, I will continue my search for the perfect Poshmark-esque piece of clothing. With the few purchases I have made, I highly suggest having a look at their app or website to find yourself a wonderful second-hand steal!

Wishing you successful shopping,
-The Sophisticated Shopper

Friday, January 5, 2018

A New Year, A New Me

Hello my fellow Sophisticates, and Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 treated you well and that 2018 will bring you happiness and health. My 2017 was perhaps one of the most stressful and difficult years of my life. Working three jobs, going to school full-time, and the lack of free time definitely wore me down but now that it is a new year, I am embracing all of the new possibilities that may come and cannot wait to leap over life's new obstacles. I typically do not make any New Years resolutions, but I figured that this year might be the year to tackle one or two. My first resolution for 2018 is, do what you haven't allowed yourself to do before. This includes going out on a school night, saying no to stressful opportunities, and allowing myself to work towards a career I will love and be happy with for the rest of my life. Although it does not sound like an interesting resolution, I feel that it will allow me to live a happier, healthier, and more stress-free life. My second resolution is not a very foreign concept at this time in a new year: to allow myself to become healthier and happier (in both my mind and my body). As someone who is new to creating and completing resolutions, I figured these two would be good ones to start with.

In addition to my resolutions, I have goals that I would like to reach when it comes to my blog, YouTube channel, and for you guys! I would like to be able to post at least one blog post and one YouTube video each week for the entire year. This goal might be forgotten or abandoned by the end of 2018, but I figured it might be a nice thing for me to attempt and stick to throughout the year. Staying true to my goal, I have posted three videos to my YouTube channel for you all to enjoy in this first month of the new year.

Hopefully you have enjoyed all of my past content and will continue to enjoy the content I have planned throughout the new year. Let me know if you have any goals or resolutions that you are planning on sticking to in this new year and if you will be finding new ways to hold yourself accountable! Hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2018! Until next post x

a.k.a. The Sophisticated Shopper