What I Wore When I Shopped Poshmark
“Oh I love that top! Where did you find it?” Many times when I get that question about something I’m wearing, the person is either going to love me or hate me for the answer. “I found it on Poshmark.” Sometimes I get a blank stare. Sometimes they look a little crushed. Sometimes they ask for the details so they can find one themselves.
What is Poshmark? It’s basically an online consignment shop where anyone can open a closet and list their preloved items that they want to sell. It’s very easy to use, and I’ve sold a ton of clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories that don’t suit my style or don’t fit. It helps alleviate the guilt during a closet purge because I can recoup some of my money.
I also shop on there a lot when I want to find just the right thing and can’t find it in stores, or if I want to see if I can get a better deal than what’s in the stores. I often invent an item in my head and go searching to see if I can find it, like the perfect leopard flats. I’ve bought things from a $4 tee all the way up to a Burberry jacket.
The women in the Stunning Style Society get to see my Poshmark finds firsthand during my live unboxings in the private Facebook Group. I share all the details of my purchases and some links to additional ones if I can find some. This is an exclusive perk to the Society members, and we have a lot of fun during these live videos. I shared one of the videos here.
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All the details of what I bought on Poshmark
These boots are from J. Crew and retailed for $350. I love the square toe and block heel, which is the trendy heel shape this season. The only problem? I bought them because she listed that they were navy. Uh, they are navy on the INSIDE, but they are definitely black on the outside. I only paid $14 for them (plus the $6.49 shipping), and so I kept them anyway because they are still fabulous. I love the shiny leather, the snug fit, the shape of the toe box and the heel.
I got this top for $6 plus shipping. I was dying for some green, and pure green wasn’t a popular color in the stores at the time, so I went in search of it on Poshmark. I found this beauty and snatched it up. It’s from the Limited. The problem? It had a major dolman sleeve. MAJOR. Like, I could carry a baby in each of my armpits. It didn’t show in the pictures. I loved the top so much that I took it to a tailor and had the sleeves fixed, and now it’s perfect. I get compliments and questions every time I wear this top.
I also purchased this Stella and Dot necklace for $19 plus shipping. I love it and wear it often. It can be worn multiple ways, but this is my favorite way to wear it.
I also got this Longchamp Le Pliage tote in a limited edition color and print. When I went to the Longchamp store on the Champs Elysee in Paris, I wanted to purchase this one, but it was sold out. I really wanted to buy a Le Pliage tote as my Paris souvenir, so I bought a color I didn’t love. I always felt dissatisfied with the muted red color that didn’t go with my clothes. I eventually sold it and found the one I truly wanted all along on Poshmark. It ended up being a wash cost-wise because I sold my bag for the same amount I purchased this one. The bag was listed at $115, but she accepted my offer of $95.
I bought these leopard flats on Poshmark for $35 plus shipping. They were listed at $45, I offered $35 and she accepted. I searched forever to find just the right leopard flats to go with my wardrobe of bold winter hues. I wrote an entire post about that here.
Lest you think I get everything for under $10 (wouldn’t that be nice?), I’m featuring two items here. The red jacket is Burberry, my favorite brand for outerwear. This is a $750 jacket, and I paid $180 plus shipping. She listed it at $225 and we negotiated to that price. It’s in like-new condition. I’ve worn it several times already this fall, and I get compliments every time.
I love that it has brushed nickel hardware and zipper instead of the round tortoise buttons. That fits more into my edgy classic style. I love the length. I also love that the lining is very light off white, gray and red instead of the standard tan. The jacket is made of a slick polyester with a slight sheen. It’s thin, lightweight, and perfect for this time of year.
Today was a little warmer, so I went for a t-shirt. In the summer I really struggle to bring in edgy details because leather, zippers, boots, and destroyed jeans just don’t usually play well with warm weather.
I love snake skin with all the heart eyes. The only problem is it is usually in warm or muted tones and a blendy pattern. I often search Poshmark for snake skin or python and when I came across this white tee with a silver snake skin pattern, I knew it wanted to come home with me. It is perfect for bringing some edge during warmer weather. The brand is DKNY Jeans, and I paid $14 plus shipping.
I searched forever for the perfect edgy black bag. When I came across this Tory Burch bag I was so smitten. It just makes my heart sing. She so rarely does silver hardware that this was a major find. In fact it is the only one I’ve seen in silver (it does come in gold and black and gold and brown). It retailed for $695 and I got it new with tags for $225. I still haven’t bought any other black bag because I haven’t found one I love more than this one. It brings all the edgy I need to any outfit.
I love leather details, zippers and stripes, and when they all came together in one glorious combination, I went weak in the knees. So weak that I decided I could squeeze into an XXS. Uh, no. So I sold that one and found my size on Poshmark. It’s by J. Crew, and I paid $15 plus shipping for the replacement.
If you know me at all, you know I have a special love of this particular turquoise hue. It’s the color of my soul, and when I come across it, I snatch it up because it is rare. The only thing I don’t love about this top is that the stripes are very creamy. It makes me crazy, but not crazy enough to stop wearing it. The brand is Ann Taylor, and I paid $7 plus shipping.
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