Thoughts on Poshmark

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to do a post about the website Poshmark. This site is a place to re-sell your clothing, jewelry, handbags, etc. I’ve used this site many times and I am actually shocked at how many times I’ve been able to use it. Most of the clothing I own that I would be willing to part with is super worn and wouldn’t sell for anything. However, I’ve managed to find several things in my closet that were decent enough to sell on Poshmark. Sometimes we just outgrow things, either physically or style-wise. For the purpose of detailing what kinds of things are able to sell on this website, I’ll list below everything I’ve sold through Poshmark:

  1. Forever 21 black skinny jeans: sold for $8
    While it’s not a lot of money, the jeans didn’t fit me anymore and they only took up space in my closet. Personally I would rather have a bit of money than an item of clothing I literally never use.
  2. Coach flats: sold for $35
    Designer stuff is pretty easy to sell on Poshmark. There seems to be a large community of people on there that either buy designer items for their own enjoyment or to re-sell at a higher price, we’ll never know… It doesn’t matter to me what the buyer does with my stuff after they’ve purchased it!
  3. Flower statement necklace: sold for $12
    I bought this necklace when I was going through sorority recruitment to wear with one of my formal outfits. I usually wear more delicate jewelry in my usual style so I didn’t want this item anymore.
  4. Coach canvas logo purse: sold for $75
    As I said before, designer stuff is easy to sell. Most people just want to know that it’s authentic so it would be great if you have a way of verifying that. In this case, I included the duster bag that I got when I purchased the bag from Coach.
  5. Michael Kors jet set logo tote: sold for $145
    Michael Kors is insanely popular on this app and in most of the real world as well. This bag retails for $198 brand new so I was kind of shocked to get so much money for a used bag. It was in great condition though.

Poshmark is unique because it doesn’t make the seller pay for the shipping cost. I’ve found this to be one of the main reasons why I sell my items through them instead of other sites like eBay or craigslist. Ebay makes you figure out your own shipping method and pay for it yourself, while craigslist exposes you to weirdos! Poshmark provides a pre-paid shipping label which I just print out and adhere to a box I found laying in my garage from one of my Dad’s many Amazon.com purchases.

So overall, Poshmark is an awesome website to list things that you no longer want or need. Unfortunately, this site does have a downside. They do take a rather large cut of your profits. If you’re selling something that costs less than $15, Poshmark will take $2.95. If you’re selling something that costs $15 or more, Poshmark takes 20%. Their fees are understandable because it would not be as easy to network with people who are specifically looking for gently used women’s fashions of all price ranges. That doesn’t stop the pain from setting in when you sell a Michael Kors bag and only receive $116…. haha.

Despite this downside, I will definitely  continue to use Poshmark. It’s a nice way to not only clean out your closet but to make a bit of money in the process.

If you’re interested in browsing my Poshmark store, my username is nutmeg95.

Thanks for reading,
Megan

Happy Halloween!

halloween outfit 1

Today is Halloween! My outfit isn’t very festive but this is what I wore to the mall and Panera for lunch. As you can see, my outfit photos for today were taken in the JCPenney dressing room, haha! I haven’t done anything particularly Halloween-y so far. I may answer the door for trick-or-treaters later but I am currently burning a pumpkin cupcake scented candle and wearing a dorky orange t-shirt with a jack-o-lantern face on it!

halloween outfit 2

My jeans are from Macy’s, they’re super comfortable and soft except for a tag that is sewn into the back of the waist and I can’t remove it! It’s so itchy! Anway, my top is from Target but it was given to me by my cousin. I love that it is a sweater material but still flowy and light so I can wear it in California’s ridiculously hot fall weather (although it’s actually cloudy and a moderate temperature today). Lastly, my brown boots are also from Macy’s. I mentioned them in a previous blog post but they are the Idera riding boots by Rampage.

Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween!

Dinner Outfit of the Night

red printed pants full outfit

I can’t remember the last time I was this obsessed with a clothing item. It’s shallow, but it’s such an awesome feeling to find something cute that you know you will wear a million times just because it makes you so happy. I feel like these pants match my personality, free flowing, easy going and kind of weird.

I loved these so much I bought another pair in black and white. I wish it wasn’t so hot already so I could wear both of them more often. Luckily I got the chance to wear them out to dinner this evening. I think these pants look best with a cropped top because they sit kind of high on my waist. This crop top is one of those awesome tie-back halter tops, it’s backless and I wanted to get a cool shot showing the open back but by the time I thought of it it was dark outside :(

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Outfit details:

  • AMAZING palazzo/wide leg printed pants: Macy’s, they were originally $34 but they were hella on sale so I got both pairs for about that price.
  • Halter crop top: $10-ish from Brandy Melville, as you can see from my fancy photo editing skills above
  • Flip flops (not that you can really see them…): Flojos from Costco

lazy dog dinner

 

P.S. Lazy Dog tofu teriyaki is delicious

 

 

Shopping Outfit of the Day

pink tribal crop top outfit

 

I wore this outfit yesterday to go shopping. I used to hate high waisted shorts but I think this pair isn’t too extreme. I got these from a store called Ally Fashion for like $12. My top is from JCPenney. I love the length of this crop top, it’s so hard to find ones that cover my belly button but this one does! Under my shirt I’m wearing this adorable peach colored lace bralette from Victoria’s Secret PINK. My sandals are Flojos from Costco. They’re surprisingly comfortable, I had no problems walking around the mall for hours. While I was out, I got two pairs of AMAZING wide leg printed pants. I’ve been seeing them everywhere and I’m so glad I finally got some. I’m planning to take some outfit photos wearing them and continue blogging!

