Spring closet cleaning with Poshmark


There’s something about the warm weather in Buffalo that just brings me hope.

I spotted some crocuses today while walking around my neighborhood and it made me smile. I feel like one of the best parts about living in a cold weather climate is that you learn to never take a sunny day for granted.

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Upstate New Yorkers are notorious for wearing their flip flops “too soon” by fashion standards. They whip out shorts when the temperatures hit just above freezing. I don’t endorse it, but I understand it. I long for the days when I can wear a dress without tights and some strappy open toed heels without fear that I will find myself face to face with a snow bank.

I’m excited to say that Easter was 50 degrees and precipitation free though. This is a significant improvement from last year; in 2015 I recall walking out of the church and being bombarded with white flakes in the air.

Some people are saying it’s too soon to call this spring in Buffalo… despite the official start date of 10 days ago by calendar standards. I think it’s the perfect time to embrace the double digit temps -yep, that’s the standard here-, just keep those heavier knits close by because it changes all the time.

My neighbor was cutting his lawn this morning. I wore capris. We all show our optimism about the weather a little differently, mine tends to involve rotating wardrobes.

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When I pull the shift dresses and pastel colors out of storage, I always find a few items that I could take or leave. Do I move these pieces into valuable closet real estate or leave them banished in the basement until next Spring? God knows I’m going to buy new pieces too…

My style may have changed while hibernating in leggings and slouchy sweaters or my size may have changed, does it really matter the reason? My taste *matures* all of the time so it’s no wonder that I have moved on from a few things I was obsessed with last season or during May 2011. My shopping deals and steals deserve a good home though and recently I’ve re-homed quite a few of my finds via Poshmark.

I’ve been using the Poshmark app since 2012. My first purchases were a Marc Jacobs watch and some Tory Burch flats for amazing prices, with both of the stores that sold those types of items being at least an hour away from my house at the time. It was exciting and refreshing. I hope the people that purchase my clothes and accessories feel the same way!

The app is super easy to use, you just upload 4 photos of your item that you’re selling like you would on instagram. The first image can be filtered. Then you include a short and sweet accurate depiction of what you’re selling (include the condition, size, how it fits, color) and categorize it by the required categories. That’s it!

There are posh parties on the app where you can share your closet items as well as some of your favorite sellers’ pieces. I’ve become addicted to Poshmark, like any other form of social media. I have followers and share things. It kinda becomes a way of life.

Since re-visiting Poshmark over the last few weeks of closet rotating I’ll be completely honest, I have made $300+ . This is an incredibly exciting considering I am a 21 year old juggling part time work and freelance gigs. I’ve also found that when I buy things via Poshmark, in general I am spending a lot less than I do when I take a trip to the mall.

Whether it is to add to your wardrobe or perform a spring closet clean out, make an account and check it out. Nobody is sponsoring this post, this is just my personal success with selling gently used items from the comfort of my home.

Feel free to follow me @preppylogic15 and if you use code HWEUI when you purchase something via the app (cuz lets be honest, it’s inevitable), you and I will both earn $10. Cool!

I spent less than 30 dollars, yet I will feel like a million bucks.


Preppies!

I had a nice leisurely weekend.  I hope yours was just as enjoyable!!  It was the 10 mile garage sale days locally, and I had many opportunities for deal scoring!  I would be lying if I said that things went exactly as planned, but hey that’s life right?  My dad accompanied me on my “fishing expedition” and…

 My dad is the type that would rather stand in a thunderstorm on a cellphone with a metal umbrella than go shopping.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned the story of when I was 12 and we went to the mall only to go to the vitamin store and leave.  Did you even know malls had vitamin stores? I didn’t.

Anyways, father decided to give Garage Sale Days a free pass, he was on a mission for a few tools and a bike.  He was half successful, finding some cheap shovels, rakes, and a saw.. but that’s not why you’re here: so let me enlighten you on what I found.

AWESOME preppy deal number 1

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The Ralph Lauren Oxford Button Down

If you consider yourself a prep, it is absolutely mandatory that you own a button down.  I was lucky enough to find this essential piece of prep in lavender for TWO DOLLARS.  The iconic brand and flattering style were enough to win me over in a heart beat.

How I plan to wear it:

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The classic collar would look absolutely adorbs underneath a cardigan.  I know it is difficult to think of layering in this heat, so also a simple pair of pearls would do.  I can’t wait to tuck this blouse into high-waisted shorts!

AWESOME preppy deal number 2

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The Green and White Checked Vintage Housecoat

Another TWO dollar steal, it’s hard to believe!!  This piece was undoubtedly a hit in the 50’s, it’s brand-less and size-less, but it is all mine!!  I am going to bring it to a seamstress and invest in getting the waist taken in, but I absolutely adore this coat.

How I plan to wear it:

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Whether it is hiding my most casual attire, or a sundress: this spring coat looks fantastic.  I am hoping that the heat stays away for just a few days so that I have the chance to wear it!!

Awesome preppy deal number 3

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The Limited Black Maxi Dress

The final TWO dollar deal of the day can be dressed up or down.  It has so much potential, and I couldn’t possibly resist!  I would argue that when paired with the proper jacket this dress can be used during any time of year.

How I plan to wear it:

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I would be most comfortable sporting this hot little number with a blazer or cardigan.  It is rather form fitting so I will also use my best friend Spanx (;

Other fantastic purchases (at the garage sales) made by yours truly were:

A Kitten Stroller (judge me)

A hot pink GAP strapless dress

High-heeled Loft Pajama Pants

Floral Loft Pajama Pants

A beige Loft cardigan

I spent less than 30 dollars, yet I will feel like a million bucks pushing Clementine around the block in his kitten stroller, wearing any of these outfits.

(Okay, not the pajama pants)

Allison.