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My November Bucket List is LIVE!

Hello Beautiful People!

Now that November is in full swing, I thought I would create a bucket list of all the activities I would like to check off for the month. Typically I am not a bucket list kind of girl, but nevertheless I always try to have a great time & gain as many experiences as possible!

Since I live in the Washington D.C. area, there might be some items on the list that are specifically local to me!

Check out what I did last month by reading my review of October!

I hope you enjoy this read and welcome you to share what you plan to do this November!


November Bucket List:

  1. Make a garland out of  leaves
  2. Roast pumpkin seeds
  3. Finish The Circle novel and discuss with friends
  4. Attend DMV Black Restaurant Week¬†‚Äď Nov. 4-11
  5. Have an outside photoshoot with friends
  6. Holidays at¬†National Harbor¬†Outdoor Vendor Market‚Äď Beginning Nov. 16
  7. Watch a New Christmas Movie
  8. ZooLights¬†‚Äď Nov. 23 ‚Äď Jan. 1, 2019
  9. Visit a new winery
  10. Go on a bike ride

 

xo,

Danielle

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How to Earn $800 by Reselling Clothing Online: My October Reselling Sales Report!

As we wind-down the month of October and prepare for November, I would like to share my sales over the last month with you all. Similar to my previous post recapping the month of September, I will list items by brands that sold and the profits I took from it!

Between both platforms in the month of September I made just under $800 net (after fee’s taken from platforms & shipping) selling items from my personal wardrobe and from sourcing at my local thrift stores! In comparison to last month, my profits are a bit lower and there are reasons for that. I took this month as an opportunity to focus on my wardrobe and created a capsule¬†collection of pieces that were versatile and warm to get me through the chilly seasonal months to come. That included shifting through clothes I already owned as well as shopping for new pieces at the thrift store.

Compare best practices on how to prepare your wardrobe for the upcoming winter season!

If you have any questions about how to get started with your own Poshmark closet, feel free to message me and check out my closet in the meantime for inspiration!

Items that’s sold in October:

  1. PRIMA J.Jill Pure Tee Shirt -$25
  2. ALDO Boots-$10.05
  3. LOFT-$10.05
  4. Who What Wear Skirt (Re-Posh)-$12
  5. UGG Duck Boot-$76
  6. Bundle of Joe Jeans, Belle Sleeve Floral Top, Madewell Tunic-$72.71
  7. Bundle of Lululemon and Patagonia Fleece-$57.51
  8. Anthropologie Pop over Top-$11.05
  9. Deletta Top-$5.51
  10. PAIGE Skyline Skinnies -$17.51
  11. PINK Crushed Velvet Bralette-$4.00
  12. PURE J. Jill Sweater-$20.80
  13. Steve Madden Vest-$17.60
  14. KIMICHI Blue Sweater-$12
  15. Zara Men Denim Top-$11.11
  16. Terri Jon Velvet Blazer-$17.51
  17. Club Monaco Cardigan-$7.91
  18. Sam Edelman Booties -$30.31
  19. Lilly Pulitzer Sweater-$31.20
  20. Ann Taylor Blouse-$9.51
  21. GAP Vintage Denim Jacket-$16
  22. Sam Edelman Espadrilles- $11.05
  23. J. Crew Sheath Dress-$13.51
  24. LulaRoe Dress- $21.51
  25. Ann Taylor Silk Skirt-$5.51

BONUS Sold Items From Ebay!4

  1. Patagonia Blouse-$15
  2. Zara Top-$3
  3. Athleta Zip Hoodie-$36
  4. Soft Surroundings Caftan Robe-$40
  5. UGG Boots-$45
  6. Banana Republic Blazer-$5
  7. White Mountain Booties -$16
  8. American Eagle BF Top-$14
  9. VICE Sweater-$15
  10. American Eagle BF Button Up-$15

 

If you enjoy this post after reading it, please use this list for inspiration during your next sourcing trip or when you’re wondering what to list for profit!

Good Luck,

xo

Danielle

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Is 30 the new 20? My October in Review and Turning a New Decade!

If you read my latest post How I Made an Extra $1,000 Over the Month of September by Selling Clothing Online! then you will know why October is one of my favorite months of the year! And this year brought even more reason to celebrate I turned a new decade, HELLO 30!

There are tons of articles online that highlight 30s being an age to look forward to and I am here, ready to make the most of it! Since my birthday is at the end of the month, I decided to  make my birthday into a birthMONTH and gain as many experiences as possible with friends and loved ones. They say a photo is worth a thousand words so I thought a photo gallery below would be the most appropriate way to show you all the fun I had!