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Cat DJ Outfit of the Day

Shirt - Forever 21, jeans - Macy's, flip flops - Ross

Shirt – Forever 21, jeans – Macy’s, flip flops – Ross

I am so happy I found this shirt! I first saw it in someone’s Instagram picture and HAD to have it. It took a few trips to Forever 21 to finally find it but all’s well that ends well.

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DJ Dead Mouse.
Not my joke, but too good not to share.

Anyway, I have been so off my blogging game for a long time now. I constantly think about blogging but I just never get around to making a post. I’m either too lazy to take photos or I just have no inspiration. Hopefully I’ll get a bit better cause I have a few post ideas. I want to write about one of my favorite vegetarian meals, as well as a review on the Glamour Doll Eyes eye shadows I just ordered.

catshirtcaprisunWell, that’s all for now folks. I hope you liked my weird Cat DJ outfit of the day!

The Grove and more vegan food!

Jacket - Tilly's, mint sweatshirt - Whole Foods, gray cami - JC Penney, scarf - Romi, leggings - Forever21, boots - Macy's

Jacket – Tilly’s, mint sweatshirt – Whole Foods, gray cami – JC Penney, scarf – Romi, leggings – Forever21, boots – Macy’s

Today we had some relatively bad weather (for LA at least). Shopping was our rainy day activity of choice (although we went to an outdoor mall…). It didn’t really rain til later in the day but it was pretty cold so layers were key. I wore my favorite sweatshirt/top thing from Whole Foods, who would have thought that would be a good clothing store? I think the mint keeps the outfit from being too dark, like so many of my outfits are. I also wore one of my favorite scarves, it’s so soft and luxurious.

vegancrabcakeburgersprinklesbagLastly, what’s a Nutmegan blog post without food pictures? This was my first time at Veggie Grill and I had such a hard time choosing what to order! I decided on the vegan crab cake burger because it sounded so unique and it was! After lunch we went over to Sprinkles cupcakes and they had a vegan red velvet cupcake! It was really good, and instead of Sprinkles’ classic fondant circle on top, there was a “V” for vegan. Very cute and delicious.

Thanks for reading!

Lunch and thrifting

Shirt - Urban Outfitters, jeans - Wet Seal, scarf - Target, boots - Macy's, purse - Ross

Shirt – Urban Outfitters, jeans – Wet Seal, scarf – Target, boots – Macy’s, purse – Ross

Today was a pretty casual day. We went out to lunch at Chipotle (delicious) and then went thrift shopping. I went to a thrift store I had never been to before and found two new shirts. I like one of them and kind of regret buying the other, but oh well (it was only $6). I also had class later this night (I started college! I’m only taking one class currently but I start a second one in April). I changed this outfit a little bit for class but didn’t take a photo. Instead, I wore my black Hot Topic jeans and added my Tilly’s black and gray jacket. I feel like this shirt looks so dressy, it makes me feel less slobby than my usual jeans, furry boots and tee shirt. Also, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how great scarves are. Now that this was the most random/poorly thought out post on this blog, I will say goodbye and thanks for reading!

Vegan food and Santa Monica

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Vest – some store at Simi Valley mall, v-neck – Forever21, jeans – Macy’s, flip flops – Ross, purse – Ross, sunglasses – Target. spike bracelet – Brandy Melville

My family from out of town is here so we’ve been doing some fun things around southern California. Today we went to lunch at this awesome restaurant called Native Foods Cafe, and we had dessert at Diddy Riese.

This was my delicious vegan reuben sandwich.

This was my delicious vegan reuben sandwich.

It was a little cold out and I forgot my jacket, but it was still fun. I was also wearing my newest Neff beanie, it’s mint green!
ferriswheelviewWe went on the ferris wheel on the pier, I’ve been on it once before but it was still awesome! The view is insane, if you are visiting near Santa Monica I highly recommend it, I think it’s only like $5 per person.
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Outfit of the Day

jacket - Costco, shirt - Urban Outfitters, jeans - Macy's, boots - JCPenney

jacket – Costco, shirt – Urban Outfitters, jeans – Macy’s, boots – JCPenney

I wore this outfit when it was finally getting legitimately cold here (Now it’s warming up again. Excuse me, it’s January, the high should not be 72 degrees!) This was the first time I’ve worn these jeans and I really like them! They’re comfortable like my amazing black Hot Topic jeans, but they’re blue and more versatile. The only thing I don’t like is the stupid logo for the cheap brand I bought them from, haha! I love how the mountain/tree print shirt and forest green jacket make the outfit feel northwest-y. These furry boots totally finish the comfortable outfit. Thanks for reading!

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Outfit of the Day

vest - Macy's, shirt - Target, jeans - Macy's, shoes - Target, purse - Macy's

vest – Macy’s, shirt – Target, jeans – Macy’s, shoes – Target, purse – Macy’s

The day I wore this we just did some shopping at a cool mall.I wanted a festive and comfortable outfit. My vest and hair blocked my shirt but it has an adorable sparkly walrus on it! It was actually from the little girl’s section at Target… but hey, an extra large fits and it was only $6! You won’t find that deal in the junior’s/misses section, haha! I wish I had a better picture of my purse and shoes as well, but I’m too lazy. Anyways, the moccasins are silver and sequined and the purse is gloriously covered in black sequins! I think they tie in pretty well with the glitter walrus. To make the outfit feel more winter-y without adding too many layers I wore this puffy gray vest and my favorite gray beanie (not pictured).
bigxmastreewhichwichRandom side note: I ate at Which Wich for the first time and it was so good! Anyways, I hope everyone is having a merry Christmas!