 


I was invited to sponsor and promote the first Annual Adult Play Date in Crystal City, VA.¬† We had a good time enjoying being outside again and playing games like we did as kids! Growing up as a 90’s kid we played games like silent musical chairs, relay races and hula hooped all day long! I even had the chance to shoot paint ball guns!

 

It wouldn’t be fall if I didn’t visit a pumpkin patch and winery! My friends and I drove down to Bluemont, VA¬† to Cox Farms and had a great time checking out the animal farm, eating cider donuts and of course snapping some pictures! There were three birthdays to celebrate during the month (including mine) and we ended the night with cake and laughs!

 

I was given the opportunity to join the marking team as a brand ambassador with bumble to represent the Washington D.C. market! As ambassadors it is our job to tell the community about bumble and show them the amazing benefits it provides empowering women! There were a few Happy Hours I attended as well as setting up and hosting my first bumble event with a blogger and real life friend, Alana. Our event focused on the importance of self-care and relaxation. What better way to bring that into a physical form than with Yoga & Brunch? The ladies we met were so lovely and I look forward to holding more events similar next month!

 

Last but not least, MY BIRTHDAY! I started the day with my Dad & stepmom and had brunch at one of D.C’s most popular brunch spots; Farms Fishers & Bakers in Georgetown.¬† After brunch Chris and I went to get our nails and feet done (yes, he got them done as well. Men need self-care too!) then went to an amazing four course meal provided by a local D.C. chef at one of my favorite restaurants and cafes, Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. Dinner was complimented by a round table discussion from diners on their belief of finding love in 2018 and of course wine parings.

Chris and I also dressed up as our favorite characters, Rick & Morty for Halloween and danced the night away at a neighborhood bar!

 

xo

Danielle

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10×10 Closet Challenge or Capsule Wardrobe? Which Style Approach Should you Bring to your Closet this Fall & Winter Season?

Now that fall is officially among us, the urges to purchase new clothing items are on every fashionistas brain. “If I only just had THIS sweater in THIS color my fall wardrobe would be complete!”

And while shopping for a few things here and there to add to your existing wardrobe is completely healthy, the underling problem many of us will face is buying in excess and not acquiring only those items that we actually need.

If you scroll through the feed of your favorite fashion blogger(s) you might begin to see repeating hashtags like #10x10challenge and #capsulewardrobe but what is the difference and why is everyone onboard to this fashion bus that I never knew existed. And wait- should I get onboard too?

The answer might actually surprise you; because this time I would say it’s better to follow that crowd on this one.

-Stay with me here-

Check out fashion pieces you need to slay the summer to fall season transition!

10×10 CHALLENGE

Let’s look at both of these wardrobe concepts and their purposes. Starting with 10×10 Challenge. This challenge begin around 2015 with the concept to help encourage creator (Style Bee) to get more creative with¬†her clothes during a 30 Day Shopping Fast.¬†The concept is essentially a micro capsule¬†closet of 10 items that you work with for 10 days, trying new looks and styling your clothes in ways you might not otherwise try! Below is a formula for how beginners can adjust their wardrobe to start the challenge for themselves!

BEGINNER‚ÄôS FORMULA FOR 10×10 CHALLENGE

  • 2 Pairs of Shoes (1 heel + 1 flat)
  • 4¬†Tops (Consider pieces that layer well like a fitted long-sleeve, a button-down and a cardigan)
  • 1 Dress
  • 2 Bottoms
  • 1¬†Top Layer

A few other tips for choosing items:

  1. Check the forecast and pick practical items for the weather.
  2. Don’t give yourself too much time to choose. Try to make the call in under 30 minutes.
  3. Go for an easy, lean or neutral color palette. Think creams, browns, denim, white, black and grey.
  4. Reach for your favorites first and then add one or two pieces you’d like to wear more or aren’t sure about.
  5. Avoid Dry Clean Only items or pieces that are a pain to launder so if need be you can refresh them during the 10 days.
  6. Any accessories or jewelry you add to a look does not count as a part of your 10 items. For example:
    • Hats
    • Bags
    • Scarves
    • Necklaces
    • Gloves
    • Jewelry

SUMMARY: The current 10×10 Challenge officially began on Instagram on October 22, 2018 and will last for 10 days! If you are looking to bring creativity to your wardrobe by placing a number on the limit of items to work with, this challenge is best suited for you! There is a possibility to mix and match outfits that you may have never thought of because you had an abundance of options. This concept I think is better for those who enjoy a strict challenge that¬†disciplines¬†their creativity¬†to work with pieces they already own. Search the #10x10challange for outfit inspiration and start posting today! Challenge ends on October 31!

The Capsule Wardrobe

Now, let’s look at the idea of creating a¬†#capsulewardbrobe. Contrary to the 10x10challanege creating a capsule wardrobe involves gathering a greater number of clothing items that either already exist within your wardrobe or are sourced new (or thrifted). While keeping a minimalist ideology, capsule wardrobes essentially create a “mini-wardrobe” made up of really versatile pieces that you totally love to wear. Each season (spring, summer, fall, and winter), you clear your closet except for a set number of pieces¬†that encompass your capsule wardrobe. The aggregate number between bloggers seem to fall somewhere around 25-40 items, but that number can vary by season and individual personalities.

HOW TO START YOUR OWN

1. Pair down your closet to 25-40 items. (try not to focus too much on hitting a number if you have more pieces that you love in your closet)

2. Wear only those 25-40 items for three months.

3. Don’t go shopping during the season until…

4. The last two weeks of the season, reevaluate your current capsule and shop for your next capsule season.

5. The amount you buy for the next capsule is up to you, but less is more!

SUMMARY: Capsule wardrobes allow for a greater range of pairings and opportunities to mix and match items you already own and love in your closet as well as the flexibility to purchase items once per season to add to your rotation. Similar to the 10x10challange, capsule wardrobes enforce the idea of creativity and challenges you to find your true style instead of following each fast fashion trend as it comes and goes. I have created a capsule wardrobe of my own for fall and am having the most fun in seeing what outfits I can come up with each day! So much so, I have encouraged my boyfriend to transform his wardrobe and try it out for himself!

Search the hashtag #capsulewardrobe on Instagram and Pinterest for outfit inspiration and start posting some of your favorite fall outfits!

Which challenge are you eager to try?

Good Luck,

Danielle

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How I Made an Extra $1,000 Over the Month of September by Selling Clothing Online!

Ahh, another month down. As we say hello to October and welcome fall festivities, I am reminded to take a moment to reflect on all that I have accomplished so far. And while many people do not regard October as a month of reflection, it has always meant more to me than just being the 10th month of the year.

October is home to my birthday month, Halloween (my favorite holiday), the best season (fall), and newly to the anniversary month of my reselling journey on Poshmark & eBay!

This blog post will run down items that sold over the month of September and list the profit amount¬†I took home each item.¬†Between both platforms in the month of September I made just under $1,000 net (after fee’s taken from platforms & shipping) selling items from my personal wardrobe and from sourcing at my local thrift stores!

Check out fresh items for fall you need to add to your current wardrobe!

Selling online has been a journey for me that started off incredibly difficult, but got better over time with persistence and understanding how to provide materials customers want. If you have any questions about how to get started with your Poshmark closet, feel free to message me and check out my closet in the meantime for inspiration!

Items that’s sold in September:

  1. Diane Von Furstenberg Cotton Button Up – $14.50
  2. Ted Baker Men’s Swim Trunks – $7.05
  3. Bundle of Vineyard Vines Men’s Polo’s – $16
  4. Isabella Fiore Embroidered Hobo Bag- $48
  5. Nanette Lapore Wide Leg Trousers- $15.20
  6. Just Fab Bootie Stilettos- $16.10
  7. Rebecca Minkoff Boots- $20
  8. Joie Silk Tunic- $9.05]
  9. Free People Beaded Blazer- $16
  10. Lululemon Wunder Under Leggings-$28
  11. NIKE Men’s Crewneck Sweater- $10.50
  12. Steve Madden Ankle Boots- $24
  13. Anthropologies Cardigan- $9.05
  14. COOGI Canvas Sneakers- $10.50
  15. Lilly Pulitzer Dress- $36
  16. BCBG Blazer- $12
  17. Vera Wang Booties- $20
  18. Tahari Sling Back Pumps -$12
  19. Coach Vintage Messenger Purse-$41.51
  20. Anthropologie Poncho Sweater- $20
  21. LOFT Skinny Curvy Jeans- $16.80
  22. Clarks Oxford Heels- $17.70
  23. F21 Plaid Skirt & Cat Eye Sunnies- $10.50
  24. Madewell Suede Flats- $22.50
  25. Rachel Roy Printed Shorts- $7.05
  26. Eva Mendes/NY&C Sheath Dress- $20
  27. J.Jill Cowl Neck Sweater- $16.10
  28. Sam Edelman Kitten Heels- $13.60
  29. Splendid Flats- $16
  30. Vera Bradley Laptop Bag- $24
  31. Tommy H. Leather Boots- $12
  32. Banana Republic Skater Dress- $10
  33. Calvin Klein Sheath Dress- $7.05
  34. AG Stevie Ankle Jeans- $29.70
  35. Zara Blouse- $10.50
  36. H&M Leather Jacket- $10.50
  37. Boutique 2 piece set- $24
  38. Franco Sarto Loafers- $16

 

BONUS Sold Items From Ebay!

  1. Robert Clergie Platform Shoes- $105
  2. Nike Dri Fit Livestrong Jacket- $25
  3. J. Crew Men’s Button Up- $12
  4. Synergy Organic Cotton Dress- $18
  5. Lularoe Carly Dress- $20
  6. Habitat Sweater Tunic- $24
  7. Roz & Ali Vegan Leather Skirt- $15
  8. Zara Man Crewneck Sweater- $13
  9. Eileen Fisher Silk Sweater -$24

 

If you enjoy this post after reading it, please use this list for inspiration during your next sourcing trip or when you’re wondering what to list for profit! Also let me know if you would like to see more insights on how I sell online¬†and I can begin to do more post each month!

Good Luck,

xo

Danielle

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What You Need to Slay the Summer to Fall Transition: Wardrobe Pieces that are Every Woman’s Must Have this Year!

Soooooooooooo this year so far has been like…

J A N U A R YYY

F E B R U R Y

M A R C H

APRIL

MAYYJUNEJULY

AUGGUSTTTTTTTTTTTT 

 

…and now we are at the end September! Phew! I don’t know how we got here so quickly, but what I do know is that I am ready for FALL! While fall is hands down my favorite time of the year mainly due to the combination of the¬†trees changing colors, how the sun peeks through the sunny cool skies,¬†the togetherness¬†of friends and family on a hike or to an adventure to the pumpkin patch. And as¬†the perfect bonus, there is always beautiful fashion that comes from this season!

As you may have noticed, Starbucks has already reinstated their pumpkin spice lattes (eww) and I’ve noticed a few stores break out the Halloween d√©cor and candy (FYI Halloween is also my favorite holiday!)

And while this fall is a bit more special to me [I’ll be turning 30] I always find¬† myself stuck in a weird paradox with my wardrobe, and I’m sure the rest of you can identify with this. You step out in the morning and there is a cool crispy¬†start at¬†about 60 degrees and by the time you leave at the end of the day it’s back up to 85 degrees and you JUST.CANT.

What are you to do? Well the best solution is to dress¬†with transition pieces that can balance to what mother nature is doing outside¬†during these awkward months until there’s a consistent weather forecast. In preparation for this, I’ve taken a look into my current wardrobe in combination with inspiration taken from Pinterest to bring you some ideas on how to make your wardrobe cozy through this transition season!

Each item has a link for you to shop! Let me know what are some of your favorites!

  1. Eyelet Detail Cropped Jumpers
  2. Lightweight Scarfs to wrap around your neck while its chilly and to later be used to hold back your hair in the afternoon
  3. Laser cut oxfords/loafer shoes. A 2-for- one combo. These will allow your feet to breathe, but also give you the coverage you need from soaking your toes in any unexpected wetness
  4. Faux Leather Satchel, backpack or hobo purse. Perfect outfit accessory and the best place to store you chunky sweater that you no longer need on your way during your evening commute
  5. Vegan Leather Embroidered Moto Jackets
  6. Silk Button Up Shirt. Provides the perfect coverage in the workplace and will help wick sweat in the warm afternoon through this breathable fabric. Bonus: This sustainable fabric will last you multiple seasons!

 

I update my Pinterest boards ¬†everyday¬†with some of my favorite things, so be sure to follow along! Also don’t forget to shop my Poshmark Closet for awesome steals on some georges pieces to add to your closet this season!

 

Good Luck,

xo,

Danielle

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Shop Fresh Fall Trends Arriving to My Online Closet!

Wardrobe need a bost for the fall? From boots to blazers, fresh outerwear trends and beyond, fall is filled with plenty of layering opportunities for fashionistas to have fun with!

Always wanted to try bold colors but afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Try layering it with a neutral to level out the vibrancy.  Want to try pattern mixing trend? Start small by pairing gingham & polka dots! The possibilities are endless when you have a variety to choose from.

Find styles like these from brands you live like, LOFT, J. CREW, Madewell, Betsy Johnson, Trina Turk, Ellen Tracy & more!

Shop new arrivals dropping to my closet this week . Remember to bundle your favorites when shopping and save $$!

Link to shop Thread Lift

 

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